Riders can start the course in waves from 7:30am-8:30am. The event ends at 2:30pm. The beer garden is open from 10am until 2:30pm, with last call at 2:15pm. All ages are welcome into the garden, but participants who would like a drink must have their ID checked, and be wearing a wristband. Riders should bring their own reusable water bottles. This year the tour has implemented a tap water system from existing water resources that will allow participants to fill and refill their own water bottles as many times as they like. This small act dramatically reduces the use of plastic water bottles and paper cups.