Platoons

Am I required to ride with my assigned platoon?
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.

How are platoons assigned?
Platoon assignments are based on experience and ability and will be announced approximately 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.

How are platoons assigned?
Platoon assignments are based on experience and ability and will be announced approximately 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.

What if I’ve never ridden as part of a big group?
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).

What if I want to ride with someone who has a different ability or experience level?
We get it! Who doesn’t want to ride with their family and friends? Just let us know that while completing your registration. Individual riders may ‘opt-down’ to a slower platoon to ride with family and friends. Remember, to ride with family or friends, participants need to ride to the ability of the slower rider.