Frequently Asked Questions:
We have broken down Frequently Asked Questions into categories (General, Ride, Fundraising) so you can scroll down and quickly find your answer!
When is the Krempels King of the Road Challenge?
The even takes place Saturday October 19, 2013 with group starts at 9AM for all distances.
Where is the Krempels King of the Road Challenge?
The event starts and finishes the Timberland facility (see Event Info tab on this web site).
What about the weather?
We’re hearty New Englanders and roll rain or shine!
Can children participate?
We have a Youth category (with special registration and fundraising levels) for participants from 8 to 17 years of age.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry but for safety reasons we ask that you leave your 4-legged friends at home.
What is meant by “Virtual Rider”?
The Virtual Rider program allows those who can’t join us on the ride to join us in the fundraising! Not a cyclist? Do you ride but just can’t join us on the day of the ride? This option is for you!
What if I signed up for the event and decide not to ride?
If you’re unable to participate, your support will still be appreciated! Registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable
What if I decide not to ride?
If you’re unable to participate, your support will still be appreciated! Registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Is the Krempels King of the Road Challenge a race?
Absolutely not. Riders of all abilities are encouraged to participate and to complete their route at their own pace.
What is a “group start”?
A group start means riders will all depart at the same time. It’s quite impressive to see.
I signed up for one distance but decided to do another, OK?
We use your route choice at registration for planning purposes. We expect a few riders will change their minds as the event gets closer. If that rider is you, please let us know!
Where are the rest stops?
The 10-mile route has one stop about mid-way, while other routes have stops every 15-20 miles. Exact locations will be provided at the event.
What’s provided at the rest stops?
There will be food and beverage and a first aid kit at each of the rest stops and , with the exception of the 10-mile route, a bike mechanic.. We will also have support vehicles roaming the routes.
Anything I need to do to get ready for the ride?
The most important element to your enjoyment of the ride is your preparation, so make sure your bike is in tune and train properly. Also, practice smiling!
What isn’t allowed on the Cycling routes?
For safety purposes, we cannot allow buggies, sidecars or child seats on the cycling routes. Tandems and trail-a-bikes are ok.
Do I have to wear a helmet or other safety equipment?
Yes, all participants are required to wear an ASNI or Snell approved helmet during the entire ride and it is recommended that your bike be equipped with a blinking tail light and you wear light, bright or reflective clothing.
Do we follow rules of the road while we are cycling?
Yes, riders must always follow the rules of the road; all traffic signs and operations must be followed. Never pass on the right-hand side of a fellow cyclist.
What about route safety?
There will be either volunteer course marshals or police stationed at major intersections, but it is still important to be cautious as our volunteers have no legal authority to halt traffic!
What are the cycling routes?
Route maps are available at the Routes tab under Rider Info on this web site.
Do you have any information on ways I can fundraise?
Yes! Please visit the Fundraising tab on the home page of this web site for resources that should make raising $150 (and more!) easy and fun!
When I registered, a personal fundraising web page was set up for me. How do I access it? From the home page of this web site, click on Login then input your username and password to access your page. You can create your message and track your progress here.
Must all of my supporter donations be made online?
We encourage the online approach as it is the easiest way for participants to manage their fundraising campaign. We do understand that some old-fashioned checks may make their way in and that’s fine too.
How do I submit the paper donations that I receive?
Click on the Fundraising Resources tab on this web site, scroll to the bottom and select “Paper Donation Worksheet” link to download and print the form. You can use the form to record and forward all of your paper donations. Once we receive your Donation Form, checks and cash, we will add these to your fundraising total. Read the Paper Donation Instructions and PLEASE do not hold onto your donations – send them in frequently!
Can I also track paper donations that I receive on my personal fundraising page? You may track these donations on your personal fundraising page (login to your FirstGiving account, click through to your Krempels King of the Road Challenge fundraising page, then click on the “Add offline donation” link near the bottom of the of the center column and enter info), where they will be pending until we receive your Donation Form, checks or cash. These donations will then be confirmed in your fundraising total.