Please be sure to read this information at least once, in its entirety before checking in with Padre's Cycle Inn.
Arrival and Check-In
For those arriving August 31, camp at MSU will be set up by early afternoon on Tuesday, August 31. Feel free to come get checked in any time after 5:00 pm. For those arriving any other day, we should be ready for check-in around 3:00 most days. Just find the Padre’s trailer and shaded canopy area in camp.
Check-in for Padre's Cycle Inn will be near the entrance to the Bourbon Burn Base Camp and is noted on the map. We will be available for check-in beginning on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm. You'll need to have submitted your waiver before checking in, so be sure to do so in advance if you haven't already. If you will be arriving after 8:00 pm, please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate you.
When you check in at our campsite, you'll receive a Padre's wristband with your assigned tent number on it. Our wristbands will be used in addition to the Burn rider wristbands. Please wear the Padre's wristband on your wrist. Only riders with Padre's wristbands will be permitted in our relaxation area, called The Zone, which secures a spot for your bike on our racks along with outlets for you to charge your electronics and other amenities. Furthermore, your wristband will remind you which tent is yours when you arrive in camp. Each tent is numbered on both sides in bold lettering.
Tents and Mattresses
You will have a high-quality Kelty tent with a twin size air mattress, fully set up for you daily. You’ll use the same tent and mattress each day, and your tent number will be on your Padre’s wristband. You should have no issues with your tent, but if you do, please find a Padre's crew member. Crew members will be easy to spot in their bright yellow Padre's shirts or vests. Any crew member should be able to help you resolve any issues. If your air mattress needs more air when you first enter your tent, please write your tent number on the "Mattress Top-Offs" board on the front of the trailer, and those will be topped off before bed time. If you have an issue with your air mattress in the middle of the night, there will also be handheld inflators set out each night in the zone, if you need to top yours off. Keep in mind that if your air mattress is slightly deflated by morning this is normal; it does not mean your mattress is defective. However, if you wake up on the ground, please let us know! We want you to have the best rest possible. It’s a good idea to check your air mattress when you arrive at camp each day. This way, if there is an issue, we can get it resolved before you are ready to retire for the night. You’ll need to bring your own bedding. We recommend a set of twin mattress sheets, blanket or sleeping bag, and a pillow. For reference, the mattress dimensions are about 75”x39”x10”.
Please do not wear cycling cleats inside your tent. The cleats will damage the bottom, which will result in you waking up with water on your tent floor if it rains. It's best to remove any shoes before entering. It will prevent dragging in grass and debris into your home-for-the-week. A pair of flip-flops works in camp, as you can easily slip them off and on.. Please do not eat, drink, or smoke inside the tent. Open food inside the tent will attract ants, and you’ll have them in your tent all week. We’ve seen issues with food attracting ants on past events, so please be careful.
After a long day’s ride, you’ll enjoy the Padre’s Zone. Under our canopies or shade trees, you’ll find a chair to sit in, complimentary snacks and refreshments, fans, and more. This area is where you’ll also find our electronics charging station. There will be more outlets than riders, so everyone should have an outlet to use at any given time. But please remove your electronics once they are fully charged. Please note that your phone will charge faster if powered off while charging. The charging station is not monitored, so please do not leave your items unattended. Padre’s is not responsible for lost or damaged items left on the charging station. The charging station will run from approximately 6:30 am until 8:30 am, and from the afternoon until around 9:00 pm. These times may vary each day. Each morning, in the same area, you will find freshly brewed coffee. There will also be water, ice, and sports drink powder. All of these are complementary as well. One cooler will be solely for ice. When getting ice from the cooler, please use the ice scoop, and sanitize your hands before doing so to avoid the spread of germs. Do not grab ice while wearing cycling gloves.
Bikes, Racks, and Maintenance
We will have several bike racks to hang your bike each day. This is the best place to put your bike while in camp. Bike racks are first come, first served, but there should be enough space for all riders, depending on bike types and accessories. If you have a trike, simply park it near the bike racks. Please do not bring your bike inside your tent or vestibule, or lean it against your tent. This can damage the tent and get grease inside, which will ultimately end up on you and your things. We’ve not had issues with theft in the past, but if it makes you feel more comfortable, feel free to bring a lock and secure your bike to the rack. If you have mechanical issues with your bike, there will be a limited set of tools to borrow. Please return any tools you may borrow. Your used shower towel will work well for wiping things off at this time. We will also have several bike pumps available. Please keep the bike pumps in the bike rack area, so that riders can easily locate them.
Showers and Towels
Each evening, you'll be provided with two new shower towels. The towels are eco-friendly, recycled, and disposable. But have no fear; we have used these towels many years with virtually no complaints. The towels are strong and absorbent, but to ensure that they do the trick, you'll get two daily. Save a used towel after your shower. They are ideal for wiping your bike or other gear down in the morning or should you need to work on your bike at any time. Don’t forget to grab your towels on your way to the showers each evening!
If you’re checking out on Sunday morning, please have your gear out of your tent by around 8:30 am, as our crew will spend the day drying out and sanitizing all the tents and mattresses. Feel free to grab a shower towel when you check out if you want one to shower when you finish Sunday’s ride. Once all of your gear is out of the tent, we’ll assume it’s safe to take down.
Gratuity is not included in your registration fee. However, there will be a tip jar out in the relaxation area at the end of the week. If you feel your staff has done a good job for you, feel free to show them your appreciation with a cash tip.
Bedding for mattress (sheets or blanket if desired)
Tent light, flashlight, or headlight
Flip-Flops for showers and easy in/out tent access
Headlight/taillight for your bike
Small first aid bag
Zip lock bags
Tent fan (we recommend the O2 Cool Fan)
Bike lock - We haven’t had any issues, but if you want to lock up your bike please bring a lock