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Another swell bicycle ride from yer ol' pal Glen

The North Fork Century

Saturday May 11, 2024


No Fundraising Required 

This ride benefits


Pick Your Registration Category Here

These fees already INCLUDE the donation to God's Love We Deliver. You do NOT need to do any additional fundraising.


Teams

Well now this is sure to lead to adventures!

A really nice cyclist asked if they could set up a team.  

Sure, why not!

If this is not of interest to you, just skip it -- nothing to see here!

Would you like to join or create a team?



How Far Would You Like to Pedal?

How far do you think you want to pedal on ride day? You can change your mind -- even right in the middle of the ride -- but telling us in advance how far you think you want to pedal will help us plan better for you.   


How Are You Getting to the Ride?


We offer optional transportation for your bike and you from NYC to the ride and back. 

We meet in Manhattan on ride day a 5 a.m.  (Yes, it's too early. Yes, we're nuts.)

We offer return transportation back to Manhattan at

1 p.m.

3 p.m.

5 p.m.

7 p.m.


CUSTOM RACING JERSEYS

Separate women's and men's sizes

Custom made

Full color

Micro-fiber to wick away sweat

Three rear pockets

  Hidden zipper. 

On the collar our motto: RIDE HARD HAVE FUN DON'T ACT LIKE A JERK

Order Your Jersey Here. Want more than one jersey? Easy! Select the jersey you want, hit the ADD button, then select another one and keep going!

  • SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY

    SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY


  • SLEEVELES JERSEYS

    SLEEVELES JERSEYS


  • LONG SLEEVE JERSEY

    LONG SLEEVE JERSEY




FREE NORTH FORK T-SHIRT

While supplies last -- please pick your size here.

NOTE: In the past we thought we were super-cool because we ordered separate mens and womens sizes. The only problem is that the female cyclists we chatted with HATED the cut of the women's shirt.  Go figure. Lesson learned -- these are all men's sizes.


RAIN INSURANCE


We ride rain or shine.  So usually we hesitate to even mention the word “rain”.  But we just did, so we offer optional rain insurance.   

Here’s how it works:

IF YOU WISH you pay an additional $25.  On ride day if it rains 1/2” or more any time between 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. the insurance company pays you $200. (Want a "bigger umbrella"? Pay $50 for rain insurance and get $400 if it rains. Your choice.) 

NEW FOR 2024! For years we insured against 1" of rain, but the insurance now covers just 1/2".

You do NOT need to show up on ride day to collect. So if you wake up and it’s pouring, you can stay home and go back to sleep. We’ll mail your check to you. 

If you bought souvenir clothing you still get that stuff AND $200 or $400. HOWEVER... if your souvenir clothing is being held at the finish line for you you’ll either have to pick it up there, have a friend grab it for you, or pay a modest fee to have it shipped to you after the ride. 

The Fine Print

This is real insurance, which we buy from a real insurance company. These are reliable folks, but we pay you when they pay us. If the insurance kicks in they will send one check directly to us. That means that we’ll send out YOUR check as soon as we get OUR check and give it a couple days to clear the bank. (We trust them; we just can’t afford to lay out all that dough!)

Please remember that we are NOT guaranteeing that it won’t drizzle; we’re protecting you against a downpour of 1/2" or more.

The rain is measured near the start/finish line at a professional weather station not affiliated with the insurance company or with us.



Pre-Mail

About two weeks before the ride we will send out your packet for free containing your rider I.D.

If you would ALSO like your clothing mailed to you, that service is available for an additional charge. 

This is OPTIONAL -- if you don't want your clothing mailed to you before the ride you can pick it up at the finish line when you are done pedaling.  

(If you choose to not have your clothing mailed to you in advance that's fine, but we can't track down your clothing at the start line before you start pedaling, because we are busy ripping all the hair out of our heads.)


Your Contact Info



Getting the Route on Your GPS or Smartphone


About a week before the ride we will send you all the info on getting the route onto your GPS or smartphone for free. Of course we'll still have plenty of paper copies of the route available at the start lines.


Hey, this ride is a charity fundraiser for God's Love We Deliver. Instead of setting a big minimum fundraising goal, we kept it as low as we could. But if you can spare an extra donation, we'd sure appreciate it! Of course all of this goes to God's Love We Deliver.

If you'd like more information about God's Love We Deliver and where your donations go, please visit www.glwd.org

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The Totally Unfair $5 Fee You Can't Avoid

When we do these events we find that the authorities are often... uh... less-than-ecstatic to see us. 

One of the very few exceptions is the crew at Orient Beach State Park -- our start line. Year after year they have gone out of their way to help us: Do you need more trash cans?  Can we rearrange the tables for you? Do you need us to open the gate early? What can we do to help? This ride is better because of them.

Awhile back they said that they wanted to install a permanent bike repair station (like the one above) that all park visitors could use for free, but they couldn't afford it. Sure, I'd be happy to help... and then they told me the price: about $2,000.  I like the idea, but putting on bicycle rides is not quite as lucrative as many people may imagine!

SO... we are instituting this totally unfair fee.  If we each chip in a lousy $5, we can buy the repair stand for the park. Of course I get none of that money. The park team will pay for the actual installation, and we even get a plaque that states something such as, "Donated by the 2024 North Fork Century bike ride participants."  (Yes, you can take the $5 off of your taxes if you wish.)

I'm confident that I'll get at least one or two, "How dare you!" emails because of this, but I can handle it -- together we're going to do something good here for other cyclists. Thank you. -- Glen

PS -- I'm often asked why the people who do the ride are so friendly and so much fun to be around, and the answer is simple -- good folks will go along with this ridiculous plan to help others, and people who are deeply offended won't show up.


Welcome to the Department of Annoying Questions!

There's some important info that will make your day MUCH better and we want to be SURE you've read it. So hang in there and answer the next couple questions so we know we're good here.


Give Respect/Get Respect

We want the towns we ride through to welcome us back next year, and we want to keep each other safe on the road. That means no riding two-abreast when streets are narrow, passing too close, or otherwise acting like a jerk.

YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL NY MOTOR VEHICLES LAWS.

If any of our many marshals spot you yelling at drivers, pounding on car hoods, or otherwise acting disrespectfully to the locals (whether you think it's justified or not...) we will not hesitate for a moment to grab you by the ear (or any other appendage we can reach) and yank you out of the ride IMMEDIATELY. No post-ride transport, no post-ride meal, no S.A.G. service, no beer, no pie, NO REFUNDS.


Hello...

When we get closer to ride day we send out emails with all the stuff you need to know -- where to show up, when, what to bring, any last-minute changes... The only problem is that we find that -- at best -- 70 percent of the riders actually read that stuff!

No problem-o! Everything you need to know is right here on the Quick Start section of our web site.

SO... raise your right hand and repeat after me:

"Being a smart and totally awesome person, I promise to either:

A) Read the emails when they get sent out (and make sure they're not in my spam filter).

B) Skip the emails but read the Quick Start guide.

C) Use my psychic powers to know what to do.

D) Not send an email to Glen at 1 a.m. on ride day marked URGENT -- WHAT TIME DO I SHOW UP? WHERE'S THE START LINE?"


The End Is Near

We welcome faster cyclists and slower cyclists.

We can't keep the rest stops or the finish line meal open forever, intriguing as that idea sounds. 

We give you PLENTY of time to get to each location, but we DO set closing times, which will be posted loud and clear on the route sheet we hand you on ride day.

Having said all of that, I always get furious emails after the ride: "I showed up at the third rest stop (two hours after the posted closing time) and there was no one there!"

SO...




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2024 NORTH FORK CENTURY WAIVER

I, the undersigned, have read the refund policy for the ride, which can be found on the All the Bad Things on One Page section of our web site, and agree to the refund policy's terms.

Waiver and Release of Claims: In consideration for your allowing me to participate in The North Fork Century, I, the undersigned, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims for damages, for death, personal injury or loss of property which I may have or which may accrue to me as a result of my participation. I, the undersigned, discharge and release BICYCLE SHOWS U.S., Glen Goldstein, JDRF, and their respective agents, vendors, rest stop locations, mechanics, boards and commissions from all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in this excursion, whether or not caused by the negligence of any of the above parties. I acknowledge that this event may involve risks, including the risk of falling, collision with other bicyclists, motor vehicles, or stationary objects, and the conditions of the road. My participation is voluntary and done at my risk. I voluntarily assume all risks of loss, damage or injury that may be sustained while participating in this event. I recognize that an event of this nature can be physically demanding. I understand and agree that medical or other services rendered to me by or at the insistence of any of the above parties are not an admission of liability to provide or continue to provide such services, and are not a waiver by any of the said parties of any right hereunder. I understand that serious accidents may occur during bicycling excursions and that participants in this excursion may sustain mortal or serious injury as a consequence of their participation. I understand that my bicycle or other equipment may be stolen, damaged or destroyed during the ride, including during transportation in our rented trucks, buses, or other vehicles. Nevertheless, I agree to assume these risks and to release and hold harmless all of the persons mentioned above who might otherwise be liable to me for damages. I attest that I have checked the equipment I will use in this event and it is in good mechanical condition. I understand that bicycle helmets can prevent injuries and I agree to always wear a SNELL or ANSI approved bicycle helmet properly on my head whenever bicycling during this event. We reserve the right to cancel the ride if we feel that riding conditions are dangerous to you or others. The ride may also be canceled by an outside agency not controlled by us. No refunds or credits will be issued if the ride is canceled. I have read and understand everything written above and I voluntarily accept this agreement..
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