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Paid Shuttle & Support

Paid Shuttle & Support Service
We’re thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with a fundraising team from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to offer a shuttle & support package for 210-mile racers that are not able to provide their own shuttle and rescue/support vehicle. All proceeds will go to JDRF. You need one or the other to do the Coast to Coast 210-miler. Here’s what it will include:

  • Shuttle Service from Ludington to Lake Huron Start
    • Coach bus or van (if fewer than 25 riders) service to the check-in on the east side at Big Bend Campground, leaving Stearns Park, Ludington sometime Friday afternoon, June 21, arriving before either the 5:30 or 7:30 pm pre-race meeting (TBD).
    • Your bike will travel by box truck, snug tight but separated by heavy furniture packing blankets
    • Upon arrival at Big Bend check-in, you may leave your drop bags in the van or truck, especially if you will be biking to your own place of lodging (not camping at Point Au Gres Marina).
    • Continuing bus service after the Friday check-in and pre-race meeting on to the start at Point Au Gres Marina & Campground at Lake Huron.
    • Rustic tent camping available at Point Au Gres Marina & Campground or bike to your own lodging (the coach bus is NOT available to take you elsewhere). You need to reserve your own spot by calling the campground at 989.876.7314. The service will take your camp gear to the finish on Saturday.
  • Drop Bags to Each Checkpoint
    • You may provide up to four drop bags. Your bags will be dropped at a designated spot at the Gladwin, Marion and Dublin checkpoints and a dry clothes bag will await you at the finish (along with your camping gear).
    • The service will NOT include bike mechanical or other support at the checkpoints; don’t be shy as many fellow riders or other support crews can lend a hand.
  • Rescue/Sweeper Vehicle
    • A van and bike trailer will be near the back of the field for those that drop out and need a ride back to Ludington.
    • Keep in mind that, unlike your own rescue/support vehicle, you may have to wait quite a while to be picked up. In an emergency, call 911.
    • The sweeper vehicle will collect bags left at each checkpoint and return them to the finish where your camping gear and a dry clothes bag will be.

Experienced Team: This same JDRF team handles shuttle and support for the One Day Ride Across Michigan (ODRAM), our paved sibling ride so you will be in good hands.

Cost & Payment: $150. This is in addition to your entry fee. Order it under Merchandise when you sign up for the race. If you’ve already signed up, simply go back into BikeReg and find the option under Merchandise. It will link it to your BikeReg race registration.

Capacity: The service has room for 50-55 racers. Vans will likely be used for fewer than 40 riders. The service would very likely only be cancelled if we end up with around 20 or fewer riders. We currently have 15 as of 2/7/19. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund of the $150 and your base entry fee, not including 6-7% BikeReg/credit card fees).

We hope this allows a lot of racers to race who otherwise would not be able to or takes pressure off a friend or family member, especially if they are not comfortable driving for that long, especially at night.

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