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The Ride 'N Tie is a 2 person, one bike alternating race.

The fun with the Ride N' Tie is 2 people alternating between running and biking throughout the 5 or 10 mile course. There are 2 mandatory switches for the 10 mile (approximately mile 3 and 7) and 1 mandatory switch for the 5 mile (approximately mile 2). The course covers a 10 mile (long course) or 5 mile (short course) route through Busse Woods Forest Preserve. The course is on paved (but sometimes icy and snowy) trails. Bikes with tires wider than 1 1/2" are allowed and helmets are suggested. Participants must be over 14 years of age to participate. Field limited to 175 teams.

Swag includes an embroidered skull cap and hoodie sweatshirt (must be registered by 10/15/18 to be guaranteed swag) and finish line snacks.

Souvenir Pilsner glass awards are given out to FIRST PLACE in each combined age division for female, male, and co-ed. Awards distributed after the last person for each race has crossed the finish line.


Registration fees

10Mile All Male team Closed

Must register both team members at same time and create your team - Fee per person

    1. $40.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $45.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $50.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $50.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

10Mile - Co-Ed Team Closed

fee per person

    1. $40.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $45.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $50.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $50.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

10 Mile - Women's Team Closed

All women's team

    1. $40.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $45.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $50.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $50.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

5 Mile - All Co-Ed Team Closed

fee per person

    1. $30.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $35.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $40.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $40.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

5Mile All Male Team Closed

Must register both team members at same time and create your team - Fee per person

    1. $30.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $35.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $40.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $40.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

5Mile - All Women Team Closed

Fee per person

    1. $30.00
      Apr 15 - Apr 30
    2. $35.00
      May 1 - Jun 30
    3. $40.00
      Jul 1 - Oct 31
    4. $40.00
      Nov 1 - Nov 3

Rules

The Ride N’ Tie is a 2 person, one bike alternating race. The rider and runner alternate their positions throughout the race. Below are simple rules to review prior to the event.

  1. Bike tires must be 1 ½ “ or larger. Bike tire checks will be done prior to the race. Any smaller tire size team will be ineligible for awards.
  2. Mandatory switches (one at approximately mile 2 for 5 mile course, and two at approximately mile 3 and 8 for 10 mile course) will be at the turnaround. If the runner is ahead of the biker – the runner will have to wait for the biker to come to the switch area. 
  3. The course is paved with the possibility of some ice/snow patches based on the weather. Race crew will do their best to salt icy patches prior to the event.
  4. Helmets are suggested and recommended.
  5. Participants must be over 14 years of age.
  6. Age divisions are based on the total age of the team.
  7. Bikes dropped along the course should be done on the RIGHT side and not cross the path against traffic.
  8. Each team will receive a bike number, 2 race bibs, and 2 bike helmet numbers. It is suggested to decorate your bike so that it’s easy to spot during the race.
  9. There is no water on the course, and suggested to bring a water bottle for your bike.
  10. The bike starts prior to the run by 1 minutes. The official time is the run start time.
  11. Teams must cross the finish line together. There is a waiting area prior to the finish line chute to wait for your partner.
  12. Awards will be given out after the last team has finished.
  13. Awards will be given out to the Overall Male, Female, and Co-ed Teams and first place age group teams
  14. Those not present for awards can pick them up at Runner’s High N’ Tri.


Printed Registration Forms

Get your registration form by emailing... trudywakeman@gmail.com. Completed forms can also dropped off at any of the partners for the event or checks payable and mailed to: KJ Multisport, Inc, PO BOX 68603 Schaumburg, Il 60168 

DEADLINE for paper registration is the Friday prior to event date.

Course Maps

Ride N’ Tie – 5 Mile Course

Busse Woods Forest Preserve
Grove #24 – Parking and Start/Finish Line


Ride N’ Tie – 10 Mile Course

Busse Woods Forest Preserve
Grove #24 – Parking and Start/Finish Line

Additional Information

Age Group Categories (combined age of team):

64 & younger

65-75

76-86

87-97

98-108

109 & older

Awards will be given out to the FIRST PLACE TEAM for EACH AGE DIVISION within the Male, Female, and Co-ed Division.

Race day packet pick up is at:


Packets can also be picked up race morning starting at 7:30 AM

Thank you to our Sponsors


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Transfers and refunds

We want you to participate in our race, however we know that life, injuries, etc.. may happen. You may transfer your race bib to another person via email to the race director prior to noon, Friday, November 2, 2018. 

The race registration payment is non-refundable. If you have a medical note from a physician and notify the Race Director prior to the race, a roll down for the 2019 event will be issued. 

Please contact me at trudywakeman@gmail.com

Event Schedule

  • November 4 7:00 AM CST - Registration opens

  • November 4 9:00 AM CST - Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Busse Woods Forest Preserve Higgins Rd. Entrance-Grove #24 Elk Grove Village, IL

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