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2018 Foster 100
September 15, 2018
100 Miles, Fully Supported and Escorted
- Commemorative Foster 100 jersey (mandatory ride day gear)
- All-inclusive catered finish party for riders, family, and friends
- Fast and flat route with less than 1,000 feet total elevation
- Escort vehicles, professional mechanics and medical support
- Stocked rest stops—all the fresh fruit, snacks and beverages you need to #CharlieMike
- Luggage transport from Philly to Cape May
- And the only ride that features canine cheering stations
Your Mission: Register, Raise, and Ride
Register. Riders will be assigned, based on experience and ability, to a Team Foster-led platoon.
In addition to your registration fee, riders must raise $100 in donations. Team Foster challenges you to raise $300! To help you spread awareness of your Foster 100 ride, you’ll receive a personalized PledgeReg fundraising link to share via email and social media. All funds must be collected by September 15, 2018. Any remaining balance of the $100 minimum fundraising goal will be charged to the card used to register.
Ride! Every cyclist rides with an assigned platoon with a Team Foster leader. Platoon assignments are based on experience and ability. And every platoon rides together—no rider left behind. Check out the 2016 Foster 100 video.
Q: How do I fundraise?
A: Use your personal fundraising link via PledgeReg. Click here and find your name.
Q: Where do we start?
A: All riders start at Commerce Square located at 2005 Market Street in Philadelphia.
Q: Where do we park?
A: Parking is available below Commerce Square for only $5, courtesy of our friends at Brandywine Realty Trust. Entrance is on 21st Street, just North of Market Street. You will need a parking voucher from Team Foster personnel, available at jersey pick-up. Vehicles may be left all day for the same price. **CAUTION: parking garage has a low ceiling. Do NOT enter with your bike on a roof rack. It will not survive entry.**
Q: Is there transportation back to Philly?
A: We encourage your family and friends to meet you in Cape May to celebrate at the after-party. The Foster 100 also offers return transport for you and your bike for an additional $15. Select “need transportation” while registering.
Q: Will you have rest stops?
A: We will have 4-5 rest stops with food, beverages, and encouragement from our Volunteer Army.
Q: What if I have a problem on the ride?
A: 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!
Q: Am I required to ride with my assigned platoon?
A: The Foster 100 is about more than just riding your bike. It’s about teamwork, camaraderie, and honoring the legacy of fallen soldier. Riding in teams/platoons demonstrates commitment to a shared mission. And when the community sees a large group of cyclists in matching jerseys, they take notice of the riders and Team Foster’s mission.
Q: How are platoons assigned?
A: Platoon assignments are based on experience and ability and will be announced one week prior to ride day. Please provide an accurate pace when you register; you may adjust your pace as the ride date gets closer. Platoons will have 10-25 riders with one platoon leader who sets pace, answers questions, and provides motivation.
Q: How fast will my platoon ride?
A: The goal pace for each platoon will be determined by the total number of riders and ability level.
Q: What if I’ve never ridden as part of a big group?
A: No problem. Let your platoon leader know and (s)he will offer tips, support, and answer questions. You must ride as part of your platoon. This doesn’t necessarily mean pace lines or pelotons, but riders are discouraged from hanging off the back. Riding alone is not permitted. You’ll find that riding together is not only a lot more fun, but also MUCH easier (teamwork makes the dream work).
Q: What if I want to ride with someone who has a different ability or experience level?
A: We get it! Who doesn’t want to ride with their friends? Just let us know that while completing your registration. Individual riders may ‘opt-down’ to a slower ride platoon with friends.
Q: Dude, 100 miles seems like a really long way.
A: 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.
Q: Do I have to wear a Foster 100 jersey?
A: Say wha?? Why wouldn’t you want to wear one? They look slick and all our riders will be in them. We are also offering Foster 100 shorts and bib shorts at cost.
Q: What is the inclement weather plan?
A: 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 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.
Q: If I registered but do not ride, do I still get a Foster 100 jersey?
A: All jerseys must be picked-up at the designated jersey pick-up or on ride day. Jerseys will not be mailed or delivered after ride day. Team Foster reserves the right to swap or sell jerseys that are not picked-up.
Q: What size jersey should I order?
A: Sizing – Click here.