You must register on line.
You will receive a welcome email from us within 3 days of signing up.
The 2 Day Ride starts Saturday, August 22, 2020 (Check in is Friday, August 21 in Grand Marais, MI)
The 3 in 3 ride starts on Friday, August 14, 2020 in St. Ignace, MI (Check in is Thursday, August 13)
The 10 Day Challenge Ride starts on Friday, August 14, 2020 in St. Ignace, MI (Check in is Thursday, August 13)
Riders that pick their days start on whatever day they sign up to start (Check in is the night before your first day of riding).
We use Ride with GPS to give you turn by turn directions. You will receive an email in the beginning of August with all the details of each section.
All riders should check in the night before their first day of riding. If this is not possible, please email us and we will make other arrangements.
Rider check in and packet pick up is the night before your first day of riding.
An exact time and location will be sent in the final confirmation email sent to you in the beginning of August.
Other important information will be sent in emails prior to the event.
Always check Facebook & Instagram for updates as well.
Your valid photo ID. License, State ID, Passport are all acceptable. Something with your smiling face and birth date on it.
No, all riders must show ID upon picking up their registration packets.
At registration, so the night before your first day of riding.
NO, please follow the Jersey Fitting Guide on the website to ensure proper fitting. It is very accurate.
Yes. Tour Da Yoop, Eh swag and other goodies will be available to purchase at each registration.
Extra Challenge Rider Jerseys will be available for purchase, $125 each.
The Plaid Finisher’s Jersey is NOT available for purchase. Only riders who complete all 10 sections (over any course of time, 1, 2, 5 or even 10 years), can purchase the Plaid Finisher’s Jersey.
This is a challenge and will probably be one of the more challenging accomplishments of your life.
Be prepared to work hard, see some beautiful sites and have a great ride.
Approximately 120 miles per day.
(This is no place for a bike with a basket)
Fitness is key to riding 120 miles per day. We recommend that you speak to a physician to make sure you are fit to ride. There are great websites that can help give you good daily routines to help you prepare.
Sounds silly to say, but make sure you have ridden your bike and that it is in working condition.
Check your tire pressure before each daily ride.
Having a spare tube and/or patch kit handy is a smart precaution.
Riders will start at 8:00 am every day.
Morning meet ups will be announced the night before.
YES. This phenomenal course is mainly paved roads with very little traffic. Along some sections, you’ll see more wildlife than cars.
A few sections have gravel, but it is rideable and a road bike can be used for the all sections.
We will have Hydration Stations set up approximately every 30 miles along each section, they will be marked on the Ride with GPS Route.
We will provide jugs of water at each station and you can refill your water bottles.
Before each ride there will be an area for you to drop off anything you want us to put at the hydration station for when you get there. We ask that you label anything you want dropped off, please put your name and what station # you want it left at.
Any items you need before each station, you will need to carry it with you.
We will have SAG support that can carry items for you, but we can’t guarantee they will be with you when you need it. (ie, if you are ahead of SAG it might take time for them to catch up to you, if SAG is ahead of you it might take time to get back to you).
The number of riders is unlimited, we have support that can handle everyone. The more the merrier.
This is MICHIGAN, be prepared for everything, even in August. It could be 80 during the day and 30 at night. Rain or shine the event will be held.
One thing we can guarantee is that the snow will be gone, even if they set record amounts, like they did in 2019.
Basic course info can be found here. Course elevation is listed under each section. Exact routes will be sent out in the beginning of August.
Yes, by all means! You can stay wherever you want.
We have riding packages available that include lodging and we have riding packages available that don’t include lodging.
Most likely not. Your car will probably be in the city you started at, but if you have another form of transportation to get to the start line that is fine with us.
TDY staff members will bring riders luggage from city to city.
There will be designated pick up and drop off point for riders to leave their luggage and pick up their luggage in every city.
You do not have to stay at these particular hotels, that is just where you will need to drop off and pick up your luggage.
Luggage must be CLEARLY marked.
2 pieces of luggage (no more than 20 lbs each) per rider. If you have additional luggage, there will be a small fee to pay to have it transported.
All participants are limited to two (2) soft-sided bags, each bag must weigh less than 20 lbs.
If you have additional bags we can bring them for you, for a small fee of $10 per bag per day.
You may bring extra bike supplies to put in the SAG car.
Typically our SAG cars are pretty close to all riders. We will have a SAG car for every 30 to 40 riders.
There will be a designated pick up location every morning for you to leave your water bottles and/or feed bags. Our crew will get it to the Hydration Station for you.
You must have all your items CLEARLY labeled with your name and what station # you want your product at.
Every rider is responsible for their own bike and all other personal belongings. We highly recommend locking bikes at all times, bringing into your rooms at night or putting in vehicles if possible.
No, but there are spots along the route to stop in a store, restaurant or gas station.
There are also a lot of woods.
We offer riding packages that include lodging and riding packages that allow you to make your own lodging accommodations. Doesn’t matter to us which one you choose, we simply want to make things as simple as possible for our riders.
You can park for free at the hotels that TDY staff is staying at, a complete list will be sent in your final email confirmation. Your car can stay in the lot for free during the entire event.