CANDISC, which stands for Cycling Around North Dakota in Sakakawea Country, is an annual bicycle tour in North Dakota. The highly popular event is already on its eighteenth year and in which participating cyclists will challenge themselves to a 400-plus mile journey that explores the north-central region of North Dakota.
For 2010, the race will be limited to only 500 registrants. Slots are offered at a first-come, first-served basis and require payment of $160 per individual. Interested families are eligible to join for just $360 per registration but only if their children are eighteen years old and below. Cyclists of minor age must furnish a copy of their signed medical release and keep it in their possession at all times. They must also be perennially accompanied by an adult and are prohibited from any kind of alcoholic consumption.
Daily rider registration is also available. Fees are priced at $45 if you wish to participate only for a certain date.
Those who are submitting their applications after July 15 will have to pay an additional fee of $30 as penalty for late registration.
Successfully registered applicants will receive their own CANDISC shirt, race ID band, vehicle passes, baggage tags, bike, and bike plate. In terms of accommodation, racists will enjoy overnight camping in seven different communities, all of which are properly equipped with shower areas.
For those concerned with their safety and security, all race routes will be marked and patrolled. Route maps and other travel information relevant to CANDISC will also be provided together with portapotty support, mechanic support, emergency medical support, and accident insurance.
There will also be designated water stops every ten to twenty miles. At the end of the tour, registrants will be treated with a free celebratory meal.
Cash is the preferred payment method. Credit card payments, however, are also accepted for online registration. CANDISC forms are available on www.active.com. Online registrants will be charged an additional fee for credit card payments.
In cases of refunds, a written request postmarked no later than July 15 must be submitted. Approved requests will have $25 of their initial payment withheld for processing fees. Requests submitted after the stated deadline will be considered on a case-to-case basis.
Cyclists who are unable to complete the designated route for a particular day must hold themselves responsible to provide their own transportation and return to Fort Stevenson State Park, which is where the race would start and end.