Many Pirate riders decide to ride Amtrak and may or may not utilize the rest stop services. OCW will no longer tolerate this practice. Those riders pirating the ride and using the services that OCW provides to the paying riders can only be stopped by the paying riders that are supporting the ride. They may be utilizing your food stops, causing longer lines at the Porta Potties, in other words stealing the services that OCW spends for the ability to put the ride on. We pay for permits, porta potties, and the RS captains help manage and maintain the Rest Stop supplies. 2012 seems to have elevated Pirate riders to a new level. Although they will not end up on the train just the same they will cause increased traffic and congestion on the route. The pirates can ride any other Saturday but choose this day since there may be services available on the route. This can no longer be allowed, if so municipalites may curtail the permit issued due to the increase in traffic congestion that doesn't match the participants information that we provide them.
posted 9/28/2012 ml
There are a number of riders that will request refunds and/or transfer their ride registration. To take advantage of these opportunities be sure to add your name to the wait list. Wait list names will be removed as they are given the opportunity to replace dropped riders.
Contact Jim Walker for any questions regarding your registration, transfer, or refund.
To Help getting you and your friends in the same train car, It helps that if your group or club is not listed in the Bike club list, That someone in your group decide how your group wants to be identified. Be sure to select Other and then all in your group will use the same identification exactly the same. If it is an abreviation or the whole name, just be the same. This will help us in keeping you together in the final train car assignments.
Clubs that want to ride together a representative from the Club/Group should email the events chairman for initial grouping. Registration is finalized and the clubs have been listed. If your club is not in the list please follow the above instructions
Here is the car assignments by Club/Group when we start, but will depend on the population of the Club/Group, By no means will this be gauranteed:
Car 1 - Orange County Wheelmen
Car 2 - Bicycle Club of Irvine
Car 3 - others
Car 4 - others
Car 5 - Team Bubba
Car 6 - Sleepy Peepy Bicycle Club
Car 6 - Ride Yourself Fit and Redlands Water Bottle
Car 7 - Arizona Bike Club
Car 7 - Arcadia Bike Club
posted 6/19/2013 ml
39th Annual Amtrak Ride Registration
Registration Link here