EVENTBRITE TICKETS ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT. ALL CYCLISTS MUST REGISTER AND PAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE Barry-Roubaix!!!
Be aware that time zomes change coming fom Chicagoland to hastings, Mi.
Register for the ride at this link. For more information, click on the event website. You must pre-register to do this ride. There is no day-of registration. Ride the 22, 34 or 62 mile course. There is a limit of 3500 riders. Ride what you want or can; road bikes with the largest tires you can fit, cross bikes, tandems, mountain bikes.
The ride begins in downtown Hastings, MI. Hastings is about a 3 hour drive from Chicago. Packets pickup will be at Hastings Ace Hardware located 200 S Boltwood, Hastings, MI 49058 Friday April 15th from 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday April 16th from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Lodging is limited in Hastings and most drive in from nearby cities that have hotels. There is usually a guided pre-ride Friday afternoon on part of the course. Hastings is on Eastern Time, 1 hour ahead.
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Departure Time: First wave departs at 10:00 am Eastern Time. Usually 2-3 waves of 62 mile racers, the many waves of 34 mile, then 22 mile racers.
End Time: depends on your distance
Pace: This is a race. Each cyclist will ride to the best of his/her ability. We will not all ride together.
Distance: 22, 36, and 62 mile options
MTC3 Ride Contact Person: Jason Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org (708) 609-0022
Start Location: Downtown, Hastings, Michigan, 49058
Distance/Time Duration: 62/36/22 miles
Route and Description of the ride: The race is well marked and connects as many gravels roads as they can. For the 62 miles, probably 75% were on sandy/limestone type gravel roads. The elevation gain for 62 miles was 2835 last year. http://barry-roubaix.com/info/maps-and-files/
PLEASE WEAR YOUR MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO KITS!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
Ride rules - http://www.majortaylorchicago.com/riderules/
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).
Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!