Event Rules & Regulations
THIS IS A RIDE NOT A RACE
Be careful and pay attention. Stay alert - stay alive. Please take your time to enjoy the wonderful views and roads between each of the four timed hill climbs. Be courteous to your fellow rides, please pass and ride on the left and be cautious entering and exiting rest stops.
We have chosen, for the most part, to avoid busy roads and while our routes are very scenic, they take us on roads which require your full attention – to put it simply, they may be narrower and have tighter turns than what you are used to, may have unfilled pot holes along the way and will require you to stay alert at all times.
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY
This is a must, no one will be allowed to ride without cycling helmet with the chin strap fastened at all times while on the Fondo course. No tricycles, trailers or powered vehicles of any kind will be allowed to ride.
OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS
This applies to everyone, fast or slow, newbie or experienced. This includes, but is not limited to, traffic lights and stop signs.
STAY TO THE RIGHT
At all times, except when passing and ride single file when able. Keep in mind that the roads will still be open to traffic. While you will have support vehicles and ride officials manning main intersections, please be aware that you will be sharing the road with other cyclists and vehicles.
NO IPODS, HEADPHONES OR PERSONAL STEREOS
We don't want anyone to miss the cheering crowds and musical rest stops, plus, it is not safe.
RAIN OR SHINE
We will ride regardless of the weather, unless safety dictates otherwise, so please plan accordingly.
EVENT CUT OFF
The course and the finish line will close at 5pm, at that time the ride will be officially over.
MIND YOUR MANNERS
We route you through some amazingly beautiful country. Do not litter - keep all gel packs, inner tubes and all disposable items with you until they can be disposed of properly. Please treat others with respect and be courteous to drivers by keeping right to let them pass when possible.
There are no exceptions to this rule!
ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT DISPLAY YOUR EVENT NUMBER & WEAR YOUR WRISTBAND
All registered cyclists must display their event number on their handlebars and wear their official wristband. Riders who do not have this will not be able to enjoy or access the rest stops or the finish line festival food. Any rider who is not an official part of the Fondo will not be allowed to use the rest stops, finish line festival and will miss out on lots of fun.