​​MIDWEST CYCLOTOURING bicycle tours presents: Ride the Fault Line

December, 2021-IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!-Due to concern for the health of our participants, as well as issues that have continued to arise with arranging the logistics of the tour during the virus-related travel and meeting restrictions that remain in place despite the advent of a vaccine, we have made the decision to cancel the 2022 edition of the Ride the Fault Line tour.  We felt that it was in the best interests of the participants, the tour staff, and the residents of our host communities to not restart the tour until it was completely safe for all.  It is our fervent hope that we will be able to operate the tour in June, 2023!  Check here or our Facebook page for updates.

EVENT CANCELED FOR 2022 due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.


Everyone must complete a registration, including non-riders.  To help insure a stress-free and accurate 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 14.  You are encouraged to review this waiver prior to registering.  Click on the WAIVER 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 14, 2020.  See discount deadlines below.  No refunds after April 1, 2020.  Cutoff date for all registrations is May 30, 2020. 

Both mail-in registration form links and online registration links can be found at the bottom of this page.

PRICING-will be updated in late 2022

REGULAR registration-postmarked/entered online...

Adult (age 18-85) $395; Ages 0-17 and over 85 $100

LATE registration-postmarked/entered online April 16, 2020 through June 10, 2020:

Adult (age 18-85) $450; Ages 0-17 and over 85 $100

Youth age 0-17 must be accompanied by a registered adult parent/guardian who will sign their liability waiver.


$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)

CLUBS/GROUPS registration:

Six or more cyclists in your group or club?  Go to our CLUBS/GROUPS/TEAMS  page to find out about the DISCOUNTS we offer you!

Base fees include, for each rider:  outdoor or indoor camping space each night; indoor showers and/or shower trailer;  maps, cue sheets, and route markings; rest/water/snack stops each day; on-route mechanical and SAG support; tickets for ferry passage; free parking for one vehicle at each location; entertainment; overnight town shuttle bus service (where required).



To order the official ride shirt or jersey, or both, please visit the  MEALS/APPAREL/HOTELS 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 size selection.


$115  Includes 6 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/APPAREL/HOTELS  page of the website.


$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 Alibi, or Giant Escape) are available to rent for the week.  Contact us at rmc5487@gmail.com for details.

Additional REQUIRED information


If you must cancel your registration prior to April 15, 2020, there will be a $75 processing fee.  No refunds for any reason after April 15, 2022.  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 at any time without prior notice due to weather, river, road, or other unpredictable conditions. 

To register online, click on the "ONLINE"  link below.  Additional processing fees apply for online registrations.

To register by mail, download a registration form by clicking the "BY MAIL" link below, complete the form in its entirety, PRINTING L-E-G-I-B-L-Y, and return with payment to the address on the form.

Questions on the registration process?  E-mail the tour director at rmc5487@gmail.com


Bicycle tour through the Midwest and Mississippi Valley.