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      Bike the Cbus 2019 in Columbus

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      August 31, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 AM

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      Bike the Cbus 2019

      Yay 12 Years! Columbus’ original city-wide ride since 2008, Bike the Cbus is a bicycle tour, for all ages and abilities, highlighting our city’s unique and evolving neighborhoods. #BiketheCbus Yay Mission! Experience the energy and excitement of Columbus while supporting Yay Bikes! mission to influence the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation.   Yay Information! Bike Routes:  The ride features three routes, a 30 mile, city centered route, a 62 mile metric century and an ALL NEW 10 mile family route!  All routes will begin and end at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus OH 43215.     Bike the Cbus PLUS 62 mile route starts at 7:00 a.m. Bike the Cbus 30 mile city ride starts at 8 a.m.Bike the Cbus Family 10 mile ride starts at 9:00 a.m. We request all riders return to the Audubon Center no later than 2:00 p.m.  Please plan your ride accordingly. Registration Fees and Deadlines:$30 Yay Bikes Members only - November 15th - January 31st $40 Early Registration - February 1st - May 31st$45 Regular Registration - June 1st - July 31st$50 Late Registration - August 1st - noon on August 30th$55 On-site Registration at Packet Pickup on Friday night or Saturday morning.$10 Child Registration* - all dates*Child registration is for kids under 18 on their own bikes who are accompanied by an adult. Toddlers or infants in a trailer or child seat on an adult bike ride free and do not need registration.  Helmets are required for children under 18 by law.Registration includes a swag bag, course map, SAG support, rest stops with snacks and wrench support, and a fantastic finish line festival, sponsored by Kenda Tire, which includes lunch from popular Columbus food trucks!  All registrations received by July 31st will receive a specially designed Bike the CBus t-shirt. Packet pickup and on-site registration will be available on Friday night, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus OH 43215. Ride day registration will be available beginning at 6:00 a.m.   Registrations are non-refundable, but they are transferable.Yay Expo!New this year!  We will have a vendor expo on Friday night from 5:30 - 8 pm during packet pickup.Yay Raffle!Once again this year we will have a Bike the Cbus Raffle!  Last year we gave away over $1,500 worth of items! Tickets are $5 each or 10 for $20.  Raffle items include gift cards to local restaurants, museums and shops, sporting events tickets and more!  Attend packet pickup on Friday night and get one ticket FREE!Raffle items will be on display and tickets can be purchased during expo hours.  You will have the ability to choose which items you would like to win.  Winners will be drawn at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Winners do not need to be present to win!All raffle items are donated and all proceeds go directly to Yay Bikes!Yay Swag!                         New this year!  Bike the Cbus jerseys! Order by May 31st to ensure you get the size you want. We will have a limited number available at the expo on Friday night during packet pickup. Jerseys will be full zip and made by Hill Killer. Here is a link to their sizing chart Yay Bikes Membership!A Yay Bikes! membership is not required to participate in Bike the CBus. However, being a Yay Bikes! member allows you to register early and more importantly, supports Yay Bikes! mission to improve the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation through advocacy and education. Your $25 Annual Membership also includes: Exclusive opportunities to provide input to our work with transportation professionals Access to educational bike rides and a community of fun social rides Discounted early registration for Bike the Cbus, access to exclusive member events, and partner discounts The peace of mind from knowing that full-time advocacy is happening on your behalf YAY QUESTIONS!Q: WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?A: All registrations include ride participation in your choice of route (30, 62 or 10 mi), swag bag, food and drinks at start, rest stops and lunch. If you register before July 31, you will also receive a specially designed 2019 Bike the Cbus t-shirt. Q: HOW DO I CLAIM MY YAY BIKES! MEMBER DISCOUNT AND REGISTER EARLY?A: Register before January 31st and choose the Yay Bikes! Member ticket option. At check out, enter your Yay Bikes! member number. These tickets will be verified. Not yet a Yay Bikes! member? Choose the option to register and become a member. Q:CAN YOU TELL ME IF I'M REGISTERED? OR, I CAN'T FIND MY TICKET, CAN YOU SEND IT TO ME?A: Fortunately, makes it really simple to manage your own tickets and registration. Head to "My Tickets" after logging in and you will be able to find it. You can also search your email for the copy that was sent to you after registering. Important: this is why when you are registering, before the process is completed, we ask you to verify your email address. If it is entered incorrectly, you will be unable to retrieve your ticket and will not receive pre-ride emails. Q: WHEN AND WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RIDER PACKET?A: Packets can be picked up Friday, August 31, 5:30–8:00 p.m. or the morning of the ride from 7:00–7:45 a.m. at the Grange Insurance Audubon Centerlocated at 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215. Q: WHEN AND WHERE CAN I PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS?Finish Line Festival will be available on Friday evening during packet pickup and on Saturday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you pickup your registration packet on Friday night, you will receive one FREE raffle ticket! Tickets will be $5 for 1 or 10 for $20. Cash, check and credit/debt cards will be accepted. It's a "choose what you want to win" type of raffle. Each item will have a bag for your to put your tickets into. We will draw the winners at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win. All items not claimed on Saturday by 2:30 p.m. will be taken to the Yay Bikes! office at 82 E 16th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201. We will contact you to arrange pickup.   Q: CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY-OF?A: Yes, but you save by registering online. Online registration ends at NOON on Friday, August 30th. On-site registration is $55 (cash or credit card).  You can register during packet pickup on Friday, August 31, 5:30–8:00 pm or the morning of the ride from 7–7:45 am at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center located at 505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215.  Q:  I MISSED THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT.  CAN I PURCHASE ONE?A:  T-shirts will be available for purchase on Friday night at packet pickup and on Saturday, for $15 while supplies last. Q: WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE RIDE BEGIN AND END?A: The Bike the Cbus ride begins and ends at the the Grange Insurance Audubon Center located at 505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215. We will make announcements and take a group photo at 7:45 a.m. Riders will roll out beginning at 8 am.  Q: WHERE CAN I PARK?A: Your options are: Ride your bike and park with Yay Valet! Park on a neighborhood street and ride to the start. Park at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center located at 505 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215. Q: CAN YOU CHANGE MY T-SHIRT SIZE?A: We would be happy to swap your un-worn shirt for another size, if available, at the "problem child" registration area. Q: WHO SHOULD REPORT TO THE "PROBLEM CHILD" AREA?A: Participants who: would like to exchange t-shirts, don't understand why they are not receiving a shirt, think they already registered but we have no record, received complimentary tickets but didn't register online, complainers. Don't be a "problem child". Q: IS THERE A RAIN DATE?A: Nope. We ride rain or shine! However, during Yay Bikes! events there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions (for example: lightning, tornado, high winds, extreme hot or cold temperatures, blizzard, nuclear winter etc...). Yay Bikes! will do as much as we can to make the experience as safe as possible. But if there is severe weather, the event may be delayed as event organizers consult public safety officers. If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if conditions persist, event organizers reserve the right to shorten or cancel the ride. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please check the website, email and social media before the event for any changes or cancellations. If you are already at the event listen to the announcer. Q: WHAT IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND I CAN’T RIDE?A: We are unable to provide refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another participant if you are unable to ride.  Q: ARE KIDS ALLOWED ON THE RIDE?A: Kids of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Yay Bikes! will not assume the responsibility of minor children participating without supervision. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 BY LAW. If a child does not have a helmet, one can be provided for them at no charge—just ask before Friday, August 30th. Children (under age 18) ride at a discounted rate. Toddlers or infants in a trailer or child seat on an adult bike, ride free and do not need registration. Q: WHAT SAFETY ACCOMMODATIONS ARE THERE?A: Bike the Cbus offers a cue sheet/map, gps link, and route marked with directional signs, but no street closures or police escort.  Participants must share the road with automobile traffic, obeying all traffic regulations. Medical support, links to emergency medical services, marshals at key intersections and en-route support will be available. To learn how to safely negotiate urban streets by bicycle, you may want to take a Yay Bikes! How We Roll course before the tour. Q: DO I HAVE TO BE A STRONG CYCLIST TO PARTICIPATE?A: Bike the Cbus is a ride, not a race, and it’s designed to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities, You set your own pace, there are stops along each route to explore and there are short cuts to shorter routes for those who don’t want to ride the full ride. You can do it!  Q: I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS RIDE AND MISSED THE EARLY REGISTRATION RATE. CAN YOU GET ME IN AT THAT DISCOUNTED RATE?A: No. Q: I AM INTERESTED IN JOINING THE ATTRACTIVE, INTELLIGENT, SUCCESSFUL, FORWARD-THINKING GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS THAT PUT ON THIS AMAZING CYCLING EVENT. HOW CAN I BECOME ONE OF THESE WORLD-CHANGERS?A: We’d love to have you!  Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon. In the meantime, email with your interest. Q: HOW CAN I BE A SPONSOR OR DONATE A RAFFLE ITEM FOR BIKE THE CBUS?A: Sponsors and donors make this event possible! Please email  and we will send you more information. Thanks for considering us! Q: HOW LONG HAS BIKE THE CBUS BEEN TAKING CYCLISTS AROUND COLUMBUS? A: 2019 will mark our 12th year! The event started out as the brain child of Ray George who recognized that the best way to see a city was by bicycle. At the time Columbus did not have a city-wide cycling event and Bike the Cbus was born. He worked with Long Street Businessmen's Association (LSBA) to host the event during the Long Street Tour held traditionally on Labor Day weekend. The event has grown from 195 participants in 2008 to well over 500 annually touring the neighborhoods of Columbus. In 2013 the event was co-hosted by LSBA and Yay Bikes!. Yay Bikes! has organized the event since then.

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