Frequently Asked Questions
You can start any time between 6 am and 10 am. To reduce congestion on the roads and afford flexibility to the participants, there is no mass start to this event. We do encourage you to plan according to your anticipated pace and your target finish time. All riders should finish by 5:00 pm since the post-ride dinner ends at 6:00 pm.
You may pick up your rider packet on either Saturday, September 12 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or on Sunday, September 13 between 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay.
The choice is completely yours. Even on the day of the ride you can determine what distance you would like to go. You can even change your mind during the event regarding how far you want to travel. This is a one-day tour, not a race. Your start time, finish time, and distance are completely up to you. Please be mindful of starting early if you plan to do one of the longer routes. The festivities at the finish area officially close down at 6:00pm.
Absolutely not. You may ride on any style of bike you choose. The entire course is on road surfaces, so road bikes and upright hybrid bikes are the typical styles of bikes used by participants. Every year, we see plenty of cruisers, mountain bikes, and fat bikes on our courses.
The ride will take place rain or shine. It has never been canceled.
Of course. Regarding child trailers, make sure your precious cargo are also wearing helmets (if applicable), and remember that only the riders pulling the trailers need to register and pay the DCC entry fee.
Due to the need to order materials in advance, the massive logistical undertaking, and to meet our financial commitment to our charity partners, the ride does not offer refunds or defer entries to future years under any circumstances. Transfers of registrations to other riders are allowed. Refunds due to a weather related or any other emergency will not be given. The last thing we would ever want to do is cancel your ride.
Transfers are only available to pre-registered riders before the August 1st cutoff date. It is up to the rider to find their own replacement and handle any financial matters between themselves and a buyer. Formal transfers can be accommodated by visiting the transfer my registration link prior to August 1st. After this deadline, participants may still allow someone else to take their place by simply directing them to pick up their packet and use their wristband. Photo ID is not required at packet pick up.
This is a ride and not a race in any way. Racing is discouraged and there are no results based on finish time. Our start and finish lines do not have timing mats.