Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for your ride!

HOW EARLY SHOULD I BE AT THE NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER?

We recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before your ride is scheduled to start. Please take into consideration that you will be parking in cyclists & spectator parking lots at the base of Ability Way & Quinn’s Junction and will need to walk with you bike up to the starting line at the National Ability Center.
Cyclists with a disability will be able to park at the National Ability Center, but should still plan to arrive early. Only the vehicle transporting a cyclists with a disability & their equipment for the ride will be allowed to park at the National Ability Center. Friends, family & team mates should plan to park in the lower lots & walk up.

Suggested arrival vs. Start Time
6:30 AM for 102 Mile 7:00 AM Start
8:30 AM for 52 Mile 9:00 AM Start
10:00 AM for 18 Mile 10:30 AM Start
Please know all cyclists must be on course no later than 10:45 AM.

WILL ANY OF THE WILD FIRES AFFECT THE COURSE OR RIDE?

There are currently no changes to any of the course maps or our ride. If weather or fire conditions change, we will notify all cyclists via email prior to the day of the ride. Changes will also be reflected in our maps & on our website.

WHERE ARE REST STOPS AND LUNCH STOPS LOCATED?

There are a total of 7 Rest Stops (including Lunch Stops for the 52 & 102 mile rides). These are clearly marked on all route maps. Please refer to your course maps for specific information.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE REST STOPS & LUNCH STOPS?

A variety of snacks, energy drinks, and water will be at ALL Rest Stops.  Lunch Stops will also have more hearty food, including meats, cheeses, fruit & vegetables.

Volunteers are located at all Rest Stops and they can call for help if necessary. Support vehicles are available throughout the ride and can travel to rest stops as well as other areas on the ride routes to support riders, assist with repairs, provide transportation, etc. There will also be Safety Riders on course to enforce the rider safety guidelines listed in your confirmation form.

Note: Not all Rest Stops will have restrooms. Please check your course map for the next available restroom.

HOW MANY SAG WAGONS/SUPPORT VEHICLES ARE ON COURSE AND HOW DO I CONTACT THEM?

There are 7 SAG Wagons on course. If you need assistance, please call:

MAIN DISPATCH # 435-200-0988

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911

The dispatcher will locate the closest SAG Wagon or transport vehicle and alert them of your location. The dispatcher will then call you back to confirm a vehicle is on its way.

WHAT TIME DO RIDERS LEAVE? WHAT TIME DO RIDERS TYPICALLY RETURN?

102 Mile Ride – 7:00 AM Start, 52 Mile Ride – 9:00 AM Start, 18 Mile Ride – 10:30 AM Start.
All riders MUST be on course by 10:45am. Rider speed depends on each individual and the distance they are riding. We expect riders to finish at the National Ability Center as early at 11:45 AM (18 mile ride) and as late as 4:30 PM (102 mile ride). ALL riders must be off the course by 6:00 PM.

WHEN IS REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN?

Early Check-In: Friday, August 23 from 4:00 -7:00 PM
Registration/Check-In: Saturday, August 24 6:00 – 10:30 AM
Both Early Check-In & Registration/Check-In on the day of the ride will be at the National Ability Center Ranch (1000 Ability Way).

HOW DO I KNOW WHERE TO GO ON THE COURSE?

We have provided a variety of methods to support your ride so that you remain on the course:

  • Signs will mark the each course clearly, including areas where the course splits between rides (18 mile, 52 mile and 102 mile).
  • Volunteers and police officers will be situated around the course at difficult turns/areas of confusion.
  • When in doubt, refer to the course map included in your packet and posted on-line.
  • Lastly, Safety Riders will be participating in the ride as well as SAG wagons.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR CANNOT CONTINUE ON THE COURSE?

If there is a medical emergency or traffic accident, CALL 911. If you choose not to complete the course or need support for a bike repair, call our MAIN DISPATCH # 435-200-0988. A support vehicle will be sent to your location to support you.

IF I GET A FLAT TIRE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Call our MAIN DISPATCH # 435-200-0988.  A support vehicle will be sent to your location to support you.

WHAT OTHER EVENTS ARE HAPPENING DURING THE DAY AT THE NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER

Please see our Village Schedule. Be sure to celebrate your ride with us at our Village on the National Ability Center Ranch where you can enjoy food & beverages, live entertainment, local retailers, awards & opportunity drawings. This year, we have also added a Tyke Ride for young riders (a 100 meter dash through the Village), bike decorating and other family activities! We will also have tours and some National Ability Center activities available at the ranch throughout the day.
Family & friends are encouraged to meet you at the finish line and enjoy all the activities we have to offer.
**There is no parking at the National Ability Center, so plan to walk from lower parking areas up to the Village.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY COURSE CHANGES FROM THE ONLINE GUIDES?

There are no changes at this time. All changes will be reflected in the current rider routes and clearly marked on course.

I HAVE FUNDRAISING MONEY TO TURN IN.  WHERE SHOULD I DO THAT?

Donations collected through your fundraising can be turned in at Early Check-In or Registration the day of the ride. Donation should be delivered to the National Ability Center by September 15th. To qualify for Summit Challenge fundraising prizes, donations should be delivered by Saturday, August 24th (the day of the ride).

ARE YOU SELLING ANY SUMMIT CHALLENGE ITEMS?

Yes, current and last year’s items will be available at our merchandise booth in the Village. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.  We expect to sell out of Summit Challenge 2013 gear at the event, but plan to re-order. Please let us know if you are interested in ordering additional items. Our 2013 cycling jerseys & shorts will be available through Blackbottoms after the ride. Please look for more information on our website/Facebook following the ride.

WHAT FOOD WILL BE SERVED AT THE FINISH LINE?

Each registered cyclist will receive a lunch voucher when they check-in for the ride. Vouchers can be redeemed for a hot lunch at the El Chubasco booth in our Village. Spectators may purchase a voucher for $5.00 from the National Ability Center booth in the Village. Lunch will be served until 4:00 PM or until all supplies are exhausted.
Microbrews by Uinta Brewing will also be available. Cyclists who are 21+ may have their ID checked when they check-in for the ride to receive a drink wristband & 2 drink tickets. These can be redeemed at the Uinta Brewing booth in our Village. Spectators or cyclists may purchase additional tickets for $5.00 each from the National Ability Center booth in the village.
**Wristbands must be worn while being served or consuming alcoholic beverages.
Water, soda and sports drinks will be available free of charge, provided by Swire Coca Cola.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET?

Yes. Helmets are required for all cycling activities at the National Ability Center, including the Summit Challenge.

WILL THERE BE RESTROOMS ON THE COURSE?

Yes, please refer to your course map. ADA restrooms will also be available on the course.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT?

Only ADA parking is available at the National Ability Center Ranch, therefore we recommend that riders bike or carpool to the start. Limited parking will be permitted in the lots below the National Ability Center, at Quinn’s Junction, and in the dirt lot across from the soccer fields.
NO EVENT PARKING at the Park City Ice Arena Lot or at the Dog Park Lot.

I AM A RIDER WITH A DISABILITY AND HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RIDE – WHO SHOULD I TALK TO?

In advance of the ride: Jess Rossing, Competition & Program Manager 435-608-0117 or jessr@discovernac.org
National Ability Center Staff will also be on hand the day of the ride to answer questions & help you get ready to ride.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TODAY – WHERE CAN I DO THAT?

Donations are greatly appreciated & can be made at the National Ability Center Merchandise Booth in our Village.

I AM WITH THE MEDIA/PAPER – WHO IS BEST PERSON TO CONTACT AT THE NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER?

Please contact Joelle Kanshepolsky at joellek@discovernac.org or by calling her cell at (617) 549-8320.

WHO HELPED SUPPORT THIS RIDE?

We are thankful for a large group of generous sponsors who helped make this event possible. A complete list of sponsors is located at the Ride Start/Finish Line and at Course Rest Stops.



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