The Race

200% free to race and attend!
FOUR riders. ONE bike. ALL skill levels welcome. Don’t miss the totally awesome bike relay race with obstacles and other crazy stuff where anything can happen and probably will! Gather your team and pick your theme… the best themes will be rewarded!

Applications are now closed, but if you would like to submit a team for our waitlist, email us at cykelscramble@clifbar.com

9.24.16 • MARIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS • SAN RAFAEL, CA

Selecting the right class is important

If you’re a team of Coasters, you want to come out and have fun on your bike. You’re up for new challenges and don’t mind getting a little dirty along the way. Coasters look at CykelScramble more as a great excuse to get together with friends and family than a purely competitive event—though you’d all be totally stoked to jump up on the podium and grab the trophy.

If you’re a team of Toasters, you’re weekend warriors and CykelScramble is the bike relay race you’ve all been dreaming of. Toasters don’t just ride together, they push each other to go harder and be first in the coffee line. You’re motivated by the trophy as much as post-ride beers. Sure, you’re all there to win, but you’re not going to sacrifice fun along the way.

If you’re a team of Roasters, you’ve put razor to skin in places most people think is crazy. You’ve driven all night to get to a dirt crit and used way too much company bandwidth streaming Le Tour. Roasters live the cycling lifestyle—blood, sweat, and gears. Yep, you’re the total package: skill, determination, and a hunger for winning anytime you’re in the saddle.

6 Rules to Ride By

1
We define a CLIF Bar CykelScramble race bike as two wheels and a seat. All bikes are 100% human powered. No motors.
2
Brain buckets are mandatory—and so are helmets ;)
3
A CLIF Bar CykelScramble team is made up of four people who will compete on race day. Replacing no-shows is solely your team's responsibility.
4
Each member of a team must complete a minimum of one lap per heat.
5
Rubbing is racing, but don't let prize money cloud your vision—there is none. We want you to race hard, but leave the shoulder-checking, chopping, grabbing, headbutting, kicking, and other monkey business at home.
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And last but not least: theme your team. Dress the part—CLIF Bar CykelScramble proudly celebrates (and rewards!) creativity and originality.
GET THE FULL RULES HERE

The Bikes

Your team will share ONE bike. Any bike with a seat and two wheels is welcome to rally. Check out a few examples of the types of bikes we think will perform well on the course. Show us what you’ve got. Style points are on the table. Your bike should be an extension of your team theme.

Urban Single-Speed

Sometimes simple is better. Durable, lightweight, and reliable. Choose your one gear wisely for the varied terrain of the course.

Cyclocross Bike

Your one-stop shop for speed. Fast on the straights, agile in the corners—but will you clear the doubles?

Hardtail Mountain Bike

Fat knobby tires might slow you down on the pavement, but you'll make up for it as you blast over the jumps and rip through the sandpit.

Garage Relic

It’s that Frankenbike sitting behind the lawnmower in the garage. Put some air in those tires, throw some lube on the chain, and get ready to rock.

Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The serious squish will allow you to rip around the berms and launch over the doubles. Better bring your sprinting power for the pavement sections.

The Course

A .6-mile sprint course with over a dozen fast-paced obstacles to dial up the fun. The course is designed to showcase your ability to embrace the unexpected, show off your riding style (even if you don’t have one), and reward those who like to get a little dirty.

Course Map

Competition Flow

THE CYKLESCRAMBLE HEAT BREAKDOWN

The flow of each Class

LAPS PER ROUND (BY CLASS)

Race Schedule*

This is an overview of the race schedule. Don’t worry, selected teams will be sent all the detailed info.

When
What
8AM – 8:45AM
Team Registration
8:45AM – 10:00AM
Course Practice
10AM - 11:AM
Athlete Meeting & Team Introductions
11AM
Festival Opens
11AM – 2:00PM
Shoot Out Rounds
2PM – 2:15PM
"Race for Ratings" - DJs from Live 105, Alice 97.3 and NOW!99.7 duke it out
2:15PM – 3:20PM
Last Chance Qualifiers
3:20PM – 3:35PM
Mad Skillz Session - Big Air Pro Session
3:35PM – 5:15PM
Finals
5:15PM - 7:00PM
Closing Ceremonies & Headlining Band
* Subject to change

CykelScramble Awards

There might not be prize money, but for those who achieve something great—whether it’s an impressive on-track performance, an outstanding display of style, or a legendary wipeout—we have 12 awards for you. And each winner gets a year’s supply of CLIF Bars—and bragging rights, of course.

Bracket Awards

Three awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place positions in each class.

Spirit Award

Awarded by Clif Bar for the most cohesive and inventive team theme.

Yard Sale Award

This one might be a block party! Based on the most epic wipeout, bail, or riding faux pas during the competition. It can’t be purposeful but we know someone is going to win.

Smooth Operator Award

Awarded to someone who displays the best flow, showmanship, and overall style during the full competition. (This award will not be given to someone whose team finishes first in any of the 3 categories—we already know they have style.)