Sunday, September 11, 2016
The 7th Annual Sub-5 Ride for Parkinson’s is a life-changing event for those seeking a physical challenge while supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation’s mission “to help people with Parkinson’s disease to live well today.”
25% of net funds raised at the Sub-5 Ride go directly to local Parkinson’s research at Northwestern University.
If you’re a serious road cyclist there are 2 options for you to participate:
Timed 100-Mile Ride
Competitive road cyclists participate in teams and are challenged to complete a 100 mile course in less than 5 hours. The course record of 3:55:57 was set by Mike Heagney in 2015. The 100-Mile Ride is limited to 300 riders.
Timed 62-Mile Ride
This event offers the alternative of riding over a shorter distance. The course record of 2:49:37 was set by Ryan Norsworthy in 2015. The 62-Mile Ride is limited to 100 riders.
- Both courses are open to vehicular traffic. As such, all riders are required to adhere to State of Illinois Rules of the Road.
- No “spectator vehicles” are allowed on either course.
All Cyclists must:
- Wear a helmet (CPSC certified)
- Use a Road Bike only; no aero bars or time-trial bikes are allowed
- Obey police, course marshals and intersection monitors
- Ride on the right side of the road and NOT CROSS THE CENTER LINE
- Pull completely off the road when receiving assistance from SAG support and not impede bike or vehicle traffic
- Move towards the shoulder and ride single-file if necessary to allow traffic approaching from behind to pass
- Receive food and fluids in the “feed zone” only. No hand-offs are allowed
- Line up in the official start area, ready to go by 7:30am