East Coast Messenger Stage Race 2012

I just got my invite to 2012 East Coast Messenger Stage Race from Austin Horse and I'm excited to see it's continued success. Between KLIFGT2012 the following weekend and then Interbike after that, September's already a fuckin crazy month.

 The Format:
Point to point open course stage race, from DC to Boston. All stages except prologue begin at 9 am and finish in next city. Time keeping kept by google voice text to win. Entire event entry fee $25 suggested (pay what you want).

The Rules:
Teams of 3. If you don’t have a team you are welcome to post to the event wall or elsewhere for partners. Individuals will be teamed up at registration. On your honor, no mobility aids. No public transit, no buddy cars, no skitching. If you find yourself unable to complete a stage you may resort to public transit or the sag wagon but will be out of GC contention. If your abandonment appears tactical you may not be awarded subsequent stage victories.
All participants must have phones. This is essential for timekeeping. If your phone is dead at the finish, you may not be awarded the time at which you came in. Furthermore at least one racer per team must have a smartphone.
The Good Stuff:
This is some of the most classic and adventurous bike racing you can possibly do. Check out the voice logs on ECMSR.org if you don’t believe me, everyone seriously enjoys this race. Once again I will be trying to find housing in every city for all racers and providing a vehicle for racers’ gear. Hopefully once again food will be racers only expense.
The Schedule:

September 2nd, Sunday:
Registration, orientation, & Prologue
Washington DC

September 3rd, Monday:
DC to Baltimore

September 4th, Tuesday:
Baltimore to Philadelphia

September 5th, Wednesday:
Philadelphia to NYC

September 6th, Thursday:
NYC to New Haven

September 7th, Friday:
New Haven to Providence

September 8th, Saturday:
Providence to Boston, Afterparty and Awards

Prize list & sponsors pending

Check out the FB event for all the talk.

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