Your General Questions Answered:
We encourage you to register for a course that you are physically comfortable riding. Please note, the metric century and century courses will likely require training for someone who is not an avid cyclist.Please visit our Courses/ Maps section to help you choose which course is best for you. If you have any further question please contact our office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.787.1990.
Whether your goal is 10 miles or 100 miles, the team at Power Up @ Big Shark can help you achieve your goals. Power Up is an indoor cycling training facility where cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Their clients range in ability from individuals learning how to shift their bikes for the first time to world-class cyclist preparing for National and International competition. Using state-of-the-art Computrainer technology, their full-time, professional coaching staff guides each athlete through their own personalized workout based on their fitness, experience, and cycling goals.I don’t have a bike but would like to ride. Can I rent one?Yes, you can rent a bike. Please check out our Rent a Bike page to learn more information.
You will receive an informational email with your start time approximately 1 – 2 weeks before the event. All riders can expect to start with their teammates who are riding the same course.
There will be a rest stop approximately every 5 to 10 miles for water, food, and mechanical and/or medical attention. Support vehicles will also patrol the course to provide assistance, if necessary. To summon a support vehicle, call the SAG number located on your bike tag.
We’ve selected a very scenic route through St. Louis County, keeping in mind that riders of all levels will be participating. For more specific information about each course, visit our Courses page.
Course are extremely well-marked and color-coded for your ride. Before your start, you will receive a safety briefing giving you instructions and telling you which color signs to look for. The ground is also spray painted with color-coded arrows. Pedal the Cause volunteer Course Marshals are also stationed around each course at key turns to ensure rider safety. In the rare event you get off course, call the SAG number located on your bike tag for assistance.
Yes, riders are required to abide by the rules of the road for this ride. Please visit the Rider Safety page for a complete description of the rules of the road.
Stationary cycling is what we formerly called spinning. The term “Spinning” is a trademarked brand of stationary bike, and our stationary cycling partner Cyclebar uses an alternate brand. Therefore, we can no longer use the term “Spinning.” Check out all that Cyclebar offers and get Ready to Rock Your Ride™!
Yes, you can ride with a tandem bike. Each rider pays a registration fee dependent on their status (regular or young rider) and each rider has their own fundraising commitment.
No, under no circumstances may you ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle. However, if your child would like to participate they can register for the Kid’s Challenge!
The early bird special allows adult participants to register with a discounted fundraising minimum requirement. If participants register after July 1, fundraising minimums go up.