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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. This year's event starts at 9:00am from the North Street Living Alley, located at 35 W North Street, Greenfield IN 46140.

  2. When is it?

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00am.

  3. How much is the Flat 50?

    The 25 mile route is $40 and the 50 mile route is $50. VIP parking is $10 and available for purchase with your registration. Registration include chip timing, t-shirt, 1 drink ticket, 1 meal ticket and a day full of fun. Registration closes at 4:00pm on August 21, 2019. Same day registration will be available on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30am and registration prices increase to $60 for both routes on August 24. T-shirts are only guaranteed if registration is completed by August 1, 2019.

  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. The start/finish line is located at the corner of S. Pennsylvania Street and North Street in downtown Greenfield. Packet pick up is on 8/23/19 at Family Bike Chain from Noon-6:00pm, 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. Both routes start and finish at the same location. Routes are marked on the road with road paint. You can check out the routes here.

  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. The Mayoral Mile 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 two additional SAG stops for the 50 mile route. The SAG stops are indicated on the routes as "AID Stations". 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. DO NOT park in the two lots immediately east of Lincoln Square Pancake House as these are for patrons of the restaurant only. Click here to enlarge.

  13. Where is VIP parking?

    Here is a map of VIP parking. If you would like VIP parking, you must purchase online with your registration for an additional $10. Space is limited and may be sold out at the event. Priority spaces are given to those who purchase with registration prior to the event. Click here to enlarge.

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

    Our friends at the Holiday Inn Express have a special rate just for Flat 50 participants. Click here to book your room! The Hampton Inn in Greenfield also has a special rate for Flat 50 participants. Just give them a call at (317) 467-0700 to book your room and mention you're in town for the Flat 50.