LOCOmotion 600
Race Details:

The LOCOmotion 600 is an approximately 600 km endurance ride starting in Musquodoboit Harbour. It’s a fixed route, single-stage, solo or pairs, self-supported event. Riders have 2.5 days to complete the route. The ride starts at 06:00 July 15, 2023 from the Musquodoboit Trailway trailhead parking lot, and ends at 18:00 July 17 in the same spot.

There are a few things to note:
It's mostly road with approximately 13% of (rough) gravel sections. Recommended minimum tire size is 28mm.
There will be approx. 150km from Antigonish to Middle Musquodoboit with little to no services and the majority of rough gravel (about 40km).
The route uses the Country Harbour Ferry approx. 186km from the start. The ferry operates from 07:00 - 18:00, and on-demand after hours. It's a free ferry service.
There are four unmanned checkpoints riders must hit. Riders will receive the rider manual shortly after registration, and any updates to the route leading up to the start.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40985312

Fees breakdown:

LOCOmotion 600 Registration fee: $50 (covers costs to run event)*

Tracker fee: $90 USD (tracker rental and mapping fee); $30 USD if you own a tracker (mapping fee)**
Follow this link for the tracker registration form (rent + map fee): https://form.jotform.com/followmychallengeusa/2023-locomotion-600

Bicycle Nova Scotia Membership: $30-$50, depending on when you register through the BNS site. $0 if you already have a BNS membership for the year. The membership provides insurance coverage for your ride.

*Registration fee is non-refundable. It can be transferred to the following year. Please contact [email protected] if cost is a barrier to riding.

**Trackers are required. They are supplied and supported by Follow My Challenge USA.

Please note: If you do not register to rent a tracker/register YOUR tracker, you can not ride in this event. If you do not have a tracker rented or registered by June 15, 2023, you will be taken off the rider list, even if the LOCOmotion 600 registration fee has been paid.

Registration closes Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Limited tracker availability; registration may close sooner if we run out.


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