For any additional questions, please contact our Event Coordinator Cheyenne Burnham.
Where is the event located?
The live event on September 26th will take place at the Hatfield Lions Club Pavilion, 15 Billings Way, Hatfield MA 01038 (Behind Hatfield Elementary School and the Hatfield Library). The live event will be open to 100 people during early registration and will open up to more participants as the state allows. Participants can also participate by cycling on their own wherever they choose including on indoor bikes. We encourage you to participate in the Ride & Seek Community Challenge for your miles in place of or in addition to the live event!
What time does the event start?
7:00AM – 100 Mile (Century)
10:15AM – 50 Mile
12:00PM – 25 Mile
1:30PM – 10 Mile
The After-Party starts at 2:00 p.m.
Will the event be postponed if it rains?
No. However, you are never required to ride. If you don’t feel safe riding on the day of the event, we simply ask that you turn in your fundraising in advance, or stop by to drop it off at The Food Bank the following week.
Where can I park when I arrive on the day of the event?
Parking will be available on a first come/first serve basis at the Elementary School parking lot. You will have a short walk (or bike ride) to registration and the pavilion. Additional parking will be available at The Hatfield Town Hall (just down Main St.).
Is fundraising required?
Fundraising is required to attend the live event on September 26th. Participants under 18 are encouraged to fundraise, but it is not required.
If you are only participating in the Ride & Seek Community Challenge or biking your miles on your own, there is no fundraising minimum.
You will have until Oct. 15, 2021 to complete your fundraising. If you have not met your minimum, you will be billed for your remaining balance and have the opportunity to contact us in regard to any potential errors on our part.
Children: If a child is riding on the back of your bike or pulled behind you, there is no fundraising minimum for them. However, parents must pay the $35 registration fee per child and teen, regardless of whether they ride their own bike or are pulled behind.
Can I get a refund due to weather or if I need to cancel?
Registration fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred to another year. WB4F takes place rain or shine. In case of severe weather, The Food Bank may cancel or modify the ride for safety concerns. In the unlikely case a ride is canceled, the registration fee can be claimed as a tax-deductible donation.
What do I need to bring with me the day of the live event?
Just bring your bike, your helmet, at least one bottle of water, and a mask. There will be stops along the way where you can refill your bottle. Riders have found it helpful to also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and extra clothes. It is strongly encouraged to wear reflective clothing and have front and rear lights on your bike for visibility – even on a sunny day.
Do I have to start biking at a certain time the day of the live event?
To make sure everyone returns on time and that safety precautions are in place, please leave at your designated time.
Will the live event on September 26th remain limited to 100 people?
We are keeping a close watch on the state guidelines for gatherings. If things continue to open up, we will allow more people to attend the live event. Please add yourself to the wait list and we will contact you as soon as we have a space for you.
How do I get on the waiting list for the live event?
Once we get closer to filling the initial 100 spots for the live event, we will add a waiting list you can add your name to. We will contact you as soon as a space opens up. Fundraising requirements will apply if you attend the live event.
Can I still complete my miles on my own?
Certainly! You can rack up miles mountain biking, indoor cycling, unicycling…however you choose to reach your goal!
Can I attend the after-party if I don’t bike that day?
Currently, we are limited by the state concerning how many people can gather at the live event. We are keeping a close eye on the state guidelines and will open the event up to more people, accordingly.
How do I get a shirt?
All registered participants who raise $175 or more get a free shirt and a voucher for a meal and beer at the after party. If you will not be attending the after party, you will receive your shirt and voucher in the mail. Participants who raise $1000 or more will receive a Will Bike 4 Food cycling jersey.
Do I need to sign up for the Ride & Seek Community Challenge?
To be eligible to win prizes for the Ride & Seek Community Challenge, you will need to be registered for Will Bike 4 Food. You can specifically sign up for Ride & Seek in BikeReg.
Can I do both the live event and the Ride & Seek Community Challenge?
Yes! You can Ride & Seek to prepare for the live event or your trip to the participating bases can count towards your goal. Click on the “Ride & Seek” tab for more details!
How do I volunteer?
We will definitely be needing volunteers for a variety of tasks before, during, and after the event. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Reynolds or call (413) 247-9738 to get involved.
Can I change my route after I register?
We strongly encourage participants to keep the route they sign up for. If you need to change your route, please contact us at least a week ahead of time so we can do our best to accommodate your request.
Are there rest stops along the routes?
We understand the importance of restrooms along the route. Our team works diligently to identify as many water stop locations as possible that will allow us to have a portable restroom on site. With that said, please be aware that not all locations will allow us to have a restroom. We will do our best to provide you with as much advance information on water stop locations and restroom locations as possible. Thank you.
Do teams have to ride the same route?
No. You don’t all need to ride the same route to be considered a team. The routes are developed to have different levels of difficulty, for different levels of cycling experience. The 10-mile is great for families, while the 100-mile is suitable for more experienced cyclist. Choose one that’s right for you.
What is the Will Bike 4 Food After-Party and what time does it start?
Details for the after-party will be posted in the coming months. Stay tuned!