Midwest Cyclotouring presents:



Opens 12:01 AM December 1, 2017.  Cutoff date for all registrations is May 25, 2018.   See discount deadlines below.  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.  No refunds after April 15, 2018.

Registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.


SUPER early registration-postmarked/entered no later than 12/31/17: 

Adult (age 18-70) $325; Master (age 71 and over) $300; Youth (age 0-12) $100; Youth (age 13-17) $200

EARLY registration-postmarked/entered 1/1/18-1/31/18:

Adult (age 18-70) $350; Master (age 71 and over) $325; Youth (age 0-12) $100; Youth (age 13-17) $200

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


$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 rmc5487@gmail.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).



$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.


$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 rmc5487@gmail.com for details.


Contact VeloSante Cycling Services at:  www.velosantecyclingservices.com  and make arrangements directly with them.


$100   (driver must also pay the non-rider fee)

Additional REQUIRED information


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.  While unlikely, if the required minimum number of participants for the tour has not been reached by April 15, 2018, Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC reserves the right to cancel the operation of the “Ride the Fault Line” tour for 2018, and registrant’s sole remedy in such instance will be the refund and return of registration fees paid.  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.

Ride the Fault Line offers two registration methods:  online or by mail.  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 rmc5487@gmail.com




Bike tour cycling through 4 states in 6 days this June!

Cycling through the Midwest and Mississippi Valley!