THE NATION'S LARGEST URBAN CYCLING FESTIVAL
EDGEWATER PARKCLEVELAND, OHIO

FAQS

WHAT IS NEOCYCLE?

NEOCycle is the nation’s largest urban cycling festival located at Edgewater Park just west of Downtown Cleveland in Ohio. Some people say NEO means Northeast Ohio, some people say NEO means new, whatever the meaning, one things for sure - it’s a wild ride.

NEOCycle is creation from the masterminds at Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

CAN I REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE RACES AND RIDES?

Of course, silly! We encourage you to take in everything that NEOCycle has to offer. From multiple races and rides, to the Music Fest powered by IGS, the atmosphere at The Hub at Edgewater Park driven by Subaru and our infamous Night Ride presented by CoverMyMeds there’s a lot to see (and hear).

HOW DO I PRE-REGISTER?

We applaud your proactivity! You can register from any of our races and rides pages or click here: REGISTER

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?

Totally. Well, as long as spots are still available. Feel free to register in person at The Hub at Edgewater Park driven by Subaru for the following races and rides: Night Ride presented by CoverMyMeds, Bike Cleveland Fundo powered by Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and Edgewater Cyclocross.

XC Mountain Bike presented by Partners can register at the starting line located at Cleveland Metroparks Bedford Reservation.

Velodrome can register at the race site located in Slavic Village Neighborhood.

Here's a breakdown of registration and packet pick-up times and locations:

Friday, Sept. 7th from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Friday, Sept. 7th from 7:00PM-7:45PM

Saturday, Sept. 8th from 7:00AM –10:00AM

Saturday, Sept. 8th from 8:00AM –3:30PM

Saturday, Sept. 8th from 8:00AM –7:00PM

Sunday, Sept. 9th from 7:45AM–8:45AM

ARE ANY RACES USAC SANCTIONED?

Are you a competitive cyclist? Because you should be! Velodrome and Edgewater Cyclocross are sanctioned. USAC licensing information is listed below.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A USAC LICENSE FOR CERTAIN EVENTS?

That’s an excellent question!

DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL TYPE OF BIKE TO PARTICIPATE AT NEOCYCLE?

Another excellent question! No, but based on the race, we do recommend that you choose an appropriate bike.

WHAT RACES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR CERTAIN SKILL LEVELS?

We try to make it easy for you as an individual, or as a family, to figure out what races and rides may be suited specifically for you. Because you’re special you human, you!

On each individual event page you’ll notice that we have the following categories listed: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert. We also have a note that says ‘recommended for’ at the bottom of every page. (This was basically for our own entertainment, but you get the idea). Feel free to use these as guides to help you choose the best events for you and the fam!

MY NEOCYCLE QUESTION ISN’T ANSWERED HERE; I WANT TO TALK TO A REAL PERSON; OR MY DIAL UP CONNECTION IS TOO SLOW TO LOAD YOUR PAGE?

Not a problem! While we may not have any 1990s free internet discs laying around, we’re still here to help. Drop us a line at mgustin@clevelandsports.org or call 216.363.1105.

CAN I RIDE MORE THAN ONE LOOP DURING THE NIGHT RIDE?

Absolutely! The course is a little over 7 miles. If you would like to ride another loop - we encourage it (as we encourage most things that are adrenaline pumping). The Night Ride presented by CoverMyMeds starts at 8:00pm. At 10:00pm we’ll stop allowing additional riders to enter the course from The Hub at Edgewater Park driven by Subaru.

WHERE CAN I PARK MY BIKE WHEN I’M NOT RIDING?

Since this is a cycling festival, we’d be crazy not to have bike parking. Rest assured that there will be countless places to park your favorite two-wheeler at The Hub at Edgewater Park driven by Subaru. Please bring a lock for safety. NEOCycle is not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles.

HOW DO I GET DOWN TO THE HUB AT EDGEWATER PARK DRIVEN BY SUBARU?

Lucky you! We have a whole page on transportation. Please note, parking is free but will be limited at Edgewater Park. Additional parking is available throughout the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood in Cleveland.

Since this is a bike event, feel free to ride you bike to The Hub! Cyclists can enter through W. 65th Street and W. 73th Street tunnels. As they say, “When in Rome...”

*If you drive a Subaru, check with the parking attendant upon arrival for VIP Parking courtesy of our partner Subaru.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We secretly love this question, because our staff gets to shout: “Rain or shine, WE RIDE!” We’ll have updates on social media throughout the weekend (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to keep you in the loop on all weather-related happenings. If any course is deemed unsafe to ride, we’ll adjust accordingly as NEOCycle reserves the right to modify or alter any course route to ensure the safety of the cyclists. (Safety first and all that jazz.)

IF I’M UNABLE TO ATTEND CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND FOR MY REGISTRATION?

Sorry, Charlie. No refunds will be given for weather or for any rider unable to attend.

Like the dope photos you see on this site?

Photo credit for a portion of these pics goes to Cody York Photography.

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