Frequently Asked Questions


What time does the course open?

The course is open from 7AM to 3PM.

Where should I park?

There is parking available at the school, across the street in front of the high school or next to the baseball fields. Street parking is also allowed in permitted areas. 

Where can I find the maps?

You can find the maps by  logging into Map My Ride and Searching "2019 Tulip Pedal" in Mount Vernon, WA. All rides should show up. 

I signed up for a specific distance, can I change to another distance the day of?

Yes, all the course are the same price. Just let us know you are changing when you pick up your pre-registration packet and Bib #. 

Is the course closed to traffic?

No, The course is not closed to traffic. You are required to share the road and follow all traffic laws. If you are concerned about high volumes of traffic we encourage everyone to come as early as possible. The course has mostly wide shoulders but there are also narrow areas where you must ride with traffic. 

Is there a time limit to finish the ride?

The Course is open from 7AM to 3PM. We suggest everyone finish before 3pm. All of our Rest Stop Support close at 3PM, however bathrooms will still be available.


Can I bring my children?

Yes, We recommend that all children under 13 years old be accompanied by an adult and monitored closely. 

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes, helmets are required on the course. We will be selling a limited number of helmets at the start and finish (La Conner Elementary) if you need one. 

Is this a beginner course?

The 20 Mile course is great for beginners.

I signed up online and I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

No, But you may transfer your registration to someone else. 

Do you rent bikes?

No, we do not rent bikes, you must provide your own.