East 4th and N Poplar Street

FREE PARKING
BDB 100 Free Parking

Registration Fee Protection Insurance

NEW FOR 2017

Event Fee Protection Insurance will be an optional item that you may purchase during the online registration & checkout process.

If for listed reasons within the insurance policy you are unable to attend you will be able to submit a claim to the insurance group and request a refund of your entry fee.

This is similar to flight insurance. Be sure to read through the policy to ensure you understand the details.

Photo ID and Signature Required

PHOTO ID

PHOTO ID and your signature is required to pick up your packet. No one will be allowed to pick up your packet for you, other than a parent or guardian for a minor.

Riders under 18 must have parents approval.

Max field size for 2017 is 3500 participants.

Minimum age for riders in the 32, 50, 68 and 100 mile rides is 12 years old by Dec 31, 2017.

No Refunds [See BDB Registration Policies]

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BDB100 Event Info & Registration Dates

Entry Dates

Individuals

Individuals

Tandems

All Times (CST) 32/50/68/100 Mile 10 Mile All Distances
3/1 (6:00am) - 3/15 (11:59pm)
(Early Bird Pricing)
$40 $30 $80
3/16 - 7/31 (11:59pm) $45 $35 $90
8/1 - 9/4 (11:59pm) $53 $35 $100
9/5 - 9/20 thru 5:00pm $59.95 $40 $110
Onsite Reg 9/21 - 9/23 $64 $40 $119.95
 

2017 Registration

We ask riders to use the Saturday morning packet pick-up only if they were unable to pick up their packet on Thursday or Friday at the Little Rock Convention Center. We will have very limited ability to take new registrants on race morning.

Please plan your schedules accordingly. We will be offering onsite registration on Sept 21 and Sept 22 during the Expo.

Please plan to register prior to event day. 2017 Online Registration closes on Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:00pm CST.

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Rider Benefits

Riders in the BDB 100 Bicycle Tour will have access to end-of-race benefits in the Rider Service Area. These special rider benefits will enhance the rider’s comfort and enjoyment of the festival. The Rider Number issued at registration will allow you access to these free services in the Rider Service Area.

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Bike Repair Services

Provided by River Trail Rentals at the Rider Services area from 6am until 3pm. Don’t miss out on the ride due to serious service issues - Road bikes will also be available for rent before the ride.

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Changing Tents

Screened changing tents will be provided for riders to change into fresh clothes and shoes for greater comfort during the Festival. Riders may also re-check clothing out with their tour number after the race.

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Massage Therapy

Our Massage Therapists will be happy to work those tired cramped muscles to help riders relax after the event. There will be no cost for this service conveniently located in the Rider Service Area. Tips are always welcome!

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Bike Check

After the tour is over, check your bicycle in at the Secure Bicycle Check area located adjacent to the Bag Check area. Relax and enjoy the food festival while we keep an eye on your bike and your equipment.

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Bag Check

Check a change of clothes and shoes for post-event comfort at the Bag Check Station located at the Expo check-in before the event. The morning of the event, check bags at the Poplar and 4th Street bag check tent located adjacent to the free parking area. All bags will be available at the finish line Bag Check Station in Rider Services.

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Bike Spray Down

A long ride leaves your bike covered in road grime, salt, sweat, and sports drinks. Make sure you keep your ride in peak performance by removing the “tour grime” after your race in the spray down tent area.

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Food & Entertainment

The Entertainment Stage will be located in the 300 Block of Main and will feature bands providing upbeat entertaining music for your enjoyment. Tents, tables, and chairs will be located on Main Street in front of the restaurants to allow everyone to listen to the music while you enjoy your adult beverages and food. The restaurants will be open and ready to serve you and your hungry rider when they complete the ride.

Water and snacks will be available for free to all riders at the Rider Services Area. Additional foods will be available at the restaurants located throughout the festival area. Check out the lunch specials available at: The Starving Artist Café, Cornerstone Pub and Grill, Reno’s Argenta Café, and Cregeens’ Irish Pub.

The Argenta Market will be open and ready to serve delicious breakfast at 7AM and the lunch menu is available all afternoon. Be sure to check out BDB Rider Dining Specials at all Argenta Restaurants.

Shopping & Festival Services

Walk around and check out all of the fun things to see at the festival. All of Argenta’s Galleries and retail stores will be open. The Argenta Farmers Market will also be up and running from 7am till noon the morning of the event.

The festival features Rider Service Area by the Argenta Arts Foundation, Ambulance services by Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), and BDB 100 Tour Management by DLT Event Management.

BDB100 Registration Policies

Entry fee insurance:

New for 2017. We will be offering you the ability to purchase entry fee protection insurance.  If for listed reasons within the insurance policy you are unable to attend you will be able to submit a claim to the insurance group and request a refund of the entry proper.  This is similar to flight insurance.  Be sure to read through the policy to ensure you understand the details. 

Event Cancellation insurance:

Your registration through the online registration service provides you ,the participant,  with entry fee insurance protection for cancellation of the event prior to its start due to covered items.  Examples of these covered items are:  Inclement weather, Flood, Terrorism and other items.  This coverage is part of your entry fee and is provided to you as an extra benefit.

    Included in your entry is event cancellation insurance.  
    If the cancellation meets the requirements of the policy your entry fee may be refunded.
    The Insurance payout may take several weeks to occur.

Cancellation Policy:

The BDB100 reserves the right to alter, postpone or cancel any event for safety concerns. This may include severe weather, security issues, construction, accidents or other issues that may affect the safety of participants. When possible and if feasible an event may be reschedule.  There is NO guarantee that it could, can or will be rescheduled. Cancellation/postponement decisions will be made as early as possible on event day or prior to, if possible.

No refunds or credits will be provided under any circumstances if you choose not to attend.  

Division or Distance Change Policy:

    Participants dropping into a lower price division will not receive refunds.
    Participants upgrading into a higher price division must pay the difference as of the date of notice to the BDB 100. This payment will be collected at packet pick-up prior to receiving your race packet.
    Changing from one distance to another:  After Sept 9, we will not be able to accommodate changing individuals from one distance to another within our data base.

Refund Policy:

    The BDB100 has a "No Refund Policy"
    If we are notified prior to Sept 13, that you are not able to attend, we will issue a coupon code to be used for your entry in next year's ride.

Packets for those not attending:

    If for any reason you do not attend and you wish to receive your Tee Shirt and goodie bag (if goodie bags were done).  A completed post event request form must be received at our offices within 21 day after the event.  The Form must   be accompanied by  payment of $10 for shipping these items. (post event form here)
    All requested packets with payment will be batched and shipped out at one time.
    It is anticipated that this batch shipment will occur roughly 35 days post event.
    If for any reason you do not attend, we will not be able to guarantee that any particular shirt size will be available for shipment.

Transfer Policy:

A Participant  may not transfer their entry to another with out express authorization from the BDB100.  Authorized transfers will be be provided a coupon code for the entry price at the time the original registration was made.  It will be the original registrants responsibility to provide the coupon code to the individual they wish to transfer to.  The new registrant will be responsible for any entry fee cost differentials. After Sept 10th,  we will not be able to accommodate further transfers.

Foul Weather Policy:

Please note these are contingency plans for foul weather and are being posted so that you will know what actions could take place if one or more of the following scenarios occur. Given weather or other safety issues can change quickly, it is possible that actions other then these posted here could occur. However these causes and actions are the most likely.

    Severe Thunderstorms at start time
    Result to Race: If severe thunderstorms are occurring at start time, the start will be delayed up to 1 hour.  After the 1 hour rain delay,  the event may be canceled or shortened. Chance of occurrence is low given historic weather data.
    Arkansas River above flood stage and Portions of the Course are under water:
    Race Management will do its best to re-route the course around the flooded areas so as to maintain as close as possible the published distances.  Chance of occurrence is low given historic weather data.a.