Registration for the ride is available through BikeReg.com. The cost is $40.00 for BRBC members and $45.00 for non-members. April 16, 2016 the fee goes up by $10.00. Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on June 24, 2016. Riders can also register by mail using the attached form. The cost to register by mail will be $40.00 for BRBC members and $45.00 for non-members before April 16, 2016. All mail-in registrations must be received by June 23, 2016.
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
The Artie Ride Packets and your pre-paid registration will include an Artie 2016 t-shirt, an Artie 2016 commemorative medal, a lunch coupon for food after the ride and numerous prizes. There will be four (4) rest stops long the routes. For the 50 and 100 routes, the first rest stop is at the 18 mile mark at the intersection of Seneca Hollow and North Fork. After resting, the second rest stop for the 100 will be after the KOM at the bottom of Catawba Mtn. The third 100 rest stop will meet up with the 50 milers for their second at the top of Den Hill Road under the shady I81 bridges. A final rest stop will welcome the 35, 50 and 100 milers at the intersection of Poor Mtn and Harborwood. For the 35 and 50, the last rest stop is only 5 miles from the finish but at the bottom of the 2 mile climb before the easy roll home. The 100 riders will still have 15 miles to complete, unless you need to stop at 90. Rest stops will be fully-stocked with high-energy food and beverages. All registrations paid or received after May 30, 2016 will not be eligible for the t-shirt or the medal.
On-site registration will be available at Green Hill Park on the morning of the ride beginning at 7:00am. The cost will be $65.00 for all riders. Payment for on-site registration can only be made by cash or check. On-site registration is not eligible for the 2016 Artie t-shirt or commemorative medal.
Parking will be available for all riders at Green Hill Park (in the back) the day of the ride.
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 9:30am for a 10:00am and 10:30am for an 11:00am start. Water and porta-johns will be available, and a mechanic will be on site if you have any last minute mechanical issues.
The Big Artie 100 will start promptly at 8:00am, Little Artie 50 and the 35 Ride will start promptly at 10:00am. The 15 mile ride will start promptly at 11:00am.
The Big Artie will have rest stops at the 18, 47, 69 and 85-mile marks. The Little Artie route has a rest stop at the 18, 29 and 45 miles. The 35 has a rest stop at 30 miles. The 15-mile route do not have a rest stop.
The course will be clearly marked with colored arrows on the pavement to designate the different routes. Due to the isolated nature of the course, it is advisable to study the route in advance. Cue sheets will be available. SAG and course marshals will be patrolling the routes all day.
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.
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 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.