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Rider Village

Rider Village is where it all comes together at the Washington Bike MS Ride! Rider Village is the home of Team Row, the exciting start/finish celebrations, team photos, parties, the beer garden and much, much more! Pop by for mechanical support, check in at registration, stash your bike in the bike corral, enjoy a tasty meal or beverage and fully experience the community of Bike MS!

Directions to Rider Village  |  Rider Village Map
Skagit County Fairgrounds
Harrison St. & Taylor St.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

beer garden
Live music at the Beer Garden

Following is just a taste of the fun that awaits you and your team in Rider Village.

  • Live Music with annual limbo competition
  • Mechanical Support
  • Beer Garden
  • Dining Hall
  • Secured Bike Corral
  • Outdoor camping and RV accommodations
  • Saturday Evening Rally
  • Team Row

Team Row: Your Home in Rider Village!

Team Row is located in the heart of Rider Village and is reserved for top fundraising teams that are awarded with a private team tent to gather and celebrate throughout the weekend. Teams qualify for Team Row based on the fundraising and recruitment levels below. Many Team Row teams will host a Friday evening party in their tent to kick-off the weekend festivities. Teams bring music, food, personal massage therapists, decorations and much more to make the experience memorable and unique! Teams also compete for coveted Team Award titles such as “Best Team Tent” and “Most Team Spirit” as showcased through their extravagant Team Tent decorations and coordinated apparel.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to join Team Row by contacting us: teamMSnorthwest@nmss.org.

Advantages of being on Team Row

  • Be centrally located - your team will have easy access to all the amenities of Rider Village.
  • Gain exposure for your team, team sponsors or company among 2,000 participants and volunteers.
  • Have a private venue for networking and to host your team party.
  • Ready-made opportunity to reward team members after a great fundraising and recruiting accomplishment.

Team Captains: Reserve your Team Tent by setting your fundraising goal at your desired, qualifying level and contact your Teams staff to reserve your spot.

Maximize your Team Row Experience!

  • Hang your corporate or team banner
  • Create a team tent theme
  • Recognize team members/volunteers with fun awards and prizes
  • Leverage the talent on your team by delegating roles to team members and volunteers

Qualify* for Team Row:

Tour de Teams
Level
Team Commitment Benefits
Steel $2,000-$9,999  Team Goal
and 4+ Members
> 1 free 2014 registration for team captain
Bronze $10,000-$14,999 Team Goal
10+ Members
> 1 free 2014 registration for both team captain and co-captain
> Private 10'x10' team tent with 2 tables and 10 chairs
Silver $15,000-$29,999 Team Goal
15+ Members
> 1 free 2014 registration for both team captain and co-captain
> Private 10'x15' team tent with 2 tables and 15 chairs
Gold $30,000-$49,999 Team Goal
20+ Members
> 1 free 2014 registration for both team captain and co-captain
> Private 10'x20' team tent with 4 tables and 20 chairs
Diamond $50,000+  Team Goal
30+ Members
> 1 free 2014 registration for both team captain and co-captain
> Private 20'x40' team tent with 6 tables and 30 chairs
> Private portable toilet just for your team
> Reach $50k+ by the August Blitz Week and receive a private team masseuse (Sat of Bike MS weekend)

* Team Row Qualification is based on your team raising $10,000 or more the previous year, or by raising 75% of your team fundraising goal by August 3, 2014. This policy also applies to veteran teams that would like to qualify for a larger team tent than their previous year's fundraising has earned them.

Directions to Rider Village

From Northbound I-5:
1. Merge onto I-5 N
2. Take exit 225 for Anderson Rd
3. Turn left at Anderson Rd
4. Turn right at Old Hwy 99 S Rd
5. Turn left at W Blackburn Rd
6. Turn right at Harrison St

From Southbound I-5:
1. Merge onto I-5 S
2. Take exit 226 for WA-536/Kincaid St
3. Turn left at S 3rd St
4. Take Right at Vera St
5. Turn left at Cleveland Ave
6. Turn right at Taylor St
 

What is the alcohol policy in Rider Village?

While a cold beer might be just the thing to top off a great day of riding, please understand that the serving of alcohol in our Rider Village requires everyone to act responsibly and abide by state liquor laws. Please follow these simple but important policies to ensure the safety of all participants and understand your liability as the team host when providing alcohol.

  1. Post signs that state 'Proof of age required' in your Team Row tent.
  2. Have a means to check ID.
  3. Utilize tickets, wristbands, etc. to control the consumption of alcohol.
  4. Be prepared to provide transportation for anyone who may be intoxicated and is traveling offsite.
  5. Follow all local regulations and laws regarding the distribution of alcohol. Please check with your state liquor control board to inquire about a liquor license for your Team Row tent.
     

What is the Good Neighbor Policy?

There is limited space in the Team Village, and we want to make sure everyone has a comfortable, fun, and relaxing experience. We ask that your team please adhere to the following Good Neighbor policies:

  1. All gates will belocked at 9:00 p.m. except the Start/Finish gate.
  2. Quiet time begins at 10:00 p.m. That means shutting down generators too.
  3. No open fires (i.e. bonfires) are allowed.
  4. No roping off space around your tent.
  5. Please keep trash and other items out of the main walkways and thoroughfares. Please utilize the trash and recycling bins located throughout Rider Village.
  6. After unloading, all vehicles need to return to the designated event parking area.
  7. Do not set up private sleeping tents next to the team tent. These tents need to be located in the designated camping area.

 

 

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