Tour De Coast FAQ’S

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GENERAL

How long is the ride? 

We have two options for participants; 100K (62.4 miles) & 50K (31.2 miles)

When is Tour De Coast 2019?

2019 Event is in the planning process and will be announced as soon as the proper process is completed. We appreciate your patience!

Can my club or group receive discounted pricing?

iYes, We encourage team building! Whether you are a company looking to put together a group, an official club, or just looking to grab a group of friends we are here to encourage team building. Email INFO@VELOSPORTEVENTS.COM to receive your team discount code.
Can my group or myself raise money for a charity?

Certainly! Shoot us an email at INFO@VELOSPORTEVENTS.COM and we can set you up.

 


REGISTRATION


I already registered for the 100 KM Tour de Coast, but I'd like to participate in the 50km Tour de Coast. Is that possible?

You can transfer your registration at no extra cost until April 6th. Please email us at info@velosportevents.com with subject: “Request a distance change”.

I already registered for the 50 KM Tour de Coast, but I'd like to participate in the 100km Tour de Coast. Is that possible?

You can transfer your registration at no extra cost until April 6th. Please email us at info@velosportevents.com with subject: “Request a distance change”.

Is there a minimum age for participants?

Riders must be 12 or older to participate. Riders 17 or younger will have to be accompanied by their legal guardian.

I can’t start. Can I get a refund or do a transfer to another rider?

There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals.


CATEGORIES

What type of bike can I ride for the event?

We suggest to use a road bike as it is the best option to ride in groups. Its light weight makes climbing easier.


You can also ride a mountain bike, touring bike or single speed (with two brakes), triathlon bikes, time trial bikes, tandems, recumbent bikes, trailers and bike seats.

Is it timed?

No, Tour de Coast is a fun tour.

What are the speed groups?

100k: 62.4 miles
OPEN(A): 24 + MPH
ELITE(B): 20 – 23 MPH
ADVANCE(C): 15 – 19 MPH



50k: 31.2 miles
OPEN (A): 24 + MPH
ELITE (B): 20 – 23 MPH
ADVANCE (C): 15 – 19 MPH
SOCIAL (D): 12 – 14 MPH

 


BEFORE THE RACE

Can I pickup my packet the morning of the event?

Yes. Pick up will be limited to 30 minutes day of event. Ride will start promptly at 7:00 AM.

Can someone else pick up the packet for me?

Yes. Participants can pick up for friends and family as long as they have a copy of your I.D. and your confirmation e-mail.

 


START

What do I have to wear?

We recommend to wear you Tour de Coast Jersey, your BIB number, helmets with buckled chin straps must be worn at all times. Also, Keep your bib number on for post event festivities.


Headphones of any kind are not allowed.

Where do I park

There will be parking signage at Snyder Park. You can pre pay your parking at packet pick up.

Do you provide a bag drop?

No.

Does Tour de Coast start if its raining?

Yes, rain or shine unless the event is cancelled by the authorities due to e.g. a severe storm.

How do riders line up at the start?

Line up will be according to the speed that you will be riding. We will have a mass start with fast riders first followed by those on group A, B, C and D. D riders will only be allowed to ride the 50K distance.
To allow as little interference as possible, we encourage beginner and slower riders to line up at the back of the start. With this you will be able to ride your own pace unobstructed

I’m riding the event with my friends. Can we all line up together in the same corral?

We encourage to ride with your friends, after all, you trained together!

 


DURING THE RACE

How many AID stations does Tour de Coast have and what do they provide?

There will be three aid stations (one for 50K) spread out along the course with solid food and fluids as well as at the finish.
Please note that there will be food or water at the start available. Make sure your bottles are filled and carry a snack that keeps you going for the first part of the ride.

Are the roads closed for traffic?

Roads are not closed for traffic, however we will have Police support until 1:00 pm in the entire course. We asked our riders have to obey to traffic laws and ride on the right hand side of the street. Riders have to follow the instructions of police officers and volunteers.

If I have a bad day and I realize I won't be able to finish, what do I do?

Tour de Coast will have SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles along the course for any cyclists who are unable to complete the event.
Try to make it to the next or previous aid station, there you will have food, water, volunteers to keep you company. If you are unable to ride to an aid station, there will be police officers controlling traffic at intersections as well as volunteers guiding athletes for turns at intersections, so ride forward or backwards until you see a police officer or volunteer and they will inform the SAG vehicle to pick you up. If you are unable to ride, move off the road and wait along the shoulder of the road until a marshal or police officer or mechanic rides by, they will be on the lookout for stopped cyclists. If you are riding and you see a cyclist on the side of the road who asks for help, when you get to the next police officer or volunteer, report that you saw a stopped cyclist and their approximate location.

If I have a medical issue on the course, what should I do?

Call 911.

If I have a mechanical issue on the course, what should I do?

We highly encourage all participants to know basic safety and repair skills, including in particular fixing a flat tire. Be prepared and bring your own pump and extra tubes for your bike. Make sure you bring your bike to your local bike shop or one of our partner bike shops in the weeks leading up to the event.
However, if you are still unable to make the repair, course marshalls will accompany riders along all routes. Should you need assistance, just let one of the marshals know and, if a marshall is unable to assist you with the repair, a SAG vehicle will try to repair your bike.

Will there be restrooms at the Start/Finish and on the course?

Yes, start/finish area as well as aid stations are equipped with bathrooms.

I never rode in a large group before. What do I have to be concerned about?

Group riding is faster as you save about 30% energy in a draft. It takes a bit of skill to get used to riding closely behind someone else’s wheel. Ideally, you find a riding partner to practice. If you live in the Miami and Broward area, you can take advantage of our free training rides for registered participants and practice group riding.

 


FINISH

Will there be food at the end of the ride?

Yes, there will be food and drinks.

 

 

 

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