Do you allow refunds or transfers?

The DC Ranch Community Council has a strict no refund policy.

Transfer Policy: The DC Ranch Community Council offers a transfer policy for events. You are able to withdraw your registration and receive a credit for your entry, which you can then use for next year’s Tour de Scottsdale event. We know things happen that prevent you from being able to participate, it’s just life, so we want to accommodate you when issues arise that prevent you from riding when you have already registered.

  • Any athlete can transfer their registration to next years event up to Sept. 30, 2017.
  • The athlete will receive an entry credit.
  • The credit will be valid for the same event the following year.

To Transfer your registration, please contact Gabi Enriquez, gabrielle.enriquez@dcranchinc.com before Sept. 30, 2018

Switching rides/distances policy: Sometimes training doesn’t go as planned or you might not feel up to completing the original distance you registered for. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few options;

  • If you would like to upgrade from the 30-mile to 70-mile ride, you will do this at packet pick up. Please retrieve you timing chip and take to the registration table and request to changing distances. A race official will switch your timing chip and you will pay the difference in pricing. We will honor what the 70 mile ride pricing tier was from your original registration date — not day of registration price.
  • If you would like to drop from the 70-mile to-30 mile ride, please email TourdeScottsdale@dcranchinc.com and request to drop distances. We cannot offer a refund in price differences, however  your additional funds will be used as a donation to our beneficiary, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

Why do we have strict policies? Almost every event company in the country has a similar policy for a reason. When an athlete registers, the event company begins preparing for your experience. Whether it’s hiring police, security, buying t-shirts, ordering food, etc. we incur expenses immediately, even if you are unable to participate, we start preparing for your arrival. Thank you for your understanding!

Are tri-bikes and aerobars allowed?

Aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars are prohibited; this includes tri-bikes with otherwise unremovable aerobars. Only bikes equipped with drop bars or flat bars will be allowed to ride in the event

Is there a commemorative event jersey?

Yes! You can guarantee your size by pre-ordering the jersey through our team store, by clicking here. We will have a limited amount of jerseys for sale during packet pick up and will be on a first come, first serve basis as they do sell out fast! Our 2019 Commemorative jerseys are a unisex club-fit made by Pactimo ($80 each).

Can I switch from one Start Corral to another?

If you qualify for a “faster” corral, you can be moved up by submitting a “faster” qualifying performance prior to the August 24, 2018 deadline. If you were automatically assigned to a “faster” Start Corral but do not wish to start in that corral, you can be assigned to a later starting Start Corral by submitting a request to tourdescottsdale@dcranchinc.com, reassignment to a later starting Start Corral may also occur at Packet Pick-up.

Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride.

How can I qualify for a Start Corral?

Participants will be placed in a corral based on 2014-2017 Tour de Scottsdale results, 2014-2017 result(s) of an event showing proof of past performance (this is based on your results on athlinks.com; please make sure you visit Athlinks to check your results and verify that details are up to date), and self-reported Tour de Scottsdale expected net pace per mile as indicated during the online registration process.

Corrals 1, 2, and 3 are seeded placement for the most skilled and experienced participants that have recently completed a timed tour or ride between Oct. 31, 2014, and the time of registration. To qualify for seeded corral placement in the 70-mile Tour de Scottsdale participants must have completed a 50-mile or longer ride at a qualifying mile per hour pace no earlier than Oct. 31, 2014 and prior to your registration; To qualify for seeded corral placement in the 30-mile Tour de Scottsdale participants must have completed a 20-mile or longer ride at a qualifying mile per hour pace no earlier than Oct. 31, 2014 and prior to your registration. Placement into Corral 1 or 2 is not guaranteed.

This year’s event will have mixed corrals for the 70-mile and 30-mile rides. Riders will be placed with same pace riders, no matter what distance you are participating in, with faster paced riders up front and starting first. Please be sure to study course maps, and exercise rider responsibility in knowing your turns. Lastly, please pay attention to course directional signage, as well as your course marshals.

Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride.

What are Start Corrals?

Start Corrals are designated start areas designed to facilitate a more efficient and convenient start for all participants. Start Corrals 1 and 2 are assigned based on an accepted qualifying time. Corrals 3, 4 and 5 are assigned based on the expected pace per mile provided during registration.

Seeded corrals are offered to ensure a positive experience and provide all participants the same opportunity for a safe, quick and smooth start and sufficient room along the course. Space in the corrals is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Placement into the corrals is not guaranteed. Qualifying performances for corrals must be submitted prior to the August 24, 2018 deadline for consideration.

This year’s event will have mixed corrals for the 70-mile and 30-mile rides. Riders will be placed with same pace riders, no matter what distance you are participating in, with faster paced riders up front and starting first. Please be sure to study course maps, and exercise rider responsibility in knowing your turns. Lastly, please pay attention to course directional signage, as well as your course marshals.

Start time for the Tour de Scottsdale is 6:30 am for both the 70-mile and 30-mile ride.

Seeded corrals are offered to ensure a positive experience and provide all participants the same opportunity for a safe, quick and smooth start and sufficient room along the course. Space in the corrals is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Placement into the corrals is not guaranteed.

What will I find at the Tour Finish Line?

The Chute

After crossing the finish line you will be directed in to the chute. For safety purposes, do not remain in the chute area once you have received your medal.

Information Booth

The Information Booth will be set up for your convenience after the Finish Chute, should you have any questions or need any information on Event Day.

First Aid

If you feel dizzy, ill or have other medical problems, please check with the First Aid tent at the finish. Please report all accidents to staff at the Information Booth at the finish or at one of the aid stations along the route.

Merchandise

Finisher medals will be distributed to all cyclists and commemorative jerseys will be available for purchase.

Results

Results will be streaming live at Market Street Plaza on multiple T.V. screens. Results will be available on RacePlaceEvents.com by midnight on Sunday, Oct. 7. Contact RacePlace with any corrections at http://raceplaceevents.com/contact.php.

Photography

Cyclists and volunteers will be photographed at the start/finish line and on course. Free color proofs will be emailed approximately one (1) week after the event, giving you the option of purchasing prints.