All Terrain Bicycle Challenge: Season 2 Fleche It Out

Welcome to Season 2 of the ATB Challenge: Fleche It Out. 

Apply now to be part of the World’s only ATB Reality TV Game Show. This year we’re looking for 5 teams of three to ride and document the ultimate ATB course of their own design. Push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limitations to win cash, wheels, beer and more. 

ATB Challenge is open to anyone and everyone. If you’re an experienced racer, Chill Rambler, Seasoned Randonneur, Subject Athlete, Merv, Old School Mountain Biker, Cardio Goth, Poseur, Endurance Cult Member, or Earthling, please apply now, because YOU’RE EXACTLY WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Find two other people, including yourself, for a total of 3 CHALLENGERS.
  2. Design (or find) your ULTIMATE ATB COURSE based on the Official ATB Criteria👇👇
  3. Complete the application between now and OCTOBER 12th.  
  4. Get selected. 🤞🤞. Team Selection will be announced on OCTOBER 19th.

OFFICIAL COURSE CRITERIA:

  1. Courses need to be a minimum of 150 MILES LONG.
  2. Courses need to be at least 50% DIRT; double track, fire roads, game trails, hike-a-bike, gravel roads, fall-lines, bushwacking, overlanding, etc.
  3. Known hiking and multisport miles (rafting, rappelling, running, peak bagging, etc.) miles are worth 5X; e.g. if you have to take your bike apart and strap it to a pack raft for seven miles that will count as 35 miles. Dabbing, pushing, dragging, carrying and hike-a-biking through steep/challenging sections does not count.
  4. Courses can be located ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  5. Teams need to finish in EXACTLY 29 HOURS.
  6. Teams will be allowed to stop (in any one place) FOR NO LONGER THAN 2 HOURS AT A TIME.
  7. Courses can be located ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. *If you live outside the United States and win, some of the prizes will not be available to you because most of the laws and rules that govern this kind of exchange are made to serve capitalism and not the needs of individual people.
  8. Courses need to push your PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL LIMITS
  9. Teams will DOCUMENT THIER CHALLENGE using their mobile phones and a media kit (GoPros w/batteries and media, Satellite Messenger) that we will provide.  
  10. Teams will be required to STAY TOGETHER AND FINISH TOGETHER.
  11. Teams must be SELF-SUPPORTED.
  12. STASHING food, water and equipment both before and during the challenge will be allowed. **Leave No Trace** Pack it in, pack it out, let me begin. I came to win, battle me that’s a sin.
  13.  All five teams will compete at the same time on the same weekend. START: NOVEMBER 5TH AT 6:00AM EST / FINISH NOVEMBER 6TH 10:00AM EST.
  14. Teams will UPLOAD THEIR FOOTAGE by November 9th. Instructions will be provided.
  15. Need help planning, finding, designing a route? Confused about the rules? EMAIL US NOW AT [email protected].

FLECHE IT OUT REALITY TV GAME SHOW

  1. Season 2 of the ATB Challenge: Fleche It Out WILL AIR ONLINE DECEMBER 2022.
  2. A PANEL OF EXPERT ATB LUMINARIES AND LEGENDS will judge the show in real time.
  3. The winner will be determined by scoring across four different criteria: which team has pushed their PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL  limits the hardest?
  4. “Limits” and “hardest” are intentionally relative concepts because ATB (AND ENDURANCE CULTURE) CAN AND SHOULD BE AS INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE AS IS POSSIBLE.

THE WINNING TEAM WILL RECEIVE:

  1. 3 sets of 1000 American dollars cash, for a total of $3000.00
  2. 3 sets of Enve Wheels
  3. 3 sets of One Year’s Worth of New Belgium Fat Tire Ale
  4. 3 sets of Acre Hausers & Toros
  5. 3 sets of MSO Sponsorship Packages
  6. 3 sets of a custom Radavist Swag Pack.

Upload Your Audition Video

  1. 1-3min
  2. Production value, lighting, sound effects, graphics and editing style are NOT important. This is purely an onboarding tool. We need to get a feel of who you are and what you’re about. Don’t stress. That said, please please please show us your personality and hosting skills so please have fun and lean-in.
  3. Introduce all three team members—we don't need to see you all together, individual selfie style videos of each challengers is fine.
  4. Describe the course and why you chose it. The course (at this point) can be a work in progress, as such we don't expect you to know everything about it. That said, you will need to have the basic gist of it figured out. So talk to us about that stuff.
  5. Tell us how you think your course will push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits. Tell us why you think the world needs to see your team participate in a reality TV Game Show about the three of you pushing your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits.
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    Team Contact Information

    Include distance and time.
    Include distance and time.
    Include distance and time.

    PSME Personality Test: There Are No Wrong Answers

    (answer as a team)
    Choose the term that best describes your team:
    What type of mid-ride decision does your team like to handle the most:
    For us Metaphysical Fitness is a portal into:
    We prefer to:
    We’ve optimized our ATB course to achieve:
    Going Inside the Outside:
    We designed our Ultimate ATB course to push our:

    Strawberry Peak Line

    LINES ARE ABOUT FINDING THE CLEANEST, MOST CREATIVE AND COMPELLING ROUTE FROM A-B OR A-A OR A-C. THIS IS NOT AN FKT UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO BE. THIS IS ABOUT SELF EXPRESSION AND REALIZING WHATEVER CRITERIA IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR CREW. SOMETIMES THAT CRITERIA IS A KNOWN KNOWN. SOMETIMES IT’S A KNOWN UNKNOWN. AND SOMETIMES IT’S A UNKNOWN UNKNOWN. SOMETIMES IT’S ABOUT WATCHING THE SUN COME UP OVER LOS ANGELES FROM THE TOP OF STRAWBERRY PEAK. THIS IS A PERMANENT. DO THE LINE, EARN THE PATCH. WE ALSO CACHED 3 DIFFERENT LIMITED EDITION NAGLENE BOTTLES W/ EXTRAS FOR INSPIRATION & REWARD.


    RULES:

    1. This is all about creativity and going Inside The Outside. MSO is mode—ATB, AT, BRVT, XC, ULTRA, RANDO, PRTL, TRNSCND, ETC.—agnostic. You can walk it, hike it, ski it, you can even drive (most of it) if you want to. Just make it hard and fun. Endurance is relative.
    2. Complete all seven MANDATORY checkpoints. Details below.
    3. Document each checkpoint. Will require some kind of camera, the ability to mediate and some very light illustrating.
    4. The order in which you complete each checkpoint (except of Start and Finish) is up to you—again, this is about creativity and problem solving and your preferred mode(s).

    BETA YOU WILL NEED:

    DOWNLOAD THIS GPX FILE

    SCREENSHOT THIS CUE SHEET WITH CHECKPOINT AND CACHE DETAILS

    1. START: Rose Bowl Lot K—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY *BEFORE
    2. Clear Creek / Josephine Saddle Road Gate—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
    3. Josephine Saddle Cache— Inside The Outside 480z Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps. 
    4. Yucca—Draw a Yucca Plant but use swords in place of the spears. MANDATORY
    5. Strawberry Peak—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
    6. Strawberry Peak—Meditate about how algorithms are killing creativity. MANDATORY
    7. Strawberry Peak Cache—PSME 32oz. narrow mouth Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps.
    8. Redbox Bear Box—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
    9. Super Cloud Cache / Top of 7th Repel—New Hope 32oz. Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps. 
    10. FINISH: Rose Bowl Lot K MANDATORY *AFTER
    11. SUBMIT YOUR LINE: FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 GET PATCH AND 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST MSO ORDER.

    MAP BETA:

    Strawberry Peak Line
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    Live Cache Status

    Name
    Coordinates
    Description
    Image
    Status
    Josephine Saddle
    Claimed
    Strawberry Peak
    Claimed
    Supercloud Canyon
    Available
    Did you collect a cache? Did you look for an available cache that wasn’t there? Let us know.

    COMPLETE THIS FORM AND UPLOAD YOUR SELFIES TO PROVE ROUTE COMPLETION:

    Name(Required)
    Address(Required)
    Preferred Fun Type
    Checkpoints START: Rose Bowl Lot G / Load Image Yucca Plant Illustration / Load Image Josephine Peak: Load Image Josephine Peak: Submit a short essay about how algorithms are killing creativity. Redbox Bear Box / Load Image Mt. Disappointment Road / Load Image FINISH: Rose Bowl Lot G
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      VIBRATIONAL BETA:

      STRAWBERRY PEAK IS SHAPED LIKE A STRAWBERRY.

      YUCCAS ARE SHARP.

      FOG IN THE MEADOWS.

      TOPLESS RUNNERS.

      IT WILL GO.

      Seriously, Yuccas are sharp.

      ON DECEMBER 15th, 2021 MSO COMPLETED THE STRAWBERRY PEAK LINE. THIS IS HOW WE DID IT. PLESE USE THIS FOR INSPIRATION.

      Rose Bowl—JPL—ride up the Gab Trail to Clear Creek—crossover the 2—ride up Josephine Fireroad to Josephine Saddle—stash bike and gear—run/scramble/approach up the “mountaineers route” (look for cairns and painted arrows) to the top of Strawberry Peak—meditate at the top about how Algorithms are killing creativity—run/parkour over yuccas on the way back down—grab bike and gear–ride the singletrack around the back Strawberry through upper and lower meadows and Lawler’s saddle—cross the 2 at Redbox—ride the close road up to Mt Disappointment—disassemble your bike at the top of Supercloud and strap it to your pack—canyoneer your way down Supercloud—at the bottom hike out to the top of Gab—reassemble your bike and ride down the single track back to JPL and from there to the Rose Bowl.

      PACKING LIST INSPIRATION BETA: *FOR OUR ROUTE

      GUIDE:

      Moises Medina
      Cancer
      Born and raised in Los Angeles.
      History professor.
      Inspires confidence.
      Owns and maintains several bikes, climbing gear, Aplacka packrafts, running kit, two small dogs and an OG Astro Van set to adventure mode.

      VISUAL INSPIRATION BETA:

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