Frequently Asked Questions
Are helmets required?
Absolutley yes, without any exception. Not only do helmets make sense from a safety standpoint, they are also required by our insurance provider.
Are lights required?
All of our rides will take place during full daylight hours. Lights are not required for this event, but they are recommended. Using a forward facing white light and a rear facing red light help others see you when you're out riding.
What types of tools/supplies/food/drink should I bring on my ride?
Each person's gear for a ride could very wel be completely different from others. Some tool and supply suggestions include: spare tube, tube and tire patch kits, tire levers, bike multi-tool, CO2 inflator and cartridges, tire pump, and a presta/schrader adapter. It's always wise to carry a little bit of cash with you, as well as an ID. (RoadID makes a great product!)
What kind of bikes are okay to use in this ride?
Any kind! At events past, we've had everything from road, mountain, commuter/townie, fixie/single speed, BMX, tandem, recumbent, electric, and low rider. All bikes are welcome!
What kind of roadways will I be riding on?
All of our routes have been selected to be on pavement of some form or another. This could be asphalt or concrete. Please note that some of these paved areas may have some loose gravel, dirt, or mud. We will make every effort to have the routes swept just before the day of the event.
What physical condition do I need to be in to ride this ride?
By offering a wide range of distances, we hope that enocurages more people to come out and ride with us. We have routes that small children could participate in (with a parent or legal guardian, of course), all the way up to the most seasoned 22 mile-per-hour rider.
Will the routes be marked clearly?
All of our routes are assigned a color code. You will receive a color-coordinated wrist bracelet based on the route you are riding. As you leave the start line, you will notice colored paper arrows attached to the pavement. To stay on your route, simply follow the colored arrow set that matches your bracelet.
Will the routes be closed to traffic?
The routes are not closed to traffic. Event organizers will be taking great care in placing as many warning signs as necessary to alert traffic that there is a cycling event in progress. Police presence may be used in the more congested areas.
What will happen to the event in case of a health emergency, such as COVID-19?
We have dedicated staff following the most current federal, state, county, and local health orders to ensure we remain compliant. For the time being, we are planning on operating as usual. Should we find that a more stringent program apply, we will escalate our plans to reflect the safer standard.
What will be at the start and finish line at Council Park?
We are still working on securing additional vendors to be at our event. The city of Somerton has been graciously working with us to develop this ride into a community event. We hope to have a good turn out of spectators, health resources, food, and music!
Where is parking for the event?
There is plenty of adjacent parking at the event. We will have access to not only ample street parking, but also larger parking lots in the area.