What to Pack for the Ride


You must wear a hard bike helmet at all times on the ride when you are pedaling.

No helmet/no ride/no exceptions.


Oh yeah, and while we’re being mean, no earphones or cell phones while you’re pedaling either. If you break these rules, we will kick you off the ride and everyone will laugh at you when you’re not looking.  No refunds.

Water Bottles

Bring TWO water bottles with you or you will dehydrate and die. Have a nice day!


EVERYONE should have these items with them at all times during the ride:

A cell phone (if possible)

A bicycle tire patch kit

TWO inner tubes that fit your bike

A small tire pump


Highly unnecessary. We always see someone pedaling with a 20-pound chain on their bike. This doesn't mean that you should leave your bike unattended; it does mean that you can usually get a trustworthy friend to watch your bike for you while you duck in somewhere for two minutes.


Don’t forget about the North Fork Century photo contest.  Any picture that you take on ride day, Sunday May 12, 2018 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. qualifies.  The first prize is two free passes to one of our rides. The judging will be highly subjective and probably unfair.

To enter the contest, just email your photos to photos@northforkcentury.bike after the event. Send as many as you want, but please don’t just forward the entire contents of your camera (including photos of your cousin’s wedding).  

Don’t forget to include your name and contact info so we can reach you if you win.

Deadline for submitting photos: June 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Note from the Evil Marketing Department: any photos you submit become the property of the North Fork Century.  We reserve the right to use them to promote our rides, and to reprint them on a dreadful series of tacky and poorly made coffee mugs, commemorative plates, keychains, T-shirts, etc. which we will make millions off of.  Wah-ha-ha-ha!


Bring some, for lunch and emergencies.