2021 Ride Day details will be finalized closer to the event date but will be similar to shown below. Read below or print the for tentative Ride start, packet pickup, parking, timelines, etc.
Already registered? Print and download your routes, cue sheets, GPS files and Ride Day information prior to event day. We encourage Saturday packet pickup (one can pick up for others) and carpool or ride to the Sunday start if you live nearby.
We’ll also have a limited supply of Lifeline100 Men’s and Women’s jerseys and windbreakers available for sale so come in Saturday before they sell out!
The Ride Day information:
Sunday October 3, 2021
Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville, MD
Online registration is open through event morning, October 3. You may register ONLINE ONLY using your phone in person at Kinder Farm Park Visitor Center during pre-ride registration pickup on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 12 Noon – 2 PM, or before the ride starting at 6:15AM. There will be no in-person registration by check or cash. Registration fees after Sept. 12 are 15 mile: $35; 30 mile: $40; 65 mile: $55; 100 mile: $65.
We encourage you to pick up your riding packet on Saturday Oct. 3 if you have not received it by mail from 12 Noon – 2 PM at the Kinder Farm Park Visitor Center. As you enter the park on Kinder Farm Park Rd., continue straight up a short hill. The Visitor’s Center is the first building on the left. Packets will also be available beginning at 6:15 AM on ride day. You will receive a numbered wristband. You must be registered and have your wristband to start your ride and utilize the rest stops.
PARKING AT KINDER FARM PARK
Local riders may want to ride to the start and others are encouraged to carpool. From Jumpers Hole Rd, enter on Kinder Farm Park Rd. then make a quick left on Gali Sanchez Way. Follow that to crew who will direct you where to park. There will be a short walk or ride from there to the Visitor Center.
RIDE START TIMES
The ride is rain or shine. This is a “show and go” start which means you should arrive at the starting line and begin riding in the follow timeslots. This will help spread riders as they enter the B&A trail.
All riders are required to wear helmets and have their bikes in good working order, including reflectors or taillights. You should carry a spare inner tube, tire irons and a small pump or CO2. Be sure your bike is in good mechanical order and that your tires are not worn and in need of replacement. Please visit your local bike shop if your bike needs service. However, there will be a bike mechanic available for simple repairs at Kinder Farm and each rest stop. Bring two full bottles to start the ride! Also, you may want to bring your favorite energy food for in between rest stops.
COURSE MARKINGS & CUE SHEETS
Cue sheets will be available at registration and at www.lifeline100.com/routes where there will also be GPX and TCX files including talking turn by turn and instructions on how to use the free Ride With GPS app on your phone for turn by turn directions. The 100 mile and 65 mile routes are marked yellow on the road. The 15 and 30 mile routes are entirely on trail and have no on-trail markings. Certain turns for all rides will have signs.
SAG VEHICLES – Non-Emergency SAG Support Call TBD
TBD ; Emergency call 911
There will be volunteers driving the course with bike racks if you have a non-emergency need for help. They will have some limited supplies and can bring you to the nearest rest stop if you need a bike mechanic. Please be advised that depending on the number of calls, you may be required to wait at a rest stop before a ride back to the finish can be provided. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 first and then the SAG number.
REST STOPS & RIDING PACE
Partners Bike Doctor Annapolis, Bike Doctor Arnold, Bike Doctor Crofton, Cycle Mill and Parvilla Cycle & Multisport will be on board to provide bike tech support at the start and at rest stops.
Special Ride Options for 30 and 65 milers: At Dixon Observation Area, 30 and 65 milers who are feeling strong and arrive early enough can add about 10 miles to their ride by circling the BWI loop trail and then returning to Kinder Farm Park. Follow the BWI Loop Trail signs and then your cue sheet to return to Kinder Farm Park.
CYCLIST RULES ON TRAIL & ROAD
A very important goal of the Lifeline 100 event is to show the community the benefits and safety of cycling. All riders must obey the trail rules which include 15 mph speed limit, announcing every pass, stopping at crossings and riding single file when passing. On the road, the 3 foot law requires drivers to leave 3 feet of room when safely passing a cyclist. It is our responsibility, as cyclists, to also be courteous and obey ALL traffic laws and signals. That means stopping at red lights and stop signs, signaling turns and generally riding single file and on the shoulder on the busier routes. Please follow the rules of the roads and trails.
After celebrating your crossing of the finish line, we are tentatively planning to provide post-ride lunch subject to prevailing COVID restrictions in place at the time of the event date for 30, 65 and 100 milers starting 11:30AM. There will be other snacks and drinks for all riders.