Event FAQ’s & Contact

Be sure to read the entire Event Details page in addition to this FAQ to make sure you have all the necessary info about Tour of the Battenkill.

Live Event FAQs

Can I change my team name after I register?

Yes, just email us at info@tourofthebattenkill.com and we’ll make that change for you.

How does the start work?

All distances will employ a mass start with a neutral roll out. We ask riders to self-seed in the start chute based on the speed at which they plan to ride. If you want to ride hard, go to the front! If you would rather be more casual, then hang back! The first 3 miles of the event will feature a rolling road closure with a police escort.

Do I need a racing license?

No racing license is required for the fondo categories. Participants must simply sign a waiver.

Where does my entry fee go?

More than 400 volunteers, 80 police officers, 50 EMS personnel, and 60 staff are onsite and on course each day of the event to provide the safest and most enjoyable cycling experience possible. There are virtually no other amateur road cycling events in North America that compare in terms of complexity and preparation. While many other events are run entirely by volunteers, an event of this size and scope makes that prospect impractical and impossible.

Your entry fee ensures that the event is sustainable for the future and worthwhile to the many people and civic groups who contribute their time and resources to the event each year. The Tour of the Battenkill is a year-long project for several staff members, and is one of only a select few races in North America that offers a single loop road race with more than 75 distinct corners, over paved and dirt roads, and through more than 6 municipalities.

Should I use a road bike or a cross bike?

Riders may use any bike in good working order for any of the three distances. Riders should ride the style of bicycle on which they are most comfortable while riding on both paved and dirt roads. Weather on the week and day of the event may affect road conditions so please plan accordingly to allow yourself the most enjoyable ride. 

What are the official rules?

The course is completely open to traffic, with law enforcement present at key intersections to ensure safety for riders and vehicles. Riders are expected to follow all rules of the road as they would if they were riding independent of the event. Please pay attention. Please be safe! 

  • All riders must stay to the right or on the shoulder & ride single file when in traffic to allow vehicles to pass.
  • All riders must obey all traffic laws and signals unless directed otherwise when law enforcement is present
  • All riders must wear a helmet when riding.
  • All riders must yield to emergency vehicles.
  • No littering of any kind
  • Bicycles must be in good working order with two working brakes (front & back).
  • Failure to comply with event rules may result in disqualification.
Is there neutral support?

Mechanical Moto support, as well as a roving vehicle from VeloFix will be provided on the course for minor repairs and assistance (flat tires, etc.).  Please move to the right side of the road off the course to receive assistance.

Will there be medics on site?
To minimize response times to accidents on the course, we position EMS units at strategic locations and also have a full medical team at the start/finish line.
Can I switch distances?

Yes! To change your distance, login to your account at https://venturesendurance.enmotive.com/users/account. From there, locate your Tour of the Battenkill registration under Current & Upcoming Events, then choose the ‘View Registration’ option under the Actions dropdown. On your registration page, click “Edit” next to ‘Category’, then choose your desired distance. If you choose to upgrade to a longer distance, you’ll be charged the difference in price. No refunds will be given if you downgrade to a shorter distance.

What are the three distances?

The legendary 75.7-mile Gran Fondo, a 45-mile Medio Fondo, and the 24.2-mile Piccolo Fondo.

Where can I check to see if I'm registered?

You can check via this link!

Where is the venue for the ride?

The Washington County Fair will once again be the host for 2024 Tour of the Battenkill. We will start and end the ride at this wonderful venue! That said, ALL of Washington County, including the eight towns and villages which our course passes through, is gracious enough to welcome riders and the event! Be nice, wave to people, DON’T LITTER, and enjoy one of the most scenic cycling challenges in America! 

What lodging and accommodations are available?
  • Camp at Washington County Fair – This is the absolute easiest and closest option to the start/finish and where you can sleep in the longest.
  • Stay Local! – If you’re not into camping, there are TONS of great options in Washington County on sites like AirBNB, Vrbo, and Booking.com.

Use our Hotel Planner Below!

https://venturesendurance.hotelplanner.com/evt/BC759C36DA781D915AEF0193B098889B

Still Have Questions?

The answers to 99.9% of the questions we get asked every day are already on this awesome website, which means you’ll find an answer much quicker here than by emailing us and waiting a few days for a response! Of course, if you’ve read every word on this site and still can’t find the answer, shoot us an email and we’ll respond as soon as we can!

For customer service inquiries, contact our team at info@tourofthebattenkill.com For press inquiries, contact our team at info@tourofthebattenkill.com