Frequently Asked Questions
Q - When is the Tour?
A - Saturday, April 12th. 2014.
Q - How much is it?
A - Adult Registration (per rider) is $55. Family Registration is $110.
Q - When can I register?
A - Registration will open in December 14th, 2013.
Q - How do I register?
A - Instructions are available at www.tierrabella.org/tb_info.php
Q - When I've registered do I get an information package?
A - It will be mailed to your address during the first week of April. If you fail to receive it before the day of the event, you may pick up your route sheet and wrist band after 6:30 AM by coming to the Rider Assistance station in the Gavilan College Student Union Cafeteria.
Q - How many riders are accepted?
A - Registration is limited to 2,000 riders.
Q - How late can I register?
A - Registration closes March 26, 2014 or when 2,000 riders have registered.
Q - Can minors register?
A - No. Minors must be registered on the application of a paying adult (age 18+) who is their parent or legal guardian. The minor must also carry a signed medical release and ride in the company of parent or guardian.
Q - Can I transfer my registration?
A - If you are registered and you can not join us, you can transfer your registration to another person without cost. Please email a statement to firstname.lastname@example.org that you are doing the transfer and authorize them to pick-up any clothing you have pre-ordered. Have the new rider then complete a new registration online, checking "transfer" for the payment option. If this procedure is completed three weeks prior to the event, the new rider will receive the route sheet and wristband credentials in the mail. If a transfer is not made three weeks beforehand, have the new rider bring a paper copy of your authorization, to the help desk on the morning of the ride to pick up these materials.
Q - Where is the Tour held?
A - All routes start at Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020
Q - What routes are there?
A - The routes for 2014 will be:
- 35 Mile has 1687 feet of climbing and two rest stops.
- 100K (62 miles) has 3328 feet of climbing and two rest stops.
- 100 Mile has 7610 feet of climbing and five rest stops.
- 200K (122 miles) has 9573 feet of climbing and six rest stops.
- All routes end up back at Gavilan College.
Q - What time can I sign in to begin riding?
A - Please plan to start your ride according to the following schedule:
200K (122 miles) 6:30 - 7:30 AM
100 Mile 6:30 - 7:30 AM
100K (62 miles) 8:00 - 9:00 AM
35 Mile 8:00 - 9:00 AM
The course closes at 5:00 PM. Riders must start and finish during this interval. Rest stop cut-off times listed on the route sheet will be strictly observed.
Q - What is the latest time that I can start riding?
A - 9:30 am. If you start later you risk finding rest stops closed.
Q - If I sign up for one route can I change my mind on the day of the ride?
A - Yes.
Q - What kind of bike will I need?
A - We recommend a well maintained multi-speed bicycle.
Q - Is there a hot meal at the end of the tour?
A - Yes, it is served in the Student Center at Gavilan College, 12n to 5pm.
Q - Are there campgrounds or motels nearby?
A - Check the following links:
- Note that camping is not allowed at Gavilan College the weekend of the Tierra Bella.
Q - Are showers available after the ride?
A - No, you may be able to make arrangements with the motel at which you stayed overnight.
Q - Is there SAG support?
A - Yes, all routes are patrolled by SAG vehicles. When the course closes at 5pm any riders still on the course will be picked up by SAG and transported to Gavilan College.