1.) Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. All riders must wear an ANSI or Snell - Approved helmet. Please remember to obey all traffic laws.
2.) What kind of support is provided along the ride?
This is an open highway ride. Rotarians volunteer and Arlberg Sports mobile mechanics monitor routes. Mechanics will be on hand to make minor repairs (bring your checkbook). Please have your bikes tuned up beforehand.
3.) Are there any provisions provided along the ride?
Pit stops are strategically placed at certain intervals along the ride route, providing food / refreshments / restroom facilities. Please refer to the route map for the location of each pit stop.
4.) What is provided at the conclusion of the ride?
Enjoy a free relaxing meal at the Finish Line Fest with music and a no-host beer garden. Approximate start time for the meal is 1:00 PM. We will stop serving by 5:00 PM.
5.) Is the ride for all members of the family?
The 25-mile route is a relatively easy with a couple of grades but no big climbs. The 50-mile route has a few rollers, some areas with grade, and two challenging pulls on the inbound route. The 100-mile riders should be preparred to ride some rollers, a few pitches, a continual grade outbound from Leavenworth and one big, but short, pitch up and down near Plain. The weather can be warm and very likley dry; we've had riders underestimate the calories burned and the need for proper hydration ... please monitor your physical condition before, during and after the ride.
6.) Are maps of the route available?
7.) Can riders leave prior to the 8:00 AM starting time?
Yes, many riders do leave before the official start time. However, please be advised that those riders that choose to leave early may not have the pit stops open and available at the time they pass the stop. Our first pit stop is not scheduled to be open until 8:30 AM.
8.) Is this a competitive race?
NO. Times are not tracked and no awards are given for placement of finish. This RIDE is to be completed at your own pace, with an emphasis on enjoying the scenery, weather and camaraderie with fellow riders.
9.) When and where can I pick up a registration packet?
Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the brand new Pybus Public Market or Saturday beginning at 6AM to 8AM at the starting line at Walla Walla Pt. Park in Wenatchee. Pybus Public Market is located at the corners of Orondo Ave & Worthen St, just 2 blocks from the core of downtown Wenatchee, and is also accessible from the Loop Trail which run along the Columbia River.
10.) Can I pick up my friends registration packet?
11.) If I missed the online registration deadline can I still register for the ride?
Yes, you can register Friday from 5pm to 9pm at the Wa. State DOT parking lot in Wenatchee (across the street from Shari's restaurant) or Saturday beginning at 6AM to 8AM at the starting line at Walla Walla Pt. Park in Wenatchee. Payment methods available are cash, check, or credit card. No American Express. The perforamce shirt may not be available.