The 2013 Picton Kiwanis Cribbage Colour Ride will be on Sunday September 29, 2013.
Colour Cribbage Ride Information
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Colour Cribbage Ride Registration
Contacts: Bill Miramontes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Van Soelen: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cribbage Ride?
A very good question! Courses are laid out and riders follow them, using maps provided, reaching refreshment/checkpoints along the way. Folks ride whichever route suits them and then, when you return to the Picton Curling Club at the end, you will be dealt a Cribbage hand and the best hands win prizes.
What if I don't know how to play cribbage?
When you return to the Curling Club, you will be dealt a cribbage hand and there will be highly qualified, unbiased cribbage experts there to help you figure out the best hand possible.
What are the routes and how long are they?
Go to http://www.bikemap.net/route/1283353 for a good view of the 100 km ride and to http://www.bikemap.net/route/1283384 for the 50km ride in 2012. They are both ... great!! There will be refreshment stops, marshals and arrows showing the way.
The roads in Prince Edward County are fairly quiet, especially in early fall. There are lots of light, rolling hills and a few climbs. There are lovely lake vistas, vineyards, sand dunes and great rolling scenery throughout both routes. The fall colours are underway by October first.
What are the roads like? What kind of bike should I ride?
All the plotted routes travel on paved roads in Prince Edward County. Road bikes are completely suitable as well as hybrids and comfort bikes. Knobby tired mountain bikes and double suspension are not required, but are perfectly acceptable, if you like. Safety approved helmets are required.
What is the fee?
Adults: $50; Students and children, $30.
Prepaid registration entitles you to a discount of $5 per rider.
What do you mean by "pre-registration"?
If you send a paid registration before September 25, 2013, you will pay a reduced entry fee. If you register on the event day (Sunday September 29th 2013) you'll pay full pop for entry. This is our effort to encourage everyone to PRE-REGISTER (please, PRE-REGISTER)!
How do I register on event day?
Registration will be open at the COMMUNITY CENTRE, at Picton Fairgrounds, beginning at 8 a.m.
Where is the start?
The event will start and finish at the COMMUNITY CENTRE
What time does it start?
The first wave of riders (the 100km riders) will leave from the COMMUNITY CENTRE at 9AM. The riders doing the shorter course will head out at 10:00AM. On-site registration will be open by 8AM.
What kind of children's programs do the Kiwanis support?
Kiwanis International has a mandate to support children's programs. Locally the Picton Kiwanis is involved with buying bed kits for kids in third world countries (a program called Sleeping Children Around the World), they give financial support to local soccer teams, Kids of Steel triathlon, graduation awards, scholarships, local hospital foundation, Terrific Kids program in schools.
What if I don't have a bicycle?
Bicycles are available to rent (at a discounted rate) from the Bloomfield Bicycle Company for the event. Contact them directly ( 613.393.1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make reservations. Bikes can be picked up in advance or delivered to riders at the Curling Club at 8:30AM on event day.
What if I get tired and want to short-cut the course?
This is a fun event, not a race with rules and sanctioned points or anything like that. You will have a good quality road map. If you decide that you want to take a short cut to get back to the finish please feel free to do so .
What if I get hurt or I get too tired to finish?
There will be communication abilities at each refreshment stop – as well as food and water. If you need assistance or transportation, folks at the refreshment stops will be able to call for a van to fetch you back to the Curling Club There are also sweep riders at the back of each route with first aid supplies for both you and your bike. If you are unable to continue just wait and help will be along. You might consider bringing along a cell phone as well. For a serious emergency call 911 and for routine assistance a Kiwanian at the Curling Club will be available at 613 967 9307
What time is lunch served? What time are the prizes awarded?
We start serving lunch at about 12PM (or when the first riders return, whichever comes first!) and have plenty for everyone. All prizes will have been given out by 3 pm.Prizes
Every participant receives a grab bag with local produce. Cribbage prizes are awarded at 3 PM.
What if my question wasn't answered here?
Please feel free to email or phone email Bill Miramontes at email@example.com, phone 613 476 4379 , OR Wynand Vansoelen at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 613 393 5270 of the Kiwanis Colour Cribbage Ride organizing team with any questions, concerns or suggestions that you have. Our first several years have been great fun and we've had great feedback from all participants and we're excited about the possibilities for 2012 AND we're still open to input from all!
Our goal is to make the Kiwanis Colour Cribbage Ride the best cycling event possible.
How do I win a cribbage prize?
When you return from your ride, you go to the cribbage table, and will be dealt a cribbage hand, The prizes will be awarded to the highest-scoring hands. If you don't know the rules of cribbage, experts will be there to help you.