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Le Tour de Cahaba 2017 FAQ’s

Can I pre-register?

Yes, click here for registration.

Pre-registration will close at midnight on July 20. Registration will be open at 6:00 am the morning of the ride.
Only pre-registrations will recieve a free Tour de Cahaba T - Shirt.

How much is the ride?

All Distances except for the slow roll are $25. This includes ride support, food and drink at rest stops, post ride food and drink, and after party (cookout)

The Slow Roll is free to participate, but $8 wristband for food and drink afterwards. Kids eat/drink Free!

What time does it start?

7:00 am for the 34, 45 and 65-mile riders

9:00 am for the slow roll and the 10-mile riders

Are there T-shirts?

Yes, anyone who pre-registers will get a free Tour de Cahaba T-shirt. If we have any left over

we will be selling them for a small fee after the ride.

What is the route?

65 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

45 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

34 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

10 Mile Route: Strava Map

Slow Roll Route:Strava Map

Do you have a gps file of the route?

65 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

*For GPX and TCX files: go to link above and click "Export" (button above map)

45 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

*For GPX and TCX files: go to link above and click "Export" (button above map)

34 Mile Route: STRAVA Map

*For GPX and TCX files: go to link above and click "Export" (button above map)

10 Mile Route: Strava Map

*For GPX and TCX files: go to link above and click "Export" (button above map)

Slow Roll Route:Strava Map

What is the average speed?

This is only a ride, not a race. There will be several different groups at several different paces.

However, we will have cut-off times at the rest stops (per store) just to simply prevent a really

long day waiting for riders to arrive. We do recommend that any rider on the 70 mile route to

be able to maintain at least 13 mph average. Those doing the 10, 34 or 45 mile routes need not

worry about pace or speed.

What is the distance?

There are 5 options:

65, 45, 34, 10, and a “Slow Roll” family ride

What is the slow roll ride?

This is an easy family ride. There is no charge for this ride. All ages welcome (even baby seats

and trailers) It will be a short ride through Homewood with a popsicle stop! Distance will be

less than 5 miles. Participants can buy a wrist band for food/drink afterward for $8. Kids can

eat/drink free.

Will there be support?

Yes..and lots of it. We will have 3 sag vehicles as well as huge, well-stocked rest stops at each

Cahaba Cycles location with lots of food/drink..even ice cold wash cloths! Slow Roll ride will

not have SAG vehicle support…but if help is needed a vehicle can be sent over.

Are there going to be rest stops?

Yes..each Cahaba location is a rest stop

What is going on after the Ride?

Party at the Homewood store back parking lot. Good People Beer, cokes, gourmet pizza, hamburgers

and hot dogs, live music, shade, cooling fans, and a bunch of cool folks to hang out with.

Is the route marked?

Yes, each turn with fluorescent spray paint. Just follow the arrows.

Will the roads be closed?

No, unfortunately we don’t have the budget to close the roads. However, we have

carefully selected the roads that we feel are as safe and low-traffic as possible. And we

will be supporting with SAG vehicles. We will also provide corking (un-official traffic

halting) of traffic for the intersections at Lakeshore/Green Springs to try and keep the

group together before heading up Berry Rd.

Is the route hilly?

Why of course! We are in the beautiful Appalachian foothills..there are hills but no

mountains.

How many participants are there?

Approx 400-500 riders

Will the stores be open for business at each rest stop?

Yes

Any other questions please call one of our 4 locations or email

faris@cahabacycles.com.

 
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