Do I have to register online?
NO – you may register on-site at the event however you will miss out on saving $10 per rider for early-bird online registration
What is the cost of the ride?
Individual adult (13+) — $30
Individual child (up to 12 years old) — $20
Team Rider — $30
Family (at least 1 adult & children under 12 years old)* — $100
General admission to pre & post ride festival (no ride entry) — $5
Virtual cyclist (can’t make the event) — Donation basis
*Early Bird Pricing ends 4/14/18
How safe is the course?
This year we have a 6 mile closed course. The course will have stops along the way where you can listen to live music or take a break if need be. The course has been laid out by the Sacramento Police Department’s Bike Unit Officers
- SPD Bike Unit Officers will be riding with us
- Repair stations and safety checks will be located throughout the ride
- SAG vehicles will be along the course
Is there a registration fee for children riding in a bike trailer or an attached seat?
- NO. Children in attached seat/trailer ride Free
Is there a discount for two adults on a tandem bicycle?
No, because this is a fundraiser to help kids’ in need.
What should I do if I need bicycle repair or need help on the course?
There will be “Bike Aid” stations along the course approximately every quarter mile. Watch ahead on the course for the lighted white balloons. If your repair cannot occur on the course, SAG vehicles will be available to get you and your bicycle back to your car.
How do I contact a SAG vehicle for major assistance?
Contact numbers will be on the ride information sheet given to each rider at registration.
Why does everyone need to sign a waiver?
This is a requirement of the City of Sacramento and the Rotary Club of Point-West Sacramento which manage the ride. A parent must sign the waiver for every child riding whether in attached seat or riding on their own bicycle.
Safety Rules of the Ride:
Cyclists should obey normal traffic laws
- Cyclists should dress in light colored clothing
- Cyclists and child passengers should wear a bicycle helmet
- Cyclists should have a front light on their bicycle that throws light 300 feet
- Cyclists should have a rear red reflector on their bicycle
- A flashing rear red light is recommended
- Cyclists should ride respectfully without antics or speeding past other cyclists. Remember it’s a fun ride not a race!
What if my child needs a restroom?
There will be porta-pottys on Capitol Mall event venue. On course there is a lighted public restrooms at Miller Park (2.1 miles from start).
How do I enter the "Best Lit-Up Bike" & "Best Team" contests?
It’s easy! On the night of the ride light up your bike as much as possible (extreme creativity encouraged) AND bring the entire team to the main stage for some good old fashion competition. Check the schedule for the contest start time.
What do I do with my bike while eating from Food Trucks?
A secure, complimentary, bike corral is provided and staffed by SABA (Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates) and event volunteers
What happens if it rains?
This event is “Rain or Shine”. Unless the weather is dangerous, we will still ride. We will not issue refunds for inclement weather.
What time does the event start?
The ride will begin at 9 pm, but come early and join us for pre-ride activities, food trucks and more, on the Capitol Mall starting at 7 p.m.
What time does the event end?
The first riders are expected to return back to the Capitol Mall at approximately 9:45pm. The post-ride festival will run until 11pm and includes more live music, food trucks and new this year, a beer garden by Lost Coast Brewing.
Do you offer bicycle rentals?
Yes. Bicycle rentals are available at 2 for 1 or 50% off one bike through our great community partner, Practical Cycle Transportation Co. (PCTC) at TWO convenient locations: Old Sacramento 114 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 & Historic Folsom 150 Natoma Station Drive Folsom, CA 95630. Bikes must be returned to the same location as rented. You may pick up rental bike/s the night of the event, August 5thand return them the next day. The inventory of cycles is in great demand, call early to reserve yours. Call 916-706-0077 by July 28th to reserve your cycle and for more details.