Checkpoints are set up approximately every 10 to 15 miles. There, you can take a break, use the restroom and enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages, all generously donated by local and national businesses.
It’s a good idea to get your bike tuned up a few weeks before the ride. Since it’s such a fast-paced event, the Trek isn’t a great time to try out a new bike or make major modifications to your current one. That said, there’ll be have plenty of mechanics along the route ready to provide basic repairs. Just keep in mind that you may be asked to pay for the cost of parts. It’s also a good idea to carry some basic tools and equipment with you for minor repairs, such as a flat tire.
Volunteer medical personnel will be on-hand to provide basic medical services. In case of emergency, support vehicles will provide transportation for medical care. However, you’ll be responsible for the cost of medical care and transportation beyond the emergency services provided by our volunteer medical personnel.
Overnight accommodations at Camp Burgess are provided for two and three-day riders (included in your fundraising minimum). Cabins are equipped with electricity and have restrooms and showers located nearby. Overnight accommodations at Camp Burgess are reserved for those who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. If you are staying overnight, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to event weekend. If you have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, you will be responsible for your own overnight stay offsite. Transportation to/from offsite accommodations will not be provided by the American Lung Association.
Route Support & Sweep
Volunteer personnel are available along the route each day of the ride. They’re there to assist you and make sure the route is as safe and well-marked as possible. If you need assistance, simply raise your hand high with a closed fist and a support vehicle will be over to help you. Make sure to also stick to the marked route. It’ll make the Sweep Captain’s job easier!
Be sure to have your cell phone on you while you ride. That way you can call event staff if you need support or transportation. Plus, it’ll help keep an open line of communication between you and your family and/or friends at all times.