Memphis Downs was run so well last year that not only are we doing the same garages but I'm even stealing Josh's rules with the exception of the finish.
Checkpoints, thoughts and rules for the first ride
49 S. Front Street
505 Zach Curlin
Cannon Center/Hilton (lowest level)
Third and Monroe, West of Autozone Park
Commerce (Market) Square Parking
340 Innovation Drive
Parking Can Be Fun
Instructions for manifests will be announced at the beginning of the ride. Riders are advised to wear a helmet and have proper lights and reflectors on their bikes. We also require that all traffic laws be respected - especially speed and weight limits.
This ride requires that all participants act in an honorable manner. If you think it is cheating, it is cheating, so don't do it. Go to every garage, please. All podium positions and three random riders will be selected for post-ride blood tests. All riders currently under investigation by the UCI, WADA, CONI or their respective national anti-doping committees will be barred from participation.
The points for the winners of the Memphis Downs will work like this: Riders receive points in each ride for the order in which they finish. The first place finisher receives as many points as there are riders in the specific ride. For example, if 37 riders ride tomorrow night, the first place finisher receives 37 points, the second place rider receives 36, etc. For bike polo, points will be awarded on a team basis and teams of 3 will be drawn at random. If there are 5 teams, the winning team will receive 5 points each, second place 4 points each, etc. Skid contest and footdown work the same way.
There will be prizes for each race as well as prizes for overall cumulative points.
Last year we did numbers on top of the garages, this year it's letters. You will have to unscramble the letters of the various checkpoints to determine the finish destination.
Check back for updates, some shit will probably go awry.