Frequently asked questions
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When is the Bike for Hope?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Where is the Bike For Hope held?
Trek Bikes, 10911 Raven Ridge Road, Raleigh 27614
What time does it start?
The 50 - mile ride will begin at 8 am, the 32 - mile ride at 9 am, and 15 - mile ride at 10 am, with registration for each ride beginning one hour prior to the start time.
Where do I park?
Parking is available down the road from the Trek Store at North Raleigh Dentistry, NO PARKING IS ALLOWED IN THE TREK PLAZA. Parking signs and attendants will be there to direct you.
How long is the ride?
There are three (3) options:
• 50-MILE RIDE: A challenging ride that heads out toward Creedmoor offering a series of hills and curves with two rest stops. Not recommended for a beginning biker. Registration at 7am. Ride begins at 8 am. Leaves from Trek Bikes (Durant Road).
• 32-MILE RIDE: An average ride offering a series of hills and curves. There will be one rest stop on this ride. Registration at 8 am. Ride begins at 9am. Leaves from Trek Bikes (Durant Road).
• 15-MILE RIDE: An average ride offering a series of hills and curves. There will be one rest stop on this ride. Ride in OK for beginner bikers. Registration at 9 am. Ride begins at 10 am. Leaves from Trek Bikes (Durant Road).
There are SAG (support and gear) vehicles, as well as EMT’s available along the routes for any type of emergencies. Rest stops will be equipped with water, Gatorade and snacks to keep you hydrated and fueled.
How do I participate in the Bike for Hope?
It's simple, you can sign up here on the website or call the office at 781-9255.
How much does it cost to participate?
The registration fee is only $45 in advance ($50 day of event). All participants receive the 2013 Bike for Hope t-shirt, breakfast, refreshments, lunch and qualify for dozens of great prizes to be given away in the drawing during the post-ride celebration. Post-ride celebration for all bikers will be held in the parking lot of Trek.
Who is George Thanhauser?
The George Thanhauser Bike for Hope event started in 2004 as a Bike & Hike for family & friends in memory of George Thanhauser, who lost his battle with cancer. After retiring from IBM, George owned the Town and Country Bike Shop in Wake Forest. He was an avid biker, and an inspiration to all who knew him.
What happens if it rains?
The Bike for Hope is rain or shine