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FAQs About Hancock Flat 50

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the Hancock Flat 50?

    The Hancock Flat 50 is an annual event featuring a bicycle ride and festival with music, food, and drinks held on August 24, 2019 in Hancock County, IN. The event is open to cyclists of all skill levels, and offers 25- and 50- mile options

  2. When is it?

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

  3. How much is the Flat 50?

    The 25 mile route is $40 and the 50 mile route is $50. VIP parking is $10. Registration include chip timing, t-shirt, 1 drink ticket, 1 meal ticket and a day full of fun.

  4. Where do the proceeds go?

    Proceeds from the Hancock Flat 50 will be used to help support and fund projects that create or extend Hancock County Trails. All sponsorships and donations made to the Hancock Flat 50 are tax deductible.

  5. When does the ride start and when is packet pick up?

    The ride starts at 9:00am on 8/24/19. Packet pick up is on 8/23/19 at Family Bike Chain from Noon-5pm, or you may pick up your packet on race day starting at 7:30am.

  6. Are there multiple routes?

    Yes, the 50 and 25-mile routes are available for riders.

  7. Are the two routes on County roads and if so, are those roads shut down or open to auto traffic

    Both routes utilize public roads. There is a 1 mile section in the very beginning that is blocked to traffic. The remainder of the route is shared roads. We do have officer support at several intersections for safety. We have markers painted on the road (Dan Henrys) that show when/where to turn as well. There are two SAG stops along the 25 mile route. And we do also have support vehicles driving along the route keeping an eye on riders and offering support.

  8. Is the ride really flat or are there hills?

    The 25 mile route is fairly flat. The route does head north and goes over I-70 twice. That is the largest hill on the event. And then one downhill and small uphill on Park Avenue. The simple answer is, 'not completely flat', but it is as flat as we could get it.

  9. Where do I sign up?

    Right here!

  10. I'm going to be getting a pedal-assist electric bike soon and wondered if that kind of bike would be welcome in a ride like this?

    We would love to have you and your electric bicycle at our event. We welcome all riders of all abilities and styles of bicycle.

  11. Are there any events after the ride?

    There's plenty to do in Hancock County. You can enjoy live music from Stella Luna and the Satellites and delicious food in the Living Alley during and following the ride. Cyclists are invited to bring family and friends. If you're looking for ideas on what to do after the ride, be sure to check out what Hancock County has to offer here.

  12. Is public parking available?

    Here is a map of public parking lots for the Flat 50.

  13. Where is VIP parking?

    Here is a map of VIP parking and how to get to it.

  14. I'm coming from out of town. Is there anyplace to stay?

    Our friends at the Holiday Inn Express have a special rate just for Flat 50 participants.Click here to book your room!