STUDENT REGISTRATION FEES
For students under the age of 18, registration fees are $25 regardless of when you register for the event.
Rest stations, SAG mechanics, timers and rest stop volunteers all have cut-off times for their availability to our riders and we will adhere to these limits so please make a plan if you are still on the course after these times and you require any type of support. If you finish your loop after 4:00 PM, you may self-report to our new Northern Michigan timing company, Endurance Evolution (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like your time included in the official results.
The following are posted cut-off times:
|Rest Stop #||County||Location||Cut-off Time||100 Mile Loop||62 Mile Loop||45 Mile Loop|
|1||Crawford||Lovells (E County Rd 612 and Lovells Rd)||10:30 AM||23|
|1A||Crawford||M-72 & Stephan Bridge Rd||10:00 AM||15.5|
|2||Roscommon||M-18 & M-72E||12:00PM||41|
|4||Roscommon||St. Hubert’s Catholic Church||3:30 PM||85.5||47||30.5|
SAG (Support and Gear) – 3:30 PM
Evolution Evolution timers at finish line – 4:00 PM
Finish line celebration meal – 4:00 PM (box meals provided for those that finish after buffet line closes)
REST AND WATER STOPS
There will be nutrition/hydration stations with porta potties in four locations approximately every 20 miles for the 100 mile loop and there will be three rest stops for the 62 mile loop, and two rest stations for the 45 mile loop. The final rest station at the finish line for both loops. Nutrition/hydration stations will be well stocked with food items that appeal to cyclists as well as water and other types of hydration.
FINISH LINE CELEBRATION MEAL
A delicious celebration meal will be waiting for you after you cross the finish line and depending on when that occurs, it will either classify as lunch or early dinner. Additional meals for family/friends can be purchased in pre-registration only so we can plan for food quantity needed.
SPECIAL NEEDS BAGS
You can prepare special needs bags to be sent out to the various rest stops. We recommend you place your items in a large Ziploc bag with your name, cell phone number, which loop you rode, and the rest stop where you would like to pick it up. Bags must be dropped off to one of our volunteers during Friday night packet pick-up between 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
CLOTHING RETURN BAGS
If you need something returned from one of our rest stops (jacket, arm warmers, etc.) ask a volunteer at one of the rest stops for a gallon sized Ziploc and a sharpie. Put your things in the Ziploc bag, write your name, rider number and cell phone number on the bag and drop it in the bin designated for this purpose and they will be transported to the finish line area (special needs bags can be returned this way as well).
SAG (Support and Gear) mechanic vehicles
Support vehicles will be on the courses with obvious SAG signage. They will be carrying tools, tubes and pumps. They can also carry you to the nearest stop if necessary. In the event you cannot finish, they can arrange a ride back to Hanson Hills Recreation Area (HHRA). Their cell phone numbers will be provided in your packet.
Sweep vehicles will follow the last rider on each route with SWEEP signage.
Please ride within your ability and adjust your route accordingly to make sure you are off the course by the listed cutoff time of 4:00 PM. If you change your mind and either want to ride a shorter loop or a longer loop, we just ask you to let us know so you will be timed accordingly with the correct group.
ALL VOLUNTEER EVENT
This event is entirely directed and produced by volunteers and is a Grayling Rotary event. We pride ourselves on the feedback we have received from cyclists all across the state and the country and are committed to providing you the experience we have become known for.
All proceeds from the Black Bear Gran Fondo will support programs that help the Grayling Rotary Club close service gaps and support community needs.