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Triple Bypass FAQs
What is the route for the 2012 Triple Bypass?
Please refer to the Route page or click here for a summary of the traditional Triple Bypass Ride Saturday, Triple Bypass Ride Sunday and Double Triple Bypass Ride, both days.
Is the Triple Bypass a race? Will awards be given to top finishers?
The Triple Bypass is a RIDE and not a race. There are no awards for the top finishers however each rider that crosses the finish line will receive a recycled bicycle chain medallion. Times will not be tracked or published.
Will the course be closed to motorized traffic?
Requested road closures include Highway 103, Alvarado Road and Swan Mountain Road. See Course Maps page for more information.
When/where does the 2012 Triple Bypass Ride start and end?
There is no mass start time. The start line will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Typically, riders start between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The peak time at the finish area is 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The finish line(s) closes at 8:00 p.m. Start/Finish in Evergreen is the bottom of Hwy 103, the Start/Finish in Avon is Nottingham Park.
How will registered riders be identified? Can I ride without registering?
Registered riders will have a helmet number along with a wristband and bike bib number. There will be different colored helmet numbers for each ride (Saturday, Sunday, Double). Numbers MUST be visible at all times. Checkpoints will be located along the route for safety purposes. Only official riders will be allowed on the course.
Will there be route support for riders?
Yes. We have five Aid Stations along the way – Juniper Pass, Georgetown, Loveland, Frisco and Vail Pass. There is SAG Support roving the entire route to move you and your bike forward to the next Aid Station. Mechanical and medical support is also located at each Aid Station.
Are helmets mandatory on the course?
Are there any items that are prohibited on the bike course? THESE WILL BE HIGHLY ENFORCED IN 2012.
- Head sets are not allowed.
- Burleys or any bike trailers are not allowed.
- Aero bars are not allowed.
How can I provide feedback about the ride?
Feedback is always welcome! Additionally, there will be a Rider Survey sent out after the ride. We look forward to feedback about the ride and how we can make it an even better experience for the next year. We added the Triple Bypass Sunday ride and the Double Triple Bypass, as well as the new registration process, primarily as a result of the feedback from last year's survey.
When can I register for the Triple Bypass?
The registration period is open from January 2nd at 12:00 a.m. through January 5th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Your chance of getting accepted into the ride is not affected by when in this four day period you register. If a ride is not full, it will remain open until July 9, 2012.
Where do I go to register for the Triple Bypass?
Please visit www.TripleBypass.org. Between January 2nd and January 5th you will be taken to the registration page(s).
What does it cost to Register for the Triple Bypass Ride(s)?
The Triple Bypass (Saturday or Sunday) ride is $150 and includes a commemorative Official Ride Jersey. The price for the Double Triple (two day ride) is $290 and includes a commemorative Official Ride Jersey AND commemorative Double Triple Bypass Vest. The Double Triple Bypass Vest is not for sale and is only available for those registered to ride the Double Triple Bypass. There is no Team Evergreen member discounted price for the 2012 Triple Bypass.
What is the cost to send your Registation form in for the Triple Bypass?
Nothing. At the time of registration we will gather all the information we need to register you for the ride of your choice, including your credit card information. We will validate the data and hold the information until the selection process is complete.
When and how will I be notified whether I made it through the selection process?
All registrants will be notified via email of their status on January 9, 2012 if you are successful, your credit card will be processed on January 9, 2012. There will also be a way to query your status from this page: http://www.teonline.org/TBP2012/RegStatus2012.php.
What address should I use when completing the registration form?
Your home mailing address. All Triple Bypass riders receive the 2012 commerative Triple Bypass Jersey, it will be mailed to the address you enter on the form.
What if my credit card billing address is different than my mailing address?
The address information you enter on the "Contact Information" page is the address we will use to mail your ride packet (if you select the US Mail option) and any additional merchandise. You will have the opportunity to enter your credit card billing postal code with your credit card number and expiration date. We do not require your full billing address.
Do I have to sign a waiver?
Yes. You can not complete the pre-registration process without accepting our waiver language. The date and time you enter your initials, indicating waiver acceptance, will be recorded electronically.
After I am accepted, will I receive additional information about the ride as the ride date approaches?
Yes. You can expect to receive informative blast emails from us, more frequently as the ride date gets closer.
If I selected a packet pick-up location, when can I pick-up my packet?
Packets will be available for pick-up in stores beginning the week of June 4, 2012. Please check the website on June 4 for a specific date. If you selected the US mail option you will recieve your packet no later than June 22, 2012. If you registered before May 14, 2012 the last day to switch your packet pick-up location/choice is May 28, 2012. After that you will not be allowed to change. If you register on or after May 14, 2012 you will ONLY be able to pick-up your packet at the startlines) in Evergreen on Saturday and Avon on Sunday. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with packet pick-up questions. Merchandise orders will NOT be in your packet. See the merchandise page for the schedule for when you will recieve your merchandise order.
If I can't ride can I transfer my entry to someone else?
Yes. In 2012 we will offer a ride entry transfer process. The transfer process will be available beginning February 1, 2012. Send an email to email@example.com indicating you would like to transfer your entry to someone else before July 3rd, 2012. We will send you a transfer coupon code. Once you find a rider to take your entry, send them the transfer coupon code and instruct them to go to www.triplebypass.org where they can regsiter and enter the transfer code and pay the $25 fee. After they pay the $25 fee, your entry will become theirs. Any compensation is to be worked out between you and the transferee. The last day to use a transfer code is July 9, 2012.
Why use the transfer process?
- We will know that they are riding instead of you.
- We will have their emergency contact information, and we will be able to run a safer ride.
- They will be recorded as riding the Triple which is part of the Triple selection process.
There are two periods of time where transfers are allowed. The first one is February 1, 2012 through March 1, 2012. During this transfer period, riders that receive a transfer will be able to select their jersey size and have the rider packet and ride jersey delivered to the packet pick-up location of their choice or mailed to them via US Mail. The second dates are March 2, 2012 through July 2, 2012. During this transfer period, riders that receive an entry transfer will need to use your packet and ride jersey. You and they will need to coordinate the packet exchange and compensation. The last day to register with a transfer code is July 9th, 2012. There will be a newly re-printed rider bib (helmet number, bike number, and wrist band) with the transferees information available for them to pick-up at the start area(s) between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2012. If the jersey is the wrong size there are provisions at the finish line to exchange ride jerseys and/or it can be done on Team Evergreen's Facebook page. View Transfer Process Flow Chart.
Will there be group functionality this year?
Yes. You can establish a team/group (a "group" is considered 2 -10 people) during the registration process. See the Team Registration section below.
How will the registration process work?
The registration process will begin on January 2nd at 12:00 a.m. and be open through January 5th at 11:59 p.m. From January 2 to January 5, 2012 you will have the opportunity to enter the selection process for one of the Triple Bypass events. You may also indicate that you are willing to ride another ride if you are not succesful in getting into your first choice ride. Please note that there will not be priority given to the order in which your entry is received during the period of time between January 2 and January 5. You have four days in which you can take your time to submit your registration form. Please find out more on our Registration Process page.
Why did you implement a drawing process for the 2012 Triple Bypass?
In the three years before the 2011 ride the time period in which the Triple Bypass sold out had gone from 11 days, to 2 days to less than 1 hour. Last year we expanded the ride to a two day ride by adding the Triple Bypass Sunday ride and Double Triple Bypass. Team Evergreen wants to ensure the registration process will not be rushed and be as fair as possible.
Is there an advantage to being a Team Evergreen member? Do I have a better chance of getting selected for the 2012 Triple Bypass?
No. Joining Team Evergreen Bicycle Club has no effect on the Triple Bypass registration process. However, long time members, and riders that have ridden many Triple Bypass rides will receive consideration.
Will I be notified once I have submitted my entry form for registration?
Yes. You will receive an email stating that your registration form has been received.
If I am a Team Evergreen member and I am selected for the Triple Bypass, do I receive a discounted price?
No. The Triple Bypass (Saturday or Sunday) Ride(s) there is one price - $150. The price for the Double Triple (two day ride) is $290 - this includes a commemorative Triple Bypass Jersey AND commemorative Double Triple Bypass Vest. There is no Team Evergreen member discounted price for the 2012 Triple Bypass.
Will I be able to sign up for all three Triple Bypass rides to improve my chances of riding in the Triple Bypass this year?
No. You will not be allowed to sign up for all three events. If you attempt to register multiple times in order to try to recieve an entry into the ride, your entry form will be automatically disqualified, and you can try again next year.
Is there a Triple Bypass ride that I have a better chance of getting in to?
With the 2012 Triple Bypass being a two day event, we can only guess which ride will receive the most drawing entries, but we do anticipate that all three rides will sell out.
How do I get my Jersey, Bib #, Etc.?
When you have been selected your packet pick-up location, there will be a choice of locations to pick-up your jersey and rider packet starting the week of June 4. Last day to pick-up packets from stores is July 11, close of buiness. It can also be mailed to you at an additional cost of $20.00. You will be able to chose what you would like to do during the registration process. If you registered before Mary 14, 2012, the last day to make any changes to your packet pick-up choice is May 28, 2012. If you register on or after May 14, 2012 your ONLY option is to pick-up your packet at the startline(s) in Evergreen on Saturday and Avon on Sunday from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Packets will be available for pick-up in stores the week of June 4, 2012. If you selected the US mail option you will recieve your packet June 22, 2012. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with packet pick-up questions.
Are there sizing charts for Jersey and additional Clothing apparel.
Yes. Jersey sizes included both women's and men's sizing. Accessory clothing items use a uni-sex sizing chart and all apparel is uni-sex. Fit kits will be placed into specific stores. Visit the merchandise page for additional information.
What is included in my registration fee?
Included in your registration fee is the 2012 Triple Bypass Jersey, helmet sticker, wrist band / bib, energy products, drinks, food and water at five Aid Stations, Finish Line BBQ, SAG support and road closures for safety of the riders. Medical and mechanical support as well as local jurisdiction permits and law enforcement support are also included.
Is there a special Double Triple Bypass Jersey?
No. Team Evergreen is providing a special Double Triple Bypass vest for registered Double Triple Bypass riders. You must be registered for the Double Triple Bypass in order to recieve a Double Triple Bypass vest in your ride packet. Double Triple Bypass vests are not available to purchase.
I signed up for the Triple Bypass but can’t do it anymore. What should I do?
Registrations are non-refundable and non-deferrable, but we are offering a ride entry transfer process this year. See transfer process page.
What is the refund or transfer policy for registration?
There are no refunds allowed. You can not defer your registration. Please see the transfer policy above.
Is there an age minimum to participate in this event?
You must be over 18 years of age OR the parent/legal guardian of a minor under 18 years of age OR the legal guardian of an incapacitated and/or mentally challenged person in order to agree to the waiver language. If you are between the ages of 12 and 15, you must ride with a legal guardian. If you are under age 12 you must contact the Ride Director to obtain approval to participate.
Does each event have a maximum rider cap?
Yes. The Triple Bypass Ride Saturday is 3,500. The Triple Bypass Ride on Sunday is 2,500. Team Evergreen is allowing 1,000 riders to ride both days, as part of the Double Triple Bypass. The 1000 riders are accounted for in Saturday and Sunday’s rides. Therefore, there are a total of 5,000 spots available to ride in the 2012 Triple Bypass – Saturday, Sunday or Double Triple Bypass - both days.
Are there special deals on Hotels?
Yes. Hotel discount information are listed on the Lodging page.
Are transportation options available?
Yes. New this year, transportation will be available for purchase during registration. Bus transportation to and from the Start Line (Evergreen, CO) and Finish Line (Avon, CO) Saturday and Start Line (Avon, CO) and Finish Line Sunday (Evergreen, CO) will be available for $75 per person (non- refundable) and includes one bike and one small bag. Please plan ahead and purchase your transportation during registration or in advance, in order to make sure a seat is guaranteed. Based on demand and capacity, only riders who purchase transportation ahead of time will be provided transportation through the Triple Bypass. At least 50% of the seats must be purchased in order for Triple Bypass to move forward with a scheduled bus listed below. Therefore, if there isn’t enough demand for one of the scheduled routes list below, the bus will be canceled. If a bus/route is canceled, the $75 will be credited back to your credit card and you will be notified of this change by April 2012. Alternative transportation options will be listed on the Triple Bypass website in early Spring for riders to book on their own. Please visit the transportation page for the schedule and more information.
Is a luggage truck provided?
Yes. Team Evergreen provides a complimentary luggage truck at the start line on the morning of the event to transport a small bag to Avon Elementary on Saturday and Evergreen on Sunday. Luggage drops will be available at the start line - Bergen Park, RTD lot, Bergen Valley Elementary, Castle Court and Bergen Meadow Elementary - Saturday morning from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and the start line on Sunday in Avon at Avon Elementary School from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. We ask the bags be completely zipped up and contain no valuables. Please be sure your bag is marked with your name and cell phone number so that we can locate you if you forget to pick it up after the ride.
How are ride proceeds used?
The majority of the money donated goes to the Triple Bypass volunteer groups who help out with marshaling, Aid Stations, medical support, hanging directional signs, SAG support, finish line support, rider packet stuffing and other vital areas in order to run a successful ride. Team Evergreen also gives to bicycling advocacy groups to promote and support cycling in the local community and the state of Colorado.
Is my registration fee considered a tax-deductible donation?
No. Team Evergreen is a 501c(4) and a charitable organization. However, this is an entry fee to a ride and therefore not tax deductible.
Who do I contact about volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2012 Triple Bypass please contact email@example.com.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2012 Triple Bypass please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I order Triple Bypass merchandise?
Merchandise will be available to purchase on the merchandise page beginning December 15, 2012. Merchandise will be available when you register. Merchandise order before April 14 will be received before the ride on July 14 &15, 2012. Merchandise ordered after April 14 at 11:59 p.m. will be received in late September 2012. View the Sizing Chart. Buy Merchandise.
Is a team the same thing as a group? How do I create or join a team?
A team consists of 2-10 people. If you are planning to ride with 2-10 people and would like to enter the registration selection process as a team please select "Team Registration" on the registration page. You and your team will need to assign a team leader to facilitate this process. If you are the team leader click "create a team." Please note that if you are not the team leader, you will need to wait until the team leader has created your team to join as a "member."
Team leader creates a new team by clicking "new team." A team name can be a maximum of 20 characters. Once the team leader creates a team name, subsequent team members can "join" the team. A member can follow step 1 above and join a team by clicking "join a team." As a "member" you will search your team name, select your team name and follow further instructions. Once your registration is complete, your team leader will receive an email asking to approve you as a new member. Please note that your team leader will need to approve your request to become apart of the team. If you are not approved, you automatically enter the registration pool as a individual rider.
Team leaders will receive an email each time a member requests to join their team. When the team leader receives an email, they will need to "approve" the member by clicking "approved." Team members need to be approved no later than January 6, 2012 by 11:59 p.m. Again, if your team leader does not approve you by January 6, 2012, by 11:59 p.m. you automatically enter the registration pool as a individual rider. Once approved, the team member will be documented as a part of this team.
Team registration complete! Your team is now considered part of the selection process and you will be notified whether your team has been accepted into the ride via email on January 9, 2012. All members of the team will receive an email confirmation. Please note if you decide to enter the registration process as a team your participation in the ride is dependent upon the team's acceptance during the selection process.
Do I have a better chance of getting selected for the 2012 Triple Bypass by joining a team?
No. Joining a team has no effect on your chances on making it through the selection process. The percentage of accepted individuals and accepted teams will be identical.
Will you answer questions during the registration period?
We will answer questions to the best of our ability during the month of January. We will not respond to negative e-mails, or those e-mails questioning the registration process (why are we having a drawing, how is the drawing being executed, how do I qualify for early registration) until after Feb 1, 2012.
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