It's that time again! Time to slay your dragon at the 5th annual DragonSlayer mountain-bike race around Lake Georgetown Texas!
The DragonSlayer (DS2022 this year) has developed a reputation nationwide as a notoriously brutal race known for relentless rock gardens and technical features which make up a solid 75% of the mileage per lap.
The "fun"-ride distances remain unchanged: 30, 60, or 90 miles (one lap is 30 miles). Ride the 90+ miles for the title of DragonSlayer.
The competitive distance this year is 100 miles (probably somewhat over 100 miles. Sorry about that!) which consist of four abridged laps which skips almost all the easy double track boredom. These laps are 90% rocks and tech. A finish of the 100 is a finish for the ages. Top three men and women on the 100 will receive a custom trophy. Anyone who finishes the 100 will also receive an extra memento to mark the occasion.
For 2022, the route will be COUNTER-CLOCKWISE around the lake.
Sign up before 10/19 for a custom number plate with your name on it. Signing up after 10/19 will still get a snazzy number plate, but your name won't be on it.
All laps will be chip timed.
The start/finish will be at the cul-de-sac at the end of park road 8.
The fun-ride cut off (any distance) is 15 hours from start of the event. The 100 miler cut off is 20 hours from start of the event.
All competitive distance and 90 milers MUST be on the start line at 6:50am for a rider's briefing after which, the event will have a mass start. 30 and 60 mile riders may start after 7am but will not be eligible for raffle drawings (they will be part of the raffle drawing if they are there at 6:50am however).
Anyone riding a fun-ride has the option of switching mid-event to the race loop and go for the 100, but you cannot start the 100 and switch to a fun ride loop unless you want to start over: the fun ride lap is 30 miles and the race lap is 26 miles.
no fun-ride riders may start a lap after 5pm and no 100 milers may start a lap after 10pm.
All participants will receive a DragonSlayer shirt. There will also be the option of purchasing a finisher's jersey after the event.
Rock Trophies are of course in the game for two or more completed laps.
There will be raffles for give-away sponsor product. This will largely occur at the starting line this year. The competitive distance top three men and women will receive products even if they already won a raffle.
As always, the DragonSlayer is self-supported. They will probably be water stations at mile 15 and at the start/finish (unless they are frozen), there may be neutral mechanical help at the start/finish, and there may be some basic medical aid available at the start/finish - but do not count on these things being there. The DragonSlayer is about finding YOUR limits, building self-sufficiency/confidence, and finishing a different person than when you started. There are no cry-rooms, and no hand-holding though you may get a stern pep-talk from the race director if you are balking at going out for that final lap.
There are Camping shelters available at Russell Park close to the event, but book them well in advance. There is RV camping at Jim Hogg Park, a short distance away. Additional primitive camping can be found at Camp Tejas and Cedar Breaks. Book early! Other overnight accommodations may be found on AirBNB, VRBO, or along IH35 in Georgetown a few miles away from the event. You can also boondock in the Russell Park parking lot, but stay low-key.
$80 per entry plus reg fees if any.
This event will be updated as more information becomes available.