BUILD YOUR #BIKEBOAT

#BIKEBOAT RULES

SAFETY FIRST: SEAWORTHY #BIKEBOAT
Prior to the regatta, judges will determine whether your #BikeBoat is  seaworthy, passing the required tests and safety checks to be able to sail without any mishaps.

#BIKEBOATS MUST BE NAUTICAL IN THEME AND SEA-WORTHY!

  • #BikeBoats must have a nautical theme. Does it go under, in, on, below or somewhere around the (salt, fresh, bath) water? If you can make a case that it belongs in the regatta, we’ll probably be good with it. Or not. SpaceSHIPS, SEAplanes, we’ve seen it all.
  • All #BikeBoats must be seaworthy to qualify, able to finish the regatta in the same condition it started without losing any components to the sea.
  • #BikeBoat Pit Crews are a thing. You can stop for repairs along the way.
  • There are no size restrictions, but if it don’t sail, it don’t qualify.
  • THINK OF THE CHILDREN. #BikeBoats must be family friendly. We’re all for supporting your #BikeBoat’s First Amendment Rights, but we also don’t want to be the reason parents are having awkward conversations with their kids at the event.

THE REGATTA: ON THE HIGH SEA

  • 2 Pedals: 1 Person. If your #BikeBoat is built on a single-rider bike, one person sail! If your #BikeBoat is built on a tandem bike, two people sail! Crews cannot switch sailors at any point during the race.
  • Athletic Supporters. Your crew can help move your #BikeBoat to the start line but must be out of the way when the heat begins.
  • Play to the Crowd. You can give away items from your #BikeBoat but thrown items count as litter and will lead to disqualification. Use of Silly String, confetti, glitter will result in a lifetime ban.
  • Stay on Course: Any deviation from the marked course will result in disqualification.
  • Code of Conduct: Healthy competition and smack-talk is encouraged, but physical contact with other #BikeBoats is prohibited.

READY TO LAUNCH?

  • All registered #BikeBoats will assemble with their heat in the Boat Show area from Noon to 3pm.
  • Each heat will start 5 minutes after the previous heat. 
  • The top three winners of all the heats will go the route again to determine the winner of the Urban Regatta Cup and huge bragging rights with their friends.

Deadline is September 14th – don’t miss out on giveaways and hidden #BikeBoat awards! Sign up now!
The event is FREE to attend! Only those wishing to build their very own #BikeBoat must register!