Please be sure to read this information at least once, in its entirety before checking in with Padre's Cycle Inn.
Check-in for Padre's Cycle Inn will be at Flat Branch Park, Saturday morning from 7:30 am until 9:30 am. You'll need to complete our online waiver before checking in with Padre's. Our baggage trailer will be in the parking lot of Flat Branch Park, along with the Pedaler's Jamboree baggage truck. Once you are checked in with Pedaler's Jamboree, come by and check in at the Padres Cycle Inn trailer. You'll also want to make sure your baggage is brought to our baggage trailer, NOT the Pedaler's baggage truck, so that we can get your bags directly into your tent in camp. If you do not get your bags checked in with us at Flat Branch Park, be sure to ship your baggage with the Pedaler's Jamboree truck or find a way to get your bags to Kemper Park. If your baggage ends up on the Pedaler's truck, you'll just need to retrieve your own bags when you get to Kemper Park. If you purchased the two-night stay, you can check in after 4pm directly at our campsite in Boonville, where you'll get your luggage tags and wristbands. Here's a picture of our baggage trailer:
Arriving in Camp
Once you're in the campground at Kemper Park, it will be easy to locate our area. Look for the Padre's Cycle Inn truck and trailer, along with our canopies covering our relaxation area, which we call The Zone. You'll also see a small tent village of gray tents sporting the signature Kelty logo and orange trim. Camp layout is subject to change without notice, but below is a map that outlines where in Kemper we anticipate being situated:
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, you can write your tent number on the "Mattress Top-Offs" board on the front of the baggage trailer. If you have an issue with your air mattress in the middle of the night, there will also be handheld inflators set out all night in the Zone, if you need to top yours off. Here's a photo of the mattress inflator being used to top off a mattress:
It’s a good idea to check your air mattress when you arrive in camp and set a piece of luggage on top, which would help identify if there are any leaks or issues. 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 tent bottom, which could result in you waking up with water on your tent floor if it rains. It's best to remove any shoes before entering your tent. It will prevent dragging in grass and debris into your home-for-the-weekend. A pair of flip-flops works well for this and for the showers. Please do not eat, drink, or smoke inside the tent.
Wristbands and Baggage
When you check in, you’ll receive a wristband and two baggage tags for Padre’s Cycle Inn, each with your tent number. Please verify that you have two baggage tags and one wristband, and that the number written on these matches the tent number you were assigned. These items are in addition to your Pedaler's Jamboree wristband. They signify that you are a Padre's guest. Only Padre's guests are permitted in the Padre’s Zone or to use any of our amenities. Please attach your baggage tags to your two bags before checking them into the Padre's Baggage Trailer. Please also wear your Padre’s wristband all weekend.
Each guest is allowed two bags, each weighing 40 lbs or less. As you begin to pack, you'll realize that you’ll have ample space for what you need. Remember, you don't need to pack a tent, mattress, pump, chair, or even towels. These are all provided for you. So, what you really end up needing to bring will be less than you may think. If you are undecided between one and two bags, opt for two and split the weight up. As with any camping event, we could have bad weather at times. We’ll do our best to store luggage in a dry location, but sometimes it’s impossible to keep everything clean and dry. We recommend you keep this in mind when bringing luggage and when packing your bags. If your bag isn’t weatherproof you may want to pack your items in zip lock or other bags inside your luggage. You may also want to avoid bringing luggage that you don’t want to get dirty.
You should pack your baggage as if you were boarding a plane. Since all baggage goes into a truck or trailer, Padre's cannot transport items not in a bag or case designed for transport. Trash bags are not acceptable bags for transport. Additional fees may be assessed for overweight baggage or loose items, so be sure to weigh your items before you arrive. If you absolutely need to be over the limit, contact us in advance to make special arrangements. All checked bags must have a Padre's Baggage Tag affixed with the provided zip tie. Please note that overweight bags, extra bags, untagged bags, and/or loose items are subject to a $30 extra baggage fee per item. Bags will be weighed, and each overweight item will be tagged as such and be subject to the $30 fee.
After a long day’s ride, you’ll enjoy the Padre’s Zone. Under our canopies, you’ll find a chair to sit in, complimentary snacks and refreshments, cooling fans, and more. On Sunday morning, you will find freshly brewed coffee, starting at 6:00 am. There will also be water, ice, and sports drink powder. One cooler will be solely for clean ice. When getting ice from the clean ice 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. Mounted to the side door of the Padre's Zone trailer will be cups, utensils, & coffee supplies, as well as hand sanitizer and a first aid kit. Typically, we close up the trailer and secure the charging station around 10 pm. If you are in this area after 10, please be respectful of other guests who may be trying to sleep. Here a photo of the supply door:
In the Zone, you’ll also find our electronics charging station. There will be more outlets than guests, so everyone should have an outlet to use at any given time. But please remove your electronics once they are fully charged. Your phone will charge faster if powered off while charging anyway. 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. If you are riding an e-bike, you can charge your removable batteries at the charging station. If your e-bike battery doesn’t come off, please bring a 50’ extension cord so that you can charge your bike outside the Zone. The charging station will be running when you arrive at Kemper park, until 10:00 pm, when it will be put in the cargo trailer and locked until morning. It'll be running again in the morning from 6:00 am until 8:00 am.
Bikes, Racks, and Maintenance
We will have several bike racks to hang your bike in Boonville. 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 Padre's guests, 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 have 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. Keep in mind that not all bike pumps operate the same way. If you grab one that doesn't work like yours, feel free to ask for help or select a different model. Please keep the bike pumps in the bike rack area, so that riders can easily locate them.
On Sunday morning, please remove the entire valve of your air mattress. This will allow it to self-deflate. Then, all you need to do is make sure your bags are at the Padre’s baggage trailer. From there, we will transport your baggage back to Flat Branch Park. It will be near the Pedaler's baggage truck but stacked separately.
Gratuity is not included in your registration fee. However, there will be a tip jar out near the morning coffee. If you feel your staff has done a good job for you, feel free to show them your appreciation with a cash tip. Venmo is also accepted.
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