Pace yourself – really! This is not a race or timed ride. There are no winners or prizes. In fact, if you’re the first one back, you may find yourself working the Barbecue until more riders show up.
Descend hills slowly! Aside from the main highway, which got a new surface in 2018, most of our roads are in worse shape every year: potholes, gravel, broken pavement, lumpy patch jobs – you get the picture.
Stay to the right! Narrow roads with riders and cars coming the other way! You’ll think you’re on some one-lane roads – you’re not! Every road on every P2P course is two-way!!
P2P has a good relationship going with the cars, horses, walkers, tractors, deer, etc. that also use our roads. Please help us keep P2P welcome by not riding as a peloton, riding single-file when a car is trying to pass, and going by the rules of the road. Thank you.
Ride in the spirit of the event. P2P riders are not expecting close passing, checkpoint line-cutting and stuff like that. Be kind.
Best to ride the hills in order. Early Checkpoints close early; late Checkpoints don’t open until later.
Bring your phone!
Use restrooms. Please pay attention to where the restrooms are along the course, (there will be signs) and plan accordingly. We've had reports of residents being ... surprised by some P2P riders standing on the side of the road. This complicates our relations with our neighbors, so please plan ahead.
A Note About E-Bikes. E-bikes are welcome at P2P. They are a great way to extend your climbing ability and range. However, we discourage you from just hopping on an e-bike for the first time the day of the ride and setting out. P2P requires more than strength and stamina. Bike handling skills are essential on the crowded, narrow, steep, pot-holed roads you will encounter on P2P. If you are not experienced at handling your bike you will endanger yourself and others. Please train on whatever bike you are going to ride before you undertake this event.