BICYCLE, HANDCYCLE, ETC. • Helmets are required to be worn by ALL riders at ANY time they are riding. • A reliable, well-maintained, quality cycle. • E-Bike users are responsible for charging their own cycles and/or bringing extra batteries. NOTE: There are no electrical outlets at Diaz Lake and support vehicles will NOT be
FUNDRAISING 101 Some riders say the pedaling is the hardest part, while others claim it’s more difficult to ask for money, though many have raised the required entry pledges several times over! The following are some tried and true strategies that have been employed by past participants. Obviously, not every rider will use
We highly recommend putting in some miles on your bike before the beginning of the ride. While enviable, you should not try to be like one regular and athletically gifted, rider who always claims her first day of the ride is also her first day of training. The bottom line is that there is
Yes, ALL RIDERS AND VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE at https://pages.donately.com/usarc/campaign/peak2peak28. If you are unable to register yourself, call the USARC (909.584.0269) and we will do it for you. Riders must remit the initial $500 no later than ONE MONTH BEFORE THE RIDE BEGINS, to secure your rider kit. Only when you have remitted $2,500
Riders assemble and break down their own camps each evening and morning, respectively. Camping locations vary greatly depending on the town (it may be a park, fairgrounds, or campground) but all will have showers and restroom facilities of one type or another. Breakfast is served early each morning to facilitate an expeditious departure by
Don’t worry about your ability to complete the entire distance each day. The goal is to challenge yourself and do the best you can. Push your limits, but to do so wisely. Should you need to retire early on one or more days there will always be a vehicle available, or within radio contact,
Minors are only permitted to ride if they are accompanied by a fully participating adult (ie – a registered rider). The minor must always be in the presence of the participating adult when actually cycling on any of the roads.
Transportation to Big Bear is the rider/volunteer responsibility. Return transportation from Mammoth to Big Bear will be facilitated in the various support vehicles returning to Big Bear. However, any participant is able to arrange their own transportation departing from Mammoth. This is part of the online registration questionnaire.
You must check-in and complete your registration no later than 7:00 AM on the first day of the ride at the USARC program office at Bear Mountain Resort. A breakfast/orientation will begin at 8:00 AM, after which photos will be taken, immediately followed by our departure to Barstow, hopefully no later than 9:00 AM.
Several local Big Bear lodging options provide riders and volunteers with reduced rates. Please contact the USARC for hotels/motels offering discounts.