Your ride must take place during an uninterrupted 24-hour period during the weekend of the Northern Hemisphere’s Summer Solstice (in your local time zone). Your time zone remains fixed based on your start location (you can’t gain an hour by crossing a border!).
The distance for your ride will be measured in a straight line from the start point to the end of the ride. If you ride 300 kilometres, but your finishing point is 200 kilometres from your start point ‘as the crow flies’, your ride will be listed as being 200 kilometres for the purpose of this challenge. By submitting multiple rides, you can connect your lines on the map to tell a bigger story, but the distances will be individual and cannot be added together to create a total distance.
Your ride must be self-supported, with no pre-arranged support, supply drops or friends and family meeting you on your route. Much like in other ultra-distance events, we won’t be able to tell if you’ve dodged this rule… but you’ll know and trust us, it won’t feel good!
The clock starts with the first turn of your cranks and runs continuously for 24 hours. While you can (and should!) stop to rest, eat, and sleep as often as you want, the clock doesn’t stop. The challenge is based on elapsed time, not moving time.