Rider Resource Kit.

Although very rewarding, this ride can seem overwhelming at times. That's why we've put together a kit of resources and tips to guide you through the process. From training to fundraising to rules on the road, everything you need to know about the ride can be found here.

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FAQS.

Can I register online?

Yes. Visit our registration page and follow the instructions to complete your online application. Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Can I mail in my registration?

Yes. Visit our registration page and follow the instructions for printing and mailing your application. Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis.

I’m not a cyclist. Can I still register?

Definitely. The only requirement for participation is a desire to fight poverty. Many past participants of Sea to Sea would not have considered themselves cyclists before the event. Most had never cycled long distances before training and some didn’t even own a bicycle! After completing our recommended training, you will feel ready to join the tour. Also be sure to watch our safety videos here.

Do I need to be an athlete to participate?

No. If you’ve completed the recommended training and consulted with your doctor, you’re ready for Sea to Sea.

Can I ride a shorter distance?

Yes. Participants can choose to ride one of several distance options that include sea to sea, two weeks, one week, or a combination of weeks, depending on preference. Registration for the full distance ride opens Aug. 1, 2016. Registration for all other distances opens Nov. 1, 2016.

Do I need to bring a bike?

Yes. Sea to Sea riders own bikes of all kinds, including road bikes, touring bikes, hybrid bikes, cyclo-cross bikes, tandems, recumbents, trikes, and even a few mountain bikes. Some are new, while some are 30 years old—but each rider has a bike. We recommend working with your local bike shop to find your perfect bicycle.

What other equipment do I need?

Cycling is just like most hobbies: some want to use lots of equipment, while other just use the basics. We aren’t racing, but we’re going further than a ride around town. This means strong and comfortable is better than light and fast. Details on required and recommended gear are available in our Rider Resource Kit document.

I don't want to fundraise. Can I still participate?

Yes. You can choose not to fundraise and simply meet your fundraising requirements with a personal donation. Volunteering is also a great way to participate without fundraising.

Do you need volunteers?

We sure do! Visit our registration page to check out the available positions and follow the instructions for completing an online volunteer application.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. All donations to Sea to Sea from the United States and Canada are tax deductible.

Is Sea to Sea a fully supported tour?

Yes. This means that while on tour, you only have to worry about riding your bike, setting up camp, being a good neighbor, and staying safe. Sea to Sea provides a staffed mobile kitchen to prepare all your meals, an assigned space in the gear truck to store your clothing and equipment, stationary rest stops along the route each day to refill water bottles and take breaks, SAG wagons that patrol the route to provide help, a daily summary of the next day’s route, medics, a bike mechanic, and chaplains. Past tour participants often say the hardest adjustment after going home is how many decisions they have to make after living such a simple life on the road.

What is a SAG wagon?

A SAG wagon is a vehicle that travels up and down the route each day to help cyclists who need a hand. The wagon is equipped with a tool kit, bike pump, extra water, and emergency food. If a cyclist can’t continue, SAG will take them to the next camp location.

Do I have to carry my gear while I ride?

No. All you need on the bike is yourself, your lunch, and your flat repair kit. Everything else goes in the gear truck.

What is a gear truck?

The gear truck is a customized semi-trailer containing designated space for your clothing, camp gear, and other personal items. The truck carries lights, powerstrips to recharge electronics, and keeps all your gear nice and dry.

I’ve never taken a trip like this. What should I bring?

Sea to Sea provides a detailed packing list in our Rider Resource Kit for participants. This list includes cycling and camp clothing, camping gear, luggage, toiletries, and personal items.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Yes. Should you withdraw prior to January 1, 2017, Sea to Sea will refund your registration amount, minus $50 for bank fees. After January 1, registration fees are non-refundable.