has no rules, but Haring does.
that we all have fun, and that the Hares aren't dismembered, here are
a few guidelines.
HARES must lay with experienced Hares, never with other Virgins.
Ideally 2 experienced Hares with one Virgin.
start: The start should allow sufficient, safe parking without
tickets, towing, etc. Be sure the expected crowd can be accommodated
at the start area. Don't put us out in the middle of a busy street.
wants to pack up and ride just like everyone else so pay early.
gets to ride for free for a normal single trail.
Two hares get to ride for free if you are providing food or laying turkey
and eagle trails.
there is no B-Van but if you want to use one, please make appropriate
arrangements; a second hare can ride for free if they are in charge
of the B van.
end. The end will be in an area where beer is legal, and where
the hash can congregate without interference. Don't put us in an illegal
area where the Police are going to rush us out of. Get everyone to the
finish in about two hours. Avoid traffic, crossing busy intersections,
and respect "No Trespassing" signs.
HASHERS: Hares are responsible for finding any Hashers still
out on the trail by the time the ON ON is over. This is good incentive
to lay a well-marked trail!!! The search party starts with the hares.
ON Should be within walking or short ride distance of the start.
Ideally the site should be well lighted and include restrooms. In case
of rain an alternate site that is sheltered, or at least covered is
a must in winter.
important to communicate the length and difficulty in the ride start
(hare lies will make unhappy bikers).
is based on the vertical gain and for mountain bikes, how technical
the trail is.
Mountain bike trails: 10-15 miles for a normal ride, 15-20 for eagle
Bike trails: 15-20 miles for normal ride, 25-40 for eagle.
trail live on a bike is difficult and can be a bit dangerous. It is
best to pre-lay as much a possible so you can safely take your time.
Take flour and chalk on the ride to re-mark the parts that vanish over-night
or in the morning (it happens a lot!). Stash flour on trail to avoid
carrying a heavy bag.
rides (acceptable bike hash behavior) hand out chalk to the group so
everyone can help mark the trail for those people that show up late.
Maps are acceptable but you should leave some at the start so latecomers
know what to do. Be sure to chalk the address of the on-in.
should be at every intersection and often on a straght path to give
people comfort they are on trail.
arrows! Often the
pack gets confused with regular arrows because of recent running hash
activity. We lose a lot of riders that way!
should be used to indicate any change in direction and at all street
corners. Toilet paper can be used when flour and arrows can not be seen.
tend to bring the strewn out run group together, as front runners look
for true trail from a check while the rest of the pack reaches the check
waiting for an inkling as to where to go next.
- A hash
ride should contain approximately a half dozen checks.
trail should start up within 100 yards of the check. Back tracks should
be less than 1/4 mile long.
true trail should come out of check in a forward direction, on to
the right or left, (not back in the direction of the original trail).
- A trail
should be easy to follow when you are on trail, flour placement can
be clever, but should not be hidden.
interesting checks to keep the pack together, not obscure trails.
should not go through private property without owners' permission.
places, such as unstable cliffs on night runs or heavy traffic areas,
should be avoided.
checks are a good idea, and should include sodas & plenty of water.
Long and/or hot trails should include extra water.
- At a
check, a trail cannot 'die'. If a trail is marked and it is not true
trail there will be a backtrack made by three lines across the trail.
doesn't have much money as there is typically only 7-15 people paying.
Hares in the past have been very generous in providing more than they
get re-imbursed but it is not necessary. HOTD'ers are generally happy
to bring their own adult beverages and something to share.
deal: The most important thing is to be clear in the run-start directions
exactly what you are providing and what people should bring or expect.
at a bar and no beercheck: $3 and make sure there is food for purchase
at the bar or next door. The $3 will be used for down down beer. (we
like good beer and pichers of Sierra Nevada run about $20).
elsewhere, at least $3 and include instructions for what you are providing
(i.e. down down beer only). No more than $7 unless its a "special"
hash (like a wine tasting or something).
it should go like this: Fee = $6. BBQ at ending, we are providing bratwurst
and fixings, bring something to share and your own beverages.
to have water at the ending and at beerchecks. It's good to have a 12
pack of beer at the end too (though you don't have to).
will reimburse you after your Hash. Provide him/her with receipts of