Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride?
The Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride (TOBR, for short) is a one-day bike ride in and around the Lake Mills area (Wisconsin) to benefit Tomorrow's Hope. There is a registration fee for each participant with proceeds going directly to Tomorrow's Hope, where the funds are used to foster health-related research, education and support activities that have a direct impact on local individuals touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-limiting illnesses.
What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee includes full route support (including SAG Wagons) during your ride, snacks and hydration at the Rest Areas, basic medical support at the brewery and more! All participants will also receive two drink tickets good for beer (must bring ID), root beer, soda or bottled water as well as a full meal (vegetarian meal option available; no gluten-free alternative) and live music at the Post-Ride Celebration.
Can kids ride in the TOBR?
Short answer is YES! Children and adults under the age of 21 can be registered to participate, however, it must be along with a parent or legal guardian. Anyone under 21, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times during the event (due to licensing, such is the nature of the law in Wisconsin).
What time do we start?
65 mile route = 9:30 am
45 mile route = 10:15 am
25 mile route = 11:00 am
We have created a graduated start this year to better plan for traffic control and so that everyone has the opportunity to finish in time to enjoy all of the post-ride activities!
How long do we have to finish the ride?
You should match your skill level to
the distance you plan on riding. If you average 12 mph, the
25 mile route will take you around
two hours to finish, while the 65
mile route will take you nearly six
hours. If you average 18 mph, then it will take
1-1/2 and 3-1/2
hours, respectively. You can start timing yourself on
practice rides to find your average time. Remember, we have a
crew that can bring you back to the brewery,
if needed, but please select a route
that matches your skill level.
What do I need to bring to ride?
Always wear a helmet while riding. If visibility is limited, a flashing red light on the bike is a good idea (especially as our event is rain or shine). Having a bike mirror is very helpful in seeing behind you to keep you safe. Bike shorts/pants and gloves are highly recommended for your comfort (you can thank us later). Bring two bottles; one with water and one with a sports drink to stay hydrated and your cellphone for emergencies -- but never talk and ride. If you can, ride with your buddies. It's safer and more fun!
Can friends and family join me at the Post-Ride Celebration?
Yes, we’d love to have them! If your friends/family would like to eat with you, meal tickets will be available for sale at the event for those not registered ($15/each).
What happens if I can’t finish?
Circulating the route are volunteers who will pick up you and your bike and return you to the brewery, if needed. Please note: route support will close at 2:00 pm.
What happens if I get a flat, a chain breaks, etc.?
It's a good idea to carry a spare tube and a pump or CO2. You can prepare for this by practicing changing a tire prior to the ride. But don't worry - there will also be mechanics on the route that can help you if needed.
For any event-related questions,
including volunteer questions, please contact
Stacey Schraufnagel, special events
For issues with or questions regarding online registration or event insurance, please contact the Active.com team directly:
1-877-228-4881, option 3, then hold for a representative