GROOVE TOUR FAQ
The Answers You Need
WHAT COMES WITH A WRISTBAND & HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$100 for a wristband, with this participants get:
A fully supported, pre-planned route with camping access and daily cues.
We provide the Groove Tour Sag Wagon for your gear, which we pack up and drop off at each camping location. In addition, the Sag Wagon will provide communal bike pumps, some PBJs, route monitoring, and water refills.
Shuttle service back to the start town on day 3 for you, your gear, and your bike.
Groove Tour Tshirt
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Click our menu in the upper right hand corner of the website and navigate to the "waiver & registration" tab. Read the waiver, complete the form, and register for the event. You can use credit/debit cards to secure your wristband. Participants must complete the liability waiver prior to purchasing wristbands. When registering, select the t-shirt size you prefer. The website does not support registering more than one person at a time.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE?
This is a camping tour. If you prefer not to camp, you can find and use other accommodations in the overnight towns. We have some recommendations. E-mail us if you are interested in other accommodation.
WHAT KIND OF BAG CAN I BRING?
You can bring one soft textured bag (think backpacking bag), we ask that it be less than 30lbs and tied together with your sleeping gear and tent.
WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Backpack (less than 30lbs)
Certified bicycle CPSC or ASTM helmet
Drivers License or ID
Medical insurance information
Emergency contact information
Other: sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, sleeping clothes, spending money, spare tubes, water bottles, bicycle lights, cell phone and portable charger, rain protection.
WHERE CAN I STAY UPDATED ON TOUR INFO?
Our blog and newsletter! We have a lot of exciting things in the works including collaborations with like-minded groups and businesses...stay tuned. You can subscribe to our newsletter to get information delivered to your inbox.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GET A WASH OUT?
Our rain date is planned for the following weekend: August 7 -9 2020. Risk Management Plan can be accessed via the "view details" button below.
WHERE DO WE GO IF WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
I'M COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN, CAN I RENT INSTEAD OF SHIP?
Sure, Sicklers Bike Shop offers multi-day bike rentals at a really great rate. You can check out their website here.
WHAT KIND OF SHAPE DO I NEED TO BE IN?
It is up to each rider to determine whether they are physically conditioned enough to do the ride and develop the training program that will fit their unique needs. Pennsylvania is hilly, so riders should be prepared to climb and accustomed to using endurance. There are sample training plans located in our blog.
HOW OLD MUST PARTICIPANTS BE?
All riders must be 18 years or older.
WHAT TYPE OF TERRAIN & ROAD MATERIALS?
This is primarily a paved roads tour. Most of the route is along PA Route 6 or Bicycle Route Y in the northern part of the state. Day 3 of the tour will include parts of the Pine Creek Rail Trail which is crushed stone. Expect hills and climbing in this part of the state.
HOW MANY MILES PER DAY?
Miles range from approx. 45 - 65 miles per day.
WHAT ABOUT SHOWERS?
We don't have the means to shower at camp. There are some other options - check out our blog post about showers here.
WHERE ARE WE CAMPING?
Night 1 - Towanda, Tommy Fairchild Memorial Park
Night 2 - Mansfield, Smythe Park
WHAT TIME DOES THE RIDE START EACH DAY?
We will be riding early morning, between 6 - 6:30am to accommodate low volume traffic times.
WHERE CAN I SEE PREVIOUS MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS?
You've come to the right spot! Check them out here:
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19?
While the hope is that the coronavirus situation is less of a threat by July 31, we will be monitoring the situation and like other businesses, abiding by all necessary guidelines. If the tour needs to be canceled, all riders will be getting a full refund.