- Friday April 19, 12 p.m. noon-6:30 p.m.
- Saturday April 20, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m.
Participating Face of America athletes and volunteers can check-in at ride registration beginning on Friday afternoon, April 19 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, beginning at 12 noon. At check-in, athletes will receive ride jerseys, gift bags, ride bibs, and numbers for bikes. Registered volunteers will receive t-shirts during their check-in. All participants must check-in in person, and sign a waiver form. If you cannot make it Friday, please come early on Saturday morning to receive these items and sign your waiver form.
All bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent bicycles to be ridden by Face of America athletes should be inspected for proper working and safety prior to the ride. Trained mechanics will be available to inspect bicycles Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. Mechanics can make minor adjustments to bikes, but do not plan on having them undertake major repairs – please have this task completed prior to arrival.
Bike inspections are not mandatory, but be aware that if your bike is not in good condition and you become disabled along the route, you will need to ride the sag van to the next rest stop for a mechanic to assist repairs as major delays in the rolling peloton can cause traffic problems.
Athlete bicycles may be left overnight in a secure storage room at the host Hyatt Regency hotel, even if you are not spending the night as a guest.
Rental bicycles will be available for pick up at the hotel for those athletes who have made prior reservations. Please come to get fitted for your rental, and have any adjustments made on Friday.