We can’t wait to ride with you on June 5th! Please read below to stay up to date on event protocol and day-of details.

Rules of the Road: Public roads will not be closed during the ride so please follow all state rules of the roads.  Helmets are required for all riders.

Event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Fundraising Commitment: Don’t forget, all registrants are required to fundraise a minimum of 1 Buffalo Bicycle ($150 USD) by ride day. If you have not reached this minimum, the payment method you used to register will be charged after the ride. All riders will receive a complimentary goodie bag including a Pedal to Empower t-shirt, Rapha socks, and additional swag!

COVID Safety Measures

The safety and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, and supporters are our top priority. We are closely monitoring the developments related to the pandemic and are committed to keeping participants informed on the status of our in-person events. 

One of the biggest limitations is size of the event.  This ride has very limited participation! Onsite registration will not be offered and online registration closes Thursday, June 3rd, at 11:30 PM CST

Here are just a few things to expect race day:

  • Choose from various start times  
  • Masks are encouraged while not riding (start and finish areas, rider check-in, rest stops, and SAG vehicles) and required while in indoor spaces.
  • Socially distant rider check-in and rest stops
  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • Covid-friendly lunch option(s) (no buffet!)
  • Open outdoor venue, minimal interaction with staff or other participants necessary

Live Event Information

CHICAGO

Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Location: Community House Winnetka – 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093

Time: Riders please arrive between 7:30 – 8:30 AM (50 milers) and 9:00 – 10:00 AM (20 milers)

Lunch: Food trucks and our event partner Revolution Brewery will be available from 11-12:30. Please plan your route departure accordingly to allow time to enjoy post-ride food and beverages. Plus, enjoy a post-ride stretch by physical therapists from React Physical Therapy and international beats by DJ JaBig!

Beautiful SAG-supported routes with rest stops:

  • 20-mile route Utilizes trail for family fun and safe riding (252ft elevation gain)
  • 50-mile route Scenic ride through Chicago North Shore (930 ft elevation gain)

Routes will be marked with directional signage. Participants will receive a turn-by-turn route card and downloadable route link for GPS devices Strava, Garmin, etc. 

Parking: Free parking available on site (please try to carpool if possible!). To enter the Village Lot, head South of the 620 Lincoln Ave address past the employee parking lot driveway and past a set of townhomes to roughly 600 Lincoln. Enter here and drive to the back and then to the right. To enter from Pine St., head East on Pine from Green Bay Road and take a right on Killian Court, and continue back to the Village lot.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Location: Floodwater Restaurant –  152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Time: Riders please arrive between 7:30 – 8:30 AM (50 milers) and 9:00 – 10:00 AM (20 milers)

Lunch: A catered lunch by Floodwater restaurant and Lagunitas beer will be available from 11-12:30. Please plan your route departure accordingly to allow time to enjoy post-ride food and beverages.  

Beautiful SAG-supported routes with rest stops:

  • 23-mile route Easy, flat loop with all the tricks to avoid traffic (1,000ft elevation gain)
  • 46-mile route Scenic ride through Marin county with ocean views (5,000ft elevation gain)

Routes will be marked with directional signage. Participants will receive a turn-by-turn route card and downloadable route link for GPS devices Strava, Garmin, etc.  Please note: Mt. Tam State Park does not open until 9 AM so plan your departure time accordingly.

Parking: Free parking available on site (please try to carpool if possible!)

NEW  YORK CITY

Date: Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Location: RiverMarket Bar + Kitchen – 127 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Time: Riders please arrive between 7:30 – 8:30 AM (50 milers) and 9:00 – 10:00 AM (20 milers)

Lunch: A catered lunch by RiverMarket Bar + Kitchen will be available from 11-12:30. Please plan your route departure accordingly to allow time to enjoy post-ride food and beverages. Plus, enjoy a post-ride stretch by physical therapists from JAG-ONE Physical Therapy and international beats by DJ JaBig!

Routes: 

  • 20-mile route Uses scenic bike trail (1,500 ft elevation gain) – accommodates all-levels and abilities and includes 13 miles along the scenic paved trailway
  • 50-mile route Enjoy almost 20 miles of scenic paved trailway and cross the New Croton Dam with amazing views of the Croton Reservoir and park (3,000 ft elevation gain)

Routes will be marked with directional signage. Participants will receive a turn-by-turn route card and downloadable route link for GPS devices (Strava, Garmin, etc. 

Parking: Free parking available on site (please try to carpool if possible!)

Don’t forget that you can download the Pedal to Empower app to connect with local and global riders and share photos and videos from your big adventure.

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