With so many events going on during Spring Cycle, it is likely for many questions to arise. Get all the answers to questions you could be wondering by reading through some popular FAQs.
No, this is not a timed event and therefore there are no awards.
At times race officials may need to relay important instructions for participants to hear, so we STRONGLY recommend not using headphones, but we will not be officially prohibiting their use. Please exercise caution and remain alert to your surroundings if you choose to wear headphones. Also, promptly remove your headphones if race officials (e.g. course marshals, police, etc.) are communicating information.
Yes, you will be given a bib during packet pick-up, and that should be worn OR PRESENTED during the event at key locations. Your bib number provides access to replenishment at the water stops, a finisher medal at the finish and a $3 event special food voucher following the ride.
Gear Check is available for participants wanting to bring personal belongings with them to the event, but do not want to ride with them. Belongings should be brought in a bag to the Gear Check location in Promenade Park.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have left behind any items after the race.
Metric Century & 45 Mile: 9:00 AM
32 Mile, 16 Mile, and 10 Mile: 10:00 AM
Please plan on being at the starting area a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of your race. Please also allow plenty of additional time for travel, traffic and parking.
The normal high in late May in Fort Wayne, IN is 76 degrees and normal low is 56 degrees.
Packet Pick-Up will be inside the Park Foundation Pavilion at Promenade Park on Friday, May 29th and before the event on May 30th.
*You may pick up another participant's packet if you bring a copy of their confirmation email with you (or have it with you on your smartphone).
The Start Line/Finish Line will be at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Please check the travel and parking page for more information and parking tips. Carpooling is highly recommended.
The ideal location to meet family and friends after your ride is the finish area outside by the Park Foundation Pavilion in Promenade Park.
Yes! You can always sign up for a volunteer slot for the week/day of the tours. Contact info@Fort4Fitness.org for specific inquiries.
At this time, we are continuing to prepare for the Spring Cycle event on May 30th in hopes that we will be able to hold the event. We will monitor the situation and be in contact with local health officials as the event date approaches.
In the case of a cancellation, unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds to participants due to expenses we have already incurred for the event. However, IF it is necessary to cancel the in-person event, we are working on a Virtual Spring Cycle plan that will allow participants to receive their race shirt, medal and encourage physical activity during this trying time. Those details are still being worked out, but participants will be updated as soon as a final decision is made.
No. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Hover over the orange "Get Registered" button on the Fort4Fitness website homepage and click "Spring Cycle."
Or, click here for the 2020 Spring Cycle registration form.
You can register online through 5/27/20 at 11:59 PM. On-site registration the day of the event will be available, but plan on allowing enough time to register before the start of the tour.
Yes, but there is no need to change on your registration. When you show up that morning you can ride the route of your choosing.
*Note: If you wish to switch to the Metric Century or the 43 mile tour, you will need to show up at an earlier time.
Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Contact us with any further registration questions.
Due to the location change in 2020, new routes are currently being mapped out. The public will be notified when the new routes are finalized, and maps will be available.
Yes, ONLY if they are officially registered for the tour, have signed the liability waiver and are wearing a bib. Only registered participants are permitted on the course.
Yes. We do our very best and keep participant safety at the top of our priority list.
Fort4Fitness is proud to provide the following to ensure the course is as safe as possible:
- Working with the City of Fort Wayne to have clean streets
- Working with the police department to help with vehicular traffic
- Utilizing Amateur Radio Emergency Services along the course
- Clearly marked signs to help direct participants
- Many water/aid stations and hundreds of volunteers along the course
- An extensive EMS plan that includes ambulatory service, roving course marshals, and medical staff at strategic locations
Required pace to complete the course by closing time:
100K = 12.25 MPH pace
43 Mile = 9.3 MPH pace
32 Mile = 8 MPH pace
Course will close at 2:30 PM. All riders should be back to the Finish Line by this time.
New routes are currently being mapped out for the 2020 tours. When the new routes are finalized, the public will be notified and maps will be available, including locations of water stops.