Bike and Ride Information

What kind of bike is best for the Foster 100?
A road, all-road or gravel bike with slick tires are the best options for our ride. A mountain bike with knobby tires probably isn’t the best option. No tri bars, triathlon or time trials bikes are allowed in the Foster 100.

Will my bike be inspected pre-ride?
You must have a bike in good, safe working condition at the start line. This is for the safety of the individual rider and fellow participants. Our mechanics will be looking for bikes that are in disrepair and may determine a bike is not fit to ride. The decision of our mechanics will be final. No refunds will be offered if your bike is not in goods safe working condition.

How do I make sure my bike is good to go?
Team Foster advises having a professional mechanic inspect your bike at least four weeks prior to the ride. We will be partnering with bike shops for riders seeking a pro bike inspection. We will provide more details on those partnership in future messages.

Will you have rest stops?
We will have four rest stops with food, beverages, and encouragement from our Volunteer Army.

What if I have a problem on the ride?
The Foster 100 is fully supported and escorted. We’ll have mechanical and medical support as well as escort vehicles for every platoon/team. No rider left behind!

Dude, 100 miles seems like a really long way.
It is a long way. Completing a “century” is a challenge. That’s the point. But preparation, determination, and teamwork will get you to the finish line in Cape May. You can do it. You will finish. And we’ll be right there with you – no rider left behind. Also, please consider joining us on our informal Team Foster training rides. These rides are designed to build fitness for the recreational and first-time century rider and will be publicized on Facebook.

What is the inclement weather plan?
The inclement weather plan is to ride. There is no make-up date. In the event of severe weather, you should expect that the Foster 100 will be happening. In the event of dangerous weather conditions, the ride may be delayed or paused. Please watch your email, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for real-time updates.