Ride Rules

Safety of all riders is the highest concern for the organizers of the Bergsteiger Century ride. We want all riders to enjoy the Bergsteiger Century experience at each of their own riding abilities and comfort levels. Please be respectful to each other on the roads and make this ride positive and enjoyable for all. To this end, participants are asked to obey the following rules:


The course routes for the Bergsteiger Century are on public roads which remain open to motorists during the event. All riders are expected to follow the rules of the road. This includes recognizing that motorists have the right of way. Riders must stay on the right shoulder of the road and as much as possible and ride single file especially when motorists are present. Crossing the center line of the road is strictly prohibited and you could be cited by law enforcement.


All participants must wear a ANSI approved bike helmet at all times while on the course route. Riders will not be allowed on course without a helmet. Violation of this rule will result in future ineligibility to participate.


Riders are free to ride at whatever pace they desire but are urged to exercise caution during the downhill descents. , a lot of accidents can occur with excessive speed on descents. Ride within your abilities and slow down on the descents.


Because course routes use streets which are open to typical traffic, all traffic rules apply. This includes stopping completely at all stop signs and signals. The majority of the route will be on rural roads with minimal traffic, however there are sections on county highways where extra caution should be used.



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