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SEPT 22, 2018

FAQ'S

We want everyone to have a great event and create great memories knowing that the event is a fund raising opportunity for the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, a nonprofit organization that uses the funds for the continued maintenance, promotion and expansion of the Centennial Trail system we love and enjoy. It's My Trail and yours too, thank you for your support. 

Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Start Times: Centro riders must board the cruise boats from 6:30am – 7:30am. Cruise boats will depart at 7:45am from Independence Point for an approximate 1.5 hour cruise. Times may vary slightly with weather conditions.  Gran, Medio, Piccolo and Family routes start at 8:00am. 

Start Location: The ride will start at 2nd St and Sherman Ave in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Riders will stage from 2nd Street down to Lakeside Ave on Sherman Ave. Riders will line up starting with Gran riders, next Medio, then Piccolo, followed by Family riders. There will be a neutral roll-out/parade down Sherman Ave to 11th St to Mullan Ave to Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive. Give yourself a cushion of space between you and the riders around you for the first several miles. Centro Fondo riders will board cruise boats at Independence Point dock.

Finish Location: The rides will finish at the Oktoberfest held at the corner of 2nd and Sherman on the front lawn of the Resort. Piccolo riders will finish in Harrison, ID and take a cruise boat from Harrison back to the CDA Resort. Cruise time is roughly 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on weather conditoins. Sprinting at the finish is absolutely prohibited.

Course Rules: No racing. Rules of the road apply to all riders. Fondo routes are not closed courses. These are considered open roads. Coeur d’Fondo will provide lead vehicles, tech support vehicles, SAG, and signage notifying vehicles of the event in progress. Coeur d’Fondo is a spirited ride around Lake Coeur d’Alene. Riders must obey Idaho rules of the road. Please acquaint yourself with Course Rules located under Event Info.

Waiver: Everyone participating must complete a waiver prior to riding. The waiver can be found on our website under Event Info on the left hand side.

Bib Number: Bib numbers are to be pinned on your back. Bib numbers should be visible during the entire ride.

Aid Stations: Aid Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, assorted fruit, cookies, bagels, and granola bars. Additionally, Aid Station 2 at Mile 37 will be serving breakfast wraps created on-the-spot (meatless and GF options available), coffee and hot chocolate.

Aid Station Mile Markers:

  • Piccolo: Mile 18, and Mile 37
  • Medio: Mile 18, Mile 37, Mile 46, Mile 59, and Mile 78
  • Gran: Mile 18, Mile 37, Mile 57, Mile 76, Mile 89, Mile 108
  • Centro: Mile 9, Mile 22, and Mile 41
  • Family: Mile 7

Tech Support: Tech support will be available for assistance with flat tires and minor repairs. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to bring your own flat repair kit as delays in assistance may occur depending on the volume of repairs requested.

Drop BagGran, Medio, and Piccolo riders may use the plastic DROP bag provided inside your gear bag provided at packet pick-up. Please mark your bib number on the outside of your bag with a permanent marker.

Harrison Boat Riders: Riders must drop bags on ride day before 7:30 am at the bike corral. Riders may access their bags at Harrison. Riders may want to consider a change of clothes and non-cycling shoes for the boat ride back to Coeur d’Alene.

Distance Riders: Drop bags may be accessed at the Heyburn aid station. We suggest you consider items such as warm clothing, chamois cream, special nutrition items, and other things that will aid in your comfort along the ride. Following your ride, bags may be retrieved from the Bike Corral.

All Riders: Drop bags are available at all aid stations. Mark the drop bag with your bib number. Dropped bags may be collected at the end of the event from the Bike Corral area.

Cut-off times: Participants in the 37 mile Piccolo must reach Harrison no later than 12:30pm. The last boat leaves at 1:00pm sharp. Gran and Medio riders must pass Harrison by 12:00pm. Course closes at 5pm (Gran, Medio, and Centro).

Event Parking: Pay parking: Coeur d’Alene Resort Parking Garage.
Free Parking: Downtown north of Lakeside Ave on residential streets. North Idaho College campus.

Packet pick-up/ Late registration: Packets will be available on Friday of race week at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops (210 E Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814) from 12:00pm - 7:00pm, located across the street from the resort. 2hr free on street parking.

Switching Distances: Please contact cdagranfondo@gmail.com

Day of Ride packet pick up / late registration: 6:00am – 7:30am at 1st St and Sherman.

Post ride Oktoberfest: Is open to all ages. Alcoholic beverages will only be served to participants 21 years of age and older with valid government issued ID – i.e., driver’s license, passport, military ID. Must have photo that matches the person providing the ID, name and birthdate. Menu includes: Cheesy German Sausage Dogs with Sauerkraut and grilled onions, Beer Bratwurst with grilled onions, Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage with braised sweet sour red cabbage, German Burger Patty Melt on marble rye with yellow cheese beer sauce stone ground mustard, grilled onion and sauerkraut. Vegetarian Option- Boca vegetable burger- Gluten Free buns available upon request. 

Details at Coeur d'Alene Oktoberfest 2016.

Bike Corral: All participants will be able to leave their bikes in the bike corral during the post ride celebration under the supervision of Coeur d’Fondo.

Is there an age limit? Yes, riders must be 14 years of age or, if under 14, they must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Types of bikes allowed: Road bikes are ideal for this event. Mountain bikes and twowheeled recumbent bikes are fine and generally not a problem. With that said; safety is our number one concern, and for that reason we do not allow velomobiles and non-two-wheeled recumbent bikes as they can present some visibility and maneuverability issues. Non-standard wheel sizes also present a big risk on these roads. Tandems are acceptable provided that both riders have paid and signed liability waivers.

Tri-Bikes and Aero-bars: The use of tri-bikes or aero-bars in the Coeur d'Fondo is permissible. In order to maintain safety for all riders we do place the following requirements:

  1. If any participant desires to use aero-bars then they will need to assemble at the start line for the morning parade in the aero-bar area. Those riding withbars will have a separate start time, but all times will be equal due to the use of timing mats, so everyone will still get an accurate finish time. The separate start time will allowriders with bars to spread out into the typical 3 bike length separation typically required of triathlon and individual time trial situations. 
  2. Please do no use your bars until you reach the top of Beauty Bay Hill. This will help prevent accidents that might occur when bike traffic is congested at the start.
  3. Unless you are an experienced aero-bar rider with confidence in your ability to quickly break your bicycle and respond to the dynamic nature of pace line riding, please do not engage in pace line riding on this ride.

Hotel and Lodging RATES: The Coeur d’Alene Resort and the Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau will be offering special rates for this event.

Refund and Transfer Policies: There are ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS given for this event after a participant has been registered. Unless an obvious mistake has been made during registration as determined by the race director only. Transfers of registration and deferment of registration are allowed according to these criteria:

  1. All registrations can be transferred to another person, but Coeur d'Fondo will not be responsible in any way for the transfer, collection or distribution of payment.
  2. Transferring of registrations will only  happen at the direction of the person currently registered, this must be sent by authorized email or done in person at packet pickup.... No exceptions!!

Participants can exercise the option to defer their registration to the next year's event, however the amount of the deferment will be determined case by case using these guidelines as interpreted by the director only:

  1. Medical crisis, military service, extreme family crisis: You can expect between 70% to 90% deferment based only on the director's discretion.
  2. Job, moving, interrupted plans for any reason: You can expect between 30% to 70% based only on the director's discretion.
  3. Late withdrawal, weather based circumstances, failure to show up for the event for any reason given after the event has happened: You can expect between 10% to 30% based only on the director's discretion.
  4. Any other circumstances falling outside of these guidelines will be evaluated for merit and given a deferment based only on the director's discretion.

Still have a question? Email us your question at: cdagranfondo@gmail.com