EVENT DAY DETAILS

Below you’ll find information on everything you need to know to make your Velocity experience a great one:  Where to be, when to be there, and what will happen when you’re there! Click into each of the following sections for complete Event Day details.

Friday, October 6, 2017: NYC Bike Drop Off for transport to Start Areas

Bike Drop Off
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Ft. Washington Armory (bike drop on 169th Street adjacent to the Armory)
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Must sign up for bike transport online by September 15, 2017. Sign up now.

Saturday, October 7, 2017: Ride Day

Participant Shuttles to Start Area  – Must sign up for participant shuttles online by September 15, 2017. Sign up now.

  • 7:00am: 62.5 Mile Silver Start Area
  • 8:30am: 45 Mile Yellow Start Area
  • 10:00am: 25 Mile Green Start Area
  • 11:00am: 10 Mile Blue Start Area

Ft. Washington Armory
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

For additional Start Area details please see the Start Area Details section

Start Area Arrival Times (by shuttle or on own)

  • 8:00am: 62.5 Mile Silver Start Area
  • 9:15am: 45 Mile Yellow Start Area
  • 10:30am: 25 Mile Green Start Area
  • 11:30am: 10 Mile Blue Start Area

For additional Start Area details please see the Start Area Details section

Start Area Ride Out Times (by shuttle or on own)

  • 9:00am: 62.5 Mile Silver Start Area
  • 10:15am: 45 Mile Yellow Start Area
  • 11:45am: 25 Mile Green Start Area
  • 12:45pm: 10 Mile Blue Start Area

For additional Start Area details please see the Start Area Details section

Finish Line & Arrivals
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Haven Avenue btw W. 169th and Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

  • 1:00 – 3:15pm estimated arrivals (depending on distance and pace)
  • 1:00 – 6:00pm Bike Parking available
  • 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Bike Shipping back to Start Areas - Must sign up for bike transport online by September 15, 2017. Sign up now.
  • 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30: Participant Shuttles back to Start Areas - Must sign up for participant shuttles online by September 15, 2017. Sign up now.

For additional details please see the Bike & Participant Transportation section

Finish Festival & Concert
12:30 – 5:00pm (Spin Doctors Concert: 3:00pm)
Ft. Washington Armory
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

For additional details please see the Finish Festival & Concert section

Participant Return Shuttles to Start Areas
2:30, 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30pm
Ft. Washington Armory
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

For additional details please see the Bike & Participant Transportation section

All bikes transported to Start Areas after Velocity must be retrieved by 7:00pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Must sign up for participant shuttles online by September 15, 2017. Sign up now.

Velocity offers two options for checking in for your ride:

  • Home Check-In. Any rider who raises $200 over their fundraising minimum by September 22, 2017 will have their check-in materials mailed to them. There is no need to arrive early on ride-day as you will have your cycling jersey, bike labels and more.
  • Ride Day Check-In. If you have not qualified for Home Check-In, you’ll need to check-in on Ride Day at your Start Area.

In your Home Check-In Packet or at Ride Day Check-in you will receive the following items:

  • Velocity cycling jersey
  • Rider wristband w/ emergency hotline number
  • Bike Frame Label
  • 20”x24” clear plastic string bag for gear check
  • Luggage tag for gear check bag

At your Start Area you will also have the opportunity to check a bag (you’ll want a change of clothes and shoes for the Velocity Finish Festival & Concert!) and fill out one of our Tribute Bibs.

Velocity features a complimentary transportation system for you and your bike.  Your bike will ride on a truck while you ride on a coach bus. There are two likely scenarios for your transportation needs (unless you are getting to and from Velocity on your own): 

1. You and your bike will need transportation from NYC up to your Start Area before Velocity.

2. You are driving yourself to your Start Area and thus you and your bike will need transportation back to your Start Area after Velocity.

You must pre-register for bike shipping and rider transport by September 15th or we cannot guarantee service for you and your bike. For more details on both of the above options please see the corresponding charts below.

SIGN UP FOR BIKE & PARTICIPANT TRANSPORT


*All bikes must be dropped off Friday (day prior to the ride) for transported to Start Areas for morning ride outs. Bikes will be securely stored at each Start Area.
**Secure bike parking is available at the Finish Line for you while you enjoy the festival. All bikes must be picked up by 7:00pm.



*Parking for the duration of the event is available at each Start Area
**Bike shipping trucks depart to Start Areas at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00pm. Last bike shipping truck leaves at 4:00pm. All bikes must be picked up at Start Areas by 7:00pm.

***Participant shuttles will depart for all Start Areas. Enjoy the festival & concert and your bike will be waiting for you at your Start Area!

BIKE SHIPPING AND RIDER TRANSPORT BEFORE VELOCITY:

If you need us to truck your bike up to your Start Area, your bike must be placed on your assigned truck on Friday, October 6th between 5pm and 9pm at the Fort Washington Armory (169th St. and Ft. Washington Ave.)  You'll then return to the Armory on Saturday morning to board a rider transport bus at a time assigned based on your Start Area and Velocity distance. When you arrive to your Start Area, your bike will be waiting for you.

BIKE SHIPPING AND RIDER TRANSPORT AFTER VELOCITY:

If you're driving and parking at your Start Area or getting dropped off there, you may need bike shipping and a rider shuttle back to your Start Area after the Finish Festival and Concert.  After crossing the finish line, you'll place your bike on your assigned truck before you head into the Armory for the festival.  After you enjoy the festival, a rider shuttle will whisk you back to your Start Area where your bike will be waiting for you (unless you leave right away...then your bike might need a few minutes to catch up). 

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR OUR TRANSPORT SYSTEM BY 9/15.

No matter which option you choose (BEFORE VELOCITY or AFTER VELOCITY), we need you to fill out the simple questions in this survey by September 15 so we can prepare for you and your bike.

SIGN UP FOR BIKE & PARTICIPANT TRANSPORT

Velocity offers riders one route with four distinct distances to choose from: 62.5, 45, 25, or 10 miles.

Each Velocity distance features a dedicated Start Area as well as a specific Velocity color assigned to it. Start Area locations and details are as follows:

At your Start Area you’ll find:

  • Check-In for any Rider who has not received their materials via Home Check-In
  • Bag Check for that change of clothes and shoes for the Velocity Finish Festival & Concert!
  • Tribute Bibs to fill out with the name(s) of those you’re riding for
  • Food and Beverage
  • Bike Parking
  • Participant Vehicle Parking (note that if you park a vehicle at your Start Area before your ride, it will need to be removed by 7pm on Saturday, October 7)

The Velocity Finish Festival & Concert isn’t just a way to thank you for riding. It’s a true celebration. Whether you rode 62.5 miles, merged in at 10 miles, or volunteered along the route, you’ll unwind with food and beverages (beer and wine for 21+) at the Ft. Washington Armory and enjoy a private concert from Spin Doctors!

Velocity Finish Festival & Concert

Ft. Washington Armory
216 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Finish Festival & Concert Timing

Festival begins: 12:30pm
Spin Doctors Concert: 3:00pm
Festival ends: 5:00pm

Special note for Riders and Crew: No clip-in cycling shoes are allowed in the Armory. Please be sure to pack street shoes/sneakers or other in your gear bag that you check at your Start Area. Your gear bag may be picked up in the lobby of the Armory.

Need an extra ticket or two?

Check back for opportunites to purchase tickets for friends and family.

The Velocity Finish Festival includes:

  • Gear retrieval
  • Ticket pick up (for purchased/earned tickets)
  • Food and beverage, including cold beer for those over 21
  • Private concert from Spin Doctors
  • Sponsor booths and activities
  • Opportunities to learn about conquering cancer at Columbia
  • Games for all ages
  • VIP Lounge for top fundraisers
  • Team areas
  • 2018 Velocity discount registration

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