The Sub-5 Ride for Parkinson's
On the SUNDAY following LABOR DAY, the rolling countryside surrounding Hampshire, Illinois will host TWO GREAT bike rides:
Sub-5 Ride – 100 Miles in 5 Hours
The feature event is a team-oriented, 100 mile, timed ride, limited to 300 serious road cyclists striving to achieve their personal best. This event will begin promptly at 7:30 am. When registering for the event, teams and individual riders should choose a category that best matches their targeted time goal and fitness level:
Category 1 – Time Goal < 4:30 - this category contains the fastest teams and individual riders (22+ mph) and will depart the start line first
Category 2 – Time Goal 4:30 – 4:45 – this category (21 – 22 mph) will depart 5 minutes after all the riders from the 1st group depart
Category 3 – Time Goal 4:45 – 5:00 – this category (20 – 21 mph) will depart 5 minutes after all the riders from the 2nd group depart
Category 4 – Time Goal 5:00 – 6:00 – this category (17 – 20 mph) will depart 5 minutes after all the riders from the 3rd group depart
Sub-5 / 62 Miles
This event is a team-oriented, timed ride for cyclists looking for a challenge but over a shorter distance. Individual riders can opt for shorter distances of between 10 – 31 miles. All riders in this event will start after the Category 4 riders depart.
Note to All Riders
- You must register by August 31, 2014. There is no registration the day of the event.
- The registration fee is $95 for those registering by July 31, 2014 and $125 for those registering after July 31, 2013
- Any rider who collects $500 or more in donations will receive a FREE JERSEY. Note that jerseys can not be purchased and must be earned.
- All registrations are final and 80% of fees going directly to the Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. As such, there will be no refunds. Register here.
Local hotels are pitching in to help make the 5th Annual Sub 5 Century Challenge for Parkinson’s Research a continued success by offering interested riders a good night’s sleep before the big ride. Rooms are available at discounted rates for the night of Friday, September 5, 2014.