Red-Bell 100 FAQ
Are the roads closed to cars for this ride?
Where and when can I get my registration packet and ride jersey?
When can we pick up our Red-Bell 100 finisher gift?
What time can we leave the start area and get riding on the course?
We may need a little extra time to complete the course… Can we start early?
Is there an official cut-off time for the Red-Bell course?
Will there be a map and cue sheet?
How can I take Amtrak Cascades train back to Seattle?
If you're looking to return to Seattle, rather than Redmond, you can hop aboard the train. Tickets are available at Amtrak Cascades for a comfortable trip back to Seattle, with stops in Everett and Edmonds. Free Wi-Fi, a well-stocked bistro, and lots of legroom make this a great return option. Buy your tickets at least two weeks in advance to save 25%. Ten onboard bike racks can be reserved for $5 each when you purchase your Amtrak Cascades ticket. Or, you can box your bike and check it as luggage for an additional fee. The train leaves Bellingham's Fairhaven Station at 7:37 p.m. and arrives at King Street Station in Seattle at 10:00 p.m.
Do you have a downloadable GPS route available?
What is the total elevation gain for this ride?
What kind of food is served at the rest stops?
What kind of mechanical support can we expect on the ride?
What do we do with any urgent medical issues that might arise?
What about non urgent “Sag support” requests?
Can I have a friend or family member drive along as a Personal Support Vehicles (PSV)?
Where do we load our luggage (change of clothes etc.) for the ride?
What kind of luggage should I bring?
Where can I pick up luggage in Bellingham?
How do I purchase a bus ticket back from Bellingham?
Where does the bus return to in the Seattle area?
What time/venue does the Saturday, June 25, bus leave Bellingham and return to Redmond?
Can I still buy a bus ticket after the June 12 deadline?
Where do we load our luggage for ride home?
How do we load our bikes for the return bus trip?
Do you know where we can rent suitable bicycles in the area to use on the event?
Where and when do we load our bikes on the bike trucks?
Will there be a secure bike corral at the finish line in Bellingham?
Is there a post ride shower spot available in Bellingham?
Can I exchange my jersey for a different size?
Can I still ride the route if I have not raised the $150 minimum pledge amount by June 25?
We are encouraging all riders to raise the minimum required $150 by the time they pick up their packets. Fundraising minimum will be cross-checked at packet pick up.
What is the cut-off date for Red-Bell 100 rider donations?
Can Supporters “snail-mail” checks to sponsor me?
Does the ride still “go on” in bad weather?
Can I get a refund if I can’t do the ride?
Up to 30 days before the event, a registered rider is eligible for a 75% refund. No refunds will be given for any reason, medical or otherwise, 29 days or fewer before the event. For any refund or transfer related questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.664.3836 M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST. Please note that all donations made on behalf of riders for this event are non-refundable at any time.
Can I transfer my fully paid registration to another rider?
Riders may transfer their fully paid registration up to 4 days prior to the event (deadline is Tuesday June 21 by 5 p.m.).The registration & pledge minimum must be covered ($250 total) to initiate any transfer. Please contact email@example.com or call 312.664.3836 M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. CST for transfer information.
Do you have any rules or guidelines so that we can enjoy a safe and enjoyable ride?
- It may be summer, but it’s still the great Pacific NW — be prepared for any kind of weather.
- Never ride with earphones or earbud(s). It is very dangerous at any time — but especially on large group rides.
- When stopping during the ride, pull completely off the pavement. Call out “stopping” if riders are behind you, as many accidents are caused this way.
- Pull off and stop when using a cell phone.
- Leave a good impression with the communities we ride though -- share the road with cars and follow ALL traffic laws. (Stop at stop signs). Please do not litter.
- When passing a rider always pass on the left ;and, acknowledge “On Your Left” when being passed.
- Ride single file along narrow stretches and on the trail. Single file is always safer!
- Be aware of traffic; none of the course is closed to vehicle traffic