The move to Myers Park is going to benefit 24 Hours of Booty in a lot of ways (hello, parking!), but it also means there will be a few changes for 2012. Here are the top five things to watch out for in Bootyville this year:
- Different campground load-in. There will not be a drop off point for camping gear this year. Because of the new layout at Myers Park High School, there is not good place for cars to pull around. Make sure you bring plenty of muscle and possibly hand carts or wagons to help get your gear to the field.
- Start Line Procession. The opening ceremonies will start at 6:00 p.m. at the high school. Make sure you’re on your bike and ready to go! CMPD is providing a police escort for everyone to process to the start line. Be in place by 6:15 p.m. to make sure you don’t miss it! Your friends and family can also park at the high school and take a shuttle to the start line. Make sure they arrive early!
- Hydration Station Upgrade. The hydration station on the course will be behind the Harris Welcome Center off of Radcliffe Road. There will be more drinks, snacks, portajons and medical support on hand.
- Pace Car. To help make sure neighbors have easy access in and out, police will use a pace car this year to help space out riders. When necessary, police will deploy a car onto the route. When you see the car, make sure you ride behind it until it pulls off the course. It will allow police the time to get car backups out of the neighborhood quickly.
- Packet Pickup Location. Pick up your packet on Thursday at TrySports in SouthPark. Watch your email for more details, but they will provide some great discounts to 24 Hours of Booty riders! You can also pick up your packet on Friday at the high school, starting at 1:00 p.m. Reboot riders can pick up their gear on Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m.