Yes and no. Only the two climbs of Libby Hill are a race. The rest of the event is a ride, and riders are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Of course, please be safe and observe the rules of the road while doing so.
What happens if I get a flat tire? Or get tired and need to stop? Or crash and get hurt?
For any issue requiring urgent medical care, CALL 911. For anyone unable to finish the ride due to equipment problems or fatigue, we will have a number for SAG support located on the back of your bib. If you know how to change you own flat tire, you will be back on your way much more quickly.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes – this is non-negotiable. Helmets are cool!
What happens if I finish after course support is over?
We strongly recommend you choose a distance you can complete in order to appreciate the entire C3 experience, including the post-ride party. If you are still riding after support ends, you will not be able to call for our SAG vehicle if you need it. It requires many volunteers to deliver a first-class event during the published hours. Keeping the course open longer than we have volunteer staff available is not feasible or safe.
What do I do with my bicycle while I’m eating lunch?
We will be providing complimentary bike valet service at the venue. Check your ride at the valet and enjoy the post-ride festivities. Bikes will be monitored at all times, so you can rest assured that your bike will be waiting for you when you are ready to leave.
Can I pick up a packet for another rider at packet pickup?
Yes. Unless you’re picking up for a minor, we ask that you bring a photocopy or photo (on a phone is fine) of the absent rider’s photo ID. You should bring your own photo ID as well.
What happens if it rains?
The events will go on rain or shine. In the case of thunder, lightning, fog, or any other temporary unsafe condition, expect a delay of start. There will be no delay for rain alone. Weather is to be respected, and cannot be controlled, nor ignored. Decisions on cancellations or delays are made with the best available information in concert with our local safety and emergency services support and authorities.