To put any worries at ease, here's a few frequently asked questions that we receive regarding the actual ride:
What happens if I'm late?
Obliteride is not a casual start, each route has a prompt start time to ensure rider safety. Make sure you arrive with enough time to be in the chute twenty minutes prior to your start time. Think you’ve allowed enough time? Allow a bit more! We want you relaxed and stress-free when you head out on the course. Be prompt and plan ahead.
ROUTE START TIMES: Please plan accordingly to ensure you're in the chute 20 minutes prior to your start time. Wave assignments will be emailed directly to participants in early August (does not apply for two-day riders). Regretfully we are unable to accommodate wave requests and will do our very best to ensure all teammates are riding together within the same wave.
We’re riding where?
Two-day riders: 7:00 a.m. (Saturday, Aug. 12)
Two-day riders: 7:30 a.m. (Sunday, Aug. 13)
100mi riders: (Sunday, Aug. 13)
Wave 1: 7:00 a.m.
Wave 2: 7:30 a.m.
50-mile riders: (Sunday, Aug. 13)
Wave 1: 8:30 a.m.
Wave 2: 9:00 a.m.
25-mile riders: (Sunday, Aug. 13)
Wave 1: 10:00 a.m.
Wave 2: 10:30 a.m.
Take time to familiarize yourself with your route. We’ll have it well marked with signage in our signature Obliteride orange circle arrows at eye-level; arrows on the ground; and course marshals at busy intersections or confusing turns to point you in the right direction. Listen to the instructions of ride officials and follows the signs – we’ll get you where you need to go. Lost? Call the Obliteride hotline at 1-855-854-7679,
and we’ll get you back on course. Throughout the ride, please follow all WA state bicycling rules of the road.
Look for lots of these arrows and follow along:
Can I listen to music while I ride?
Headphones, iPods and radios are strictly prohibited while riding.
Do I have to follow typical road signs?
Rules of the road apply. Roads are open and the course is not closed for Obliteride. You will be riding with vehicular traffic. Heed the direction of event staff; we reserve the right to pull you from the ride if you fail to comply with rules of the road and event staff direction.
Who do I call in case of an emergency?
1. Call 9-1-1 in case of a medical emergency
2. Call 1-855-854-7679
in case of:
I got a flat. Now what?
Medical emergency (after you’ve alerted emergency respondents at 9-1-1)
Request a SAG (Support And Gear) vehicle
You need mechanical help
Call the Obliteride Command Center at 1-855-854-7679
to request a SAG (S
ear) vehicle. We’ll be there in a jiffy to give you a lift back to the nearest Rest Stop or start/finish venue where you can get help from a bike mechanic.
I’m just sort of done.
Are you pooped and need to stop before you finish your distance? No problem, just alert the Obliteride Command Center at 1-855-854-7679
. Please do not have your personal support team pick you up. For safety reasons, we need to ensure we have you accounted for before you leave the course. And, fewer cars on the road = safer ride for all participants.
Are we there yet?
We’ve got you covered. We have Rest Stops along the route where you’ll find snacks, hydration options, a mechanic, medic and moral support.