Trek 100 Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the 2016 Trek 100?
- Where do the riders start and finish?
- Where do the courses go?
- What are the routes like?
- Does the ride take place on paved roads?
- Are the roads closed to traffic during the road?
- What happens if it rains?
- What if I get sick?
- Do I have to own a Trek Bicycle to participate in the Trek 100?
- What if my bike breaks down?
- Are pledges required?
- Is there a Family Rate?
- Do both people riding a tandem have to raise pledges?
- When will I receive my official Trek 100 t-shirt and rider packet?
- Can I get a route map in advance to the ride?
- Can children under 18 participate?
- Are there hotels or campgrounds nearby?
- Is there a time limit to the ride?
- Are pledges considered a tax-deductible donation?
- Am I required to wear a helmet?
- Can I form a Corporate Team?
- What is the Century Club?
- Can I use my mp3 player, iPod, or any type of music device on the ride?
- How do I contact Trek Bicycle Corporation?
1. When is the 2016 Trek 100?
Saturday, June 11th. The 100 mile and 100 kilometer rides start promptly at 7:30 a.m. The 36 and 19 mile rides start at 9:30 a.m.
2. Where do the riders start and finish?
Trek Bicycle’s Corporate Headquarters, located at 801 W. Madison St. in Waterloo, Wisconsin.
3. Where do the courses go?
Courses take you on a journey through the beautiful rolling farmland of Jefferson, Columbia, and Dodge Counties.
4. What are the routes like?
The routes consist of a mix of quiet and challenging hillsides and flat roadways.
5. Does the ride take place on paved road?
Yes. Paved secondary roads make up the entire Trek 100 route.
6. Are the roads closed to traffic during the road?
No. Caution signs and volunteers, as well as local law enforcement personnel are placed at intersections throughout the routes.
7. What happens if it rains?
The Trek 100 takes place rain or shine.
8. What if I get sick?
There is medical support at Trek Headquarters and at all rest stops.
9. Do I have to own a Trek bicycle to participate in the Trek 100?
No. Any bike is fine, provided it is in good condition for your safety.
10. What if my bike breaks down?
Roving SAG vehicles follow riders throughout the route. There are also Trek dealers with mechanical workstations located every 10-15 miles.
11. Are pledges required?
YES! All participants are required to raise a minimum equivalent of $2.00 per mile. The dollars you raise will help fight childhood cancer and related blood disorders. Pledges are due to the MACC Fund 8 weeks after the ride.
12. Is there a Family Rate?
Families are encouraged to participate. Each member of the family is required to pay the $45 entry fee and raise the required pledges (see #11). Fees increase to $55 after May 27th. Registration on the Day of the Event is allowed, but you must pay the increased fee ($55) and your pledges ($2/mile) at the time of registration. The discounted rate for youth 14 and under is $25.
13. Do both people riding a tandem have to raise pledges?
Both riders are required to pay the entry fee of $45 (or $55 after May 27th) and the tandem couple is required to raise one set of pledges.
14. When will I receive my official Trek 100 t-shirt and rider packet?
Pre-registered riders will receive their rider packets before the ride. Rider packets include a pre-assigned number, route map and other information pertinent to the Trek 100. Depending on the day you register, you may need to pick your packet up at Trek Bicycle Corporation on the day of the event. T-Shirts will be distributed upon completion of your ride.
15. Can I get a route map in advance to the ride?
Yes, route maps will be included in the pre-registered rider packet and posted on the official Trek 100 web site at www.trek100.org/routes.html when we have the routes set.
16. Can children under 18 participate?
Children under 18 can ride, but only with permission of parent or legal guardian. Please refer to the Participant Release. Please keep in mind that the Trek 100 takes place on roads which are not closed to vehicle traffic and the route(s) can be hilly due to the terrain of Jefferson and Columbia counties.
17. Are there hotels or campgrounds nearby?
18. Is there a time limit to the ride?
For the safety of all riders, there will also be a cut-off point on the route that riders will need to reach before a specific time in order to complete the route in its entirety.
Riders who arrive at this check point past the cut-off time will be redirected and allowed to complete a shorter course. For the 100 Mile Riders, you must reach the split before 11:30 AM. You will be directed to the 62 Mile course after 11:30 AM. There are no exceptions.
Please note that the 62 and 100-mile course options may have challenging hills that the novice rider may not be comfortable with. We do not recommend that you register for the 62 or 100-mile options if you are a novice rider or under 16 years of age.
19. Are pledges considered a tax-deductible donation?
Absolutely! Receipts will be issued upon request. The MACC Fund, Inc. is required by the IRS to issue written receipts for donations in excess of $250.
20. Am I required to wear a helmet?
Yes! Helmets are required! Trek helmets will be available for purchase in limited sizes and quantities on the day of the ride.
21. Can I form a corporate team?
Definitely! Riding with a team is a great way to enjoy the Trek 100. To form a team, your captain can register online at http://2016trek100.kintera.org/. Once the team is formed be sure to give your team mates the team name and have them register as 'join a team.' If you have questions, please contact Donna Schnapp at the MACC Fund. All team members are required to pay the $45 entry fee (or $55 after May 27th) as well as the pledge requirements (see #11).
22. What is the Century Club?
The Trek 100 Century Club is for riders who go the extra mile in the fight against childhood cancer. Make a commitment to raise at least $1,000 and turn in your pledges paid in full by May 13th (space is limited) and you can be a part of the Trek 100 Century Club. The Century Club is our way to acknowledge and recognize participants who go above and beyond to help children with cancer. Learn more at www.trek100.org/joincenturyclub.html
23. Can I use my mp3 player, iPod, or any type of music device on the ride?
For your safety and the safety of all riders participating in the event, these devices are NOT allowed on the course.
24. How do I contact Trek Bicycle Corporation?