We keep records of all the earned mileage from 1983 on. When your cumulative mileage reaches 1,000, you will be awarded our Thousand Mile Jersey. Additional increments of 1,000 miles will earn you patches to sew on your jersey. At 5,000 miles, we will award you a deluxe N24HC rain jacket. If you should manage to accumulate 10,000 miles at the Challenge, it’s a surprise!
O.K. so we really aren’t adding anything new here, rather we are letting go of a 36-year tradition of tracking your mileage by punching your rider number. This year, all scoring will be done by scanning.
Last year we debuted our real-time online scoring, and over 4,600 people followed the progress of National 24 Hour Challenge riders online and in real-time! We are making several tweaks to the scoring website including allowing you to bookmark your own results page which will make it easy for anyone to follow your progress.
We are excited to announce we will be offering a neutral support crew for riders who are unable to bring a support crew to the National 24 Hour Challenge. Be sure to check out all the details on page 5 of the 2019 Registration Information packet. In order to provide the best possible neutral support, our neutral support crew will be limited to 25 riders. If you are interested please sign up early.
One of the many things we learned from our rider survey (thanks to Phil Fox and Arbiter Research for conducting our rider survey) is that our riders want to be able to help bring new riders to the event. This year, if you have ridden the National 24 Hour Challenge before and you recruit a first-time rider to come to the National 24 Hour Challenge you both get rewarded. Check out all the details on page 5 of the 2019 Registration Information packet.
We will allow registration through 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 – the day before the event.
Another thing we learned from the rider survey is that riders want more merchandise. This year, in addition to the rider t-shirt, all riders will receive a free 2019 National 24 Hour Challenge musette bag. We will also be offering National 24 Hour Challenge water bottles, socks, and musette bags for sale this year.