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Bearscat 50, an Endurance Event — September 19, 2020
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Wawayanda State Park The Bearscat 50 presented by Black Bear Cycling is returning for its tenth year in 2020.
The race will have a Field Limit of 300 Riders. The Field limit is due to an agreement with the Park and not because we only want 300 riders. If it were up to us we would open it to anyone that is willing to take on the terrain of the park and suffer for the day.
No Annual USAC License Required.

The race will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 and will consist of 2 x 25 mile laps for a total of 50 miles of mixed singletrack, double track and fire roads covering some of the best riding in Northern New Jersey. Many have seen a small portion of the park in our annual Wawayanda Spring event held every May. You can take in that race in May 2020 also to get a preview of some of the trails you will be seeing but for this race you will see a whole lot more of the park. Limited Tent camping at Furnace Group Site.

Wawayanda State Park hosts the event. Park Website
Entrance to the park is from Warwick Turnpike, Vernon Twp, NJ. (intersection with Wawayanda Road) Google Map

The 2020 Course is similar to 2019. If other options become available and it would make the race better we will entertain those options. Course may be altered from original plan in the event of weather or other uncontrollable conditions. 2018-17 Strava Map

Entry Fee includes race fee, event specific item, post event food. Registration is closed , 2020. *BikeReg.com

Pre-registration only.
There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. NO REFUNDS. If you sign up in January and then decide in September you haven't done your off season training it will be up to you to sell your spot and notify us of the change. There will be a fee of $10 to transfer entries.

Event Limit - 300 Total for all Categories(combined) Results'19
Open Men 50 miles 9:00 AM s

Open Women 50 miles 9:00 AM Cash/Medals
Men 45 + 50 miles 9:00 AM Medals/Swag
Singlespeed Open 50 miles 9:00 AM Medals/Swag

Open Men 25 miles 9:30 AM Medals/Swag
Open Women 25 miles 9:30 AM Medals/Swag
Men 45 + 25 miles 9:30 AM Medals/Swag
Singlespeed Open 25 miles 9:30 AM Medals/Swag
Race Day Details
Racer check-in & registration 7:30 - 8:30 am
Racer meeting (MANDATORY) 8:40 am
Staging 8:50 am
Race start - 50 miles 9:00 AM
Staging 9:20 AM
Race start - 25 miles 9:30 AM
Post race food (1 serving per person) 2:00 pm

BBQ with entry

There will be an Aid Station at Mile 14 and one at the lap turn at mile 25,
 so you will again come through the first aid station at mile 38.
The Aid Station will have water, Heed, Gatorade, salty food, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and some bananas.
We will transport a drop bag for you : 1 - 1 gallon zip lock bag (we will provide it)
There will be a lap time cut-off. If you do not reach the finish of your first lap in 4 HOURS you will be asked to pack it in for the day. ANOTHER CUTOFF TIME WILL BE AT THE AID STATION AT MILE 38 THIS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
Please note the cutoff times are for everyones safety.

  1. Racers shall complete the entire event, and complete it on the same bicycle upon which the event was begun.
  2. All repairs during the event shall be performed by the individual racer only. No outside help or assistance is permitted.
  3. All spare parts and tools shall be carried by the individual racer (cannibalizing other bikes is not permitted).
  4. Racers riding bikes have the right of way over racers walking bikes. BUT, YOU MUST WARN RACERS THAT YOU ARE APPROACHING THEM AND STATE WHICH SIDE YOU ARE ABOUT TO PASS THEM ON. When practical, bikers walking bikes should stay on the least redeemable section of the course, when being passed.
  5. Short-cutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks shall result in disqualification.
  6. Unsportsmanlike behavior and/or the use of profane language are grounds for warning, relegation, or disqualification. The penalty imposed shall be determined by the race director.
  7. All local laws, rules and ordinances shall be observed during the participation in the Bearscat 50 event.
  8. Protests can be made by any registered participant of the Bearscat 50. The participant shall file the protest in writing with the Race Director or race official if the RD is not available. The protest period is immediately following the race and up to 15 minutes following the posting of the complete results for his/her class.
  9. The Bearscat 50 Race Director will make the final decision regarding any occurrence during the event.
  10. No headphones or other devices that may prevent you from hearing cars, mt bikers, runners, etc. will be permitted while participating in this event.
  11. Bicycles used in competition must be propelled solely by the rider's legs; no electric bikes or peddle assist bicycles.
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CONTACT: Race Director, Jeff - email: Jeffstik@BlackBearCycling.com
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