River District 12 : June 22, 2019

Event Host Organization(s): Namaste Studios

Event Date: June 22, 2019

Event Time: 7am - 7pm

Event Description: Bike riders of the Midwest, River District 12 is proud to announce the date for its 2019 Tour. River District 12 is a bike tour designed to promote bike safety and awareness, give you a bike view of the River District, and provide a day of fun with your friends.

The event will take place on June 22, 2019 from 7am – 7pm in the River District of Rockford, Illinois.
Registration, both online and in person at Namaste Studios, opens soon!

A Gear Pickup will be held at Namaste Studios on Friday, June 21 from 3-8pm.

On Saturday, June 22 we will hold a Gear Pickup from 5-6am at the Start/Finish Line located on the 100 N. Main St. Block Party Area. Gear Pick-up closes from 6am-8am and will reopen at 8am.

River District 12 is about building community, understanding who lives and works in our neighborhood, and meeting our neighbors and businesses to find out what type of amazing things are already happening here. This event was inspired by the Riverwest 24 Bike Race based in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. The intention of this type of event is to unite communities through something as simple as bike riding.

Whether you enter, participate as a spectator, or decide to volunteer for this amazing event, come spend a day with your friends, and explore our beautiful city.

Get your teams together, tell your friends, and let's plan to spend some quality time riding together this summer!

This is an Urban Adventure! Be prepared. There are a number of things you will want to do to make your experience a good one. Visit our About and Urban Navigation pages to study the route map, and make plans for food, water, and rest.

Event Location: 100 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61104 USA

Cost: $30 in person at Namaste Studios or $33 online

Email Address: tami@namastestudios.co

Event Link: http://www.riverdistrict12.com

Any other details we should include?: How long is the bike route?

The River District 12 Bike route is a 4.5 mile loop.

Do I have to ride for 12 hours?

No. You can ride as much or as little as you want. You can participate as a team and share the time in the saddle or decide to tackle it all on your own! Our event has Bonus Checkpoints that are designed to help you pace yourself by taking you off of the course, engage with your fellow bike riders, and explore our neighborhood.

Do I have to start at 7am?

We encourage you to start at 7am along with the majority of riders and experience the sense of camaraderie, but you may start anytime before 12 noon.

How am I suppose to know where to go on this bike course?

Visit the About page to take a look at the map and a list of the Main Checkpoint locations. We start at the 100 N. Main St. block and each Main Checkpoint has a map so that if you needed to refer to it you can. Best suggestion is to be at the Start/Finish line on the 100 N. Main St. block at 7am to participate in the mass start and follow the riders that have ridden in prior years.

What are Bonus Checkpoints?

Bonus Checkpoints give our event flavor! At Gear Pickup you will be given a list of our Bonus Checkpoints. Time, address, and a hint of your task are listed. These checkpoints are optional and each will award you with 9 Bonus Miles when completed. A Bonus Checkpoint is hosted by a local business or organization and could be a service project, a physical task, or a fun and silly activity.

What are Main Checkpoints?

Main Checkpoints are the structure of our bike route. Beginning at the 100 N. Main St. block, you move from Main Checkpoint to Main Checkpoint throughout the day to complete laps. Each lap is 4.5 miles. Main Checkpoints are hosted by local businesses or bike groups.

What are the categories that I might participate in?

You may participate Solo or on a Team. Solo is Male or Female. You may organize a team of 2-6 people. New in 2019 is our Family Division with it's own short course and timeframe. 

How can I get involved as a Volunteer?

Visit our Volunteer page and fill out the online form and we will contact you with your volunteer spot!