FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S)

Registration information:

  • No refunds will be available. If you register, then have to miss the event for any reason your fee will be considered a donation to our 501c3 organization.
  • Registrations are processed by IMAthlete. You will receive confirmation of your registration via email from that company
  • There will be no onsite registrations available so you must register in advance of the event
  • Print the confirmation and keep it with you during the event, or be able to show it on your phone
  • All proceeds of this event support Rotary scholarships and other charitable causes of the Club
  • Jerseys and T-shirts are available for purchase during the registration process. These are pre-sale only, no merchandise will be available for sale at the event. If you order during registration, the item will be available for pickup at the ride location.
  • If you have any questions about the event, send an email  to  b.morrison@nwi.net

Question: What Covid precautions will be in place?

Answer:

  • We are doing all we can to facilitate a “no-contact” experience, including
    • No onsite registration or sales of merchandise
    • No traditional bibs. Riders bring a pre-printed receipt or ticket to the event
    • Pre-packaged snacks at rest stops. Water will be poured directly into rider bottles. Energy drink tablets available
    • Post-event discounts will be available at various venues in the Valley. No onsite beverage tent or meals will be available
    • Distancing between riders is encouraged. Depending upon conditions, staggered starts may be used

Question: What is the weather normally like in the middle of September?

Answer: Normally the weather can be expected to be fine and dry. You should not need a sweater! High temperatures can be expected to be in the mid 80’s and the humidity should be low.

Question: In the past the number of restaurants in the Chelan Valley was very limited. Has there been any change in the past few years?

Answer: There has been a significant change in the past few years. There are now a number of very good restaurants providing good choice and a variety of price ranges. This includes restaurants in Chelan and Manson and at a number of the local wineries. See the Lodging & Amenities button for Food & Beverage Options. Availability will be subject to any current health policies in place on the event date.

Question: How well is the ride supported?

Answer: The rides are fully supported with rest stops about half way along each loop. Each rest stop will have refreshments and basic first aid available. SAG Wagons will cruise the entire Century Challenge course to provide rider assistance. Emergency support will be provided by the local hospital EMT service.

Question: What ride merchandise is available?

Answer:  A limited number of ride jerseys and a ride T-Shirts are available for purchase.  Both the Ride Jersey and the Ride T-Shirt can be ordered online when you register prior to June 15, 2021.  A limited number of ride jerseys and T-Shirts will be available on the day of the ride.

Question: How many people participate in the Century Challenge?

Answer: We have a limited participation of 700 riders for the Century Challenge, with about 350-400 average over the past five years

Question: What kind of snacks and drinks will you have at the Rest/Aid stations?

Answer: There will be water and energy drink,  and pre-packaged snacks available at the rest stops.

Question: I would prefer not to register on-line. Is it possible to register by mail?

Answer:  Contact us if you prefer to mail in your registration. Click below for registration form.  If you prefer you can register on the day of the Rides.

Question: On which loop will the McNeil Canyon Hill climb be? Will the hill climb be a timed hill climb?

Answer: McNeil Canyon will be on the 1st loop. The McNeil Canyon climb starts at 850 ft and climbs to 3,100 ft over a distance of 7.2 miles. The climb will be timed and recorded.  There will be age group prizes for the best times.