Less than 24 hours until the 37th Annual Highmark Quad
Games (co-sponsored by UTZ Snacks). Please read the following items to help make
everything run smooth tomorrow. We are
looking at great weather, tons of amazing riders and a fabulous
A few more items to note prior to your race
- SAFETY: No One Leaves The Starting Line
Without A Helmet or With headphones. This is for your safety and the safety of
others. Please obey these
- FINISH LINE
PARTY: New this
year! The Crossroads Diner will be
hosting the finish line party! All
participants (21+) will be given a free beer and ALL Participants will earn a
hotdog at the finish of their race.
Those under 21 and non-drinkers can grab a free soda, along with the
PowerAde, at the finish line. Please
bring your ID. IDs will be checked at the registration
table. The finish line party will be moving to the
starting line area. After you finish
your race please ride SINGLE FILE back to the starting area and join the
While competing do not draft or ride two abreast. Since we have riders going in both directions
it is important that we ride single
file. Keep at least three bike
lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move to the
left of the cyclist in front of you, you must pass within 15 seconds. Keep to the right hand side of the road
unless passing. Do not ride on the left side of the lane without passing anyone
or you may interfere with other cyclists attempting to pass.
- POTHOLES: The local municipalities have
filled many of the potholes along the course.
If you do approach a pothole, please do not ride in the middle of the
road but also be cautious of gravel on the sides of the
- GRAVEL &
DEBRIS: My team has swept the course and removed all debris. However, there are still areas turn from
Arneman to Rt. 86) that may have loose gravel or debris that may fall over night
or early in the morning. Again, please
be cautious. Visit our Facebook page
for more details and pictures on trouble areas (turn from Arneman to Rt.
86). With the recent roadwork there are
some areas with loose gravel in certain areas (between mile 2.5 and 3.5 is a
problem area). Please use a safe speed
at corners, the turnaround, and in the areas with loose gravel along the side of
Year after year the families in the brown house and white house (NOW BEIGE) let
us use their yards for the finish line and post-race party. Please be respectful of their (and all)
property and generosity. Don’t forget to
clean up after yourself. We want to be
invited back! NEW IN 2019 – The
Post-Ride Party will take place in the starting line
Please park in the large parking lot across from McComb Fieldhouse and the
Residential Halls. The parking lot near
the registration tent will be blocked for the Quad Kids race, St. Vincent Health
Bus and registrations. Please do not
move cones or drive around them to park in the lot next to the football
stadium/tennis courts. I appreciate your
PACKARD: Dave Packard a local endurance legend will be onsite at the
registration tent for any last minute bike issues – flat tires, etc. Please
be sure to pump your tires and prepare your bike prior to the race. These basic items should be done by you (the
rider). Dennis will be here for last
minute emergencies. If you see him please say THANK
- QUAD STORE AND
BIKE JERSEYS: Our
apparel store is open during the month of July.
have until 7/31/19 to make a purchase! Use your swim gift card, wait and see if
you win a gift card at the bike or save all your gift cards until the store
opens again in September. Anyone can make a purchase from the store (no gift
card needed). Link to Quad Store: https://stores.inksoft.com/YMCAQG/shop/home.
- STRAVA SEGEMENTS: Download Strava on your
smart phone and compete in our Strava Challenge. Top three male and females on each segment
will win gift cards to the Quad Store.
To complete you must have a Strava account and the app must be recording
your bike ride at the race. The points
will be marked on the course, but check them out ahead of time: Quad Race Micro
Climb and Quad Race Sprint. Please note
that overall bike winners will not be eligible for prizes in the Strava
Challenge. During the race the road will
NOT be closed to vehicular traffic. We
will have the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department controlling traffic. All racers will be given the “right of way”
to vehicular traffic, but I want to make sure that we all treat the neighbors
who live along the route and who may be driving on the route with respect. All it takes is one upset neighbor to really
make things difficult, so let’s work together to keep everyone happy! More Details: http://www.highmarkquad.org/highmark-quad-bike-strava-segments/
- STARTING LINE LIST: A
few updates. Please review for
- HAVE FUN: Don’t forget
to have fun! Enjoy the beautiful
scenery, your competitors, and that fact that we live in a country, where you
can get up in the morning and ride your bike.
We are all blessed!!
- QUAD KIDS: The ½ mile
and 1 mile Quad Kids event should start around 11am. We will offer registration at the starting
line. $10 for Quad Kids to
participate! This includes a t-shirt and
finishing medal. Let’s get our kids
outside and active!!
After 2pm today, I will have limited access to my email and
phone. Please check our website and
Facebook page for last minute details about the 37th Annual Quad Bike
event!! Good luck tomorrow!!
Highmark QUAD Games Coordinator
The Highmark Quad – Home to the Everyday Champion!!
Register online for the Highmark QUAD Games at http://www.highmarkquad.org/events/registration/