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, 5/20/17 for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options.

$55 from 12:01 AM 5/21/17 through midnight, 6/7/17 for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options.

REGISTRATION BLACKOUT PERIOD

12:01 AM Thursday 6/8/17 until on-site registrations starting at 7:00 AM morning of event.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Starts at 7:00 AM day of event: Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. $65 on-site for non-members for 100- and 50-mile options. $15-member discount will be honored if you join the club on-site.

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 packet and your pre-paid registration will include an Artie 2017 t-shirt (shirt guaranteed only if registered by 5/31/17), a lunch coupon for food (vendor tbd) 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, 2017 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt, however we will have a few extra shirts that will be distributed on a first-registered, first-served, as-long-as-you-like-the-sizes-available basis.

Parking

Parking will be available for all riders at the Fairgrounds on 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 10, 2017 from 4:00pm till 6:00pm. Come meet us for a good time or see us before your ride Sunday morning at Buchanan 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.

Course Info

50-mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20215640

100-mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19505690

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 the finish area. The food truck will have at least one vegetarian option.

One meal 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.