OK, we’ve got a good route, plenty of delicious food, mechanics and SAGs… free beer, even.
But how about a few add-ons? Sometimes it’s the little extra touches that really round out your peak experience. Check out the possibilities.
Tent & Porter
Let us pamper you with our Tent & Porter Service!
Each day, our porters will set up and take down a tent we provide, deliver door-to-door luggage service, and have a comfy chair waiting for you in camp. This leaves you more time to relax, grab a snack or beverage, socialize, stretch or enjoy the local area.
Here’s how it works: By 1 p.m. every afternoon, your tent, your bags and your chair will be set up and waiting for your arrival from the day’s ride. Your tent will be individually marked for your convenience. At 7:45 each morning, a porter will begin dismantling your tent and will transport it to the next campsite for you to enjoy again.
Tent & Porter Service costs $400, and includes a 3-to-4-person tent that is suitable for one or two people, and one or two chairs. This service does not include a sleeping bag or pad. You’ll need to bring these items along with you in your baggage.
Tent & Porter Service is limited to the first 25 riders (or pairs) who sign up. If two of you are sharing a tent, only one needs to sign up for Tent & Porter. You can register for Tent & Porter at the same time you register for a ride – but be warned: these spots go very quickly!
If you miss signing up for Tent & Porter at registration, email us to see if we still have availability. Once we fill all the spots on a ride, we will maintain a Wait List, in the order people contact us. If we have any cancellations, we’ll go down the list in order.
Everyone likes to relax in a comfortable chair after a great day in the saddle. With our Chair Service, you can lounge in comfort and not have to worry about sitting on the ground or stuffing a chair in your baggage.
Here’s how it works: Once you arrive in camp, drop by and pick up your chair. The chairs will be individually numbered for your convenience. Be sure to return the chair to us that night, and we’ll transport it to the next campsite for you to use again.
Chair Service costs $25, and is limited to the first 70 riders who sign up; you can register for it at the same time you register for a ride.
If you miss signing up for Chair Service at registration, email us to see if we still have availability.
Riding for many hours a day calls for a little extra love for your muscles and joints, and a massage can be a luxurious and healthy way to relax and recover for the next day. We’re pleased to offer massage services from a top-notch team of licensed therapists. You can book a massage before the event or during it, but keep in mind that spots fill up quickly.
Of course our therapists are experienced with sports massage, but they also offer myofascial release, deep tissue, Swedish massage for relaxation, therapeutic stretching, and good humor and music!
Appointments are offered from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., in hour or half-hour increments. An hour massage costs $90; a half-hour costs $50. To make an appointment, email or call a therapist before the ride, or sign up at the massage tent during the event. Here are your 2018 therapists:
We’re quite excited to add an additional wellness service this year – Betsy Platt, L.Ac MAcOM, owner of AcuOm Acupuncture, has been helping cyclists with recovery and pain relief on organized tours for many years – she works on some of our BRNW massage therapists, so they can vouch for her work – and she will be set up in camp each day, next to the Massage tent. She will offer acupuncture and other Chinese modalities, in one-hour sessions for $50, on either an appointment or drop-in basis. She’s happy to consult with you to see if acupuncture can help you, and she can bill insurance, too. (Oh, and if you see Betsy out riding on the route, don’t try to keep up with her unless you’re really fast!)
One of the best ways to flaunt your membership in the BRNW Family is to proudly don some official apparel. This year we’re branching out by offering more than just jerseys – you can also find other tasteful but vibrant pieces. Go to our Shop page for more details and to order.
Does your bike need a little clean-up? Our mechanic crew is proud to offer professional-level detailing for your trusty steed. They’ll give it a top-to-bottom and front-to-back cleaning, including the drive train, so your bike can look as good as you do riding it. The cleaning service uses non-destructive degreasers that are friendly to your bike and the environment.
Bike detailing costs $35 ($50 for tandems and recumbents). You pay at the time of service, directly to the mechanic, by cash, check or credit card. Reservations are subject to availability, and you can make one directly with our mechanics at camp.