Final Notes to Riders
We are very excited to welcome you to the 28th Annual Trek 100 bike ride this Saturday, June 3rd! The following will help you maximize your Trek 100 experience.
The Trek 100 is being held at: Trek Bicycle's Corporate HQ 801 W. Madison St. Waterloo, WI 53594.
Please note, there is construction on Hwy 19 west. Click here for the detour around Trek Bicycles: http://www.waterloowi.us/images/pdfs/transportation/2017-04-28AlternateLocalAccess.pdf
In an effort to be environmentally conscious, we highly encourage carpooling, or, better yet, ride your bike to the starting line. Carpoolers will be given preferred parking at Trek Bicycles. Please follow the parking instructions in your rider packet. We thank you, in advance, for your patience and cooperation.
Your helmet (helmets are required)
Your rider number (must be affixed to your bike or person.) You will need to turn in the tear-off piece to get your goody bag.
Your water bottle
Your wristband (riders 21 and older)
Spare tubes and bike pump
Visit friendly Trek 100 staff and volunteers at INFORMATION to drop off your pledges in the pledge buckets. Pledges are due 8 weeks following the ride. Participants are responsible to collect their own pledges.
A nutritious energy building breakfast will be available to all riders. Enjoy pancakes, fresh fruit from Metcalfe’s, energy bars, granola bars, hot Colectivo coffee and more to help you build the energy you need for a safe and successful ride.
7:00 A.M. – Get to the starting line to hear a warm welcome from John Burke, the President of Trek Bicycles and Jon McGlocklin, the President of the MACC Fund. John will introduce our special guests. It’s important that we start the ride so please be prompt!
100 Mile & 100 K Routes - 7:30am START. No one will be allowed to leave after 8:30 a.m. for the 62/100 mile routes. There are no exceptions.
** For the safety of all riders, 100 mile riders who do not reach the split by 11:30 a.m. will be diverted onto the 62 mile course. **
36 & 19 Mile Routes – 9:30am START. No one will be allowed to leave after 10:30 a.m. for the 19/36 mile routes. There are no exceptions.
**For the safety of all riders, 36 mile riders need to leave Lower Rock Lake Park no later than 12:15 p.m. to get to DeBruin Farm in a timely manner.
Due to construction in Columbus, there are some last- minute route changes. The course will be well marked and the updated maps and downloadable files can be found here: http://trek100.org/forms/Trek2017_100m_FINAL.pdf.
Trek Demo and Wheel & Sprocket will be at Trek Bicycles to assist you with any mechanical problems you may have.
Rest stops are located every 7-17 miles and are stocked with high energy drinks, natural spring water, snacks and friendly volunteers who will be able to provide medical assistance if needed, mechanical support and friendly words of encouragement. 100 and 62 mile riders may enjoy Cousin’s subs at Cambria Elementary School. 36 mile riders will find lunch at DeBruin farm. A complete list of rest stop foods will be posted on our website before the ride.
The finish line will be located on McKay Way at Trek Bicycles. Volunteers will cheer you in but please slow down as you come through this area.
When you have finished your ride, please visit our volunteers at the End Point to receive your Certificate of Completion, goody bag, and Trek 100 t-shirt . Please do not bring your bikes into the goody bag area. Jerseys and commemorative Trek 100 wear will be available for sale at the clothing tent and on-line after the ride, pending available inventory.
FOOD & DRINK
Complimentary food and beverages are intended for riders and event volunteers. The tempting aromas courtesy of Silver Spur Texas BBQ will perk up your nose and ready your taste buds. Treat yourself to Frappucinnos courtesy of our friends at Starbucks and ice cream from Sassy Cow Creamery.
Wisconsin Brewing Company will be serving cold lagers and ales. Only riders and volunteers with wristbands (issued to participants 21 years and older) will be served alcoholic beverages. Per our insurance policy, we will only serve riders and volunteers.
Friends and family will not be allowed to consume alcohol at Trek Bicycles.
We are thankful to Pepsi, Premium Waters, and Starbucks for providing beverages throughout the day and during post-ride festivities.
Enjoy music, food and refreshments and relaxing after your ride.
The Trek 100 has grown every year since the first ride 27 years ago. In an effort to keep the ride as safe as possible, we strongly encourage you NOT to ride in large groups. The Trek 100 is not a race. Ride two across and allow traffic to get by you.
We have seen problems occur when riders get tangled up within their packs. We encourage everyone to seriously assess their riding ability and to not ride faster than they are comfortable. This is another area where we have seen riders get hurt. Dangerous intersections on the route will be marked well in advance with road signs. Please pay attention and slow down as you approach these intersections.
100 and 62 mile riders, please note that there is a city-wide garage sale in Fall River on June 3rd. Please be aware of bargain hunters who may not be paying attention to the roads and cyclists.
AFTER YOUR RIDE, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE TREK BICYCLES ON HWY O AS THE 36 AND 19 MILE RIDERS ARE FINISHING THEIR RIDE ON THIS ROAD.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE SPLITS
100 & 62 mile riders – split at mile 31 as you leave the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
19 & 36 mile riders split at mile 11 as you leave Lower Rock Lake Park
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR ASSIGNED ROUTE ARROWS
100 miles -- red arrows
62 miles -- yellow arrows
36 miles – green arrows
19 miles – blue arrows
IF YOU ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS ON THE ROUTE, CALL THE TREK 100 CALL CENTER AT 414-839-7695 OR 414-202-6621
**WE HAVE AN ESTABLISHED SYSTEM OF RADIO COMMUNICATION TO ASSIST YOU IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY**
See you at the starting line at 7 a.m.!
Thank you for supporting the MACC Fund!!