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FAQs

 MG 1625What time does the race start?
The Cruz Gran Fondo (100 miles) starts at 6:30am
The Metric Century ride (62 miles) will begin at 7:30am 
The Tour of Long Beach (30 miles) will begin in four waves, the first of which begins at 8 am The Family Ride (5 miles) will begin at 8:30 am

How much is registration?
NEW THIS YEAR! There are two options when registering for the Tour of Long Beach. We wanted to offer those that were dedicated to raising support for the patients and families being treated at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach a discounted registration in appreciation for their hard work.

OPTION #1: DISCOUNT PRICE WITH FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
$30 Registration Fee
$100 Fundraising Minimum*
*Agree to fundraise a minimum of $100 for Miller Children’s and you pay only $30 to participate in any of the rides!! You will receive a follow-up email prompting you to enter your credit card. If you do not reach your $100 minimum by May 11, your credit card will be automatically charged the difference.

OPTION #2: FULL PRICE
February 1 – March 31
(Returning 2016 participants will get a 20% discount from February 1 – February 28)

100-Mile Cruz Gran Fondo: $90
62-Mile Metric Century: $80
30-Mile Tour of Long Beach: $70
Family Fun Ride: $8

March 31 – May 13

100-Mile Cruz Gran Fondo: $130
62-Mile Metric Century: $100
30-Mile Tour of Long Beach: $90
Family Fun Ride: $8

 May 12 and May 13

100-Mile Cruz Gran Fondo: $145
62-Mile Metric Century: $115
30-Mile Tour of Long Beach: $105
Family Fun Ride: $8

Is fundraising mandatory?
This is a charity ride and we appreciate your support through fundraising.
Fundraising is only mandatory if you chose the “Discount Price with Fundraising Minimum” registration option, though we do encourage everyone to try and fundraise to support those patients being treated at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Is there a minimum donation required?
A donation is no required, but remember, the best way to show you are invested in this cause is to make a donation yourself.

Where is the start and finish line?
The Tour of Long Beach (Cruz Gran Fondo, Metric Century, Tour of Long Beach and Family Ride) starts on Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue. All events finish at the Marina Green Park off of Shoreline Drive. Participants will be directed from the beach bike trail for medals, water & food, and into the Finish Line Festival.

Where do I park?
Friday, May 12 - Event Packet Pick-up: Free 30 minute parking will be provided to participants in the Long Beach Arena Parking Lot off of Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue for check-in.

Saturday, May 13 - Tour of Long Beach Event: The Long Beach Arena Parking lot off of Seaside Way and Linden Avenue is offering parking for $15 for the day of the 2017 Tour of Long Beach event on Saturday, May 13. The parking lot will be inaccessible from Shoreline Drive on Saturday, since Shoreline Drive will be closed to traffic due to the event.

Click here to find other parking options in Downtown Long Beach >>>

Are there any aid stations along the course?
A total of three aid stations are available to riders along the 30-mile course and a total of 5 along the 62-mile course. There are two additional aid stations for the Cruz Gran Fondo ride. Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, assorted fruit, cookies and granola bars. Please feel free to supplement with your own nutrition. Medical personnel will be available at every aid station and bike mechanics will also be available at most aid stations. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to bring your own flat repair kit as delays in assistance may occur depending on the volume of repairs requested. If there is a medical emergency and the rider is seriously hurt out on the course, please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Do I have to wear a helmet?
Helmets are mandatory for the Tour of Long Beach. JAX Bicycles will have a booth at the Start Line and will be selling helmets prior to the ride for those who forget or need one.

Is there a time limit?
No, this is not a timed race.

Is there a cut-off time?
Participants in the 100-mile Gran Fondo must reach rest stop #5 at El Moro Elementary School (Mile 71.9) no later than 2:15 pm. The Finish Line Festival will close at 5:00pm sharp (beer garden closes at 4:00pm). Those that arrive at rest stop #5 after 2:15 pm can either take a SAG truck ride back to the Finish Line or have the option of riding without SAG support and knowing that the Finish Line will be closed.

Course Rules:
No racing - routes are not closed courses. Safety is our primary concern. All riders should ride in a courteous and safe manner following the rules of the road.

How will the route be marked?
There will be signage throughout the route and at every turn. Please keep a copy of the turn-by-turn directions for your specific ride with you and/or download the route prior to the event in Strava so there is no chance of getting lost.

Are there any types of bikes that are not allowed?
Elliptigos and Trikke Bikes are not allowed and Three Wheeled bikes are not recommended. Recumbent bikes are allowed but a flag is required and Trailer Bike Attachments are allowed only on the Family Fun Ride. All non-traditional bikes should start in the back of their ride waves for safety. Tandems are acceptable provided that both riders have paid and signed liability waivers. Click for images of different bike types described above >>>

Will I be able to rent a bike at the event?
The Tour of Long Beach has partnered with Long Beach Bike Share to provide bike rentals to participants. Must register prior to the event. Click here for more information >>>

Is there a photographer for the event?
There will be several photographers on the route throughout Long Beach – so smile! Photos will be available for purchase online the week after the event.

What time does registration and bib number pick-up close?
On Friday, May 12 – 3pm – 8pm. On Saturday, May 13 - 6am - 7:30 am. There is no day-of registration.

Bib Numbers:
All participants will receive a bib number which must be placed on the front of your jersey or shirt and stay there for the entire ride. This bib number will help you find photos of yourself after the ride and will also allow you to receive a finisher's medal.

If I am unable to ride, can I get a refund?
As this is a charity event raising money for pediatric cancer research, we are not able to refund your registration.

Who benefits from the money raised in the Tour of Long Beach?
All support raised through fundraising and sponsorships by both individual riders and groups benefit pediatric cancer programs at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.