Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: I’m coming from out of town, where can I stay in Green Lake?
ANSWER: Information about our community and lodging can be found here.

QUESTION: Does the ride offer refunds or defer entries to future years?
ANSWER: No. Due to the need to order materials in advance and meet our financial commitment to our charity partner, the ride does not offer refunds or defer entries to future years under any circumstances. Transfers of registrations to other riders are allowed. See below.

QUESTION: How do I transfer my registration?
ANSWER: 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 emailing the ride management team (Link to click here) prior to the close of advance registration. The paid rider we have on file must email us the new rider’s first name, last name, email address, gender, birth date, emergency contact name, and emergency contact phone number. After the close of advance registration, 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.

QUESTION: Do I need to select a ride distance and stick with it?
ANSWER: No. You can decide on ride day 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, so your start time, finish time and distance is completely up to you.

QUESTION: What time do I need to start?
ANSWER: You can start any time between 7 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 5:00.

QUESTION: What happens if it rains?
ANSWER: The ride will take place rain or shine.

QUESTION: Do I need a road bike to participate?
ANSWER: No. You may ride on any style of bike you choose. The entire course is on roads so road bikes and hybrids are the typical styles of bikes used by participants.

QUESTION: Are recumbent bikes, tandem bikes, Burley and pull-behind trailers acceptable?
ANSWER: Yes. Regarding child trailers, make sure your precious cargo are also wearing helmets (if applicable), and that only the riders pulling the trailers need to register.

QUESTION: Are finisher results posted to the website?
ANSWER: No. This is a ride not a race. Racing is discouraged and there are no official results based on finish time. Our start and finish lines do not have timing mats.

QUESTION: When can I pick up my packet?
ANSWER: You may pick up your packet on Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Green Lake Chamber offices 550 Mill St., or on Sunday, May 27 between 6:00 am and 10:00 am at the Deacon Mills Park.