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FAQ

What is 2018 Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek?

The Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek is an exciting 3-day,100-mile rail-to-trail mountain bike adventure that combines unforgettable mountain scenery with the unique sights of Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties. Join us and experience the robust Greenbrier River Trail that can only be encountered on foot or by bike. This event is a go-at-your own pace ride for cyclist of all levels of experience. Trekkers will enjoy a fully-supported ride on the Greenbrier River Trail. ALA will provide lodging, food and transportation. Bike mechanics and medical crews will ride with the group during the entire trip.

How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option above and specifying your participation type (Team Captain, Team Member, Individual, or Volunteer).

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. 89 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 can be submitted via email to your event manager Lizzie Covington (elizabeth.covington@lung.org).

What is a Team Captain?

Being a team captain is easy. Captains gather together friends, family members and co-workers and encourage them to participate in the event together. Each team captain guides their team members, from online registration to setting and achieving a fundraising goal. Team Captains should encourage their participants to personalize their fundraising pages with why they run, send e-mails to other friends, family and co-workers, hit their overall goals, show up to the event and have a great time. Some team captains organize gatherings before or after the run for their team members, but this is not required. In short, we need help to rally the troops and the best people for the job are always our team captains.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

All riders must wear an ANSI-APPROVED helmet at all times on the trek. NO EXCEPTIONS!

What size bike/tires do I need?

Your bike needs to be a multi-speed FAT-TIRE mountain bike. Please, have your local bike shop or mechanic perform a preventive maintenance check and service prior to the Trek.

What if I don’t reach my fund raising goal?

It is mandatory for every trekker to raise a minimum of $500 per person and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee to be allowed to participate on the Trek. The money pays your expenses and supports the work of the American Lung Association in West Virginia.

Funds may be turned in up to Thursday, May 17 to be counted towards awards and incentives. If you do not have all of your money collected by check-in on Thursday, YOU MUST PAY the remainder of the fundraising by personal check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover to count toward your fundraising total.

What items/clothing should I bring with me?

Refer to the “Gear Check List” document listed under Rider Forms.

What if my bike needs repairs during the ride?

Mechanical assistance will be available for minor repairs or adjustments throughout the ride. If our mechanics perform the work, the labor is free. However, while on the ride, if your bike requires new parts from a local bike shop, or inner tubes, you will be responsible for paying for the parts, and/or supplying the inner tubes.

Where do I sleep? Will there be accommodation for my family members and those traveling with me?

We will spend Thursday & Friday night at Expedition Station, Snowshoe Mountain Resort at the top of the mountain. Expedition Station offers comfortable rooms with a bed and sofa bed, a restaurant and bar, updated amenities and mountain views for miles.

Saturday night will be spent at the Greenbrier County Youth Camp. Showers and restroom facilities are camp-style located in each cabin. A sleeping bag or bedroll is required for each cyclist. Bring pillows and towels.

You also have the option of tent camping at the Greenbrier Co. Youth Camp in Anthony; however, you must provide all necessary camping equipment.

Can people who haven’t registered show up and ride on the morning of the ride?

No. Accommodations for lodging, meals and transportation are made weeks in advance.

Is there a make-up day for bad weather?

We will ride rain, shine or snow! Be sure to check the weather and pack accordingly.

Where can I send my donations?

Donations can be sent to the local American Lung Association office:

2018 Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek
c/o American Lung Association in WV
2102 Kanawha Blvd, East
Charleston, WV 25311

Refunds

As a non-profit organization, the American Lung Association considers the registration fee and pledges a donation and unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. The race will be held rain or shine.

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