Haw Ridge Race 2002

The 12 hours of The Hill of Truth

4th annual Mountain Bike Race

Sponsored by The Life Development Center, and Highland Adventures Guide Service, LLC and the Friends of Haw Ridge

11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday, November 2, 2002

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.

2002 Race Results
pictures from 2002 race

OLD ('00) official entry form (pdf) (will be updated, real soon... )

2002 race course

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
    Recreational: those wishing to participate at a beginner level, no sport, expert or pro racers
    Vet: All riders 35 years or older
    Women: All female riders
    Juniors: All riders aged 18 years and under





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.

7. You must wear a Snell/ANSI approved helmet.

8. You must sign a waiver on race day.

Laps: (see proposed race course map and description, 1 lap: 9.2 miles, 810' cumulative climb) revised 9/17/02.

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: $30 per racer

Make checks payable to:

Life Development Center

Race T-Shirt included with pre-registration (received no later than October 25). The race is limited to 200 racers -- first come, first served. All racers must register by 10:00 AM November 3.

Fill out the following entry form and send to :

    Life Development Center
    P.O. Box 570 
    Clinton TN 37717


Team Name:______________________________

M:____ F:____ Age:____________





T-Shirt Size:______________________________

Emergency Contact and Phone number:


Race Classification: (check one)


Open___ Sport___ Recreational___

Women___ Vet___ Junior___




Special Events

Huffy toss, log pull, granny-ring race, kids 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 and race course map.

Free camping available at Life Development Center

Call 1-800-LDC-1123 or (865) 482-7375 or email Kent Bailey at ldc@icx.net or John Baker at jtbroad@hotmail.com

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