Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I register for the ride or donate to the cause?
What is a Strider?
STRIDER® balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.
How does Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital use the Strider bikes?
The bikes are used at the St. Vincent hospital system for physical therapy and as recreation for the kids. 12 inch, 16 inch and 20 inch Strider bikes are currently being used. Some longer stay patients get to take the bikes home with them when discharged!
Is this a parade ride (all motorcycles ride in one long line)?
NO. We will be leaving in groups of 8-10ish bikes. We will provide a leader for each group. We will try our best to pair up like minded and experience/pace level riders.
Do I need to come with a group of riders or can I come by myself?
Come by yourself or come with a group. All are welcome! We will get you into a group if you are alone, or we will place your group with a ride leader.
Where does the ride start?
The ride starts at Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club in Columbus, Indiana just south of Indy, Saturday, May 5, 2018. There will be a suggested donation breakfast available. First group has kickstands up at 9:30am. Arrive with a full gas tank! There is a gas station nearby in Columbus, Indiana
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club- 14001 W State Road 46, Columbus, Indiana
Is there camping available Friday and Saturday?
YES! Camping will be offered for those interested Friday and Saturday at Stoney Lonesome. Stoney offers water, showers, power, and a kitchen. $5 a night for camping.
Will riders be able to ride on the Stoney Lonesome trails?
Stoney has been gracious to allow us to use their property for camping and hosting the start/finish. At this time we will not be using the Stoney trails for the ADV ride. Stoney trails are a bit extreme and tight for ADV bikes. Stoney Lonesome does offer a hare scramble series for those interested in riding and racing on the trails though. Click here for the Stoney Hare Scramble series. However, an optional off road section will be available during the ride elsewhere.
Will there be a lunch stop?
Yes! A suggested donation lunch will be available.
Where does the ride end?
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club, Columbus Indiana
Is there an additional charge for a passenger?
NO. Your ride registration is per motorcycle
How long is the ride?
The ride will begin at 9:30am and should finish around 4pm.
Tell me about the ADVENTURE route.
The Adventure route will be pavement, gravel, small creek crossings, and a little dirt. Dirt tires are NOT required. I have personally scouted the route on 100% street tires and they worked well, but an 80% street/20% off-road tire is perfect for this route. We will try to pair up experienced off-road riders in a group and less experienced gravel riders in another group to keep the pace appropriate and safe. KLR650, Vstrom, DRZ, BMW GS, KTM, Supermoto type bikes and Sidecars are perfect for this route.
Will there be maps available of the route?
No. The route is rather complicated with a lot of turns and changing roads so a map would be very hard to navigate on this route. Most of the ride leaders will be using GPS with the route uploaded into it.
Can I get the route and download it onto my own GPS?
YES! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get it to you! However, not all car GPS will be able to download the route due to the high number of waypoints. The route is in .GPX file. A hiking GPS works best, like a Garmin 62. I personally use my Iphone using the Motion-X app. Android users could use an app like OSMAND. Both apps will load .GPX files. Email me with questions.
What if I cannot make the entire ride?
No problem! Join us wherever you can and ride whatever you can! Just ride to lunch with us, or join us at lunch and ride the second half of the ride.
I am unable to attend the ride, can I have a t-shirt/sticker shipped to me?
Yes! Email email@example.com for details
I am unable to attend the ride, can I still donate to the cause?
Yes! Click here!
I have not preordered a t-shirt, will t-shirts be available for purchase at the ride?
Yes! A limited amount of t-shirts and stickers will be available for purchase day of the ride.
I have not pre-registered, can I register for the ride the day of the ride?
Yes! Registrations day of the ride are welcome, but for our planning purposes pre-registration is preferred.
Have another question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org