Online registration will close when 1,500 riders have registered and paid. The ride will be held on the scheduled date and will not be rescheduled for weather.
Fees may be paid online using a credit card or PayPal account at no additional cost after submitting your registration information.
|Adult Registration |
(One adult rider)
|35 miles||100K or longer|
|Opening day through Feb 24, 2020||$55||$70|
|Feb 25 through Apr 6, 2020||$65||$80|
|Apr 7 through Apr 25, 2020||$70||$90|
|Family Registration |
(1 or 2 adults and their minor children)
|35 miles||100K or longer|
|Opening day through Feb 24, 2020||$110||$140|
|Feb 25 through Apr 6, 2020||$130||$160|
|Apr 7 through Apr 25, 2020||$140||$180|
|T-shirt||$20 including taxes, plus shipping|
|Classic style Jersey||$65 plus shipping|
|Peloton style Jersey||$75 plus shipping|
See the clothing page for more details.
|Post-ride hot meal for non-riders $15|
Each Rider must wear a Tierra Bella wristband for SAG services, admission to the rest stops and for the hot meal service following the ride. About a week before the event, a packet with route sheets and wrist bands for each rider will be mailed to those who have registered and paid by April 7, 2020. Riders who do not receive their packet by mail will need to pick it up on the day of our event at the Gavilan College Student Center between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.
All routes start at Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020. Please double-check your GPS directions: Gavilan College has opened another campus on Bailey Road in Morgan Hill - the Bailey Road campus is not used by Tierra Bella.
After you finish, a delicious catered hot meal will be served in the Cafeteria area of the Gavilan Student Center. The cost of the meal is included for riders wearing their Tierra Bella wrist band. Others wishing to eat may purchase a meal in advance.
Professional massage therapists will be offering muscle-rejuvenating massages at rides end at Gavilan College. The therapists will charge their customary fee and will accept payment only in cash.
The Tierra Bella is limited to 1,500 riders because of constraints on parking, food, support logistics, and most important, safety. We will be actively screening for unpaid riders on the day of the ride. All riders must wear wrist bands.
If you aren't registered for the Tierra Bella, we ask that you choose a different route for this weekend and trust that you will understand.
We hope we've been able to answer all of your questions about the Tierra Bella Tour. But if you still need some information, please consult our FAQs or contact us:
Information regarding COVID-19 (11/25/2020): We reluctantly inform you that the 2020 and 2021 Annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tours are cancelled due to concerns for the safety of our participants and volunteers.
Existing registrations and T-shirt orders will be automatically transferred to Tierra Bella in 2022 at no additional cost. As in previous tours, we will allow transfers to another person during open registration.
Should you prefer a refund instead of transferring to our 2022 event, please use the contact page before December 31, 2020 to make your request. Include your registration number from your confirmation email, as well as your name, and current email and mailing address. Refunds will be issued by paper check and may take several weeks to process.
Rules Of The Road
For an enjoyable day while riding the Tierra Bella, please use common sense and courtesy while you are on the road. To help ensure your safety and the safety of others, we remind you:
Remember this is a tour, not a race or an endurance event. Please choose a route which matches your riding capabilities.
You must obey all rules governing vehicle traffic on public roads.
Class 1 and 3 e-bikes (pedal assist) are welcome on Tierra Bella.
California Vehicle Code rules will be enforced by local police and the CHP.
Other Things To Remember
It is the rider's responsibility to bring a bicycle in safe working condition. You should carry a water bottle, a spare inner tube and patch kit. It's also a good idea to bring a snack in case you are hungry before rest stops.
Always carry identification and an emergency telephone contact and phone number.
Minors under the age of 18 must ride with a responsible adult. All minors must carry the Medical Release Form signed by a parent or guardian (see application). Helmets are required by law for minors under the age of 18. ACTC club policy requires every rider, regardless of age, to wear an ANSI-approved helmet.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Do not leave your bicycle unattended. ACTC is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
ACTC reserves the right to refuse participation to any rider not conforming to the rules listed.
Last modified: April 3, 2021
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