FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQHow/when can I/we register?

You can register online up to August 31st, 2017 @ $35 per person

You can register by mail using printed registration form from website; photo copied registration form or preprinted forms that have been mailed to past participants and/or are available at sponsors’ locations.

You can also register 9/8/17 at The Ridge 5:30PM-7:30PM  and Saturday 9/9/17  8:30AM-11:00AM at Champs Sports Bar & Grill.

Registration is for individuals there is no group discount or group registration, except for Costume Contest, which is an additional $5 per person.

If I send my registration after the registration date cut off can I still pay the lesser fee?


Is there a registration participant number cut off or late registration?

There is no cut off number for participation.

How will I know you received my registration?

Depending upon how you register your check will either clear or the online registration upon request can send you a confirmation email.

Is there a refund for my registration if I can’t make it or weather day of is bad?

No, all donations to the Fat Tire Ride are non-refundable and we ride rain, snow or shine. Ride start time – officially 10:00A.M., start or whenever you llike.


Does everyone get a tee shirt?

No, we print 1000 shirts and every rider pre-registered before August 31st is guaranteed a T-shirt. When they’re gone baby, they’re gone.

Can you hold/mail a tee shirt for me?

No, but someone else can pick up your tee shirt (and packet) prior to ride start.

Identity theft online is a global problem but identity theft during the Fat Tire Ride is unlikely.

Can I request a specific tee shirt size?

Yes however, when we run out of the specific sizes, you get what’s left.

Can I expect to get my request?

Not always, first come, first receive…


Where can I park my car during the ride?

Parking on the streets and in some lots in Lake Geneva is at a premium, please review parking link on website to avoid unnecessary tickets. Central Denison School located 1 block West of Champs will also have all day parking available.


Can my children ride with me?

Ride is designed and intended for responsible legal age adults.


Do I have to ride a mountain bike, can I ride a road bike?

Entire route is paved, you can ride what you’re comfortable riding.

Can I ride a motorized vehicle like a scooter or motorcycle?

It’s a bicycle ride.


Can you recommend a local motel or hotel?

The Ridge is our official hotel sponsor with special rates for the Fat Tire Ride.