FAQ

Q: In a nut shell what does this event include?
A: The event includes: Liability insurance, camping fees for 2 nights, event t-shirt, Saturday snacks and a meal, Founders beer, beer cups, 2 light breakfasts, course maps, porta jon rentals.  Registration opens Sunday May 21, 2017 at 8 PM est, Entry fees are as follows:
Early registration $110   Register early and save!

Q: How hard is this event?
A: You need to be a cyclist with quite a bit of experience. Riding 45-55 miles with a loaded bike is much harder than 45 miles with no load. You have plenty of time to train for this but one should not expect to ride once a week and have fun at this event.

Q: Can I bring my kids along in a trailer or on their own bike?
A: You have to be 18 years old to participate due to our liability insurance policy.

Q: I’d like to ride a longer or shorter route, is that possible?
A: Yes, we encourage you to stay with the group and roll together but if you would like to modify the route and venture off on your own you can certainly do that. Just don’t forget  dinner and beer will be served around 5pm. We might also create a optional longer route

Q: I have a ton of experience with Bikepacking and prefer to ride longer, solo or in remote parts of the country, will I have fun on this ride?
A: Maybe not. Michigan is scenic but we don’t have mountains or oceans to ride near. Our route is in a National Forest with quite a few farms, rolling terrain and sections of deep forests. We do know how to have a good time though!

Q: I registered for the event but now I can make it. Can I receive a refund?
A: No refund of any kind will be allowed. Transfers are offered on Bikereg until September 24 at 11:45 PM  and will cost $5. The original registered racer finds someone to purchase their registration.  The two parties determine the price of the transferred registration and make payment arrangements on your own.  The original registered racer goes into their Bikereg race entry and selects “transfer your entry” and enter the email of the person transferring in. The new racer will accept the registration, pay the $5 transfer fee.

Q: I don’t own a mountain bike or a fat bike, can I use a standard touring bike?
A: Yes, the roads are very well maintained. I would use as large of a tire you can fit in the frame from 700×28 to 700×45

Q: How do transfers work?
A: The original registered racer finds someone to purchase their registration.  The two parties determine the price of the transferred registration and make payment arrangements on your own.  The original registered racer goes into their Bikereg race entry and selects “transfer your entry” and enter the email of the person transferring in. The new racer will accept the registration, pay the $5 transfer fee.

Q: Where can I find photo’s from the 2015 event?
A: Facebook. Patrick Helsel has a page and many participants took photos as well.