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FAQs2019-04-22T00:26:25+00:00
How do I sign up to participate in this awesome adventure?2019-04-22T00:43:06+00:00

You must register on line.

 

What day does it start?2019-04-11T19:47:40+00:00

The ride officially starts on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Manistique, MI

Porkies Loop riders start on Saturday, August 17 in Ironwood.

Paradise Loop riders start on Wednesday, August 21 in Manistique.

Riders that pick their days start on whatever day they sign up to start.

Bike Bar Crawl Riders start in Ironwood on Saturday, August 17th and Manistique on Saturday, August 24

How will I know my registration went through?2019-04-11T19:58:35+00:00

You will receive a Welcome email from us within 3 days of signing up.

How will I know what is going on?2019-04-11T19:57:53+00:00

You will receive an email in the beginning of August with all the details.  Where to meet daily, what hotels are drop off and pick up locations, where hydration stops will be, route, everything.  

We will attempt to think of everything you need to know and put it in the email.

If you have questions that aren’t answered, you can always email us.

 

 

 

When do I need to arrive ?2019-04-11T19:50:03+00:00

We ask that all riders (except Bike Bar Crawl) arrive in the city they are starting in the night before your first day.  

When do I get my registration packet?2019-04-11T20:01:17+00:00

Riders receive their registration packets the night before their first day of riding, (day and city will vary, depending on when you join the fun).

Cruise It Riders (bar crawl riders) will register on the day of their ride.

Other important information will be sent in emails prior to the event.

What do I need to bring to registration?2019-04-11T20:01:59+00:00

Your valid photo ID.  License, State ID, Passport are all acceptable.  Something with your smiling face and birth date on it.

Can I pick up someone else’s registration packet or can someone else pick up my registration packet?2019-04-11T19:59:26+00:00

No, all riders must show ID upon picking up their registration packets.

When do I get my registration packet?2019-04-11T19:55:32+00:00

Challenge Riders receive their registration packets the night before their first day of riding, (day and city will vary, depending on when you join the fun).

Cruise It Riders will register on the day of their ride.

Other important information will be sent in emails prior to the event.

When do I get my jersey?2019-04-11T20:06:59+00:00

At registration, so the night before your first day of riding.

Can I exchange my jersey size?2019-04-11T20:09:45+00:00

NO, please follow the Jersey Fitting Guide on the website to ensure proper fitting.  It is very accurate.

 

Will jerseys and swag be available to purchase?2019-04-11T20:13:26+00:00

Yes.  Tour Da Yoop, Eh swag and other goodies will be available to purchase at each registration.

Extra Challenge Rider Jerseys will be available for purchase, $125 each.  

The Plaid Finisher’s Jersey is NOT available for purchase. Only riders who complete all 10 sections (over any course of time, 1, 2, 5 or even 10 years), can purchase the Plaid Finisher’s Jersey.

How difficult is the ride?2019-04-11T20:15:09+00:00

This is a challenge and will probably be one of the more challenging accomplishments of your life.

Be prepared to work hard, see some beautiful sites and have a great ride.

How many miles will I be riding a day?2019-04-11T20:14:14+00:00

Approximately 120 miles per day.

Cruise It Bike Bar Crawl riders will be riding less than 25 miles.

How should I prepare for the ride?2019-04-11T20:16:26+00:00

Sounds silly to say, but make sure you have ridden your bike and that it is in working condition.

It is highly recommended that you check your tire pressure before the event. The number one complication riders encounter is a flat.  Having a spare tube and/or patch kit handy is a smart precaution. Mechanics will be available before the ride and along the route as roving SAG (service & gear).

What time do the rides start?2019-04-11T20:05:16+00:00

Riders will start at 9:00 am every day

Cruise It Riders (Bike Bar Crawl Riders) will start at 12:00 pm

Will there be a lot of road riding?2019-04-11T20:32:37+00:00

YES.  This phenomenal course is mainly paved roads with very little traffic.  If you haven’t heard it yet, chances are you’ll see more wildlife than cars on most days.

What should I bring with me on the ride?2019-04-11T20:21:57+00:00

The Feed Stations will have the items you ask us to bring for you.  You will have to carry everything that you need for the day. If you want anything other than 1 water bottle and 1 feed bag dropped off to the Feed Station, a small fee will be charged.

Why are you limiting registration?2019-04-11T20:31:05+00:00

We want to make sure that everyone is happy and we want to provide an awesome experience for everyone. Safety is our # 1 priority, Rider satisfaction is an extremely close 2nd.

What sort of weather should we expect during the event?2019-04-11T20:37:01+00:00

This is MICHIGAN, be prepared for everything, even in August.  It could be 80 during the day and 30 at night. Rain or shine the event will be held.  

What’s the overall course elevation and profile?2019-04-11T20:34:16+00:00

Please visit our website under “course info”, it is quite detailed.

Can I stay in a hotel on some nights and camp on others?2019-04-11T20:30:02+00:00

Yes, by all means! You can stay wherever you want.  We have partnered with numerous hotels in each city to give riders special rates.  Our website lists all hotels and local campgrounds under the lodging tab.

Can I drive to the Start Line each day?2019-04-11T20:28:33+00:00

Most likely not.  Your car will probably be in the city you started at.  

How will luggage/bags be transported?2019-04-11T20:24:46+00:00

We will have staff members bring rider’s luggage from city to city.

We will have designated pick  up and drop off points for riders to leave their luggage and pick up their luggage in every city.  (2-3 partnering hotels at each start/stop).

You do not have to stay at these particular hotels, that is just where you will need to drop off and pick up your luggage.  

Luggage tags will be given to riders at registration.  Please be sure to mark them CLEARLY.

How much luggage can I bring?2019-04-11T20:25:53+00:00

All participants are limited to two (2) soft-sided bags, each bag must weigh less than 20 lbs.  

If you have additional bags we can bring them for you, for a small fee of $10 per bag per day.

Am I allowed to have an extra bag for my daily gear?2019-04-11T20:27:12+00:00

It is highly recommended that you make arrangements for someone to bring extra gear for you.  However, if you want anything other than 1 water bottle and 1 feed bag dropped off to the Feed Station, a small fee will be charged.

Will we be able to have our own food and water bottles at the Feed Stations?2019-04-11T20:19:45+00:00

YES.  There will be a designated pick up location every morning for you to leave your water bottles and/or feed bags.  Our crew will get it to the Feed Station for you. You must have all your items CLEARLY labeled.

When will the list of participating bars be available for the Cruise It Bike Bar Crawl?2019-04-11T20:36:00+00:00

We will have a complete list of participating bars and route available in June.  

Ironwood Cruise It Riders will most likely be going into Wisconsin to hit a few bars too.  How fun.

Manistique Cruise It Riders will most likely be hitting the Kewadin Casino. How fun too.

How will bikes be stored and protected at night?2019-04-11T20:24:10+00:00

Every rider is responsible for their own bike and all other personal belongings.   We highly recommend locking bikes at all times, bringing into your rooms at night or putting in vehicles if possible.  

Are there Port A Johns along the route?2019-04-11T20:19:09+00:00

No, but there are spots along the route to stop in a store, restaurant or gas station.  A complete list of places willing to let riders use their facilities will be on the GPS app for the ride and in the final email confirmation.

Are accommodations provided in the entry fee?2019-04-11T20:04:19+00:00

Accommodations are not included with your entry fee.

We have several partnering hotels in each city.  These hotels are offering good deals to those who make their reservations early.  A list of hotels in each city are on our website under “lodging”

Where do I park?2019-04-11T20:02:38+00:00

You can park for free at any of our partnering hotels, a complete list will be sent in your final email confirmation.  Your car can stay in the lot for free during the entire event.

Do I have to wear a helmet? YES2019-04-11T20:37:58+00:00

YES

Is there a minimum age requirement?2019-04-11T20:31:50+00:00

YES

Challenge Riders must be 19 to ride

Cruise Riders MUST be 21 to participate

What day does it start?

The ride officially starts on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Manistique, MI

Porkies Loop riders start on Saturday, August 17 in Ironwood.

Paradise Loop riders start on Wednesday, August 21 in Manistique.

Riders that pick their days start on whatever day they sign up to start. 

Bike Bar Crawl Riders start in Ironwood on Saturday, August 17th and Manistique on Saturday, August 24

When do I need to arrive ?

We ask that all riders (except Bike Bar Crawl) arrive in the city they are starting in the night before your first day.  

When do I get my registration packet?

Challenge Riders receive their registration packets the night before their first day of riding, (day and city will vary, depending on when you join the fun).

Cruise It Riders will register on the day of their ride. 

Other important information will be sent in emails prior to the event.

Can I pick up someone else’s registration packet or can someone else pick up my registration packet?

No, all riders must show ID upon picking up their registration packets.

What do I need to bring to registration?

Your valid photo ID.  License, State ID, Passport are all acceptable.  Something with your smiling face and birth date on it.

Where do I park?

You can park for free at any of our partnering hotels, a complete list will be sent in your final email confirmation.  Your car can stay in the lot for free during the entire event.

Are accommodations provided in the entry fee?

Accommodations are not included with your entry fee.

We have several partnering hotels in each city.  These hotels are offering good deals to those who make their reservations early.  A list of hotels in each city are on our website under “lodging”.

What time do the rides start?

Riders will start at 8:00 am every day.  Early start times may become available if there is a enough interest in them.

Bar Crawl Riders will start at 12:00 pm

When do I get my jersey?

At registration, so the night before your first day of riding.

Can I exchange my jersey size?

NO, please follow the Jersey Fitting Guide on the website to ensure proper fitting.  It is very accurate.

Will jerseys and swag be available to purchase?

Yes.  Tour Da Yoop, Eh swag and other goodies will be available to purchase at each registration.

Extra Challenge Rider Jerseys will be available for purchase, $125 each.  

The Plaid Finisher’s Jersey is NOT available for purchase. Only riders who complete all 10 sections (over any course of time, 1, 2, 5 or even 10 years), can purchase the Plaid Finisher’s Jersey.

Racers who complete all 10 sections receive a FREE Plaid Finisher’s Jersey at the end of the event.

How many miles will I be riding a day?

Approximately 120 miles per day.

Cruise It Bike Bar Crawl riders will be riding less than 25 miles.

How difficult is the ride?

This is a challenge and will probably be one of the more challenging accomplishments of your life.

Be prepared to work hard, see some beautiful sites and have a great ride.

How should I prepare for the ride?

Sounds silly to say, but make sure you have ridden your bike and that it is in working condition.

It is highly recommended that you check your tire pressure before the event. The number one complication riders encounter is a flat.  Having a spare tube and/or patch kit handy is a smart precaution. Mechanics will be available before the ride and along the route as roving SAG (service & gear).

How do I register?

Register on line – PUT LINK HERE

Are there Port A Johns along the route?

No, but there are spots along the route to stop in a store, restaurant or gas station.  A complete list of places willing to let riders use their facilities will be on the GPS app for the ride and in the final email confirmation.

Will we be able to have our own food and water bottles at the Feed Stations?

YES.  There will be a designated pick up location every morning for you to leave your water bottles and/or feed bags.  Our crew will get it to the Feed Station for you.   You must have all your items CLEARLY labeled.  

What should I bring with me on the ride?

The Feed Stations will have the items you ask us to bring for you.  You will have to carry everything that you need for the day.  If you want anything other than 1 water bottle and 1 feed bag dropped off to the Feed Station, a small fee will be charged.

How will bikes be stored and protected at night?

Every rider is responsible for their own bike and all other personal belongings.   We highly recommend locking bikes at all times, bringing into your rooms at night or putting in vehicles if possible.  

How will luggage/bags be transported?

We will have staff members bring rider’s luggage from city to city.

We will have designated pick  up and drop off points for riders to leave their luggage and pick up their luggage in every city.  (2-3 partnering hotels at each start/stop).

You do not have to stay at these particular hotels, that is just where you will need to drop off and pick up your luggage.  

Luggage tags will be given to riders at registration.  Please be sure to mark them CLEARLY.

How much luggage can I bring?

All participants are limited to two (2) soft-sided bags, each bag must weigh less than 20 lbs.  

If you have additional bags we can bring them for you, for a small fee.

Am I allowed to have an extra bag for my daily gear?

It is highly recommended that you make arrangements for someone to bring extra gear for you.  However, if you want anything other than 1 water bottle and 1 feed bag dropped off to the Feed Station, a small fee will be charged.

Do I need a support team for this race?

No, we provide SAG support for all riders who need it.  

Can I drive to the Start Line each day?

Most likely not.  Your car will probably be in the city you started at.  

We will be starting and finishing in different communities every day.  However someone else can drive your car and bring you to the start line daily.

Can I stay in a hotel on some nights and in a tent on others?

Yes, by all means! You can stay wherever you want.  We have partnered with numerous hotels in each city to give riders special rates.  Our website lists all hotels and local campgrounds under the lodging tab.

Why are you limiting registration?

We want to make sure that everyone is happy and we want to provide an awesome experience for everyone. Safety is our # 1 priority, Rider satisfaction is an extremely close 2nd.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

YES

Challenge Riders must be 19 to ride

Cruise Riders MUST be 21 to participate

Will there be a lot of road riding?

YES.  This phenomenal course is mainly paved roads with very little traffic.  If you haven’t heard it yet, chances are you’ll see more wildlife than cars on most days.

What’s the overall course elevation and profile?

Please visit our website under “course info”, it is quite detailed.

When will the list of participating bars be available for the Cruise It Bike Bar Crawl?

We will have a complete list of participating bars and route available in June.  

Ironwood Cruise It Riders will most likely be going into Wisconsin to hit a few bars too.  How fun.

What sort of weather should we expect during the event?

This is MICHIGAN, be prepared for everything, even in August.  It could be 80 during the day and 30 at night. Rain or shine the event will be held.  

Do I have to wear a helmet?

YES