2021 Frequently Asked Questions

About the Bike Course

Remember:  Helmets are mandatory for all riders.

1. Does the course have a lot of hills?

The 11-mile course has what would be considered moderate but typical hills for the area. The average rider can easily handle the few hills that are on this course. For those riding the 25-mile and 50-mile courses there are several challenging hills. If hills are a concern, it is suggested that a driving tour sometime before the ride would be advisable. The course maps are on our web site.

2. Will automobile traffic along the courses be stopped?

Generally, No. However, police support will be stationed on Rt. 6 just after the starts, taking into consideration larger groups of riders of crossing traffic. Riders must always observe traffic laws, particularly at intersections.  Riders should keep to the right side of the road close to the road shoulder when riding and avoid obstructing vehicle traffic..  

3. Will my child be able to ride the full distance?

A healthy and fit child between the ages of 10 and 16 should be able to handle the 11-mile course.  We do not recommend the 25-mile or 50 mile course for children under age 16. The final decision for a child to participate is that of the parent(s) who will be accompanying them.

4. How long will the course take to ride?

The course can take as little time or as long as you like, as you will be riding at your own pace.  But, an average rider should plan on 1 to 1.5 hours for the 11-mile ride, 2 hours for the 25-mile ride and 3.5 hours for the 50-mile ride. 

5. Will there be water stations on the course?

Per current Covid-19 guideline: All riders are requested to bring their own water.  None will be provided on the courses. 

6. Will the course be marked?

All courses will be marked with Go the Distance signage.  Course volunteers will be available at key intersections to assist riders. Que sheets will be available to define the course segments and their respective distances from the start. 

7. Can I ride the course more than once? 

You can ride the course as many times as you like. But, understand that volunteers will only be on the courses between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Vehicles will clear the course and remove signage following the last riders on the course. The Go the Distance event ends at 1:30 P.M. Course maps are available at Events and our website.

8.  Will there be any technical support on the course?

Volunteers will be on the course throughout the morning to provide some limited technical support.  SAG vehicles will be covering courses. There will also be a bike repair technician at the school for technical assistance.

9. Are there activities after the ride?

There will be a silent auction awarding after the rides at approximately 12 Noon.  Winners need not be present to accept their prizes. 

Please remember, an adult MUST accompany children under the age of 16 on the ride

 

About the Trail 5K Race and Walks

1.  What are the conditions the trails?

The 5K course is within the school grounds. It includes paved segments, open athletic field (turf)segments and trail segments.

2. Will there be any water distributed on the course?

No.  Please be sure to hydrate yourself before you run. Water and alternative beverages will be available before and after the event.

3.  Will the course be marked?

The course will be clearly marked with Go the Distance signage.  Volunteers wearing red tee-shirts will be stationed along the course to direct you.

4.  Will prizes be awarded in specific categories?

Yes, prizes will be awarded for ages on or under 13, 19, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 & 70 and older; both men and women.

5.  Will the 5K walk be on the same course?

Yes, 5K walkers follow the same course and start immediately after the 5k race leaves the start line. 

6.  Does the course have a lot of hills?

The 5K course is generally flat with a relatively small hill climb.

Note: Children ages 12 and under in 5K race and 5K walk must be must be accompanied by an adult.