Step 1: Determine how much you want to ride and how competitive you want to be. Pro tip: See past results to research lap times and total laps ridden by the various team sizes.
Step 2: Make a list of your riding buddies; we recommend a balance of fast and slow riding buddies as the faster ones tend to be lightweights when “hanging around the campfire”… If your team roster is incomplete for the moment, skip to Step 5.
Step 3: Determine which ones are most likely to muster the goods at 3 a.m., and which ones are most likely to be passed out (for whatever reason)…then think if you want to be passed out or hammering laps at 4 a.m. Tiny bubbles…
Now to invite the appropriate group to be on your team…the next step is critical.
Step 4: Email your chosen riding buddies, tell them you have a very important personal matter to discuss and they need to be at your casa one evening this week (video chat is an acceptable substitute if geography plays a role). They should bring their Venmo account and a kind six-pack (emphasize beverage selection, remember, it’s a very important personal matter).
Here’s the thinking behind this move, you’re the one that’s mobilizing the crew. Your noble existence has volunteered you to become the “Team Captain”. In exchange, it’s fair that your teammates each donate at least 3 of their beverages to you as payment. The positive correlation is, a bigger team = more work from the Team Captain, and…of course, more payoff from teammates as a token of appreciation. Follow?
Note: If you have too many riding buddies to narrow the selection down to one team, Epic Rides encourages your spirit of competition. Form two teams and battle it out to determine who prefers campfires over 3 a.m. dark-thirty cold laps.
Step 5: Visit epicrides.com to “Pre-register” in order to be notified the moment registration opens.
To Register you’ll need:
– Each teammate’s complete name (incl. nickname if they have one)
– Date of birth
– Email address
The rest is automated and the responsibility of each teammate to complete. If some or all of the team is unknown then it’s okay to enter Rider Two, Rider Three, etc. with the captain’s DOB and “email@example.com” as the email address. When the team captain is ready to finalize the roster, they may do so by logging into their account after registration closes. Note: any changes to the name fields triggers the rider swap protocol –and the rider swap fee (see Team Modifications / Rider Swaps).
Step 6: Once registration is complete the Team Captain will immediately receive a confirmation e.mail from Epic Rides. You’re in! It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to forward the confirmation email to the rest of the team. This is a crucial step; the confirmation email contains important information regarding the event.
Note: Waiver reminders are sent out bi-weekly until completed, please recommend that waivers are completed as soon as possible. Don’t slack, late fees will apply when applicable. I’d like a steak sandwich and a steak sandwich please, charge it to the Underhill’s.