SOME

FAQ'S

WHY SHOULD I DO A FONDO?

For road cyclists, organized outdoor events are one of the most enjoyable things to do.  This is a chance for you to experience the fun of a long distance ride with a large group of people without having to be on the road. 

HOW DO I DETERMINE MY MILEAGE GOAL?

A great place to start is to look at some of your longest rides and calculate your average speed between them.  Once you have an estimated pace for your long distance rides, pick a time duration that is challenging, but achievable!

DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

Registration is not required, but is highly recommended.  We utilize heavily customized Facebook Messenger automations to provide feedback and support, as well as a centralized place for mileage tracking and submission.  This is also how we can communicate important updates to everyone in an efficient manner. 

IS THERE NON-FACEBOOK REGISTRATION?

Yes.  On the registration page, you can utilize the "Don't Have Facebook" link underneath the main registration option.  You will be able to set your goal and request to be added to the rider map, however there are no mass communication systems in place for non-Facebook users.  
Instead, check the Event Updates page as all major Facebook announcements will also be posted there. 

WHEN DOES IT START?

Our first ride will be starting with the 9am EST live ride. That’s simply because the West coast will be at 6am at that point. If you need to start earlier or later that’s up to you!

WHEN DO I STOP?

When you've met your goal, or when you need to.  Be safe, listen to your body and don't injure yourself.

WHERE CAN I FIND RIDERS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING?

Take a look at the Rider Map to see who is riding in your area, and follow #PeloFondo2019 on your bike to find other riders. 

HOW DO I LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT I'M CRUSHING THIS FONDO?

Put #PeloFondo in your location on your Peloton Profile so we can high five you!  Between rides there will be threads and discussion on the PeloFondo FB page.

SHOULD I FOLLOW INSTRUCTOR CALLOUTS?

We suggest against it, but this is your ride so listen to your body and do what works for you! Pushing harder will make it more difficult to achieve longer distances, but not impossible.

HOW DO I SEE MY TOTAL MILES?

You can either log your miles manually for each ride, or, use the "Just Ride" function on the bike for the duration of the event and stream the classes from another device.  Please keep in mind that the "Just Ride" feature will only record for 6 hours simultaneously. 

DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE?

Absolutely not!  The schedule is there to help everyone know when and where the majority of riders will be so you can max out on the high fives.  This is your ride, and you can follow the schedule or choose the classes that are best for you.

WHY AM I NOT ON THE RIDER MAP?

Due to the influx of new riders, the map is updated on a weekly basis.  If you do not see your pin, check back in a week.  Also, remember that the pin is only using a postal code, so it may not be in the location you are used to looking on your local maps.

CAN I RIDE BOTH EVENT DAYS?

You bet!  All mileage over the weekend counts toward your PeloFondo Goal, so whether you get it all done in one day or split it between the two you can tally those results for submission!

CAN I CHANGE MY GOAL?

Yes!  Your goal can be fully adjusted by utilizing the Facebook Messenger bot.  Simply tap on the Check/Update Goal link in the bot menu, or in the conversation history to adjust your mileage, ride day, or unregister from the event.  

WHAT SHOULD I TRACK?

We suggest that riders track both distance and total ride time.  Ride time should be calculated as moving time only, and should not include any breaks.  

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?

A results submission poll will be sent out to you via Messenger at the end of your ride day.  You can submit your total mileage and ride time directly if you wish to be calculated in the group results.  If you registered without Facebook, check the Event Updates page on Sunday evening for the link to the non-automated result submission.
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