frequently asked questions
Why is the time entered on the website more than what I submitted?
Chances are you submitted the moving time. We use elapsed time...just like other timed events.
I took a wrong turn and the 4SOH segment isn’t showing up in Strava?
We tend to accept submissions that aren’t exactly the 4SOH segment if we can determine you either rode more than the 4SOH segment or it wasn’t materially different. If you just didn’t feel like doing Kimmons/Timber at the end and rode the valley in….we’re not going to accept that.
Can I do it on Friday?
No. We limit the length of each stage so that trail conditions will be similar each day. It’s not so much a concern in the fall and summer, but has been in the winter and spring. We started out with only Saturday and Sunday options, but added Monday for folks that had to work weekends.
How do you decide when to cancel a Stage?
If all of the 4SOH trails are open, the Stage is on. Lory State Park takes a pretty conservative approach to trail closures and will close the trails to bikes if there’s even a little mud in the valley. If we do cancel a Stage, either before it’s started or sometime before the end of Monday, we’ll usually extend the Stage to the following weekend. The 4SOH Facebook group page will have the most recent updates.
Can I ride it more than once and submit my best time?
Yes, bless you.