MLK RACE FOR THE DREAM – BIKE TOUR

Final Race Instructions – Sunday, January 14, 2018 

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 45 White House Drive, Atlanta, Georgia

 Starting Time          Bike Tour: 6:30 a.m.

IMPORTANT

We strongly urge you to read this entire instruction brochure.  It will assist you on race day regarding water stations, timing and scoring, parking, and other vitally important aspects of your Race/Event day.

The 2018 Race for the Dream Bike Tour will not be timed: however, you must wear your Bib on the front of your shirt. You must wear the Bib on the front of your shirt so you can be identified as a Race For The Bike Tour participant.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Please make sure that your name, age, and sex are printed accurately on your confirmation card – check this before leaving the Expo. ­

2018 RACE FOR THE DREAM BIKE TOUR FEATURES:

START LINE:                    Whitehouse Drive & MLK Jr. Drive

FINISH LINE:                   Washington Place and Whitehouse Drive

FINISH LINE FESTIVAL: Washington High School Upper and Lower Parking Decks

PARKING:                         Various Lots Near Washington High School

ARRIVE EARLY — ARRIVE EARLY — ARRIVE EARLY

(Anticipate crowded streets & parking lots)

 

CYCLISTS BIB / T-SHIRT / GOODIE BAG

To claim your Bib, T-shirt, and Goodie Bag you must bring your confirmation card and valid identification to the Quality of Life Expo at Washington High School, located at 45 Whitehouse Dr, SW. Atlanta, GA. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN CLAIM YOUR BIB, T-SHIRT & GOODIE BAG.

PICK UP DAYS……..FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Time 4:00 PM -7:00 PM –  SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

BIB INFO

You must complete the medical information printed on the reverse side using waterproof ink.  Do not allow anyone else to ride with your Bib. Your tour Bib must be attached to the front of your shirt to receive your finishers’ medal.

QUALITY OF LIFE EXPO

The Quality of Life Expo is held at the Historic Washington High School. The Expo runs Friday, January 12th, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 13th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Parking is free.  All Marathon participants must go to the Expo to claim their T-shirt, Bib, and Goodie Bag.  You may register for the Marathon, Half Marathon or Bike Tour at the above times. There is NO race day registration or picking up of runner or cyclist materials, i.e. Bibs,  T-shirts, etc. Vendors and Sponsors will attend both the Quality of Life Expo and Race Day Festivities!

BIKE TOUR INSTRUCTIONS

BEFORE THE RACE   — ARRIVE EARLY, ARRIVE EARLY, ARRIVE EARLY!

 We STRONGLY suggest using on MARTA on Race Day. Anticipate traffic congestion and crowded parking lots.  ARRIVE EARLY.  Parking is available in numerous lots in and around the Washington High School area (see enclosed directions).  Street parking will be limited. Make sure to note which parking lot you park in on race day.  Toilet facilities will be available in the parking lot of Washington High School.

Family Reunion Area                              Washington High School Lower and Upper Parking Lots

Sweat Storage                                         Washington High School Parking Lot.  Please bring a small sturdy bag with your Name and Bib # attached.  Do not put anything valuable or fragile in your bag, as we are not liable for its loss or damage.

TRANSPORTATION: Link to MARTA

http://itsmarta.com/planatrip.aspx

PARKING

MLK Race For The Dream has secured various parking lots Listed below; these are lots that are open on race day.

  • Clark Atlanta – Shuttle Services to Start/Finish line for runners’ 6:00a.m. – 6:45a.m.
  • West Lake MARTA Station – Shuttle Services 6:00 AM – 6:45 Am
  • Ashby Street MARTA Station – Walking/riding distance

THE START

There will be 1 starting corral for the race located on Whitehouse Dr.   Please position yourself in the start area according to your anticipated pace per mile, 18 mile pace and greater up front.  This system is for your safety and the safety of other participants.  Pre-ride water and Gatorade will be available at Washington High School Parking Lot.  Toilets will also be situated in and around this area.  Bike Racks will be located in the lower parking lot of Washington High School. No public access will be allowed into the start line.

 THE BIKE TOUR

Morehouse School of Medicine will have medical stations at various water and refueling stations, at the Finish Line and Family Reunion areas. Water & refueling stations will be stationed at every three miles. Race Clocks and Split time callers will be located at all mile marks.  Energy Gel Zones will be located at miles 15 and 18.

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE BIKE TOUR

The cycling tour course will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event.  One-half of the streets that comprise the course will be closed and cross traffic will be prohibited and strictly enforced.  If cyclists complete the race in 6 hours, all streets will be closed.  For slower participants, be aware that water and medical stations will close down at a 15-minute run pace starting at 7:00 AM and the course will re-open to vehicular traffic.  At this point, cyclists who wish to continue must assume the role of a cyclist obeying all traffic laws and signals.  Sufficient finish line personnel will remain on duty until 2:00 PM to provide medical assistance and refreshments.

There will be 8 Entertainment Centers and over 21 Historic Sites located throughout the course.  These cen­ters will be gathering points for a diversity of community groups and will feature live entertainment for spectators and music to keep you going.

ALTERNATE 13-MILE OPTION

At the White Park rest stop, cyclist who what to take the 13mile option will take the Belt Line back to the bike finish line at Washington Park

THE FINISH FOR THE BIKE TOUR

Cyclist should disburse themselves across all lanes leading into the finish.  After you cross the finish line, do not stop until you’ve moved beyond the finish line.  All cyclists will receive your finisher’s medal at the finish line.

The finish line for the Bike Tour will be at WASHNGTON PARK at 102 OLLIE STREET, ATLANTA, GA.

THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL

The Finish Line Festival will be located at Washington Park.  Downed or dropped cyclist information will be available in the Family Reunion at Washington Park.  There will be Medical services available in the Family Reunion Area.  There will be booths, refreshments, and entertainment also in the Finish Line Festival Area.

This is a snow, rain or shine event and refunds will not be honored.

 

Information is subject to change so please check back for updates!!

 If additional information is needed contact:

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants Association

& New Business Development

2001 MLK Jr. Drive

suite 450 D/E

Atlanta Ga. 30310

404-564-3636

www.mlkjdma.com  E-mail mlkjdma@gmail.com

 

THANK YOU!