If you have any questions about the Triple C Bike Ride, please check the list below to see if we’ve already answered it. If not, feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride Day Q/A:
No matter what the weather, the CCC will go forward as scheduled, and there will be no refunds. In this respect, the CCC is similar to most charity bicycle rides. If the forecast calls for afternoon showers, consider bringing rain gear and/or riding one of the shorter routes. The courses are very scenic, covering a lot of wide open country roads in Weld County. However, because of this, the latter portions of the routes do not offer much shelter in the event of bad weather. We are all hoping for beautiful weather on ride day. However, please watch the weather forecasts and plan accordingly.
The 100-mile ride starts at 7:00 a.m. The 64 mile ride starts at 8:00 a.m. The 42-mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m. Other than the 42-mile ride, if you start too far ahead of the scheduled start time, some of the rest stops may not be open when you arrive. All on-course support ends at 4:00 p.m. SAG support will be available for any riders that are significantly behind the required pace (just over 11 mph including rest stops on the century) and wish to have their positions on course advanced or SAG in.
Packet pick up will be available only on the morning of the ride at the ride start. Your ride packet will include, among other things, a helmet sticker and a rider bib. PLEASE PLACE THE HELMET STICKER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR HELMET AND THE BIB IN A PLACE WHERE IT IS VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES. We will be tracking all riders by bib number. This is a crucial safety item. Also, after the ride, hold on to either your helmet sticker or your bib in order to collect your after-ride goodies.
Ride day parking will be available (1) in the parking lot in front of the ride start iPIE (145 Nickel St., Broomfield. CO), (2) in the parking lots across Nickel Street for Golden Bear Bikes and Chipper Lanes and (3) if necessary, a few blocks north of the ride start in the @Home parking lot. Please follow the instructions of ride-day volunteers who will direct you to where you should park.
At the request of the Broomfield Police Department, at the start of each ride, we will be sending riders out five (5) at a time. Riders will be asked to position themselves in the starting group in a place that approximates the speeds you expect to average on the course. We will send out the faster riders first. The ride is still relatively small, so we expect that all riders will be out on course fairly quickly. Please cooperate with us in this vitally important safety matter.
At ride start, we will have cue sheets and route maps available for riders. Click here to download them from our website. On course, there will be signage at the turns, as well as Ride Marshals and police officers guiding riders through key intersections. Please obey all Ride Marshals and police officers. They are there for your safety. Anyone engaging in overly aggressive behavior will be reported to the police. If you get lost, please call the Command Center and they will get you back on course or send a SAG vehicle to pick you up at your option.
Riders will be expected to obey all traffic laws including stopping for all stop signs and stop lights. Additionally, most of the routes are on two-lane country roads without a shoulder. Some truck traffic can be expected on these roads during the ride. For your safety, PLEASE RIDE SINGLE FILE AT ALL TIMES. Where some double file riding is unavoidable (e.g. you are passing slower riders or going to the back of a single-file pace line), make sure it is safe to do so before you ride double file. Then, please ride double file for only the minimum time absolutely necessary. DO NOT RIDE THREE ACROSS FOR ANY REASON. On this particular course, riding three across is dangerous and rude.
If on ride day, you have an emergency (e.g. mechanical problem you cannot fix, injury, need a SAG, etc.), call the RIDE DAY COMMAND CENTER AT 303-872-2295, OR IF YOU CANNOT REACH THE RIDE DAY COMMAND CENTER, THE RIDE DIRECTOR (BENNETT SIGMOND) AT 303-229-3818.
We expect the ride to be joyful and problem free. However, if you encounter a problem on the course that you believe we need to know about, you may call the Command Center or report it to the rest stop volunteers. The rest stop volunteers will report it to the Command Center.
There will be several SAG vehicles on course in case riders need help or must abandon the ride. IF YOU DO NOT FINISH THE RIDE FOR ANY REASON, PLEASE CALL THE COMMAND CENTER AND REPORT YOUR BIB NUMBER AND NAME. We wish to make sure that everyone who starts the ride is accounted for at the end of the ride. ENJOY THE DAY! LAST YEAR, IT WAS GLORIOUS. THIS YEAR, WE EXPECT THE SAME.
This route has been carefully chosen to provide an early training ride along the bucolic roads of Weld County. You will see all of the farm animals raised in Colorado and see the impacts of coal, oil and gas development. Living in a metropolitan area is worth the time to take a moment and ride through our rural roots. Over this course of this ride you will travel from suburbia to country, from small town Colorado to farms, from the site of old coal mines to the newest power plant in the state, from fifty years old oil and gas development to brand new drilling pads. If you take the time to look you will see how all of these life styles interact and coexist.
This route has been carefully reviewed by the Colorado State Patrol, and each of the municipalities we ride through. With officer support critical intersections and ride marshals to assist at any left hand turns.
This route has been devised so that if a rider wants to shorten the ride because of weather or personal limitations there are several opportunities to shorten the distance. These will be clearly marked for the rider’s benefit. However, please select your goal distance when purchasing your ticket so that we have adequate support for every rider.
There are five aid stations along the route, providing drinks and sustenance along the way. In addition there are roving State Troopers, sag wagons, and ham radio observers monitoring the condition of the road, the riders and the weather. Anywhere along the route you are an easy cell phone call away from assistance, tire repairs, or directions.
We will closely monitor weather forecasts leading up to race day and will notify riders of any changes, postponements or cautions anticipated for ride day.
On ride day the Ride Director will be monitoring road conditions, rider impacts and traffic flow. He will be coordinating activities with the Colorado State Patrol, the sag wagons, and volunteers working the ride, to notify riders of any real or potential problems that exist on the ride course.
We will use email notification to keep all riders up to date with any last minute changes in the route, ride conditions, or road closures.
This course is ideally set up for reasonable size pace lines. We encourage riders to limit pace lines to five riders to minimize the chance of mishaps.
Put together your team and we will help track you pre-ride fund raising and your ride day statistics. Ride organizers will provide a meeting place for larger teams at the beginning and end of the ride.
Our contact page provides both email and social media contacts for questions about the ride.
Rotary International is known worldwide for the philanthropic activities it conducts. Rotary of Broomfield Crossing is organizing this event to benefit local charity activities. Our goal is to find enough sponsors to cover the cost of the ride so that most/all of your registrations fees go directly to these causes.