FAQs

With so many events going on during Spring Cycle, it is likely for many questions to arise. Get all the answers to questions you could be wondering by reading through some popular FAQs.

Event Weekend

Are there awards?

No, this is not a timed event and therefore there are no awards.

Can I wear headphones during the race?

At times race officials may need to relay important instructions for participants to hear, so we STRONGLY recommend not using headphones, but we will not be officially prohibiting their use. Please exercise caution and remain alert to your surroundings if you choose to wear headphones. Also, promptly remove your headphones if race officials (e.g. course marshals, police, etc.) are communicating information.

Do I need to wear my tour number?

Yes, you will be given a bib during packet pick-up, and that should be worn OR PRESENTED during the event at key locations. Your bib number provides access to replenishment at the water stops, a finisher medal at the finish and a $3 event special food voucher following the ride.

Does Fort4Fitness have a Gear Check service?

Gear Check is available for participants wanting to bring personal belongings with them to the event, but do not want to ride with them. Belongings should be brought in a bag to the Gear Check location in Promenade Park.

Contact info@fort4fitness.org if you have left behind any items after the race.

What time do the Fort4Fitness tours start?

Metric Century & 45 Mile: 9:00 AM
32 Mile, 16 Mile, and 10 Mile: 10:00 AM

Please plan on being at the starting area a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of your race. Please also allow plenty of additional time for travel, traffic and parking.

What will the weather be like on race day?

The normal high in late May in Fort Wayne, IN is 76 degrees and normal low is 56 degrees.

When and where is Packet Pick-Up?

Packet Pick-Up will be inside the Park Foundation Pavilion at Promenade Park on Friday, May 29th and before the event on May 30th.

*You may pick up another participant's packet if you bring a copy of their confirmation email with you (or have it with you on your smartphone).

Where are the start and finish lines?

The Start Line/Finish Line will be at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne. 

Where can I park?

Please check the travel and parking page for more information and parking tips. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Where should I meet my family and friends after the tour?

The ideal location to meet family and friends after your ride is the finish area outside by the Park Foundation Pavilion in Promenade Park.

Other

Are there other ways to get involved?

Yes! You can always sign up for a volunteer slot for the week/day of the tours. Contact info@Fort4Fitness.org for specific inquiries.

I want to volunteer. What do I do?

Great! It takes over 1,000 volunteers to make Fort4Fitness happen. There are many different opportunities to volunteer, not only on the festival weekend, but also in the days and weeks leading up to the Fort4Fitness. Check out our volunteer page or contact volunteer@fort4fitness.org.

Race Weekend

Will Spring Cycle be cancelled because of COVID-19?

Unfortunately, yes, the 2020 Spring Cycle in-person event has been postponed until June 5, 2021.

However, there will be a Virtual Spring Cycle event in 2020, running from May 16 - May 30. Click here for details.

Registration

Are there refunds?

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.

How do I register for the race?

Hover over the orange "Get Registered" button on the Fort4Fitness website homepage and click "Spring Cycle."

Or, click here for the 2020 Spring Cycle registration form.

How late can I register for the Spring Cycle?

You can register online through 5/27/20 at 11:59 PM. On-site registration the day of the event will be available, but plan on allowing enough time to register before the start of the tour.

Is it possible to switch from one distance to another? (ex: switching from the 10 to 16 mile route)

Yes, but there is no need to change on your registration. When you show up that morning you can ride the route of your choosing.

*Note: If you wish to switch to the Metric Century or the 43 mile tour, you will need to show up at an earlier time.

Will I receive a registration confirmation?

Yes. If you register online you should receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the registration process. Contact us with any further registration questions.

Tour

Are there maps of the courses?

Due to the location change in 2020, new routes are currently being mapped out. The public will be notified when the new routes are finalized, and maps will be available.

Can friends and family ride with me?

Yes, ONLY if they are officially registered for the tour, have signed the liability waiver and are wearing a bib. Only registered participants are permitted on the course.

Is the course safe?

Yes. We do our very best and keep participant safety at the top of our priority list.

Fort4Fitness is proud to provide the following to ensure the course is as safe as possible:

  • Working with the City of Fort Wayne to have clean streets
  • Working with the police department to help with vehicular traffic
  • Utilizing Amateur Radio Emergency Services along the course
  • Clearly marked signs to help direct participants
  • Many water/aid stations and hundreds of volunteers along the course
  • An extensive EMS plan that includes ambulatory service, roving course marshals, and medical staff at strategic locations
What are the required paces to finish before closing time?

Required pace to complete the course by closing time:

100K = 12.25 MPH pace

43 Mile = 9.3 MPH pace

32 Mile = 8 MPH pace

What time does the course close?

Course will close at 2:30 PM. All riders should be back to the Finish Line by this time.

Where are the water/aid stations along the course?

New routes are currently being mapped out for the 2020 tours. When the new routes are finalized, the public will be notified and maps will be available, including locations of water stops.