How To: SAG Drivers
- Drive carefully. Even in a rush, maintain courteous speed.
- Take care of the back of the event. The last riders need the best support.
- Communicate well with the Route Manager.
- Be safe and have fun on the event.
DRIVING FOR THE EVENT
- Drive safely: These are rented vehicles. Any incidents will harm the event.
- Use the phone wisely: We need to talk and text often. Get yourself a Bluetooth or pull over to the side of the road to talk. Do not talk and hold the phone while driving
- Navigate with ease: You will get a text with a Map Link to each location you need to go to next. Use your phone’s Driver GPS app and follow the directions. We can pinpoint riders down to the tree they’re sitting under.
- Use the SAG Vehicle Log: Keep track of who’s in your van by the bib number.
- Be patient: We move all the SAG vehicles to be strategically in place to provide the quickest response across the whole route. You may be sent to a rest stop and stay there for an hour or more before moving again.
- Be helpful: When you get to a rest stop, help out and stay busy. If you can provide mechanical services, set up shop. Ask if the Rest Stop coordinator needs help, clean your hands and start cutting fruit.
WHEN TO CONTACT THE ROUTE MANAGER
- Text Name and Rest Stop name when you arrive at each rest stop and the finish.
- Dangerous sections of the route. Sweep or mark to ensure rider safety.
- Riders who need mechanical or medical support – if you hear of one, let me know before going out.
- ASAP when you arrive on a scene that needs 911 support.
WORKING WITH EVENT RIDERS
- Transport riders forward and drop them off, when helpful. It’s better to get them up a hill than get too far behind
- If a rider is done for the day, ask for their patience. We’ll try to get them to the finish as quickly as possible. But, the SAG priority is to support a section of the route until the SAG vehicle is full. This may be hours.
- Be a good person to all riders who are struggling, have mechanical issues or injuries. You are the first face of the event they see when they are at their lowest.
- Support them to the best of your expertise.
- Last riders will be pressured to keep moving, but let’s make their time as enjoyable as possible.
- Route Manager will determine when to close the route.
You will have an SAG supply kit for you. You are responsible for ensuring all supplies are in your vehicle before leaving. We will have a supply checklist for you to confirm before you leave.
- 1 case of 12 oz water bottles
- SAG Binder: Incident Report Forms, Contact List, Event Timeline
- Rider Log + Clipboard
- Orange Vest – wear it.
- Bungee Cord x 2
- 12 x snack bars
- Tire Levers
- Med Kit
- Event Vehicle Signs – put in front window
- Are You OK Rider Sign – hold up to riders on the side of the road
- Pen x 2
- Packing Tape
- 6 x Arrows
- USB Car Charger – you must bring your phone cord
- 5 x Ride Guides
- 1 Can – route marking paint
- 1 Can – black paint