We want cycling to continue year round or at least as year round as possible. This is just one more way to enjoy cycling.
What kind of bike do i need?
You can ride any bike in this race. A road bike is ideal but if all you have is a mountainbike or hybrid...well...that will work. Due to the nature of the racing in groups, tri bikes and aero bars are not allowed.
What race should I be in?
If you have a road bike and every road ride is a race back home then odds are you should be in the "A" race. If you can go out and ride 30-50 miles on a weekend and have fun doing it then you should be in the "A" race. If you are new to cycling or riding with a group, give the "B" race a try. If you like it, do the "A" race next month.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes you do. We know you are a good rider but we aren't so sure about the guy next to you. You look better in a helmet.
What if I can't keep riding after 10 minutes?
Stop. You tried harder than the 164,957 citizens that didn't come out and try. It's about the fun. If you aren't having fun. Find another way to have fun. I suggest yelling and encouraging the other riders on the course.
What is a PRIME?
Prizes (called primes, pronounced "preems", and are usually cash) for winning specific intermediate laps (for instance, every 10th lap). A bell is usually rung to announce to the riders that whoever wins the next lap, wins the prime.
What is SCHWAG?
Schwag is a bunch of cool stuff from shirts and hats to components and tires. We have some great sponsors this year that are helping us make this happen. We would like to thank: SRAM, Giant, Continental, Shimano and Cannondale. We would like to thank our local sponsors as well: Pickle Barrel and Coffea Roasterie.