Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Riders: Things you MUST know for RFTF 2012 (pt. 2)

 Part 2: Ride For the Feast Day 1

Check your Rider Orientation Guide for your packing list and other great tips to review.  Reminder, when you check-in, you’ll receive a rider goody bag that reviews important details.  Friday night’s orientation will also review the information below.


Rider Check-In

Rider check-in is at Atlantic United Methodist Church (105 4th Street)

We ask that all riders check-in during the following times:

Friday, May 18                   3 – 7 PM


Saturday, May 19             6 – 7 AM


5 Important Details

1 - What should I carry with me during the Ride?
Your luggage will be transported on moving trucks while you ride.  Please carry your i.d. with you and the following items:
-      Water bottle
-      Cue sheet holder (provided for new riders and the returning riders who purchased one online)
-      Cell phone
-      Cash      Insider tip: the last two pit stops on Saturday are at markets – pit #4 has great  burgers & pit #5 has great ice cream!  So, don’t forget your cash!
2 - Pit Stop Check In

On Saturday, there are five pit stops, including the lunch stop. These stops are indicated on your cue sheet and include opening and closing times. When you arrive at each pit stop, there will be crew there to check you in. You MUST make sure you check in at each pit stop, otherwise we will assume you are lost.  Please help us avoid unnecessarily going through the efforts to find you if that is not needed.

The pit stops are places every 15-20 miles throughout the route.  Each pit stop has bathrooms, water, Gatorade plus a variety of snacks & fruit to keep you fueled throughout the Ride.  The last two pit stops on Saturday are held at corner stores and have delicious treats for sale.


3 - Support and Gear Vehicles (SAG)

There are about 10 official Support and Gear vehicles for the Ride for the Feast weekend.  These cars include medical team from John’s Hopkins Lifeline.  On each cue sheet, you’ll have two phone numbers: one to the Lifeline medical van and the other to me – your go to person to call if you need a SAG or bike tech.  Of course, if it is a medical emergency, don’t hesitate to call 911.

(1)    Riders must use official SAGs only. If you need to stop early or skip ahead a few pits, you must do so in an official, marked SAG vehicle. If you wish to leave with a friend or family member, they can pick you up at the pit stop to which the SAG takes you.
(2)    Only official SAGs allows on cyclist route.  Next week, we’ll begin distributing driving directions and pit stop locations for volunteers and supporters to use.  We ask that you help us reinforce these policies, to keep only official SAGs and emergency vehicles on the route.  Trust us, less cars on the route will make the ride easier for you and easier for you to access help if needed.
4 - Meals
If you have a food allergy or specific diet, I will contact you over the next few days with our weekend’s menu.  If you didn’t mention an allergy/diet during registration, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at or 410.327.3420 x 11.

5 - Saturday Alcohol & Smoking Policy
Chesapeake College has a strict rule that there will be NO ALCOHOL and NO SMOKING on the campus during the event.  We ask that you please respect this rule to allow for us to continue to utilize their space for this year's ride and for future Ride for the Feast events.  If we see you consuming alcohol or smoking on campus, we will ask that you dispose of it.

We also ask that throughout the remainder of the weekend, you respect the policy of the places hosting us and refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking if asked not to do so. 

Saturday, May 19

        5:45-6:45am  --    Luggage Pick-Up (check rider goodie bag for details!)       

               6:00am   --    Breakfast at Atlantic United Methodist Church

                                    Use this time for your ride prep: putting your rider number on your shirt and your bike, filling water bottles, pumping tires, and applying sunscreen.

               7:00am  --    Head to Boardwalk for Photos

    7:30am Sharp   --    Ride out!

                                    Every  rider must check-in at each pit stop.

               3:00pm   --   Riders begin arriving at Chesapeake College (1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD)

                                    Snacks and opportunity to shower will be available to early riders.

                                    Take bike to gymnasium for evening storage.

               5:00pm   --   Appetizers

               6:30pm   --   Dinner at Chesapeake College and Evening Program

               7:30pm   --   Bus transportation begins to hotels in Easton, MD

               9:30pm   --   Lights out in gym

Saturday Evening Details
Bus Transportation To and From the Hotel on Saturday Night
Bus transportation will be provided to and from Chesapeake College to Easton hotels on Saturday night, immediately following dinner/evening program.  On Sunday morning, busses will pick up riders to transport you directly from the hotels to Sunday morning's ride start at Broadneck Park.  Your bikes will be waiting for you.   You should plan on eating breakfast at your hotel. 

What if I'm staying at the college?
If you are staying at the college, please remember to bring your sleeping bag.  There will be a full breakfast offered at the college.  Busses will pick you up Sunday morning to transport you to Sunday morning's ride start at Broadneck Park.

Please contact me with any questions:
Elana Kanter, Events Manager @ Moveable Feast
410.327.3420 x11

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