BEARS CANNOT READ OUR COURSE MARKINGS.
Bears do not care that there is a race in progress.
Both race courses take place in Grizzly Bear country, and we STRONGLY urge you to carry bear spray.
I love this interview with Rose Grant, where she says, “I always – no matter what – ride with bear spray that’s readily at hand. They make these cool little mock water bottles that fit into your bike cage with the bear spray, and I’ll often carry it that way, but sometimes I just take it in a back pocket of my jersey.”