Event Info

Advance Registration

Registration for the ride is available through BikeReg.com.

COSTS

Our pricing is structured to encourage both early registration and joining the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (BRBC.) Subtract $15 from every price listed below for BRBC members. For example, a price which is $45 for a non-member drops to $30 for a member. It costs only $30 to join. All current BRBC members have received a discount code by email. If you are not a member and want to join, use this link: BRBCVA.ORG Your Artie discount will cover half of your membership, and there are lots of other benefits. Note: If you join the BRBC, your membership will last for a full twelve months and will NOT expire at the end of the calendar year.

$45 now through midnight, 5/31/16 for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options. $35 for 15-mile option.

$55 from 12:01 AM 6/1/16 through midnight, 6/22/16 for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options. $40 for 15-mile option.

REGISTRATION BLACKOUT PERIOD

12:01 AM Thursday 6/23/16 until on-site registrations starting at 7:00 AM morning of event.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Starts at 7:00 AM Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
$65 on-site for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options. $45 for 15-mile option.

All current BRBC members have received a discount code by email. If you are not a member and want to join, use this link: BRBCVA.ORG

What’s Included?

The Artie Ride Packets and your pre-paid registration will include an Artie 2016 t-shirt (shirt guaranteed only if registered by 5/31/16), a lunch coupon for food (Fork In The Road food truck at Green Hill Park) after the ride and numerous prizes. There will be three (3) rest stops along the 100-mile route, and one rest stop along the 50-mile route. Rest stops will be fully-stocked with high-energy food and beverages. All registrations paid or received after May 31, 2016 will not necessarily be eligible for the t-shirt. However, we ordered extra T-shirts and will distribute them on a first-registered, first-served, as-long-as-you-like-the-sizes-available basis.

Parking

Parking will be available for all riders at Green Hill Park (in the back) the day of the ride.

Pre-Ride Info

Pre-ride packet pick-up is going to be at Parkway Brewing on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, VA on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:00pm till 6:00pm. Come meet us for a good time or see us before your ride Sunday morning at Green Hill Park. Riders are encouraged to arrive by at least 7:30am for an 8:00am start, and earlier if you still need to register.

Ride Start

All rides start at 8:00 AM. The only exception is for those riding the 15-miler who have already picked up their packets. If you are riding the 15-miler and would like to start later on your own, please just pick a start time that will have you done by 11:00 AM. Thank you.

Course Info

15-mile route: 1,100 feet of climbing. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14559128
50-mile route: 3,100 feet of climbing. Max grade: 13%. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14550268
100-mile route: 6,800 feet of climbing. Max grade: 10%. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14549808

The routes are similar to the last two years, with scenic roads and plenty of climbing, but there are some differences. See cue sheets at links above.

Ride Safety

The Artie is not a race. We will be riding on public roads and all traffic laws must be obeyed. All riders must wear an approved helmet and a rider number visible from the back. You must come to a full stop at stop signs, flashing red, or other traffic control devices. Do not ride more than two abreast. Riders cannot block the traffic lane. You must allow vehicles behind you to pass you, by forming up single file. You must stay on your side of the double-yellow line at all times.

Post-Ride

Be sure to stick around after the ride to enjoy fellowship and a post-ride lunch. A meal ticket is included in the Ride Packet and can be redeemed at Food Truck at the Green Hill Finish area. The food truck will have at least one vegetarian option.

The meal cost is included in the registration fee for riders and additional food items may be purchased from the vendor on-site. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or join us under the pavilion to relax and cheer on the riders as they cross the finish.