FAQ: About the Rides


 

What is the Harpoon Point to Point?

The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a cycling event (100 miles, 50 miles and 25 miles or new 20 mile Mountain Bike Ride at Ascutney) to benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Raise funds and have fun doing it!

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What are the age requirements to ride and volunteer?

All riders must be 13 or older to ride and volunteer. Participants between the ages of 13 and 21 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. Even if the child is on a tandem bicycle, the same rules apply. No trailers, tagalongs or child carriers are allowed. 

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Will there be same-day registration?
Yes. Day of registration forms will be available when we close online registration on August 8th at 12pm. Please print the form, fill it out, and bring it with you on ride day to the registration table along with a check for your registration fee. Please do not mail in your form ahead of time, registration for this event prior to ride day is only available online. Forms will be made available online on 8/8/17.

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Day-of registration opens:

100-mile ride: 5:30 AM 
50-mile ride: 8:30 AM 

22-mile mountain bike ride: 8:30am at Ascutney

25-mile ride: 10:30 AM 

 

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Can I pick up my packet before ride day?
Yes! Join us for a pre-ride pasta party and packet pickup at the Harpoon Brewery on Friday, August 11th from 5:30-7:30pm. 

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Can I fundraise online?
You bet. All riders will receive a personal fundraising page when they register. This will help you reach and exceed your fundraising requirement of $150.

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What can I expect at the rest stops?
At the rest stops we will provide a variety of the following: water, Gatorade, sandwiches, Clif bars, peanuts, pickles,  and fruit.   Learn more about the rest stops on Course Info pages

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I'm not riding, but can I help out on ride day or make a donation to the Foodbank?

Yes! We are looking for volunteers that day to help at various locations along the course. Volunteer registration will open soon!

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