BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore frequently asked questions
How do I register?
Registration for the 2019 BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore ride opens on January 1. Signing up is easy. Go to baycarecentury.bike, click on the registration link and follow the instructions.
What does it cost to register?
100- and 60-mile routes
$40 in January and February
$50 in March and April
$60 from May 1 to May 20
$70 from May 21 to June 1
With each paid adult rider, one rider 17 and under may participate for free.
What do I get for my registration fee?
All riders, paid or free, will receive a goody bag, commemorative shirt, access to rest stops, food and beverages at rest stops, a post-ride meal and beverage voucher, and access to SAG "support and gear" vehicles if needed.
Same-day registration is by credit card only.
How do I make sure I get the right shirt size?
Register by Monday, April 15, to ensure your desired shirt size.
Are you offering a biking jersey in addition to a shirt?
Yes. That is an additional $65 when bundled with your registration.
Deadline for registration and biking jersey bundle is Monday, April 15.
Note: The commemorative biking jersey runs small. You may wish to order a size larger than your usual size.
When can I pick up my packet?
Check-in and ride packets for registered riders will be at BayCare Clinic headquarters, 1035 Kepler Drive. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, (enter the building at the main entrance) and starting at 6 a.m. on ride day, Saturday, June 1, in the registration tent on the grounds.
Why do I need to pick up my packet?
Packets include the wristband needed for access to rest stops and to food and drink during and after the ride.
Is there an age restriction to participate?
The BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore ride is a family-friendly event. There are no age or ability restrictions. Riders under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage anyone with an interest in participating to join us.
I changed my mind. Can I get a refund?
No. There are no refunds on registration fees.
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes. Visit the check-in and registration area at BayCare Clinic headquarters, 1035 Kepler Drive, to sign up for the ride. Same-day registration is by credit card only.
Several family members plan to register for the ride. Can they complete one registration form?
No. Each participant is required to complete a registration form and digitally accept an ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, but one payment can be made covering multiple registrations.
Do I need to be a seasoned cyclist to participate?
No. The BayCare Clinic Century is open to participants of all ability levels.
Are there restrictions on the types of bicycles riders may use?
No. All types of bikes may be used. However, please make sure your bike is in good working condition.
Do I have to wear a helmet to participate?
Yes. BayCare Clinic’s community wellness initiative, BayCare Clinic Bikes, promotes bicycling as a healthy, family-friendly and safe activity. Helmet use when biking is a large part of our advocacy.
What should I bring with me for the ride?
Bring things that make sense but don’t overburden yourself. We suggest a bike pump, spare tubes and a spare tire. A water bottle and snack might come in handy between rest stops. A jacket is advisable in case of bad weather or cool weather.
I’m new to biking. What is SAG?
SAG means “support and gear.” SAG vehicles will travel all four routes. You will be provided a number to call SAG for help. The SAG vehicle driver can bring you back to the start/finish line if necessary.
What can I expect at the rest stops?
Expect to grab snacks, drinks and use the toilet if needed. Feel free to rest.
I’m not great with maps. What happens if I get lost along the route?
Call the SAG number if you think you’re lost. The SAG vehicle can pick you up and get you back on track or redirect you to where you’re supposed to be.
How will the profits from the ride be used?
The profits will benefit the BayCare Clinic Foundation, whose mission is to provide people in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula improved health and livelihood.
Will the ride be canceled if it rains?
The ride takes place rain or shine. It will be canceled only if extreme weather or an unexpected public safety incident poses a threat to riders’ safety. Decisions on cancellation will be made by BayCare Clinic staff after consulting with public safety officials.
Can I ride a different route after registering?
Riders on the 100- and 60-mile routes may switch to a longer or shorter route by informing ride staff at the packet pickup.
Riders on the 15- and 30-mile routes cannot switch routes.
I’ve registered, but I can’t make it this year. Can I use my registration next year?
No. Registration is for this year only. Those who register but don’t ride cannot carry over their registration from one year to another. There are no refunds.
Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes. Ride staff must be notified by email by Friday, May 24, to update the event’s database. After that, the new rider must pick up the packet, use the existing materials and ride the selected route. Any financial considerations for transfers are between the riders.
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