Frequently Asked Questions
When and How do I sign-up for the 2017 ride?
You can sign-up here at BikearoundtheButtes.com by downloading the online form, coming in to our office, or visiting our "SIGN UP" page and click on the link Active.com or by coming to the "Day of" Registration booth on the day of the Ride. Register early as the prices get a little higher as the ride approaches due to the high volume of business.
How do I get to the Sutter Youth Organization (SYO) Building so I can check in and ride?
Check out our map above to get turn by turn directions to our starting location.
Take Hwy 20 towards Colusa, turn Right on Acacia Ave (North), turn Right onto Butte House Road (East). The building is located across the street from Sutter High School. Parking is available at the high school. You will be directed where to park when you enter the lot.
Where can I find the map for the ride?
We do not distribute the maps because of our relationship with the farmers in the area. They are very generous to provide support and contribute to BAB each year and have asked that we try to limit the cycling traffic throughout the year surrounding our event because there is already a lot of cyclists on the road normally and they do not like to be hindered when transporting their equipment.
How can I purchase my t-shirt, jerseys, Century shirt, etc.?
can purchase a shirt when you register online, visit and order on our
products page, choose your shirt size when you fill out and mail your
registration form, or just visit our souvenir booth on the Day of the
How difficult are the courses really? (Hilly or Flat)
The 17.5 and 40 mile course contain a 7 mile stretch of rolling hills. These slight hills make a total modest incline of 350 ft with a maximum grade of 3%. The 100 mile course is detailed on the Century map.
What is at the Rest Stops?
In addition to friendly volunteers, each rest stop has a variety of energy sustaining foods. While each rest stop will vary slightly, you will generally find water, oranges, kiwis, bananas, rice cakes, peanut butter, Kashi bars, and delicious nut bread. Every rest stop is equipped with bathrooms, a first aid kit, and a radio support person. Rest stops on the longer routes will also have sports drinks, GU Gel, sandwiches, and energy bars as well.
What's for Lunch?
NEW THIS YEAR! Cool Hand Luke's cooks up a delicious lunch included in the registration fee for all riders. The lunch is also available for purchase separately for attendees that are not riding for a small fee. Lunch includes your choice of Tri-Tip and chicken combo (Sliced marinated Tri-Tip and BBQ chicken), Garlic Red Mashers, Vegetarian Pasta, Tossed Salad and a dessert. We have complimentary Pepsi products, lemonade and water available to drink. Sides subject to change.
Where can I stay while I am visiting? Hampton Inn & Suites 1375 Sunsweet Blvd. Yuba City, Ca. (530) 751-1714 or Best Western Yuba City Inn 894 W.Onstott Rd. Yuba City, CA. (530) 674-1650
Julie's Massage Therapy will be available after your ride for a donation. Find Julie and her staff in the park in the shady area under the tent for your achy muscles. Relax and enjoy !
Where is my money going?
100% of the money raised at this event goes to the Yuba-Sutter Children's Type 1 Diabetes Support Group & Resource Center. We provide a support network for newly diagnosed children and their families during the distressing time of initial diagnosis. Our group helps kids from birth to age 18 and works to provide fun activities for the children and valuable information and support to their care-givers. We also have a Resource Center located at 990 Klamath Lane Suite 1, Yuba City, CA 95993, where we provide free information to Type 1 & 2 Diabetics. Our Resource Center provides free classes to the community on a variety of topics from Understanding Type 2 Diabetes to general Health & Wellness classes that promote a healthy life style and exercise.
For more information or to find out how to donate/volunteer please call 530-763-4171 or visit
How long is each ride going to take me?
While the amount of time every ride lasts depends on the rider, on average...
The 17.5 should take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours
The 40 should take 2.5 to 4 hours
The 100 should take 5 to 6.5 hours