2019 registration dates and rates will be updated this fall. Check back often!
Everyone must complete a registration, including non-riders. To help insure a stress-free registration experience for all concerned, please read Rider’s Guide page on website from start to finish, and read through ALL information on this page before beginning the registration process.
Each registrant must read/sign a liability waiver at check-in June 2. You are encouraged to review this waiver prior to registering. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to download a PDF copy of that waiver.
Age related discounts based on rider age as of June 2, 2018. See discount deadlines below. No refunds after April 15, 2018. Cutoff date for all registrations is May 25, 2018.
Registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.
REGULAR registration-postmarked/entered 2/1/18-4/15/18:
Adult (age 18-70) $395; Master (age 71 and over) $370; Youth (age 0-12) $100; Youth (age 13-17) $200
LATE registration-postmarked/entered 4/16/18-5/25/18:
Adult (age 18-70) $450; Master (age 71 and over) $425; Youth (age 0-12) $100; Youth (age 13-17) $200
Six or more cyclists in your group or club? Go to ourCLUBS/GROUPSpage to find out about the DISCOUNTS we offer you!
$100 (non-riders MAY qualify for FREE registration and meals if they agree to serve as ride staff assistants for the entire tour; if interested, email email@example.com. Very limited number of positions available)
Base fees include, for each rider: Outdoor camping space each night, free indoor camping option each night; indoor showers and/or shower trailer; baggage transportation for two bags (see “FAQ” or “Rider’s Guide” pages on website for details on types of baggage accepted); maps, cue sheets, and route markings; minimum of two rest/water stops each day; on-route mechanical and SAG support; tickets for ferry passage; week-long parking for one vehicle at the start/finish site; entertainment; overnight town shuttle bus service (where required).
To order the official ride shirt or jersey, or both, please visit theAPPAREL page. Note: Pre-ride orders MUST BE PLACED before April 1. We will have a very limited number of extra shirts and jerseys available at check-in; get there early for best selection.
$100 Includes 5 breakfasts and 3 suppers/dinners. This year we are no longer including the meal plan in the price of registration. This is primarily to benefit those choosing to stay in motels which often include a breakfast, but is also for those who either don't eat breakfast, or prefer for a variety of reasons to bring their own breakfast foods. ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS ARE URGED TO PURCHASE THE MEAL PLAN, AS THERE ARE EITHER NO OR INADEQUATE RESTAURANTS IN SOME OF OUR COMMUNITIES. Details are explained on the MEALS page of the website.
MOTEL BAGGAGE/SHUTTLE SERVICE:
$75 (RTFL transports you & your luggage to your motel in the afternoon & picks you up the next morning)
$100 For those flying in to the tour or in need of a bicycle for other reasons, fully tour equipped fitness-style flat bar type bicycles (Cannondale Quick, Specialized Sirrus, or Giant Escape) are available to rent for the week. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
TENT SETUP SERVICE, CHAIR AND TOWEL RENTAL, AND BIKE SHIPPING SERVICE:
Contact VeloSante Cycling Services at: www.velosantecyclingservices.com and make arrangements directly with them.
ON-TOUR VEHICLE PERMIT:
$100 (driver must also pay the non-rider fee)
Additional REQUIRED information
FERRY CROSSING TIME ASSIGNMENTS-IMPORTANT!
Immediately after breakfast Friday June 8 upon leaving Hickman, KY, we will cross the Mississippi River on the ferry. Coast Guard safety regulations place a 150 passenger limit on each crossing. Accordingly, we will need multiple trips to get everyone across. There will be three crossing times offered: 7:00 AM; 7:45 AM, and 8:30 AM. When registering, either online or on the paper form, indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices from these times. (Times are approximate and the ferry crew has the final say!) To keep trips in balance, once you have selected a time, it CANNOT be changed. You will receive a color-coded wristband at check-in; you will only be able to cross at the time for that color.
If you must cancel your registration prior to April 15, 2018, there will be a $75 processing fee. No refunds for any reason after April 15, 2018. Accordingly, you are encouraged to obtain trip interruption/cancellation insurance. When registering online, you will be offered the chance to purchase coverage during the check-out phase. If registering by mail, please check with an insurance provider of your choice for this important coverage. One source with experience in bike travel coverage is McKay Insurance. If you require medical treatment or ambulance services for any reason while on the ride, you are responsible for payment, and should therefore bring your insurance card and keep it with you on the bike. Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC reserves the unconditional right to modify the tour route or itinerary without prior notice due to weather, road, river, or other unpredictable conditions.
To register online, click on the "ONLINE" link below. Additonal processing fees apply.
To register by mail, download a registration form by clicking the "BY MAIL" link below, complete the form in its entirety, PRINTING LEGIBLY, and return with payment to the address on the form.
Questions on the registration process? E-mail the tour director at email@example.com
2019 rregistration will open late this fall. Check back then!
Bike tour cycling through 4 states in 6 days this June!
Cycling through the Midwest and Mississippi Valley!