Start/End - Canal Park (200 L St. SE)
On-site services and sign-in starts at 5:00 am. You must SIGN-IN by 5:30am. Start time is at 6:00 am. End time is obviously flexible but ideally around 6:00 pm. More information on the Route page.
This is a group ride, not a race, and we encourage every rider to find the appropriate group that fits their fitness level. At the start of the ride we’ll help you seed yourself with other riders expecting to ride at the same average speed. Working together in a paceline will allow you to keep your pace higher than normal and not burn out too early. Remember it’s a long way and smart pacing, hydration/nutrition and timely breaks will
help you finish successfully.
The suggested pace is an average of 18 - 22 mph. Please check the cut off times on the Check Points page. This is a 200 mile ride and, while we will have SAG support vehicles for those that need it, this is not intended for riders knowingly doing less mileage unless you provide your own SAG support.
Note: For safety reasons riding in aero position is not permitted while in a paceline.
Equipment: Bike, Helmet, Flat Repair Kit...
There is no mandatory bike check. However, we expect that you make sure your bike is in good condition, you have a rear red light, you wear a helmet at all times and you’re prepared to fix your own flat tire. We will have tech support, provided by Arrow Bicycle, at the start and rolling along the course to help out when possible but every rider should be self sufficient.
• Bike helmets are mandatory. No helmet = no start.
• No iPods or mp3 players.
• Carry tubes and CO2 or hand pump as a limited supply will be available at Check Points.
Special Needs Bag
For those doing the 200 mile ride, if you have special diet needs we will transport your food to the lunch stop (mile 117). Please note that it will not be refridgerated.
Support and Supplies
Water, drinks, Hammer products, ice, fruit, lunch and other items will be available along the route at check points. We'll also provide bike techincal support when available. Be prepared for your ride and bring your special nutritional needs- bars, gels, etc.
Ride rain or shine. Please bring proper clothing/equipment.
Cost is dependent on route and special discounts. Please check the registration page for more information. Previous participants are eligible for a discount and there are early registration discounts.
Here are some items it will include:
- Charity Donation
- Support vehicles
- Water, drinks, Hammer products, ice, fruit, snacks, lunch, etc.
- Tech support
- Post ride celebration
- Goodie Bag
Bring at least $25 in cash in case you stop for additional food along the route.