Arrival, Check In, and Bicycle and Baggage Loading
Point • Saturday
Morning • Long
Sparta Ice Arena
1121 E. Montgomery St.
The transportation staging point is almost directly across the
street from our main lodging site.
Here for more information about the Sparta main
All participants must
arrive at the Sparta transportation staging point by 10:00 am Saturday
The check in and loading process will consist of checking in, attaching
our identification tags to your bicycle and baggage, and loading your bicycle
loading your baggage.
Here for more information about departures and arrivals
for our transportation services.
When you check in you will receive all of your
materials for the tour (cue sheets, maps, etc.) That way you will be able
to review them as you travel to
the start of the tour, and not having to check you in
you arrive will
speed the process of unloading your bike and baggage and also
checking in other participants initially arriving at the start of the event.
Participants Staying at the Supported Hotel in Sparta
If you are staying at the supported hotel in Sparta on Friday
night and DO NOT have your own car or alternate means of transportation
you should register for our supported hotel baggage delivery service so we
can pick up your baggage directly directly from your hotel. You will need to
leave your bags at the front desk of the hotel by 9:00 am and bike over to
the transportation staging site on your own.
Participants Staying at the Supported Hotel in Port Byron
If you are staying at the supported hotel in Port Byron, every individual
baggage item to be delivered to a supported hotel must have a supported
hotel baggage identification tag attached to it before they can be loaded.
will be supplied in your registration materials.
Here for much more information about our supported hotel
baggage delivery service.
Early Bike Drop Off
We will also be set up at the transportation staging point from 5:00
pm to 8:00 pm on Friday evening to load bicycles early.
Taking advantage of this service could be very convenient for you. You won't
have to deal with the hassle of transporting both your bike and your baggage
early Saturday morning and can avoid all the confusion of everyone else who
will be arriving Saturday morning. By pre-loading as many bikes as possible
beforehand, it will also help assure a much quicker departure time
for everyone from Prairie du Chien on Saturday morning.
There are a couple limitations to this new service:
- We can only accommodate upright style bikes only. We cannot accept any
oversized bicycles (recumbents, tandems, etc.)
- You can only drop off your bicycle early, not your baggage. This is
because we can store your bicycle securely locked up inside our truck but
not your baggage since it will be transported underneath our coach busses.
Besides, you'll probably need your baggage Friday night anyways!
Both outdoor tent and indoor sleeping bag and air mattress camping will
be available at the Prairie du Chien main lodging site
Long Term Parking
Long term parking for the entire tour will also be directly at the transportation
staging point so you won't need to carry your bicycle or baggage very far!