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Frequently Asked Questions about Our Bicycle Rides

When do I need to be there?
We recommend that you arrive on Saturday afternoon (July 23rd for WBR and August 6th for OBR). Registration and Check-In will open at 2 p.m. We will have a campsite ready for you, as well as, dinner on Saturday night. Both rides begin on Sunday morning.

What do my fees include?
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Lunch will be served on the final day in lieu of dinner. For WBR, meals begin with Saturday dinner and concluded with Friday lunch. For OBR, meals begin with Saturday dinner and conclude with Saturday lunch. Also included are your camping fees, gear transport, showers and toilets, towel service, vehicle support, and rest stops as weather and terrain dictates, and a commemorative item.

What do I need to do if I have to cancel?
We understand that unanticipated events will cause some participants to need to cancel their reservation. To deal with this situation as fairly as possible, the Board of Directors has developed the following policy regarding cancellations:

  1. If you cancel your reservation prior to 60 days before the start of the ride, we will refund your full entry fee within 10 business days less a $100 processing fee.
  2. If you cancel your reservation within 60 days before the start of the ride, but at least 30 days prior to the start of the ride, we will refund your entry fee after the ride is over less a $250 processing fee.
  3. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days prior to the start of the ride, or if you must abandon the ride after it has started, we will be unable to refund any portion of your entry fee.
  4. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. Date of the receipt of your request will be determined by the e-mail sent date or the post-mark date.

If the possibility of having to cancel your reservation is a concern to you, we recommend that you consider obtaining trip cancellation insurance.

How can I obtain trip cancellation insurance?
We do not provide trip cancellation insurance. However, it can be obtained through various travel agents and from many insurers directly. Try a Google Search for "travel cancellation insurance." McKay Insurance Agency, our insurance agency, offers trip cancellation insurance. For more information, please contact them directly at www.mckayinsagency.com or 641-842-2135 or 800-942-0283. Scott Ziller or Dan McKay will be able to assist anyone regarding trip cancellation insurance.

Is this a camping or a lodging tour?
This is a camping tour. A list of motels in the communities were we will be staying will be sent to you in the confirmation packet. However we do NOT have any shuttle service to get you to the motels. Getting there will be on your own. Riders who choose to do this should bring a backpack to carry what they need for the night and ride their bike to the motel. Be sure to check MapQuest or with the motel’s reservation clerk to see how far your accommodations will be from Camp Central in advance.

What do I need to bring?
See the Equipment List.

What is the fee for a non-rider?
Non-rider fees are $640 for WBR and $695 for OBR. These fees cover the use of all amenities. There is no pro-rated fee for just meals, showers, etc.

Can I bring my own support vehicle and driver?
Yes you can. They will be asked to travel a different route to the next campsite in order to not have extra vehicles along the bike route. Sometimes there will not be an alternate route available. If they need to take the bike route, they will be asked to not stop at the rest stop or anywhere along the route. There typically is not enough room for an extra vehicle at the rest stops, and stopping along the route can be hazardous for the riders. The driver will need to register with us at Check-In and agree to abide by our policies.

Will we have a place to leave cars for the week?
Yes. Arrangements have been made to leave them at the site where we start and end the rides.

Do you provide Lunch?
Yes we do provide lunches. All meals are included EXCEPT for lunch on the layover days.

Can I ship my bike?
Yes. You need to ship your bike to Sunnyside Sports. Be sure it arrives and arrive no later than one week prior the start of the ride:

Sunnyside Sports
930 NW Newport Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
Attn: WBR or OBR
Phone: (541) 382-8018

Check with your local UPS service for actual shipping time from your area. Please be sure to put your name on the box or bike. For more information and a shipping form see Bike Shipping.

Click Request Updates to be informed of future rides.

This information is for OBR/WBR/IBR use only - we do not sell mailing lists.

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