2018 Fundo Rider Information

Fundo Rider Information

Thank you for supporting Bike Cleveland by riding the Fundo taking place on Saturday, September 8th during NEOCycle! Read down for some useful information. Please take a moment to read all of the instructions to ensure your ride goes smoothly. If you have additional questions please contact – info@bikecleveland.org

We always encourage people to ride down if possible, so if you do the W.76th and W.65th pedestrian tunnels are open if you’re coming from the Detroit-Shoreway area. If you do drive down, there is still some ongoing Shoreway construction, but it shouldn’t delay you much at all.

Parking will be available at Edgewater Park on Saturday with most being available on the grassy area to the east of the paved lot. We don’t anticipate parking being an issue this early in the day, so simply follow the instructions from the parking crew at the site.

When you arrive at Edgewater Park please proceed to the Check-in/On-Site Registration tent to sign the necessary waiver and collect your official bib number. Your bib number will have your food truck & draft beer ticket attached.  DO NOT lose these! We recommend detaching them and placing them somewhere secure until after the ride.  Riders can pick-up their packet at the following times at The Hub at Edgewater Park:

Friday: from 5:30pm-8pm | Saturday: from 7:00am-11am

Save time at check in by pre-printing your waiver NOW and bringing it (signed) with you!

Here are some key details you should know prior to Saturday so the day goes smoothly for you. If you weren’t already aware, all proceeds from the event support our advocacy work to make Greater Cleveland a safe, fun, and easy place to ride a bicycle, so thank you for your support!

All routes start and end at The Hub at Edgewater Park on Saturday, September 8th. The start times for the different distances are as follows:

60 Miler: 8:00am – 3 rest stops beginning at 9:00am
30 Miler: 9:00am – 1 rest stop beginning at 10:00am
10 Miler: 10:00am – 1 rest stop beginning at 10:00am

It is important that you start during your designated time to ensure we have volunteers, aid stations, and SAG vehicles in place at the right time to support your route. We ask that all riders complete the ride by 4pm and join us back at The Hub for food using the food truck voucher located on your ride bib number. The rest stop for the 10 and 30 mile route located at Abbey Road Overlook will close at Noon. The last rest stop for the 60 mile route is located at South Mastick Area in the Cleveland Metroparks and will close at 3:00pm.

If you haven’t already, make sure to go over your bicycle BEFORE the morning of the ride. If you’re not comfortable working on your bicycle, take it to a professional ASAP to make sure it’s good to go. We recommend conducting an “ABC Quick Check” the night before the ride which goes as follows:

Air: Make sure your tires are inflated properly by consulting the recommended pressure printed on the sidewall of your tires.
Brakes: Make sure your brakes work properly, and that the pads are contacting the rim square and even without rubbing on the rubber of the tire. The hand lever should not pull all the way to the handlebar. Aim for roughly a thumb width of space between the handlebars and the brake lever when at maximum pull.
Chain: Make sure your chain is lubed correctly and your gears work. There are a few rolling hills on the routes and you’ll have more fun if you can get into the right gear quickly and easily.

Join us back at The Hub for your food truck meal & draft beer (21 & over) that are included with your registration.  Tickets for these are integrated with your bib number. DO NOT lose these! We recommend detaching them and placing them somewhere secure until after the ride. Bike parking will be available in The Hub, so be sure to have a lock handy.

Route signs (pictured below) will clearly mark the course. Also, be prepared for KEY ROUTE SPLITS at the mileage points listed below (there will be additional signage in place, but pay extra attention):

Mile 1.7: Key split between 10 Mile and 30/60 mile riders.

Mile 4.6: Key split for 10 Mile Riders

Mile 19: Key split for 30/60 mile riders

Mile 22.7: Key split between 30 and 60 mile riders

All riders will receive their route map and cue sheet with their registration packet. Courses will be fully marked using the signage referenced above. If you would like to review or download the routes for your GPS prior to the ride, click the appropriate link below:

10 Miler <ROUTE>
Rest Stop
•    Mile 3.8 – Abbey Avenue Overlook

30 Miler <ROUTE>
Rest Stop
•    Mile 18.2 – Abbey Avenue Overlook

60 Miler <ROUTE>
Rest Stops
•    Mile  18.2 – Abbey Avenue Overlook
•    Mile 30.7 – Big Creek Parkway
•    Mile 45.6 – South Mastick

Remember the Bike Cleveland Fundo is a rules of the road ride and the streets will be open to motor vehicle traffic. For your safety and the safety of other rides participants are required to follow all traffic laws. 

Ohio weather can be wildly diverse. The Fundo will continue during both rain and sunshine. Be prepared for anything and make sure you have accessories for inclement weather.

Sunshine = Ride continues
Rain = Ride continues
Thunder = Ride continues, proceed with caution
Visible Lightning = If ride has not started it will be delayed. If ride has started, you should seek immediate shelter wherever possible until the storm passes (under an overpass, convenience store, etc.)

SAG support will help all riders who request it (if you need support, contact the hotline found on your rider bracelet,) but it may take a while to get everyone, so be prepared to seek shelter. If you are off the course in a building please call the rider hotline.

Is printed on ride maps, and enter it in your phone: 216-309-1039

One last thing! As I hope you already know, the Fundo is part of a weekend long festival of bike love called NEOCycle, and we look forward to seeing you at The Hub all after our ride on Saturday!

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