FAQS

A RACING ADVENTURE EVENT AS UNIQUE AS THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WITHOUT QUESTIONS

What does my registration get me?

  • Access to a race that is unlike any other race in existence

  • A race designed for you to have a adventure experience first and foremost. We do this race event thing completely different from start to finish. And, so will you

  • beverages, swag and race gifts

  • manduro takeaways

  • An adventure so unique people will invite you over for years to come just to hear your stories.

  • You can always stay home on the couch with a pack of PBR ~ we don't care ~ it's safer that way

Will there be support on the route?

  • Support from the event staff? No! DON"T EXPECT IT. WELL, WE DO TEND TO SURPRISE YOU

  • Support yourself, flag down someone, knock on a door, scream out and hope someone hears you.  You won't be alone in your suffering, you mAY be alone when you suffer

Can I have my own support team?

  • this might be a waste of time, and time is so precious on manduro

  • You'll want someone to come get you when you do tap-out so you don't have to make the long journey riding or LIMPING from wherever you are when you hit your limit. And, you will hit your limit.

How many riders will there be?

  • A maximum of 30 riders in 2021. All must be 21 or older. MINDURO #'s MAY VARY

Do I have to qualify?

  • You don't have to qualify. You can be denied. If you have the guts to enter, you'll likely make it into the event. We'll look into who you are. We certainly do not want to put anyone out on the route that has no business there, for your safety and ours. RIDERS WILL NEED TO VIRTUALLY ATTEND A PRE-RACE ZOOM MEETING for 2020 RACES

What can you tell me about the ride?

  • manduro is an epic adventure and a suffer-fest. minduro is a little less epic.

  • Unique adventure comes via box checkpoints, brew SPOTS, and huMAN tasks as the riders travel from point A to B to C ... so on and so forth using a QR Codes to find the next location which links to Google Maps, and then the next...

  • Too often we find ourselves absolutely needing to know the who, what, where, when, why, and how of life and that is so prevalent in what is expected in running, biking, and other adventure races. That's not how this works. You don't get those comforts. You don't get that assurance of knowing where you are going. You don't know what is beyond, next.

  • By using "MAN" in manduro, we're actually mocking that term, you'll have to see what these short tasks turn out to be. Gender has nothing to do with manduro or the tasks ~ Have you ever climbed a tree house in the rain?  Throw a dart through your bike frame  to hit a balloon?  Hit a beer can shooting a sling-shot? Chopped firewood? Start a fire with the friction from your spinning wheel? Set a table properly? Thrown a boomerang? Braided hair? POSED WITH ADOPTABLE PUPPIES? POLE DANCED?

  • You could be wet, thirsty, chaffed, disoriented, or worse... or, ALL. Isn't biking fun?

What should I expect on the route?

  • Thick stuff. Single track. Sugar-sand. Mud. Thorns. Good roads. Bad roads. Worse roads. Gravel. Ups. Downs. Water crossings. Mental fatigue. Physical punishment. Debris. Poison Ivy. Spiders. Snakes. Disgruntled people. Relying on technology. Technology failure. Needing other technology. Making crucial choices under heavy duress. Skills beyond riding fast.  Feeling alone. Heat. Wishing you were on a different bike. Deciding to stay with a group or break off alone.  New places. New experiences. New routes. Great views. Brews. Cool, adventurous people. And, boxes to BAG while riding the route.

What type of bike?

  • You can use just about any bike that is not electric/power assisted. It all depends on how crazy and skilled of a bicyclist you claim to be under any condition.

  • At some point every rider will wish they had another type of bike other than the one they are on. plan accordingly

Technology, what about that?

What about inclement weather?

  • Rain or Shine or Both. Hot. Humid. Wind. Wet. The race goes unless there is a tornado or hurricane, and maybe even then.

Where do I stay before and after the event?

  • CHECK AIRBNB AND HOTELS NEAR THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER

  • Riders coming from afar can be connected with our friendly network of bicycle hosts here in the Triangle area, if you ask. After registering, let us know if you need a hook-up with a local and we'll find someone. originovel@gmail.com

What about the Start and Finish?

  • MANDURO adventure starts Friday promptly at Noon at the sound of the train whistle

  • Rider registration check-in begins at 9:00 am

  • The finish will be DOWNTOWN RALEIGH SOMEWHERE REVEALED DURING THE RACE

  • More information, but not much more, is given out to registered riders and to the public/fans via the event pages 

  • All riders, regardless of success on the course, will be treated with great fanfare and respect.

  • MINDURO ADVENTURE STARTS SATURDAY AT 10 AM AND FINISHES AT 4 PM

Can I have friends and family at the start and finish?

  • DUE TO COVID 19, for 2020 we are limiting the start and finish to as few people as possible.

  • We'll have the race LIVE ON A ZOOM WITH THAT INFORMATION GOING OUT IN LATE JULY

What about insurance?

  • We'll have some, maybe you should too \ Most travel adventure insurance plans are relatively inexpensive and might be a literal life-saver \ if you are a member of a bike club or association, check there \ or, risk it

  • You'll sign a waiver or two

How do you finish this thing?

  • It will involve pedaling, navigating wisely, exploring, sore butts, and, most important, time management

  • Sign up, how do you know you can't finish 'til you try?

  • Obviously, the manduro experience of past riders is an advantage but hey, they paid their dues

  • Finishing is relative. We will celebrate you having the courage to start. Each rider gets a finisher TOKEN that reflects how far they made it in the race with their last bagged box number PUT ON IT

Which is it ~ 200, 250 or, even more miles?

  • Yes ~ See the bottom of the MAP page

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