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Backyard Experience 2014

Are you experienced?

The Backyard Experience is a multi-stage mountain bike race showcasing the BYT trails of Charlotte, NC. From the creators of the Tour de Charlotte, join us for a day full of slaying The Backyard followed by slaying beers in a backyard!

Cost (includes beer and a meal):
Pre-register: $25
Day-of (cash only): $35

Click HERE to Register!

Click here for the Facebook Event Page!

Presented by Faster Mustache and these awesome local sponsors:
Maxxis Tires
ProGold Bikes
Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse
Refresh Technologies, Inc
BikeSource Charlotte
Charlotte B-cycle
Mountain Khakis
The Painted Sprocket


The BYE will consist of 4 race stages. They will vary from 2-8 miles of racing each. Some will be point-to-point, others will be multiple laps. We will race on all of the neighborhood trails, including Farmbrook, Marion Dhiel, and Park Road Park. The top 13 finishers at each stage will be awarded between 1-13 points. Riders with the most points at the end of the day will be declared the Kings and Queens of The Backyard!

After a day of racing in the Backyard, we will roll as a group to an actual backyard, where we'll have an afterparty. Food will be catered by Sir Edmond Halley's Restaurant & Freehouse. We'll have hot chili and cold beers for race participants. We will also have the awards ceremony here.
If you have friends that are not racing, have them meet you at 5036 Valley Stream Rd. starting around 5pm!

All racers must sign in the morning of the race. Sign-in will take place at the start/finish location: 5036 Valley Stream Rd. The sign-in table will open at 9am and close at 10:30am. There will be a mandatory racers meeting at 10:30am. The group will ride out to BYT promptly at 11:00am.

Parking: Please park your vehicle at a designated parking area and ride your bike to the race start. 
Designated Parking Areas:
 A. Back of Harris Teeter parking lot (5030 Park Rd)
 B. Pinewood Elementary School (805 Seneca Pl)
 C. On-Street parking on Seneca Pl.

This race is self supported. You must carry everything you need to ride for 5-6 hrs. You MUST race with your gear (no drop-offs, hand-offs, or personal sherpas). We recommend at least:
- food
- water
- tools
- tubes 
Of course assisting and helping your fellow rider is allowed and encouraged!

Registration WILL be limited so sign up early to ensure a spot for yourself!

Earlier Event: March 22
Tour De Charlotte 2014
Later Event: February 28