STP 1 Day

I plan to do the 2014 STP in 1 Day. But what I'd like to know is: How long does a Rider have to complete the race? Some friends think it's 12 hours.  I'm thinking of doing it in 14-15 hours for my first time. What is the Cut Off time to get the 1 Day Badge?

Thanks You,

Dear J. Silverfox:

A. It's not a race

B. The course opens at 4:45 AM for one-day riders, and I believe closes at 9:00 PM. So you have a great deal of time to complete the course. I have done a one-day only once, leaving at about 5:15 AM and arriving at 8:15 PM. You can get a one-day badge as long as you have sufficient lights, and there are volunteers still willing to stand out there and hand them out.  I know of someone who rolled in about midnight one year, and still got a one-day badge (not recommended). 

Submitted by J.Silverfox on

Thank You. I should have said "Course". And not race. I've done the STP before. And felt strong after finishing. That's why I think I can do it in 1 Day.

Submitted by jcjob on

I find it amazing that every year, 2,700+ of the 10K riders do the STP in one day.  That distance equals 22 times around the planet.. all in one day.  

I'm going to put on my Pink Floyd records and think about that...   :)

Submitted by Al Hasse on

Last year was my second STP, and my first single day ride.  It took me almost exactly 13 hours, including stops for food and water.  Oddly enough, the two day ride the previous year also took a total of 13 hours, also included all stops except the overnight stop.

I found out that the Finish Line closes at 9 pm. Also, as I've read on this site. If you rent a Timing Chip. When you turn it in you get a 1 Day Window Sticker? I think it said that? There's no way to distinguish 1 Day from 2 Day riders. Except if they arrive on Saturday.

So it seems like all that 1 Day riders get is a STP Finisher Badge. I got one last year as a 2 Day Finisher.

Submitted by jayfredlund on

@J. Silverfox: When you arrive on Saturday at the finish line, you'll be handed a "One Day Rider" patch as you cross the finish line--regardless of whether you rent the timing chip.  The patch is based solely on what day you arrive at the finish line.

Submitted by da2rth on

what i observed at the finish line was the "official photo" folks were done at 9PM.  the were handing out "One Day Rider" patches way past 11PM.  the announcer was done around 10:30PM.  most of the vendors were done by 9:30PM.  lot of folks hanging out in the park until midnight.  kudos to the volunteers who stayed up assisting finishers way beyond the 9PM finish.