Some IMPORTANT notes:
- The ride is 61+ miles at an elevation of over 7000ft! Be prepared.
- You have to walk about .2 miles on a dirt road to lunch. You should carry cleat covers or shoe covers!
- The ride is all uphill after lunch. Nothing we can do about it except wait about 100 million years for some major upheavel to turn things around.
Some basic rules:
- The ride will go on - rain or shine!
- ANSI approved helmets are MANDATORY!
- Don't ride more than 2 abreast.
There are drivers just dying to take out a cyclist - don't give them an opportunity!
- It is recommended that each rider carry a large water bottle, spare tube & patch kit, pump, tire changing tools, sun screen, and a windbreaker if the weather happens to be chilly.
- Sunscreen, lip-balm and sun glasses are recommended.
- This is an open course and riders are responsible to observe and obey all traffic laws. Please be courteous to local traffic and drivers.
Equipment: A multiple-gear bicycle in good working condition with a good low gear of 34" or less is suggested for all but the strongest riders.
SAG-Wagons will patrol the routes to help the riders. In addition, volunteer mechanics will help with repairs, small parts, tires & tubes at the Food-Stops. In case of injury, medical assistance is available from the fire districts along the routes. Phone 911.
WE WANT YOU TO BE SAFE AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!