Officially, this is not a race. On most roads mopeds are unable to speed, however racing on public roads is not allowed in most states. Riders are suggested to familiarize themselves with local laws and ride with respect to all traffic and people they encounter on the run. This is an endurance run and riders are expected to identify their limits and only ride within their abilities. Times are recorded solely for novelty and things like mileage computations. Registration will close at 30 riders. Each day the run will begin at 10AM, and end at destination overnight cities hosting a finish line.
- All mopeds must have been originally manufactured as a true moped with pedals and an engine of less than or equal to 50cc.
- Pedals must be present and operate a minimum 1/2 rotation, but they do not need to propel the moped.
- Engine/drivetrain mods are allowed, however your crank stroke may be no more than 45mm and any aftermarket cases must have been manufactured to fit an OEM moped as described above (no scoot engines/Lifan’s bracketed up to a moped frame).
- Single speed automatic, 2 speed automatic, CVT, and 1 & 2 speed manual transmissions are allowed. Any other transmission arrangement must be pre-approved
- ALL riders whether bringing their own moped or being the alternate rider for a team moped must complete registration and there will be a liability waiver to sign before the run begins.
- Riders active on a moped MUST carry an active smartphone or device with wireless GPS data capability, with a backup battery, running the Glympse app. The free and multi-platform Glympse app will be used for universal tracking of the riders during the run. Riders must download, create a profile, and familiarize yourself with the app BEFORE the run. We are working with the developers for run-specific features, info can be found at http://www.glympse.com/ When sizing a backup battery, a minimum of 5000mah is suggested, from $13 here or $50 here. Under normal conditions this pack should only need charged once on the entire run.
- While on the run, tracking must be active at all times. Tracking will allow support to find you and anticipate how long the finish line events will last. Periods of the run where you cannot be traced may result in DNF (Did Not Finish).
- Many states we will travel through require helmets and eye protection, additional safety gear is recommended.
- Teams may enter up to a maximum 3 mopeds. A moped may split sections of the run with a single alternate rider, however both riders will need to register.
- Teams are responsible for their riders at all times. Arrange a plan for terminal breakdown, accident, and returning after the event for you and your moped
- Ride support vehicles may be more than one team joined together, and are highly recommended. Support team members are suggested to help the hosts clean up, recover from partying, and post photos, blogs, and team updates.
- The entire run must be made only by moped or human power. To remain qualified to finish the run, the moped may not be moved by or loaded onto a support vehicle at any time.
- Drafting any support vehicle on the run is prohibited and will result in a DNF.
- Mopeds/riders who do not make the destination city by the starting line the next day will result in a DNF.
- Routes chosen to each of the destination cities finish lines are up to the teams, however taking major interstate highways is to be avoided when possible. The google maps app has a feature to ‘avoid highways’ and was popular with riders for planning routes last year. If a situation arises where a rider enters one they must exit on a maximum of two exits after entering or the ride will result in a DNF. The interstate definition relevant is a speed limit of 55mph or over and 6 or more lanes.
- Riders who terminally breakdown, give up, or otherwise receive a DNF may return to ride as a non qualified rider. Those who eternally breakdown get ready to be a huge pain in your team’s ass.
$100 entry fee per rider. $30 up front when registering, non refundable, non transferrable. $70 at the starting line which it all goes to help pay for amenities and prizes for completing the run. Get sponsored if you don’t have the cash, last year the highest sponsored rider raised $1400 for themeself by passing around a donation list at their work, get creative. Estimated 30 gallons of gas will be used depending on your bike, so that’d be approx $100 in fuel. Some gas, oil, food, and lodging may be sponsored or arranged, but all needs are ultimately the riders responsibility. Riders may also be provided a promotional sponsor package to assist those who would like to get sponsors for the event or for their personal builds or costs preparing for or during the run. Sponsors will be updated on this site as they sign on.