There will be a KOM contest for the 60 mile race.
Points will be awarded for the first 3 people over the top of the 5 mountain climbs. The highest total points for both men and women will get $250 in addition to any prize money they might win. There will be no prizes for second place.
Points awarded are as follows:
Mount Bodawei first climb: 1st – 3 points, 2nd – 2 points and 3rd – 1 point
Diablo’s Mountain: 1st – 10 points, 2nd – 7 points and 3rd – 5 points
Mount Mayhem first climb: 1st – 8 points, 2nd -5 points and 3rd – 3 points
Mount Mayhem second climb: 1st – 5 points, 2nd – 3 points and 3rd – 2 points
Mount Bodawei second climb: 1st – 3 points, 2nd – 2 points and 3rd – 1 point
Mount Bodewei is believed to be named by Native Americans over 500 years ago but we at MMM Central believe the name came from the fact that not only is it the first of the mountain climbs, but it is also the last and you will get the pleasure of climbing Mount Bodawei (both the ways). This is also the smallest of the five mountain climbs. The first time up Mount Bodawei you will climb 204 feet in .7 of a mile. The second time up you climb 172 feet in .8 of a mile.
This mountain has long been called Diablo’s Mountain for one reason, only Diablo himself would create such a monstrosity. This mountain is without a doubt the toughest climb of the day, you will have to climb 517 feet in 1.85 miles. Most of the climb is winding, with the top never in view. You will start out at around 5% and the grade slowly gets steeper until the final stretch at 10%. The damage this mountain does will stay with you for the rest of the race.
The next two climbs are up the front side and then the backside of Mount Mayhem. This mountain was not named for the first climb that last 2.6 miles and goes up 482 feet or the second climb of 360 feet in 1 mile that comes less than 4 miles later but the hair raising descent that comes in between. After cresting Mount Mayhem the first time you immediately start to go down. The first half mile drops 107 feet and is mild, smooth and fast, then you turn right and drop down a winding seasonal road with a mix of hard pack, sand, and rocks. This descent will drop you 360 feet in just under 1 mile with grades reaching 10% – 15%. The descent is safe but you better have your hands on the brakes.
We at MMM Central know that these are not “real” mountains and even created the names just for this event. We needed a reason to give away another $1000 and this is all we could come up with.