Once the race starts many teams implement a leap frog style support system for their riders. Essentially, the support vehicle will drive past the rider 10 miles or so and wait for them with water and food. Once the rider passes, the support vehicle will pass them again by another 10 miles and wait again. Please exercise caution and respect when passing cyclists, while parking, and avoid holding up traffic. The roads will not be closed, so you’ll be sharing the road with other drivers. Be careful!
Have your camera handy. There are incredible views you’ll want to capture, along with unflattering pictures you’ll want to save for blackmailing your friends.
There are gas stations and grocery stores along the way. Prices are a little higher, but you’ll have access to items you will need to stay nourished. There is one stretch between Blanding and Hanksville (120 miles) where there are NO services. Be prepared with plenty of water for your rider and a full tank of gas.
Make sure you have a plan for how you and you’re team will take turns riding and driving in your attempt to rest. Oh, and don’t forget to pack deodorant…and earplugs…and breath mints…
Please note this ride is not supported, so you are responsible for your food and drink between Moab and St. George. Some exchange sponsors may have food and drink for you, but do not count on it.