What is a Peloton?
A Peloton is a group of cyclists riding together as a unit. Participants will be divided in three Pelotons according to their speed capacities. As these will be three clusters of fast-paced cyclists, make sure to select the right Peloton for you upon registering for this amazing cycling race. To assist in achieving a good flow at all times, each Peloton will be led by an appointed local cyclist, who will be responsible for keeping the pace and speed of their Peloton. They will also be in charge of keeping their pack inside the assigned road lane and will ensure everyone is following the predetermined route.
Are we racing?
ROAD TITANS 300+ is a challenge NOT A RACE, a three-day premiere cycling event where endurance cyclists from all across the country participate. It is a tough 300+ mile showcase route charted to create a cycling pro-like experience for riders. You will be pushing yourself beyond your limits, so come ready and trained. The sense of accomplishment you will experience upon the finish line will make you proud to say I AM A ROAD TITAN.
How many miles will we be riding each day?
A minimum of 100 miles.
Which climb categories will we be riding?
Categories 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Will this event be chip timed?
Not entirely. To increase the competitive aspect of the event, each day will include a King of the Mountain zone, in which cyclists will ride a specified area and compete for faster time.
Will awards be given out?
To increase the competitive aspect of the event, each day will include 1 King of the Mountain (KOM) zone, in which Pelotons will ride a specified area and compete for the best time, scored by chip timing.
Scoring – The fastest combine time at the end of the 3 days will crowned as the King of The Mountain.
Awards – At the culmination of ROAD TITANS 300+, the riders with the combine fastest time in their respective categories/Pelotons will be awarded the Cronus Achievement trophy (in Greek mythology, Cronus was the leader of the TITANS). Cronus winners will receive a complimentary entry into next year’s event, while the winner from Peloton Elite will both, men and women, receive a set of Bontrager Wheels sponsored by Trek and the Road Titan 300 helmet, an honor fit for an immortal.
Will there be escorting vehicles in case riders cannot continue the challenge or if they face mechanical issues?
Yes. Considering this will be a tough challenge for all riders alike and unforeseen events might arise, each Peloton will be escorted by support vehicles at all times, including security, Support-And-Gear/SAG, and Broom Wagon. We recommend coming prepared, bringing extra tubes, patches, and an air pump of your own in case you need to quickly fix a flat tire. However, know that you will be backed up by our crew of mechanics along the way.
Will we ride rain or shine?
Yes, unless authorities opt to cancel or shortened the event due to a severe storm or inclement weather.
Will there be oases throughout the cycling race?
Yes. All Pelotons will have a chance to stop at programmed touristic spots every 30-35 miles for 15 minutes. These oases will offer fruits, power snacks, and hydration for all participating cyclists. On the last day of the challenge, all Pelotons will meet at the last oasis before leaving together back to Oconee.
Will we have access to restrooms throughout the course?
Yes, there will be Port-a-Johns at the starting and finishing points, as well as in all oases throughout the course.
Who can participate in this cycling race?
From amateur to professional riders, 18 years old and over. Please note that this is a huge challenge, so please train accordingly!
Can I bring my family and friends to the event?
Yes. With its breathtaking landscapes that include waterfalls, rivers, lakes and mountains, Oconee is a beautiful county to tour. While you ride, your family may want to explore the different fun outdoor activities it has to offer, such as water rafting and zip lining, among many others.
Who can participate in ROAD TITANS 300+?
Only registered members.
What type of bike is permitted in the event?
Only road bikes will be accepted in the event. No aero bars allowed.
Will there be bike set up assistance available for participants?
Yes. Please go to this LINK to see the list of designated bike shops.
What is the required riding gear?
The mandatory elements in order to participate in this challenge are: US DOT, CPSC, or other approved helmets; participation ID numbers; registration wrist band; and time chip. Riders are not allowed to wear headphones during the challenge.
What do I need to do to register?
Please go to this LINK to register online.
What is the cost of Registration?
Please see price details at this LINK.
What does the Registration include?
Please go to this LINK for details.
Where is the event packet pick up location?
Your event packet will include your start number, jersey, timing chip, and goodie bag. You can pick it up at Ram Cat Alley 100, Seneca SC 29678 on October 12th, 2017.
Will the packet pick up location be open the morning of the event?
No. You should pick up your event packet at the assigned location on October 12th, 2017, no exceptions.
Who can pick up my packet?
For security reasons, only the participant may pick up his/her event packet with a valid ID.
What if I can’t participate in the challenge after all?
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, if you are not able to participate in the event after having purchased your registration, you may use the credit in full next year. ( A $60 processing fee will be charge for your next year registration.) , but only if you contact the event producers by September 1st, 2017 to inform them about your inability to attend. No-shows will not get this benefit and there will be no credit applied to next year’s event. A $80 processing fee will be charge for your next year registration.
Will there be parking space assigned to participants?
You may leave your car at your hotel.