BikeFest is on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pre-registration is required – Registration closes on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at midnight, or when the 850 registrations limit is reached

NO day-of-ride or on-site registration!


In order to maintain the best qualities of BikeFest, have the best one day ride in the state, and allow parking for our participants, we are again limiting the number of registrants for BikeFest to 850 riders.

35, 62 or 100 mile ride (18 years old and over) $35 (early registration, through June 30, 2019)
$45 (regular registration, July 1, 2019 onward)
35, 62 or 100 mile ride (17 years old and under) $25 (early registration, through June 30, 2019)
$35 (regular registration, July 1, 2019 onward)
7 mile fun ride (all ages) Free
T-Shirt (see below) $15 (available through July 21, 2019)
All volunteers receive a free T-shirt

Age Restrictions
Riders under 18 can ride without accompaniment but must have parent or guardian consent. Riders under 16 must have parent or guardian consent and be accompanied by an adult.  Riders under 12 years of age must be accompanied by the parent/guardian and are limited to the 7-mile fun ride.

Refund & Cancellation Policy
BikeFest fees are NON-REFUNDABLE for any reason including, but not limited to, cancellation due to weather, vender non-performance, or rider withdrawal. The BikeFest directors reserve the right to close or modify the routes as conditions dictate.

BikeFest 2019 T-shirt logo
T-shirts are 100% cotton, no ads

T-shirt design by Margaret Mueller

Graphic Arts isn’t really my thing, being a lifelong painter of mostly botanical watercolors, but somehow I have been asked to design the Bikefest tee-shirt many times since my first one in 1998. I do like a challenge, not to mention some extra cash and a bit of notoriety, so these have been fun and rewarding endeavors. I became a Tarwheel around 1997 and used to look forward to Bikefest as my Long Ride of the Year. I’ve since learned that our ride has become known for its beauty, its food, and its generous donations to worthy causes. I hope some folks out there have a souvenir tee-shirt of mine that brings them good memories.

See you on the road!