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Frequently asked questions

Can I register on the day of the ride?
Yes. Those who register by Aug. 1 get a free T-shirt, but you’re welcome up to the point we leave at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. that morning.

Do I have to pay the registration fee or can I fund-raise it?
Certainly some people do not take the time to fund-raise or are not comfortable fund-raising and simply pay the registration fee, which is fine. We do, however, encourage fund-raising. You can raise the minimum registration fee and stop, or keep fund-raising to offer increased support for the cause. Those who raise the most each year win some pretty fabulous prizes that are donated from area and regional businesses.

How do I get a free ride T-shirt?
Register by Aug. 1.

If I have a passenger with me and register by Aug. 1, do we both get free T-shirts?

Is there a vegetarian meal option?
Yes. We’ll grill up a few black bean burgers for those who don’t eat meat and salads will be provided to all. Continental breakfast in the morning is typically muffins and fruit.

Do I have to register online?
No. Download our hard copy registration form, fill it out, and either mail it in or bring it on the day of the ride. Copies will also be available at the ride to complete that morning.

Does my passenger have to sign the waiver form?
Will there be a stop, or break point, along the motorcycle route?
We will have a midway break where you can go to the bathroom, stretch your legs, and get a drink of water. Our stop is usually not at a gas station so you should arrive with a full tank.

If for some reason I can’t complete the ride, will transportation/assistance be available?
For both the cyclist ride and motorcycle ride, a “chase” vehicle will be available to assist anyone who has broken down or is otherwise unable to continue. Cyclists will be able to load their bikes into the chase vehicle and ride back. Some roadside mechanical assistance is also available through Green Mountain Bike Patrol. For motorcyclists, chase vehicles can carry some bikes. Trikes may have to be left and scheduled for pick-up after the ride. Motorcyclists can ride back in the chase truck.

Will we ride in a staggered formation?

Will we stay together as a group?
Yes, motorcyclists will stay in a tight formation. Don’t let cars into the formation and pace yourself to stay with the group. Cyclists and runners/walkers will go at their own pace.

Are the 5K run/1-mile walk timed events?
The 5K is a timed event. People of all abilities are welcome on the walk and can go at any pace.
Is the cyclist ride a timed event?
No. While we encourage you to push yourself and track your time, if you’d like, it is not a race. All abilities are welcome. Cyclists leave at 10 a.m. and should strive to return by 1:30 p.m., when we estimate that we will be serving lunch.
How do I buy a motorcycle raffle ticket? How much do they cost?
Tickets for our motorcycle raffle are $100 each. Call us at (802) 728-2726 to get yours. Only 100 will be sold. We’re also doing a quilt raffle again this year. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
What kind of motorcycle is it?
It is a 2015 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster low based. You can also choose to trade the bike toward the bike of your dreams or take $5,000 cash.
Are there any additional costs associated with the motorcycle raffle?
Yes. The winner is responsible for tax, title, registration, and pick-up of the motorcycle. If you’re trading the bike or adding extras, there will obviously be additional costs.

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