Is ZTrek a race?
No. This event is not a race. Some of the routes are challenging and some are easy. Participants should obey all traffic rules and are responsible for their own safety.
Will we be riding as a group?
That is entirely up to the participants. We will provide cue sheets and GPS data so those who want to may ride at their own pace. While there will be a mass start, you are also free to start whenever you wish as long as you are back at the check points by the cut-off times. We expect there to be several groups that form quickly on the road, based upon fitness and friendship. We suggest you ride in a manner that is most comfortable and safe for you.
Where is the starting location for the riders?
The start is at the Zarephath Christian Church Children’s Ministry Center, 595 Weston Canal Rd., Franklin Twp. NJ 08873.
What type of support does the ride offer?
Cue sheets will be provided at registration, and GPX route files will be available for download. There will be stocked aid stations and a post-ride picnic in the festival area.
Is the course marked?
Yes. Additionally, a detailed cue sheet will be provided at registration and GPX route files will be available for download.
Will there be any SAG, technical support or medical services?
There will be support personnel riding along the route providing assistance. Riders must be self-sufficient, and capable of making their own minor repairs. All participants must bring spare tubes, tires, tools, and anything else you might think is required to perform repairs yourself. Treat this like you would a normal training or club ride. We will have an emergency number so you can call our support crew in case you are experiencing difficulty. There will not be emergency medical services on the course; thus if you need or see someone who requires immediate emergency medical attention, please use your cell to call 911.
Is there an entry fee for ZTrek?
What do I get with my entry fee?
Entry fee includes a great day on the bike with unique and challenging course choices, aid stations, and a post ride celebration with complimentary food and hydration. T-shirts are guaranteed for all riders who pre-register by 7/22/18. All net proceeds from registration will be donated to Po River Medical Clinic, the ZTrek cause. So while you are experiencing all the event has to offer, you are also helping to improve the lives of many people in need.
Who is the ride open to?
ZTrek is open to any cyclist who wants to support an awesome cause while cycling through beautiful NJ countryside. Riders under 18 must have the written permission of their parent or guardian. Riders under 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.
How do I register?
Our event registration form is available here.
I signed up for X miles, but I want to ride a longer/shorter route. Can I do that?
Yes. If you want to change your registration to a longer or shorter route, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, during the ride if you feel you cannot complete the distance, you are welcome to switch to a shorter route at any time. Just follow the color coded course markings for your chosen route. We ask that those riders who wish to switch to a longer route contact us so that we can maintain an accurate headcount to ensure that each of our rest stops are sufficiently stocked for the expected number of riders.
Will bad weather cancel the ZTrek event?
Bad weather is always a possibility and July can bring thunderstorms. Our ride will take place rain or shine. That said, rider safety is paramount, and if conditions warrant (such as an Official Storm Warning from the National Weather Service), the ride will be rescheduled (severe weather rescheduling date to be announced). Please check this website or our Facebook page the morning of the ride for cancellation notices. An email message will also be sent to all pre-registered participants.
What type of bike should I ride?
The road course is suitable for the use of standard road bikes or hybrids. Children entering the Kid’s Bike Rally can use any kind of bicycle, tricycle, training wheels, as needed for safety. Helmets are mandatory for all riders.
Are there any awards?
Finisher’s medals will be presented at the Kid’s Bike Rally to all registered Bike Rally participants.
Is fundraising required?
No. While we appreciate and encourage our riders to raise additional funds, fundraising is not required to join the ride.
I can’t ride the event, but I’d like to volunteer.
We’d love to have you volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to enjoy the event, support cycling in NJ and support a great cause without riding the event. Details on volunteering.
Where can I learn about New Jersey cycling laws?
As a cyclist you have responsibilities on the road for your safety. Please see the official link – NJ Cycling Laws