Connect with Cyclists by Hosting a Rider
Our racers come from across the country, and even globe, to race ToAD and enjoy our wonderful community and events! Because of the length of the series, racers always benefit from generous host houses sharing their space for some or all of the races.
Hosting is Rewarding and Exciting
ToAD offers host housing through our official program. This benefit is hugely important when recruiting racers to participate. By hosting racers, you’re making it affordable, and even possible, for them to come to ToAD, and help make the series great.
Understanding how important it is for these riders to have hosting available made it easy to open our home to part of a team. It was great to have the chance to hear riders’ perspectives on the event.
By hosting a racer, you’ll not only make a difference in someone’s experience, but you’ll get to meet interesting people from elsewhere in the world, many of whom end up becoming friends and repeat guests to our hosts. You’ll get their insider peek into what it’s like to race ToAD, and you can even name drop when you’re out spectating!
What’s Expected from Hosts?
Our racers are extremely grateful to host families, and generally will be friendly, considerate, trustworthy, and non-intrusive.
- A comfortable sleeping space, bed, or air mattress
- Use of a bathroom and shower
- Use of kitchen to prepare meals
- Counter and refrigerator space
- Use of washer and dryer
- Secure place to store their bicycle while visiting
- Spare key or other reliable means of entering and leaving securely
You are NOT expected to provide food, transportation, or cooking services.
Our family has watched the ToAD races for years and we enjoy every moment of it. We love hosting riders, and our children are happy to interact with our guests. The experience left a lasting impression on all of us.
We have no shortage of racers who will be grateful for host housing. Racers include all genders, and may come from international locations. We have single riders as well as teams in need of housing. Pandemic travel guidelines will be adhered to.
It’s easy to sign up, and rewarding to host. Fill out the application to get started:
Frequently Asked Questions for Hosts
Will the cyclists need to be in my home when I’m not there?
Will I have to feed them?
Will I have to provide transportation?
Will my home be treated like a hotel?
Granted, these are nice people. Do they have any other reason to behave well?
Will I have an uncomfortable conversation with the cyclists when I define the limits of what I’m willing to do?
How will I know if I have been accepted as a host?
For more information, contact:
Host Housing Coordinator