Cameco Cowboy Tough Expedition Race

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Cameco Cowboy Tough Racer Guide


In conjunction with the State of Wyoming and the City of Casper, REV3 Adventure is excited to present year two of the three-and-a-half day Cameco and the City of Casper Cowboy Tough Expedition Race. This race will challenge individual’s and teams’ physical and mental endurance to the limit. With Wyoming as the backdrop for the event, you can expect a wide variety of terrain that is beautiful, rugged, and inspiring. For year two, we have taken feedback from 2013 CBT participants to make this adventure even better. Teams will start out in a genuine ghost town before tackling some of Wyoming’s most challenging back country. Mountain biking though technical single track, fire roads, and flowing trails is on the adventure menu.  With two canoe paddle sections and a whitewater rafting section, everyone will get their fill of water travel. Multiple navigation courses will challenge even the most experienced map reader, but for the first-time expedition racer it will be enough of a challenge to complete each day by selecting to travel to only the mandatory check points. We know you’re buff…but are you Cowboy Tough?

You can see some of the highlights from the 2013 race in this video clip.  Video


This is a video overview of the scouting trip to Wyoming to design the Cameco and the City of Casper Cowboy Tough Expedition Race course – Video

Race Summary

Each day of the race will be broken into stages that will take between 16 and 24 hours to complete. The stage must be completed in a prescribed time to avoid being short-coursed or having points deducted. Teams will be held at the end of each stage at a transition area (TA) called a “Dark Zone” before being allowed to continue to the next stage. Mandatory points must be collected between TAs. Optional points collected will determine who will ultimately be crowned winner of the Cameco and the City of Casper Cowboy Tough Expedition Race.
For elite adventure racers, there will be adequate optional points to keep you racing nonstop for the duration of the race. For teams out for the experience, collecting mandatory points will push you to your limits but also allow for recovery and rest during the “Dark Zone.”

This is a non supported race.  REV3 will transport a transition container for each team member in the mobile TA for resupply.

Distances and disciplines

Day 1
15-40 miles trekking
20-30 miles single-track biking
10-15 miles road biking
40-60 miles fire road biking
Total distance = 80-115 miles

Day 2
10-15 miles fire road biking
30-45 miles of road biking
12-20 miles trekking
15-20 miles flat-water paddle
Ropes
Total distance = 90-100 miles

Day 3
80-100 miles fire road biking
15 miles white water rafting
5-20 miles trekking
Total distance = 100-140 miles

Day 4
50 miles road biking
5 miles trekking
5 miles Class III paddling
Total distance = 60 miles

Grand total distance = 330-400 miles

 

Race Info:

Name: Cameco Cowboy Tough Expedition Race
Date: July 17-20, 2014
Location: Lander to Casper, WY - Point to Point Race
Description: Cameco and the City of Casper Cowboy Tough Expedition Race - Experience the back country of Wyoming while racing through it.
National Qualifying Race: North American Adventure Racing Series (NAARS), & USARA
Check-in: 1:00PM, July 16, 2014 in Casper, WY
Race Starts: July 17th, 9:00AM - South Pass City, WY
Race Ends: July 20th, 12:00PM - Casper
Categories: Two-person and four-person teams
Prizes: $10,000.00 in cash and $10,000 in prizes
Fees: Early registration is $800.00 per team member until December 31st, 2013. Regular registration will be $1,000.00 per team member Until March 31st and $1,200 until June 15th. Come out and experience all the great adventures Wyoming has to offer.
Early Registration Discount Ends: December 31st, 2013
Registration Closes: June 15th, 2014
Distance: 300 - 500 miles
Disciplines: Trekking, mountain biking, road biking, paddling, white water rafting, ropes, and other team challenges
Checkpoints: Mandatory and bonus checkpoints

Gear

Supplied Gear: All teams will be provided with a 17′ canoe, PFDs and a single blade paddle for each team member. Two-person teams will get one canoe, four-persons teams will get two canoes. You are permitted to use your own boat, paddles and/or PFD. Personal personal boats are allowed. Personal boats, PFD’s and paddles will be transported for you while not on a canoe section.
Mandatory Gear: Most of the mandatory equipment is required to help you complete the course safely in the event you have an emergency or mechanical issue. Usually the longer the race and the more time you spend on the course, more equipment is needed to do this. The mandatory gear also plays an important part of our overall safety plan for all the events.
While biking each racer must also have: You will need a mountain bike for all bike stages of the race. Cyclo-cross bikes are permitted but not recommended. Ideally the mountain bike will have front suspension. There is a mix of single track, gravel fire road and pavement. Depending on route choice, the terrain will vary. There will be a section of mountain biking on single track. The single track section requires little technical skills but will involve some short steep climbs, loose surface, and small obstacles. You only need to have the bike equipment while on the bike. Bike shoes and helmet can also be stored with the bike. Your bike must be equipped with a rear blinking light that must be on at all times when you are riding on public roads. Front lights that have a minimum run time of 12 hours are also required.
Recommended Gear: A detailed list will be forthcoming
Medical Kit: You will need to bring your own first aid kit as part of your mandatory gear. We recommend the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight .7 (http://www.rei.com/product/695383). This has all the required medical supplies. Medical support will be available at the main TA’s.

Lodging

Lodging:
  • Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper, WY 800 N. Poplar • Casper, WY 82601, Phone: (307) 266-6000 - http://casper.bwramkota.com/ - REV3 Adventure Racers have a special discounted rate
  • Overflow Hotel Parkway Plaza Hotel - http://www.parkwayplaza.net/