Best postcard design will get a Hamm's beer cycling cap with their race prep baggy.
Before I post the mailing address I need to list some "ride" day needs and remind you that this race is completely unsupported, not official or licensed or insured in any way, and much of the course will have little markings and has little to no cell signal. So be prepared for the worst. Being that this will be in April I'm planning for a rainy miserable day so dress appropriately.
This may be obvious but I need to state the necessary things for riders to have with you on the ride. I won't be checking you over, but if you're missing one of these pieces you may find yourself stranded.
- Cycling computer with trip distance functions.
- Helmet. Don't be an idiot and show up without a helmet. No one wants to call the cops trying to describe where they are and have a helicopter to pick up because your smashed head wide open.
- Handle bar map case. Cyco Active makes a sweet map case that Peak Sports will be stocking.
- Cash. I'm pretty sure Burnt Woods general store takes credit, but cash is universal and a safe bet for a small transaction, plus it comes in handy as a tire boot or home made bandage.
- Flat kit including a "tire boot" just in case your tire gets sliced open. It's happened to me out there.
- Cell phone
- Decent multi-tool
- Food. Pb&J, gel packet, cliff bar. You're riding for 4-7 hours, prepare yourself.
- Spare chain links.
- Band Aids or maybe even a first aid kit if your planning on getting rad.
Lastly the address to which I will be accepting postcards.
Hell of the Northwest
c/o Andrew Pierre
1825 SW 49th st #185
Corvallis, OR 97333
I'll be posting updates and a "ride" date shortly. I'm thinking April 16th.
Happy New Year!