POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Support vehicles are the private
vehicles that we use to provide on road support
and/or transportation services. They may include
such vehicles as 15 and 12 passenger vans,
minivans, SUV's, sedans, pick
vans, and box trucks.
You will not normally need
to use a support vehicle during our events,
and all support vehicles will be off limits
at all times with the only exceptions:
- Loading your baggage onto our
- Being transported as part of a transportation
service before the
or after the end of an event
- If you have called SAG support and are
being transported off the road
Except for the situations listed above, all other participant
services related to support vehicles are of a convenience
or comfort nature and we simply will not have enough
support vehicles to be able to extend these services
to all participants.
In addition, we must take proactive steps to prevent
the support vehicles we use from getting scratched
or damaged or dirty or
because they all belong to our staff members or participants
or are rented.
Restrooms will not be available in our support vehicles,
so you will need to use the restroom before we leave.
We will make restroom stops along the way on
It is also very easy for support vehicles to
quickly become disorganized during our events
and we must keep them clean and
orderly to generally efficiently
run our events such as finding a first
aid kit immediately in an emergency or quickly and easily
The following participant activities are expressly
forbidden in regards to support vehicles:
Being in or on any support vehicle.
may not rest in any support vehicle seats since your
sweat or grime from
will quickly get support vehicles dirty and smelly.
You also may not sit or lean on any part of a support
as on the bumpers or in the door, since this
might scratch the support vehicle. In addition, you
may not get any supplies yourself from inside a support
vehicle such as snacks, beverages,
Leaning bicycles on any part of a support vehicle.
bikes on support vehicles, even the tires, will cause
scratches. In addition it is possible that your bike
get run over if we need to take off suddenly in an
emergency and don't see it.
Storing any loose personal items in support
you are concerned about needing an item on the road
you will have to carry it with you on your bike.
This includes such parts items as tires and tubes,
such clothing items as rain gear, booties, and jackets,
and such other miscellaneous items as tools, protein
powder, or anything else you might want
or need on the road.
Not only is there a very low
chance that the support vehicle closest to you will
actually be the one
carrying your items, it will take a long time to
find your things amid a densely packed vehicle
with everyone else's gear laying around (especially
if your things aren't even there in the first
place). And the vehicle will only get messier
in the process.
Personal electronic device charging (e.g. cell phones
and GPS units).
power outlets need to be used to make sure staff
constantly charged for emergency purposes
and for powering other event support gear such as
laptop computers and GPS units.
Using any support vehicle as a riding aid.
so is inherently unsafe and expressly prohibited
whether it is an
official support vehicle or not. This includes drafting
behind any vehicle or riding ahead of any vehicle
and using its headlights to light the roadway at