FAQ

What must be submitted in advance of the ride?

Both your waiver and your fundraising minimum/donation must be submitted no later than September 7, 2017.

Does the registration fee apply toward the fundraising/donation minimum?

No, it does not.

Should I bring cash?

That’s totally up to you. Know that Trek merchandise will be available for purchase, Shaker Village has a lovely gift shop and activities, and the dinner party includes a cash bar.

Will the ride be supported?

Absolutely! There will be rest stops, SAG vehicles and mechanic vehicles on every route.

Can children participate in the ride?

Yes, children 12-years-old and older may ride. Know that Central Kentucky is hilly and the back roads are winding. The ride will be challenging, even on the shortest route. Children under 18-years-old must be accompanied by a parent or another adult with legal authority at all times. Waivers are required, and must be signed by a parent or an adult with legal authority to do so.

What should I know about the “Hillacious Hundred?”

This 100-mile route is intentionally designed to test the grit of the most extreme cyclist with its 5,500-foot elevation gain through the winding backroads of hilly Central Kentucky. We suggest you consider the appropriateness of your bike (heavy bikes will make your ride more challenging), bring multiple water bottles, and know that riders must be at the 50-mile point by 2 pm or they will be transported back to Shaker Village.

Those who choose to ride will have a very cool surprise waiting for them when they reach the scenic overlook on the route. Those who successfully complete the ride will receive an exclusive, collectible pin and a lot of bragging rights.

What should I bring with me for the ride?

In addition to an appropriate bike in good repair, a helmet is required and gloves are recommended. Think about rain gear based on the forecast. We also suggest two water bottles, sunblock and bandages.

Where does the ride start/end?

All routes begin and end in the Main Parking Lot at Shaker Village. Entering the Village, make an immediate left turn and the lot will be on your right. Packet pick up will be in the pavilion directly adjacent to the lot.

Will toilets be available along the routes?

Yes, if there aren’t permanent facilities near a rest stop, portable toilets will be available.

If I’m staying for dinner and/or spending the night, where will I leave my bike?

All routes begin and end in Shaker Village. You will leave your car on the Main Parking Lot, where the rides take off. When you return to that parking lot at the end of your ride, you can put your bike back on your car. Bring a lock if you have any concerns.

Will food be provided?

Yes. Bagels, fruit, coffee and water will be available before the ride. Rest stops will be stocked with appropriate snacks and beverages on every route. At the end of the ride, sandwiches, chips, fruit and beverages will be available. And – if you register for the dinner party in advance – expect a lovely fall harvest cookout and a cash bar.

Will there be a place for me to freshen up after the ride?

Yes, if you’re spending the night in Shaker Village, you will have access to your room before dinner. Everyone – whether or not you’re staying the night in the Village – will have access to facilities where you can freshen up a bit, too. Please bring any toiletries you like and your own towel.

Can my family join me after my ride for dinner and/or spend the night in Shaker Village?

Certainly, we’d love to have them! Note that dinner reservations are required in advance, though. The cost for adults is $25. The cost for children under 12-years-old is $10 each. Order non-rider tickets here. Deadline to order these is September 1. Family can either join you in your assigned room (air mattresses are available through Shaker Village) – if you’ve registered in advance to spend the night – or you may make a separate room reservation for them directly through Shaker Village at your own expense.

How do my donations help?

With the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever. 88 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

What is a Matching Gift?

Many employers will match donations made by members of their staff. Please check with your Human Resources and/or Finance department to see if they have a matching gift program. Matching gifts forms can be submitted via email to your local event manager.

Where can I send my donations?

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Bike Trek to Shaker Village
American Lung Association in Kentucky
10168 Linn Station Road Suite 100
Louisville KY  40223

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