Enjoy your BayCare Clinic Century experience
Mon, May 15, 2017
The first BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore bicycle tour is just around the corner. We’ve got some tips to ensure your ride-day experience is memorable:
Register online: Go to baycarecentury.com, , click the Registration link and follow the instructions. It’s that easy. You can register in person on ride day, but save yourself time and energy by registering online.
Tune up your bike: It’s a good idea to give your bike a quick tune-up, especially if you haven’t ridden in a while. Have the basics covered – tires pumped, chain cleaned, and worn brake pads and stretched brake cables replaced.
Wear a helmet: You need a helmet to participate in the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore. Wearing a helmet is the best thing you can do to protect your noggin when biking.
Don’t lose your wristband: Your wristband grants you access to all the Century ride has to offer – rest stop refreshments and post-ride food and drink. Don’t lose it!
Note the SAG number on your wristband: Tire’s gone flat? Bike chain broke? We can help. Call the SAG (support and gear) number on your wristband. We’ll get a bike expert out to assist you.
Have a location or mapping app handy: You’ll want this in case you stray off the course and need to consult a real-time location device. Just make sure your smart phone’s “Location Services” or GPS settings are turned on.
Note the weather: Check the weather conditions on ride day, noting that temperatures in one section of the course can vary from the next. The bayshore and lakeshore regions are generally cooler than areas inland. Also, make sure to check out the weather advisory signs at each rest stop. They’ll offer a visual cue as to conditions in that area.
Stay hydrated: You’ll have several opportunities to grab a swig of Gatorade and water at the rest stops. Take the opportunity to refill your water bottles. Hydrate properly and you’ll keep your muscles working and generate enough sweat to cool off.
Use the portable toilets: If you’ve got to go, use one of the many portable toilets at the rest stops. Doing your business behind a bush or a tree or, worse, in an open field – not cool.
Be courteous at the rest stops: The refreshments at our rest stops are provided based on the number of registrants. If you take more than you need, you’re shortchanging the riders coming along the course behind you. Also not cool. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Toss your trash: We’ll have more than enough trash receptacles at the rest stops. Help us be a good neighbor and properly dispose of your garbage.
Have fun: We want you to have a great time on ride day. If you need something from us to make your ride day experience that much better, please ask. We aim to please and want you to have the best possible bike ride experience.
We’ll see you on Saturday, June 3, at the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore.