Escape to Super Secret Venue

Our second season kicks off once again at the super secret mythical private estate of Granogue (oops, we said the “G” word). This event will be a celebration of FUN, INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY, RESPECT, & COMMUNITY! We will have a skills zone, games, racing, riding with a heavy dose of stoke and radness. Coaches and athletes must be registered in Pit Zone and practice ready to attend. No additional registration is required.

September 7-8, 2024.  
2900 Montchanin Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

Please enter and exit off of Montchanin road. Follow directions from below link/pin:
https://goo.gl/maps/qb4S4epWwHA7MdUcA

This super secret private venue requires a one-time waiver to be signed by all participants. Please view and sign here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqFaRQ8HfczqS2w_9k7mTJAWFO9_Woz9ZHbDEQTAcHR6ebyA/viewform

Please read this PDF! This is private property with people living here. Please be respectful and kind. Trash is carry in, carry out. Please clean up after yourself. Thank you!
Granogue Rules

This one couldn’t be any easier. Our amazing human volunteers will direct you when you arrive. Parking is also clearly designated on our venue map in green. Please only park in this area and where you are directed. No cars allowed to park on the roads, anywhere. We will help you carry your gear/tents, etc to the Pit Zone and festival area.  Please don’t harass our lovely parking staff that you are friends with Taylor Swift or you are your uncles brothers sisters cousins nephew. Please park where you are directed. This is for the safety of our student athletes and coaches.

Saturday
1:00 pm-  Pit Zone Set up for teams
2:30 pm-  Coaches only pre-ride

Sunday
6:30 am- Core staff arrives/meeting
7:00 am Volunteers arrive
7:30 am- Registration/check-in/Pit Zone opens
8:30 am-Coaches meeting
9:15 am-National Anthem
9:30 am-Adventure course opens
9:30 am-Skills course and games opens
10:00 am -1:00 pm – Hill Climb Challenge
2:00 pm- Adventure ends/skills course closes
2:15 pm- Clean up starts
After breakdown and clean up-Awards Ceremony

Coaches Meeting and coaches only pre-ride is Saturday at 2:30 pm.
This is highly recommended due to the challenging trails and will give coaches the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the different course options to better lead their student athletes on Sunday.

Test your climbing legs.  The Greenhouse hill climb challenge has returned and is bigger, badder and longer. Starts on Sunday at 10am. Racing is optional but cheering is mandatory. Coaches and student athletes can race at anytime between 10am and 1pm. 
Hill Climb Results will be posted in real time here:

Burgers by Wildwich makes delicious smashed burgers, crispy fries, hot dogs, strawberry lemonade (in season), and more. They make most of their sauces from scratch (even the mayo), and create their own pickles & jalapeños.
https://wildwich.com/

We need amazing humans! Many hands make light work.
Volunteer for something specific here:
https://signup.com/go/OfPUGfh

Not sure what to volunteer for? Fill this out and we will be in touch:
https://delawaremtb.org/volunteer/

Course is open for riding on Sunday 9:0 am – 2:00 pm
Coaches and Athletes can test their resolve by tackling 4 different course options ranging from 2-7 miles. Don’t let the distance fool you! Choose from Mild Escape (2 miles), Medium Escape (4 miles), Hot Escape (5.5 miles) or No Escape (Full 7 Miles).  At your own pace and athletes must ride with coaches.

Scavenger hunt is part of the course. Each team is to collect flags from each section. There will be one flag per group so only take one flag. Each section has a different difficulty. Those daring enough to complete all the sections will score higher. Each group out on course must have at least two coaches. (One being a level 2 coach). For those not riding the whole course we will have fun games to play by pit zone like an awesome cardboard slide, bike soccer and a skills zone!

You will be too busy looking good!  First Place Photo will be capturing all our stoke and radness. Locally you can catch them at all of the Mid Atlantic Super Series races.  Pictures of the day can be viewed and downloaded here:

2023 Photos here
https://rebrand.ly/escapetogranoguephotos

EAPs help league leaders predict likely timelines to definitive care for
each venue and for specific areas within the venue.

https://delawaremtb.org/wp-content/uploads/Granogue-Emergency-Action-Plan-.docx.pdf

Go Time!!  Escape to Granogue is happening tomorrow as planned. No changes in the schedule as of now.  If we do get an isolated storm we will follow the NICA Weather guide (click button below). 

Attention Coaches!  Tomorrow at the start of group rides we will have a very short and easy check-in process. We will supply radios to coaches to be able to communicate with you while out on course in case mother nature gets any crazy more ideas. We will cover all of this and any other changes at tomorrow’s coaches meeting. We will meet at the trailer at 8:30 am for the coaches meeting.

We are set up and ready to deliver all of the Delaware NICA stoke and radness to you tomorrow!

Up for a challenge? The trails are those of legend. Can you Escape To Granogue?

Coaches and Athletes can test their resolve by tackling 4 different course options ranging from 2-7 miles. Don’t let the distance fool you! Choose from Mild Escape (2 miles), Medium Escape (4 miles), Hot Escape (5.5 miles) or No Escape (Full 7 Miles).  At your own pace and athletes must ride with coaches.