Ask a question. Get some advice.
When you take on a ride like the Cross Cut, you might have some questions, We are here to answer as many as we can think of. Please feel free to email me and let me know what other questions you have.
At this time, we only have a metric century planned, but there are plenty routes that will get you back to Spring Mountain that won't involve doing the entire distance, but we can not be responsable for a rider who willingly alters their course.
*I AM THE BEST RACER EVER. I PLAN ON WINNING THIS EVENT. WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
There are a bunch of Strava segments out on the course that you can fight for, but other than that, this is just a loosly timed ride. If you happen to finish first, you will mostly likely get some recognition and a couple of extra prizes for your efforts. The person that finishes dead last or 45th place or where ever will also probably get some prizes for their efforts.
*I HEAR THAT THERE IS OVER 10K FEET OF CLIMBING. IS THAT JUST LEGEND OR REALITY?
If you were to flatten out Pennsylvania, it would be approximately 5xs its current size. With that said, there is barely a flat mile on this entire ride. You are either going up or down or recovering from going up or down. Please bring your climbing legs and some calcium carbonate for the cramps.
If you do not know how to maintain or repair your bike while out on the road, please don’t sign up. We will have a sag wagon piloted by a mechanic, but this route spans ome very remote locations, so you might be waiting for a while unless you have a way out on your own.
*THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST EVENT EVER, HOW CAN I OR MY COMPANY SPONSOR THE EVENT?
*A DRIVER IS BEING A JERK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
This is an organized ride that I am preparing a map for. That is it. Whatever you do on the road and whatever happens to you out there is on you. You will sign an agreement that you understand that statement.
Don’t be a jerk, be careful, and have fun.
*I HEAR YOU HAVE THE SICKEST AFTER PARTY IN AN ACTUAL BREWERY WITH AWESOME HOMEMADE FOOD.
*WHEN/HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration opened in July. Click on any of the Register buttons, or go here. I am going to cap the event at 100 people so sign up early!
*WILL THE EVENT GO ON REGARDLESS OF WEATHER?
In the true spirit of the hard men and women that came before us, the ride is a rain or shine event. Please remember that there are no refunds due to weather. Please pack to encounter a variety of weather for the day and make sure whatever you are going to ride in is comfortable. Mid August in South Eastern PA could have temperatures that approach 100F. Please plan accordingly.
*SHOULD I RIDE A CROSS BIKE, A MOUNTAIN BIKE, A FAT BIKE, OR A UNICYLCE?
There is no right bike for this. I am of a substantial girth and I have ridden the whole route on a pretty standard cross racing bike and I have never had an issue that couldn't be attributed to my love of potato chips.
You don’t need a road bike or a cross bike or a mountain bike. Any will work, but I prefer a cyclocross bike for this ride, but that is purely personal preference.
There will be one fuel stop (depending on volunteers…anyone want to sign up?), but this ain’t no charity ride. Bring what you need.
Traditionaly, we have served drinks from Scratch Labs, trail goodies like PB&J, trail mix, gummy bears, oranges, bananas and loads of encouragement from the trunk of our cars.
If you want anything beyond what we have, there are a couple of places to grab food and refuel (gas station/convenience store) but they are totally on your own. Be prepared and well fueled/hydrated.
*DO YOU SUPPLY MY FAVORITE DRINK AT TIDY WELL PLACED REST STOPS?
I suggest that you download the route to a GPS device like a Garmin. The route will also be marked with arrows on the route. We will have a cue sheet available for download.
*HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE THE ROUTE GOES?
*I ALSO HEARD THAT YOU PUT THIS WHOLE THING ON YOURSELF.
That would not be 100% true, but I am the person that is responsible for making most of this happen. I could not do it without my family, friends, and some other volunteers. I am always looking for some more folks to join in and help us. Do you want to volunteer? If so, click here!
You must be thinking about LLWH, but we will have a good time and some good stuff after the ride, but we are still working on that!