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DRT 2013 Schedule (wittco posted on June 26th, 2013 )

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

July 12, 2013
JOE BIKE LAUNCH PARTY
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The new Joe Bike location is getting properly introduced to the community and we get to join in! Come meet all of the DRT folk before hustle-time. All DRT sponsors, participants and loved ones are welcome. Food and beverages provided.

2039 SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 954-2039

July 13, 2013
Cascadia Cargo Bike Fair and Disaster Relief Trials
Located next to OMSI’s Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation

Location: ​Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) NORTH PARKING LOT
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Cascadia Cargo Bike Fair EXHIBITOR SET-UP
9:00 AM Disaster Relief Trials RIDER PACKET PICK-UP
10:00 AM OPEN CLASS MAP AVAILABLE
10:20 AM CITIZEN CLASS MAP AVAILABLE
10:40 AM E-ASSIST CLASS MAP AVAILABLE

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM OMSI’s Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation

11:00 AM Disaster Relief Trials OPEN CLASS START
11:20 AM Disaster Relief Trials CITIZEN CLASS START
11:40 AM Disaster Relief Trials E-ASSIST CLASS START

1:45 PM Disaster Relief Trials START LOOKING FOR OPEN CLASS FINISHERS

4:30 PM DRT Wrap up and Rider Acknowledgements

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM VELO CULT AFTER PARTY

Velo Cult opened their arms to the inaugural DRT, providing a fabulous staging area. DRT Portland has outgrown the Velo Cult space, but we haven’t outgrown our fondness for this singular bar/bike shop/grange hall. Join us to celebrate the outstanding evolution of the DRT and Cargo Bike Fair at this year’s after party at Velo Cult!

1969 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 922-2012

DRT 2013 Essentials (wittco posted on June 25th, 2013 )

Disaster Relief Trials

What will DRT Portland look like this year?

Great question.

Here are the Disaster Relief Trials Twelve Essentials

1. CHECKPOINTS
Competitors visit in order (5) or more staffed checkpoints, creating a circuit. Checkpoint addresses, features, and order will be revealed one hour prior to start on laminated Rider Map. Competitors design their own routing between checkpoints. Because checkpoints are the only places that competitors must visit prior to finishing, the required circuit features below (barrier, water feature, cargo, competition monitoring) must be incorporated into these checkpoints.

2. BARRIER
(1) one-meter-tall barrier, to be visited by competitors after they accumulate at least 25kg of relief supplies.

3. WATER FEATURE
(1) water crossing, at least 15cm deep

4. ROUGH TERRAIN
(1) section of off-road terrain, rough enough to make most competitors dismount and walk at least once, 400 meters or longer

5. CARGO
50kg accumulated payload. Must include (1) dozen-egg carton containing (3) eggs, representing fragile relief supplies such as medicine vials. Any broken eggs result in a 10-minute penalty.

6. DURATION
Roughly (3) hours for the fastest competitors.

7. COMPETITION MONITORING
At least (1) mid-circuit checkpoint and the start/finish line checkpoint must be staffed by local ham radio operators who provide real-time competitor status information, recorded on a results board displayed at the finish line such that spectators have a prominent view.

8. RIDER MAP
(1) Laminated and annotated checkpoint map and 1″ spring clamp supplied to competitors 1 hour prior to start.

9. START
LeMans style start!

10. SAFETY
Competitors must comply with all traffic laws at all times to avoid immediate *or* post-competition disqualification.

11. MOTORS
A separated electric assisted bicycle competition class may be offered as long as the competition parameters include off-grid dead battery charging–with the charging phase starting as early as 24 hours prior to the start of the riding phase. Charging must be monitored at the start/finish checkpoint.

12. ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION DEVICES
Only the electric assist class may use electronic navigation devices. Off-grid charging of a dead device battery must be demonstrated.

DRT Registration (wittco posted on June 5th, 2013 )

DRT 2013 Registration

DRT Registration opens at Noon on Friday, June 7th!
There are three classes this year: Citizen, Open, and eBike

DRT rider registration form

Class descriptions
Citizen Class: For those who are excited about proving the relevance of cargo bikes to disaster relief but have no interest in extreme performance. Riders in this class are in it for fun and adventure. A spirited hustle.

Open Class: For those who are interested in pushing the performance of body and machine. How fast can you and your vehicle go?

Electric Assist Class: For those of you who want to take it to the next level. Riders in this class must bring a dead battery (or multiple dead batteries) to the secure solar-charging station the day before to demonstrate power grid independence. E-class riders will visit one extra Checkpoint, transport one extra piece of gear, and conquer one extra hill.

Volunteer Registration
Cargo Enthusiasts! Volunteers are needed to make this year’s Fair & Trails a reality. If you want to help beforehand, out on the course, or at OMSI, we have a job for you . . . there’s all kinds of ways to help out, just fill out our handy online form.