Opening Ceremony, Friday Evening
The Opening Ceremony celebration at Augusta University - Summerville campus on Friday evening will be fun, inspiring, and emotional. Riders and Virtual Riders will rally together and enjoy an evening full of food, drinks, incredible cancer fighting stories, and live musical performances. Here, Riders will also pick up their packet, check their bike into a secure bike corral (optional), and check in their bag (optional). Riders are allowed to bring one guest for free to the Opening Ceremony. For Riders who would like to bring additional guests and Virtual Riders who wish to bring guests, a communication will be sent to you prior to ride weekend to account for your additional guests' attendance and meals.
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The ride will begin at Augusta University - Summerville campus on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Riders should arrive and begin staging at 6:30 a.m.
The route encompasses some the most beautiful parts of the State of Georgia. The point to point structure of the route allows a linear track of the event where more can see and many more communities can become involved with the Paceline movement! At each finish venue there will be a post event celebration where you can relax, enjoy some great food & drinks, listen to live entertainment before taking a shuttle back to Augusta. We certainly encourage you to bring your family/friends to see you finish as well! The more the merrier. If family/friends come to the finish venues you can, of course, ride back to Augusta with them. Either way, we have you covered.
Defeating Cancer is a journey from start to finish - not an out and back process. Don’t worry! We have everything prepared for you along the way:
- Luggage Check & Transport - To all finish venues
- Shuttles & Bike Transports - From all finish venues back to Augusta
- Overnight, Secure Bike Corral - On Friday night if you wish to leave your bike for Saturday morning. This is not required - you can bring your bike on Saturday morning as well.
- Rest Stops - Every 10-20 miles
- SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicles - Positioned throughout the route to respond to your needs
- Signage - Detailed route signage for every turn and decision point on the course. You will not get lost!
- Mechanical Support - Personnel at each rest stop should you have a malfunction with your bike
- Medical Support - Personnel at each rest stop and SAG Vehicle to provide appropriate care if needed
- Emergency 800 Number - 24/7 call if you need any assistance during your journey and a SAG vehicle is not within site.