In your application you will be asked what m.p.h you will be riding. (Riders must keep a 16 mph pace or faster). In the past we have had issues with riders departing earlier than their designated peloton. Our course management program is based on rider’s compliance with peloton assignments. This is so that we don’t clog the roads at any one point and also so that riders finish in a similar window of time and can celebrate together in Vermont. Plus, you’ll note that arrival/departure on ride morning is a lot less stressful than having all 1,000 people arriving at once!
Bib numbers will be color coded to help keep the departure corral less cluttered and to better manage the course. Riders will be asked which speed they will average on the day and based on that response, be assigned a bib to allow for a specific departure window.
Pelotons of 25 leave every 5 minutes. We will count you into a corral, cut each group off at 25 riders and send you every 5 minutes and you must leave from the corral. If you plan to ride with friends, join up early and get in the cue. You will not be able to join a peloton at the last minute or out in the road. You must cross the timing pads at the start so we can keep track of your safety over 148 miles!
Departure times (this is a general estimate, actual send-off times may vary, please be prepared to move when your group is called to cue up in the staging area)
HARPOON B2B DEPARTURE TIMES
|PELETON||AVG SPEED||ARRIVE BY||PACKET PICK-UP BY||CUE UP IN
|1||16 mph||4:30 AM||4:45 AM||5:05 AM||5:15 AM|
|2||17 mph||5:00 AM||5:30 AM||5:50 AM||6:00 AM|
|3||18 mph||5:45 AM||6:15 AM||6:35 AM||6:45 AM|
|4||19 mph||6:00 AM||6:30 AM||6:50 AM||7:30 AM|
|5||20 mph||6:45 AM||7:00 AM||7:20 AM||7:45 AM|
|6||21 mph||7:00 AM||7:10 AM||7:30 AM||7:50 AM|
|7||22+ mph||7:00 AM||7:15 AM||7:35 AM||8:00 AM|
Please note: Cyclists riding, 20, 21 and 22+ mph should be prepared to leave at 7:30 AM in hopes that we can send sooner.