The following information will help you maximize your Bike for Boys & Girls Clubs experience!
McKee Farms Park
2930 Chapel Valley Rd, Fitchburg WI
In an effort to be environmentally conscious and due to limited parking lot space, we highly encourage carpooling or riding your bike to the starting line. We thank you, in advance, for your patience and cooperation.
- Bike Helmet (helmets are required)
- State ID or Driver’s License
- Water bottle
- Spare tubes and bike pump
- Red rider wristband (located in rider bags that are received prior to ride day) otherwise located at registration
Registration will open at approximately 7:00 AM. If you received your rider bag ahead of time, you DO NOT need to register on the day of the event.
Visit our amazing Bike4BGC volunteers at registration to drop off your pledges in the pledge envelopes.
A nutritious energy building breakfast will be available to all riders starting at 7:30 AM. Enjoy local bagels, fresh fruit, energy bars and granola bars, hot coffee and more to help you build the energy you need for a safe and successful ride.
50 - Mile Route – 7:30 AM START. No one will be allowed to leave after 8:00 AM. There are no exceptions.
25 - Mile Route – 9:00 AM START. No one will be allowed to leave after 9:30 AM. There are no exceptions.
8 - Mile Route – 10:30 AM START. No one will be allowed to leave after 11:00 AM. There are no exceptions.
Additional maps will be provided at registration.
Volunteers will be present to assist you with any mechanical programs you may have at their technical tent which will be located near registration.
We highly recommend that riders try to return to the park before 12:30PM so that they can enjoy all of the amazing things offered at the after-party!
There are rest stops located every 7-11 miles along each route and are stocked with drinks, water, snacks and friendly volunteers who will be able to provide medical assistance if needed, mechanical support and friendly words of encouragement. Restrooms will be available at each rest stop. Please only use the bathroom facilities provided at the rest stop. A trash can will be available at each rest stop. Please refrain from littering.
FOOD & DRINK
Complimentary food and beverages are intended for riders and event volunteers. The amazing smell will awaken your nose and excite your taste buds. Treat yourself to a variety of cold beverages provided by and cookies.
Capital Brewery will be serving cold lagers and ales. Only riders and volunteers with beer tickets (issued to participants 21 years and older) will be served alcoholic beverages. Per our insurance policy, we will only serve riders and volunteers. Friends and family will not be allowed to consume alcohol at the event. Beer tickets can be retrieved at the table located near registration. Breakfast will be available from 7AM – 10:30AM. Lunch will be available 11AM – 1:30PM.
Bag storage will be available from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Bag storage will be located in the park shelter located near registration.
Riders will be able to check in their rider bags at no cost. Boys & Girls Clubs will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Bike for Boys & Girls Clubs has grown every year since the first ride 17 years ago. In an effort to keep the ride as safe as possible, we strongly encourage you NOT to ride in large groups. Remember this is a RIDE and not a RACE! Traffic will not be stopped for you, so please keep all roads open, allow automobile traffic to pass, and please obey all of the rules of the road.
We have seen problems occur when riders get tangled up within their packs. We encourage everyone to seriously assess their riding ability and to not ride faster than they are comfortable. Dangerous intersections on the route will be marked well in advance with road signs and some may even have volunteer route directors. Please pay attention and slow down as you approach these intersections.
See you at the starting line!