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F.A.Q.

 
 

Q: How do I register?
A:
On Bikereg.com. 
Registration will open December 1st, 2019 9 a.m. EST and close March 25th at 5pm EST

No license required.

Register early and save! Registration for all categories increases $5 at 8 a.m. est. on January 1, $5 on February 1 and $5 on March 1. 

Q: What age category do I sign up for?
A:
Your registration race age category is your age on December 31 of race year.

Q: Is there a rider cap?
A:
Yes, 3800 racers. registration will close March, 25th at 5pm EST or sooner if the cap is met
* 100-mile race is capped at 350 riders**

Q: If the race doesn’t sell out will you be open for day of registration?
A:
No.  

Q: Where and when is Packet Pick Up?
A: 
  April 14  from 4 pm – 8 pm at Founders Brewery taproom in Grand Rapids, MI

or 

Friday April 17 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
At the Hastings Ace Hardware (Basement)
Address: 200 S Boltwood, Hastings, MI 49058 
and
Saturday April 18 from 5:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. At Ace Hardware Hastings. Please arrive early!

Q: Can I have someone pick up my packet for me?
A:
 NO

  • Everyone picking up their packet will need to show ID and sign a waiver for the packet

  • To avoid unnecessary race day stress, get there early!

  • We will have lines for pick up set by your race bib #. Make sure you know your number and get in the correct line

  • Once you get your race plate, pre-purchased merchandise is listed on the back. Go to Merchandise table to pick up your items

Q: How does the team competition work?
A:
You register for a distance and race as an individual first. You may also register to compete and be scored in the team competition offered for the 62, 36 & 18 mile races.
How to register: On Bikereg, After you registered yourself to race in a distance, select the “team competition” category and your race distance, All team competition participants will pay $5. Make sure your Team / Sponsor name is correct in your racer registration profile. You can go into Bikereg and register for the team competition at anytime prior to 4/3 at NOON EST. At that time we will build team competition rosters based on who registered for each distance and exact team name / sponsor. We will send out a final roster update to team competition participants on 4/8.
Team Competition scoring: You must have a minimum of 5 racers in the same distance that finish the race to have a team competition score. There is no max for team competition racers on a team, however only the top 5 times from your roster will create your final team time scoring. Fastest team times for the 18 mile, 36 & 62 races will be awarded a trophy and recognized during the awards.

Q: What is the refund/cancellation policy?
A: No refund or deferring to the following year will be allowed although you can transfer your entry to another rider via BikeReg prior to March 25th at 5pm EST **The event organizers reserve the right to delay, reschedule or cancel the race due to (but not limited to); weather, emergencies and any unforeseen situations that may put at risk the safety of the racers, spectators, volunteers and general public. No refunds will be provided, however the race organizers may offer registrants a partial refund or credit to a future race based on available funds after fixed race costs.

Q: How are waves determined / created?
A:
Wave age categories are created using avg. speed from previous year. We try to keep waves around 125 riders. Fastest groups in earlier waves. There is no seeding within age category waves.

Q: I need to transfer my entry to someone how does that work?
A:
You have until March 25th at 5pm EST to transfer your registration. The procedure for transferring an entry goes like this; the original registered racer finds a person to sell their registration to and works out the selling price, payment and needs the buyers email address. The original registered racer then goes into their bikereg race confirmation or account and selects “transfer to another racer”. Enter the email of the person buying your registration.
The person transferring in gets the email, accepts the transfer, goes to bikereg and selects the category they will be racing in.  They will check out and pay the $10 transfer fee. 

Q: I’m a fat biker, master or singlespeeder, can I race in the 62 mile “Men Open” category?
A:
Yes, anyone can race the 62 mile open category regardless of their age or bike 

Q: How does the RACING FOR FUN category work?
A:
We offer a racing for fun category for the 18 & 36 mile races. Your race is still timed but it’s the last wave of each distance to provide less traffic running up behind you. These waves combine all ages so you could race and start in the same wave as different aged friend. These categories are not eligible for race awards. 

Q: How do I get race results?
A:
  Timing by Newton Timing. is live and upon finishing the race you can use your smart phone to access results: www.barry-roubaix.com/info/results/

Q: How can I confirm my entry?
A: 
You may confirm who has entered the race by going to the BikeReg link and checking the confirmed riders list. You will also receive a confirmation email from BikeReg.

Q: I need to edit my entry on BikeReg. I want to change my category, my name is spelled wrong, I forgot to add my team name, etc… Can I do that myself?
A:
Yes, Until March 25th at 5pm EST. Make sure you create a profile in BikeReg and not register as a guest. You will have the ability to edit your registration information; category, team name, profile info…. through your BikeReg registration for the event. 

Q: What should I do if I decide to quit?
A:
We recommend you ride to the nearest aid station and ask for a SAG vehicle to bring you back to the start area.
Please inform the our timing team at the finish line that you dropped out!

Q: I signed up for the 100/62/36 mile race but decided mid race I won’t make it that far. Can I ride the 62/36/18 mile course and still be timed?
A:
No. You can ride back to the finish if you’d like, but you must inform the timing people that you DNF’d (Did Not Finish) the proper course. DO NOT RIDE THROUGH THE FINISH CHUTE IF YOU SHORTEN YOUR RACE!  You won’t receive a timing result. 

Q: What is offered at the aid stations?
A:
CLIF products, Gordon water, Infinit Nutrition drink mix and fruit. Medics are located at each official aid station.

Q: Whats available after the race?

  • Finish line recovery tent with food and hydration

  • Race awards

  • Founders Street Party with street bonfires, music and vendors from 11am-6pm Saturday. West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance will be serving kegs of Founders Ale!

  • Mobile food trucks and some other food vendors on site

  •  Merchandise

Q: Is camping available?
A:
Yes– Clear Lake Camp, and Gun Lake State Park may be an option as well.

Q: Should I bring my family
A:
Yes.  Please refer to the City of Hastings things to do flyer! Downtown Hastings also has a great “main street” with shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. Merchant list coming soon

Q: What if we have a storm?
A:
The race runs snow, rain or shine but in the event that we have a major record snowfall, tornado warnings or severe thunderstorms the race would be shortened, postponed or canceled with no refunds. The Sager Road two-track section will be re-routed if impassable due to deep snow or severe icy conditions.

Q: What tires should I use?
A:
Depends on road conditions, but 700×34 -38 gravel tires with a low tread like Panaracer GravelKings. and 29” fast-rolling work good on mountain bikes

Q: I ordered some merchandise at registration. Do you mail it to me?
A:
No. The merchandise will be distributed to you at packet pick-up. After you get your race number plate take it to the merchandise table to receive your items.