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Viking Tour 2016
Metric Century, Half Century, Other
Sun, May 22, 2016
Cycling-Metric Century - 63 Miles ODIN - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-Half Century - 35 Miles THOR - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-3 Miles - Family Fun Ride - Individual Age group/open
Cycling-3 Miles - Family Fun Ride - Group-registration team Age group/open
About This Activity
The Viking Tour is a group ride on the Kitsap Peninsula which will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.
The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 a.m., and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. So if you’re an out of towner, plan on coming out Saturday and stay the night to experience Viking Hospitality!
The ride has four different lengths for all riding levels: The “Odin”: a 63-mile journey featuring over 4,000ft of climbs. The “Thor”: a 33-mile ride which is fairly flat and just for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge. The "Freyja": a 14-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat and The “Loki”: a 3-mile family ride where the whole clan can participate (this ride begins at Lions Park and starts at 10 a.m.).
All participants of the Freyja, Thor and Odin rides are invited to participate in the free two-mile time trial challenge. The male and female winners each get $500 and a sweet award! The second place finishers get $350 and third place get $150. As winner or runner-up, you are sure to enjoy the day!
The Viking Tour is meant to be whatever you make of it. Do it for fun, do it to challenge your personal best or do it to WIN! Whatever your intent, you’ll be glad you came! We encourage professionals, amateurs, recreational riders, clubs & cycling teams to participate. It’s time for all Vikings to trim your beards, shave your legs and get ready to ride.
All profits from the Viking Tour support ongoing efforts of the Poulsbo Rotary Club.
Event details and schedule
Thank you for registering for Viking Tour!
This is your Viking Tour pre-ride email that will give you all the details that you need to know before the event. We aim to have a safe, fun and festive event and look forward to your participation. Here's what you need to know:
Where is the Start/Finish of the ride?
The start and finish (main event location) of Viking Tour will be held at the Fishline parking lot at 787 NW Liberty Lane, Poulsbo, WA 98370 for the Odin and Thor (63 and 35 mile) rides.
The start and finish of the Family Fun Ride will be at Lions Park, located at: 585 NE Matson St, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
What time do the rides begin?
The Odin and Thor (35 and 63 mile) rides begin at 9:00 a.m. as a group start. The peleton will be escorted by the Poulsbo Police Department through town.
The Loki (3 mile) ride begins at 10:00 a.m. at Lions Park in Poulsbo.
Course maps and turn-by-turn directions will be given out in your registration packet as well.
When is Registration?
Early Registration will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the main event location.
Same-day Registration will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the main event location.
Late-registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 22nd however timing chips will not be given out at late registration.
What do I pick up at Registration?
At Registration you will pick up your bib number and course directions.
We will verify that you have signed our waiver otherwise you will be required to sign the waiver at check-in.
All 35 and 63 mile riders will be given the opportunity to wear a timing chip for the time-trial. Timing chips will be given out at registration. You may elect not to wear a timing chip.
Note: In order to compete for the time-trial you must register before 9 a.m.
Where do I get my swag bag?
Once you receive your bib number, you may go to the swag bag booth and pick up your swag bag.
Where do I get my t-shirt?
Once you receive your bib number, you may go to the t-shirt booths and pick up your t-shirt.
Where is Parking?
Parking near the main event will be located directly across Viking Way, at Hudson Auto Center and at Precision Auto Glass. Volunteers wearing volunteer t-shirts will be located at the entrances to each parking lot for your convenience.
Handicapped parking is available at the main event area.
There is no general parking in the main event parking lot.
Is there a Group Rate at a local Hotel?
Yes. We have partnered with Guest House Inn & Suites Hotel for a special rate of $85 on Saturday night. Call 360-697-4400 to make your reservation.
Where can I find the Rules for the Time-Trial?
Go to www.poulsbovikingtour.com. Under the description of Viking Tour is a button titled “Time-Trial Rules”. Click on that button and it will open a PDF with the rules.
Note: There are restrictions as to what equipment may be used on the Time-Trial. Please read the rules carefully.
Will the ride be supported?
Yes! The Viking Tour ride will be very well supported with roaming support vehicles, motorcycles, and HAM radio operators at the ready should anything happen during your ride.
Rest stops will be available to all registered riders and they vary depending on the route you have selected.
Each rest stop has a restroom available for your use.
A hot meal will be served at the end of the ride for all Odin and Thor (63 and 35 mile) registrants. A vegetarian option will be available.
Cookies, water and a restroom will be available at the half-way point of the 3 mile Loki Family Fun Ride.
When is the awards ceremony and band playing?
The awards will be given out at 4:00 p.m. at the main event location.
The Iverson Brothers will be playing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Is the beer garden included?
Sadly no. The beer garden is $5 for great local beer so make sure to bring some cash or your favorite card with you to the event for a refreshing Sound Brewery or Valholl Brewery beer.
Are Viking Tour jerseys going to be available at the event?
You can purchase a Viking Tour jersey at the event. It will be shipped to you and arrive about 3 weeks after the event.
I still have questions, how may I get answers?
If you have questions that have not been answered in this email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible. Please note that most questions may be answered by going to www.poulsbovikingtour.com.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Viking Tour 2016!