Rider Resources

The Bishop’s Bicycle Challenge (BBC) is open to all interested cyclists and currently there is no limit on the number of cyclists.

Riders 18 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. The BBC is not a difficult ride, but riders should be in good riding condition and and should be using trustworthy biking equipment. Helmets are required.

The registration fee for each rider is $55. ($15 of the fee is for the ride; $40 is a donation to Open Door.) Registration may be done online or on-site the morning of the ride, although it saves time if riders pre-register online. Click HERE to register online.   A brochure with a registration form will be available to mail in. Also a poster will be available to download for spreading the word.

Each rider is invited to raise additional dollars for Open Door. There is no maximum limit to funds raised. Download the Pledge Sheet and a page of blank Donation Receipts to print and use while collecting donations. All donations should be paid before ride start, either online, by mail, or at check-in on June 20. Go to the donations page for information on sponsoring a rider.

On-site registration and check-in will begin at 6 a.m. on June 18. A signed waiver is required for each rider. Waivers are included in the online registration process, or will be available at check-in on the day of the ride for on-site and mail-in registrants.

Riders should attempt to have bicycle equipment in top shape for the ride. All Riders should carry tubes and tools to change flats in case of punctures or other mishaps. All riders must wear certified cycle helmets for the entire ride.

BBC will provide SAG stops at eight to fifteen-mile intervals supplied with food and drink. (SAG  is an acronym for support and gear.) BBC will also provide a portable SAG to assist with rider and bicycle hauling should the need arise.

The 2016 BBC offers three routes:  (links will be added once routes are established)

  • 20-mile ride
  • 50K ride
  • 100K ride

Click on the links above for route details. The two longer routes are combined at the beginning and separate after a dozen miles or so. Route maps with turn-by-turn instructions will be available at check-in on the day of the ride.