Haw Ridge Race 2006

The 12 hours of The Hill of Truth

8th annual Mountain Bike Race

Sponsored by The Life Development Center, and Highland Adventures Guide Service, LLC

11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The race will be held in Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge, TN, at the Life Development Center (LDC). Free camping is available at the LDC.

Official ('06) race info (Highland Adventures) and 2006 results
One lap is 8.5 miles and 950' cumulative climb.

2006 race course (9/20/06)

Race Classifications

Teams- Up to 4 people

    Open: Any combination of riders, skill levels and gender- racing for the big money
    Sport: At least half of team members must be Sport Class riders, no expert/elite or pro riders -- merchndise prizes
    Recreational: those wishing to participate at a beginner level, no sport, expert or pro racers -- medals and merchandise prizes
    Vet: All riders 35 years or older -- medals and merchandise prizes
    Women: All female riders -- medals and merchandise prizes
    Juniors: All riders aged 18 years and under -- medals and merchandise prizes
    Singlespeed: No geared bikes allowed -- medals


    Men -- cash and merchandise prizes
    Women-- cash and merchandize prizes



1. Official start time is 11:00AM. It will be a mass start.

2. Teams may start at any time after 11:00 AM with proper log-in.

3. Each team or solo rider will be issued an official race time card. Each officially logged-in rider must carry an official race time card on their person while racing. This time card should be presented to an official race timer in the start/finish area upon completion of a lap. If a racer or team loses their time card, they lose credit for all laps marked on that time card. They may start a new time card if they choose.

4. No riders may start laps after 11:00 PM.

5.At 11:00 PM, racers returning to the start/finish area will receive a log-out time.

6. Race results will be determined by the number of laps each racer or team has completed. In the event of racers or teams having the same number of laps, the racer or team with the earliest log out time after 11:00 PM will be declared the winner.


1. Laps begin and end at the official Start/Finish area with official log-in/out.

2. Each lap must be completed by only one rider and must include the entire race course in the official direction.

3. A lap may be ridden or walked.

4. No part of any uncompleted lap will count.

5. In the event of an injury in which the injured rider cannot finish the lap unaided, a registered teammate may carry rider and/or bike to complete the lap.

6. In the event of a mechanical difficulty, the rider must repair his or her own bike and continue or push/carry said bike for remainder of lap for it to count.

7. Riders who quit in the middle of a lap and come off the official race course may start over if they wish, but they must start from the beginning. Only laps started and completed without leaving the race course will count.

8. If a rider leaves the race course to report another rider's injury requiring medical attention, that rider may backtrack to where he/she left and continue on that lap.


1. Repairs of any sort may be made by anyone in the staging area only.

2. Once on the course, repairs may only be made by officially logged-in riders using only tools and supplies carried by said riders.

3. The only outside assistance a rider may receive is from other officially logged-in riders. Teammates not logged-in may not physically assist with trailside repairs.

4. There are no restrictions on what type of bike riders may use, but the same bicycle must be utilized for the entire lap. No mid-lap bicycle exchanges allowed.


The course is primarily technical, twisty singletrack that is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to ride in the dark. A large portion of the race will be at night. Bring lights, good ones. You will need them.

Course cutting/cheating:

There will be course marshals at major trail intersections to prevent mistaken wrong turns. The course will be well marked. We're on the honor system here. If you take a short cut or cheat in any way and we find out about it, you and your team will be disqualified at the race director’s discretion. It’s up to you and your sense of fair play to abide by these rules. Just don’t cheat, it doesn’t help anybody, least of all, you.


Racer Fee: $40 per racer, includes race pint glass with pre-registration (received no later than October 13th).

Make checks payable to:

Life Development Center

T-Shirts and mechanic's shirts will be available for sale at the race site. The race is limited to 250 racers -- first come, first served. All racers must register by 10:00 AM October 28

All riders must wear a SNell or ANSI approved bicycle helmet at all times while on the race course and will be required to sign a liability waiver form at check in.

Fill out the following entry form and send to :

    Life Development Center
    12 Van Hicks Road
    Oak Ridge TN 37830


Team Name:______________________________

M:____ F:____ Age:____________






Emergency Contact and Phone number:


Race Classification: (check one)


Open___ Sport___ Recreational___

Women___ Vet___ Junior___ Singlespeed____




Special Events

Past 12 hour races:

2005 results    2004 maps    2003 results    2002 race    2001 race   

Directions to Life Development Center:

From I-40 Take Pellissippi Parkway North toward Oak Ridge through Solway and over Clinch River. Take first exit on right after crossing river- Edgemoor Drive and proceed for approx. 1 mile. Turn right on old road across from Centennial Golf Course and proceed approx. 1 mile to Life Development Center on right. See Mapquest map.

Free camping available at Life Development Center

Call (865) 609-8282 or (865) 482-7375 or email Kent Bailey at kbailey@achc01.org or John Baker at jtbroad@hotmail.com or visit highland-adventures.com

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Last revised: 9/20/06
© Tom Dunigan