2007 Frequently Asked Questions
are the fees for the 2007 tour and what do I get?
- The tour fee for 2007 is $595 which includes, most meals
(see Food below), SAG support and route information,
camping sites, a water bottle, and a cycling jersey. Depending on the selections made during registration, there are additional fees that may apply. There is a bus transportation fee of $30 from the Holiday Inn in San Jose to the ride start and $15 fee for bus transportation from the ride end in San Francisco back to the Holiday Inn in San Jose. An advanced bus reservations are required. If you
transport your bicycle in a Bike Case (either hard or soft), there is also a $25 fee for storage and handling.
does registration open?
do I register?
- Registration will be conducted online at this website starting January 16, 2007.
Sierra to the Sea is limited to approximately 130 riders, which with the addition of our
volunteer Staff totals to some 150 bicycling enthusiasts. We all wear
names tags, so by the end of the week you will have swapped cycling
adventures with many new friends.
and when does the tour start?
Tour starts Saturday, June 16, 2007 at:
Holiday Inn San Jose (formerly Hyatt San Jose)
1740 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Note this is a different hotel than was used in past years. For those that reserved a place on the chartered buses, it leave at 8:30 AM for the trip to the ride start and the Tour's first overnight campsite. The bus transportation fee is $30 to the ride start and $15 from the ride end Note that there is no refund for these bus fees if you cancel your reservation.
if I don't want to take the bus from San Jose to Bear Valley or from San
Francisco back to San Jose?
- Guests are welcome to get to the ride start on their own, whether driving or
cycling and/or do the same after the ride end.
do we sign-in for Tour?
The Tour's Registration Center will be open at the Holiday Inn San Jose from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 15th, and from 7:00 to
8:00 AM on Saturday, June 16th. If you are joining the Tour at the ride start, the
Registration Center will be open from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturday,
June 16th at the ride start.
do the riders come from?
- This map shows you where those who have registered for the 2006 Tour come from. As you can see riders come from all over the United States.
all meals provided?
provide all dinners except in Calistoga (plenty of restaurants). Dinners
are provided by caterers and regularly receive rave reviews from our
is provided in at some of the camping areas.. A light breakfast
(coffee, juice, muffins, bagels) is provided in Olema.
Lunch is provided only in San Francisco. Our route takes us through
many towns with ample opportunities to buy lunch at restaurants,
delicatessens, and grocery stores (One guest: "Every year, I bring a dozen
PowerBars on tour...and then bring them home.").
- I am
vegetarian. Will meals provide vegetarian options?
of our perennial riders (8 years in a row so far) is vegan, so we keep
checking with her to make sure we are providing appropriate fare. So
far so good. We remind our caterers each year that, as they express
their culinary creativity, they should continue to accommodate our vegan
and vegetarian guests.