Casper, WY has a local airport--Casper-Natrona County International Airport (CPR)--with connecting flights from Denver International Airport. Depending on demand, we can provide a free shuttle from the Casper airport. (The host hotel also provides a free shuttle.)
The nearest large airport is Denver International Airport, which is a 4.5-hour drive from Casper, WY. Salt Lake City, UT is a 7-hour drive to Casper, WY. Omaha, NE is a 10.5-hour drive to Casper, WY.
Greyhound Bus from Denver, CO to Casper, WY is ~$56 one way. www.greyhound.com/en/ecommerce/schedule
Gear Transport (Only) from and back to Denver Airport
We will provide gear-only transport from Denver Airport to the host hotel in Casper on Sunday, Aug. 6 between noon and 4 pm. On Level 6, west side, exit through Door 602 and look for Adventure Enablers and ARWS signs/flags. The gear should arrive in Casper within about 5 hours. You may pick up your gear from the race Staging Area (951 N Poplar Street, the rear lot, across from Ramkota Hotel) between 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm that evening or starting at 7 am on Monday, August 7.
On Thursday, August 17, the gear transport truck leaves Casper for Denver airport no later than noon, so if you are using this option, you must have all gear in Staging Area by 10 am. If necessary, you can leave your gear to be returned to Denver (preload it in the box truck), but you will need to make sure you are at the Denver airport at 4 pm on the 17th to retrieve your gear from the truck.
We have secured a gated and manned Staging Area just across from the Ramkota Hotel at 951 N Poplar Street. Starting at 7 am on Monday, August 7 you may use this area to store, work on, or organize your gear.
Teams must book their accommodation for the event. Discounted rates for teams and family members are available at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper. This hotel is adjacent to the finish line and will be used for the pre-race brief, staging of equipment before the race begins, and the awards banquet. A block of 200 rooms has been reserved with a discounted rate of $84.99 plus tax per night (regular rate is $129.99). Please contact the hotel directly for reservations at (307) 266-6000 and mention that you will be taking part in the Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Race/ARWC 2017 to get the discounted rates. You must mention the specific event to get the discount. You also may email Megan Miller at Megan.email@example.com with any questions.
The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast and a shuttle service to anywhere in Casper city limits (drop off and pick up, including the airport).
Shipping to Host Hotel
You can ship your bikes and gear to the host hotel (Ramkota Hotel) in Casper. They are prepared to accept and keep it secure until you arrive. We recommend timing your shipping so that it has to be stored by the hotel for the minimum time possible until your arrival and pick up. Ship to:
800 N Poplar St
Casper, WY 82601
Transport from Casper-Natrona International Airport
We will provide transport for teams, bags, and bike boxes from Casper Airport. Once registered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the Casper airport transfer.
Some teams may choose to rent a car and drive themselves the 4.5 hours from Denver. Search online for car hire; all major companies operate from Denver International Airport. Rental prices may be higher than normal because of the Eclipse event taking place on August 21, 2017. Wyoming is one of the best spots in the world for viewing (see “Things to Do in Wyoming”). Parking at the host hotel is free.
Please check if you require a visa to enter the United States. For further information for travelers arriving in the United States, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html
Wyoming has a strict policy on watercraft. Packrafts will require an inspection before they can be used. If you are driving across state lines, you can have the inspection done as you cross into the state. We will arrange an AIS inspector to check packrafts before the race. For further details see https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Prevention.
The official language for the AR World Championship is English. All course notes and briefings will be in English. If you require assistance with translation please email email@example.com. We recommende teams have a team member fluent in English.
The event will be conducted in time zone GMT -7:00 (US Mountain Standard Time). The event will use 24-hour time for all timing information.
International travelers may “roam” with their mobile phones or purchase a sim card on arrival and insert in an unlocked phone. Prepaid phones with data can be purchased starting at around $30 USD. Major US carriers work in and around Casper. The area’s best coverage services are AT&T and Verizon. The host hotel has free wifi access. Many stores and restaurants also have free wifi access. For emergency services, dial 911.
The local currency is the US dollar (USD). MasterCard and Visa are used extensively throughout the United States, and there are many automatic teller machines (ATMs) in and around Casper to withdraw cash.
All items have a sales tax placed on them when purchasing. In Wyoming the sales tax is 4%. This is not shown on the item but added during checkout.
Bargaining is not a normal local custom. Tipping at restaurants where you have a server (someone brings your food to you at your table) is common and expected. A normal tip is between 15% and 20% of your total bill. A good guide for tipping can be found here: www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html
Power is 110V AC.
Local Race Supplies Shopping
Casper has a multitude of shopping opportunities for gear and food. Click here for a map of local resources.
The host hotel offers free parking, and vehicles may be left there while you are racing. Teams may leave personal bags at the Staging Area while racing.
Driving is on the RIGHT side of the road in the United States.