Kitsap Color Classic FAQ

Registration

Q:  What does my registration fee include?

A:  Your registration includes your bib number, two food stops, route map, emergency services, (plus a ferry trip, if you register to start in Edmonds) and a lot of fun.

Q: Is there a rider limit, will the event sell out?

A:  Yes, the ride is limited to 1,000 participants. All riders must pre-register for the event. No day of event registration. All rider bibs and maps will be mailed to participants.

Q: If we are on a tandem do we have to register both people?

A: Yes, each rider must complete a registration form including the waiver. This way both riders will have access to all services.

Ferries

Q:  Does my registration include a return ferry trip?

A:  All bikes and passengers traveling east-bound (return) on the ferries are free.

Q:  What if I want to change the start line (Edmonds or Kingston) after I register?

A:  If Kingston was chosen and you will be starting at Edmonds, purchase a ferry ticket at the Edmonds ferry terminal. 

The Route

Q: Is this a race?

A: No. The Kitsap Color Classic is a bicycle ride for all types of riders: bicycles, hand-crank cycles, recumbent cycles, and e-bikes. The Kistap Color Classic offers amazing scenery and is a great experience for riders of all paces -- just choose the route that's right for you and encourage other riders along the way.

 

Q:  Are the roads closed to vehicle traffic?

A:  No, the roads are open to vehicle traffic so you must obey all the rules of the road. Practice the safety stop at stop signs and ride no more than two abreast. The roads on the route can be narrow, windy and hilly. Ride to the right, and ride single file. Remember that your responsibilities do not end with yourself, but include your fellow riders and vehicular traffic. Stay safe out there.

Q:  How will I know where to go?

A:  The route will be marked with directional arrows painted on the road (Dan Henrys) and you will also receive a map with your bib number.

Logistics

Q:  Is there parking at the start line in Edmonds, and is it free?

A:  No reserved parking; only street parking (free) and ferry terminal parking (at a cost). See the "Ride Details" page for more information.

Miscellaneous

Q:  May I ride with one ear bud? Or two?

A:  Cyclists must turn off and put away any headset or ear bud(s) connected to any electronic device capable of transmitting or playing a broadcast or recording. Distractions such as music players and radios are also not permitted. If necessary to check, use, or answer a cell phone or pager, the cyclist must first pull completely off the road or trail and stop.

Q: Does Cascade offer any services to help me train?

A: Cascade Bicycle Club offers an extensive Free Group Rides program that can help you get ready for KCC. You can design your own personal training program by selecting the daily rides that fit your schedule and ability.