Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BGC Cycle Philippines 2013 - FAQ

THE EVENT
What is the BGC Cycle Philippines?
It is a mass ride on closed/ partially closed roads. It is not a race but is a gathering of cyclists from all walks of life. BGC Cycle Philippines is part of the Cycle Asia Tour

Will the event be limited to the ride events only?
No. Apart from the actual ride events, the entire family will also be kept entertained over the three days with a range of fun activities within the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo which is open to both participants and non-participants

When is the event?
The event will be held for three days from November 15 until 17, 2013 with the following schedule:
• Cycling and Lifestyle Expo – November 15 to 17, 2013
• Kids’ Ride – November 16, 2013
• Community and Challenge Ride – November 17. 2013

REGISTRATION
How can I register for this event?
Registration is available online at www.cyclephilippines.com and in-store at the Rudy Project store at the BGC and The Podium Mall

Is registration transferrable? Can I change distances?
NO. Once you register, you cannot change, downgrade or upgrade distances

Should I choose not to participate after having successfully registered can I withdraw from the event?
Yes you can, but please note that as per the event’s Terms and Conditions, no refunds can be given

CYCLE PACK COLLECTION
When and where can I collect my cycle pack?
Cycle pack claiming will be from November 15 and 16 at the Cycling and Lifestyle Expo at the SEDA Hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

What are the measurements of the kid’s Felt t-shirt, the Community Ride’s Felt technical tee and the Challenge Ride’s F2P Bike Jersey?
Below are the sizing charts for each:

I am unavailable to go to the Expo to claim my cycle pack, can someone else claim it for me?
Yes, you can have someone else pick up your cycle pack on your behalf should you not be able to make it. However, that person should be able to present a letter of authorization which you issued/signed and a copy of your valid ID to be able to do it

Is it possible for my cycle pack to be delivered to me instead?
No, please authorize somebody to claim your cycle pack on your behalf should you be unable to do so yourself

THE RIDE
Can I use any kind of bike for this event?
Almost all types of bicycles are allowed to be used during any of the ride categories except for the following bikes and equipment:
• Bikes with disc wheels / rim covers
• Bikes with aero or extension bars
• Bikes with fixed wheels with no brakes
• Fixed gear bikes
• Time Trial or Triathlon bikes
• Motorized bikes
• Unicycles
• Scooters
• Recumbent bikes

What time does the ride start?
For safety and security concerns, all rides will have a waved-start policy. Below are the schedules per category, per wave:

Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, cut-off times will be implemented per ride categories to ensure that all riders are safe by the time the roads are re-opened to vehicular traffic. Cut-off time will be three (3) hours from the release of the last wave of riders per category

THE RIDE ROUTE
What is the route?
The ride routes can be checked at www.cyclephilippines.com

Will there be rest stops along the way?
Hydration and aid stations will be available to riders along the route

Are there toilets on the route?
Portable toilets will be available at the start/finish area and some along the route

Will there be medical assistance along the route?
Medical support is available at start/finish line, rest stops. Route officials are located at regular intervals and should be notified if you have any difficulties during the event

Will there be mechanical assistance along the route?
Mechanical assistance will be available at the rest stops along the route. Please ensure you carry a spare tube and puncture kit. Please note, services are provided for free but you must pay for consumables

AFTER THE RIDE
What happens when I finish the ride?
As you complete your ride and arrive back to BGC, you will be given a uniquely-crafted BGC Cycling Philippines Finisher’s Medal with the particular ride category you participated in engraved on it.

A post-ride Cycling and Lifestyle Expo area will also be open to all participants and their non-participating companions alike where a wide range of fun activities for every member of the family can be found

An awarding ceremony honouring the top and special finishers of each ride will also be held. Please visit www.cyclephilippines.com for details of event prizes

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