2024 Bike the Bridges

Commonly Asked Questions and Answers​

Are e-bikes permitted?

Yes, e-bikes are permitted.  However, if you are participating in the King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge, you will not be able to on your e-bike. 

What are the start times?
There is no mass start, we strongly recommend you start riding your individual route during the following times*, to ensure that rest stops are open when you arrive. 

6:30am Registration/Check-in open for Century riders

7:30am Registration/Check-In opens for 100K riders

8:00am Registration/Check-In opens for Half Century Riders

8:30am Registration /Check-In opens for 50K riders

9:00am Registration/Check-In opens for 25 miles riders

11:00am Brewfest and festival area opens

11:15am First band performs

1:20pm Rider awards and acknowledgements

1:45pm: Second band performs

4:00pm Event concludes

Subject to change

What is your refund policy?
There are no refunds.  All sales are final, regardless of the circumstance. Thank you for your understanding.

Will there be rest stops?
Yes there will be rest stops.  The locations will be announced soon. 

Will the routes be marked?
Routes will be marked with color coded arrows and all riders will receive route cards at packet pick up and at day-of registration/check-in.

Can I change my route distance?
If you need to change your distance, please do so at check-in before the ride, our event crew at the registration table can help you make the change.  There are no refunds for a decrease in ride length and you will need to pay the increase in length as applicable,  you can pay this additional amount when you check-in.

Will bike parking be available?
Yes, we are pleased to offer complimentary bike parking. It is on a first come, first serve basis.

Will there be gear check? 
There will NOT be gear check, so remember, what you bring with you, you will have to carry as you ride. Special Olympics Northern California is not responsible for anything left behind.

If it's raining on event day, what's the plan? 
The event will take place rain or shine! We do not offer refunds in the event of inclement weather.

Can my family/friends register on the day of?  
Day of Registration is available, but the price increases $10 for each distance. Please note: t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Will you be accepting on-site contributions?
You may make additional monetary contributions or turn-in those last minute 
donations at the registration/check-in tent.  Please have checks made payable to Special Olympics Northern California and put Bike the Bridges 2024 and your name and/or team name in the memo line.  Also, credit card or cash is accepted.

What is the The King|Queen of the Mountain Challenge? 
It is approximately a two-mile ascent of Crockett Boulevard (between Pamona Street and Cummings Skyway in Crockett). The climb is part of the 100K, Half Century and Century routes. For the 25 and 50K routes, riders turn left on Crockett Boulevard for the ascent and then make a u-turn at the top, enjoy the descent, and rejoin their routes at Pamona Street.  The male and female in each age group will win the coveted polka-dot Bike the Bridges Bike Jersey! Jersey is mailed post-event.  There is a $10 registration fee for 25 mile and 50K riders and no fee for 100K, Half Century and Century riders.

Will there be food options available for non-registered riders?
Yes we will have food trucks offering delicious food for purchase.  All registered riders will enjoy a great BBQ lunch as part of their registration. 

Will there be activities for kids?
Yes! We will be having a Kids Zone with multiple activities for kids to enjoy.

Can non-riders attend the Brewfest?
Yes! Brewfest is open to the general public.  If you have folks interested in just joining us for the Brewfest, wristbands are $40 and available online PURCHASE TICKETS.  Day of wristbands are $50.  Brewfest will be open from 11:00am-4pm.

Do you still need volunteers on the day-of the event?
Yes! This event is made possible by the help of incredible volunteers. If you know of anyone that is interested in helping, please encourage them contact Celia at CeliaG@sonc.org.  This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for clubs and community groups!

Volunteers play an important role in this event and each participant benefits from their hard work and enthusiasm - we could not do it without them!