Q: Is the Salt To Saint a “race” or a “ride”?
A: Yes….We do our best to meet the needs of both the casual rider as well as the competitive cyclist. Technically it is a race because there is prizes for the fastest team in each category. However, the majority of riders are only competing against themselves with the goal being to finish.
Q: Isn’t it too dangerous to ride at night?
A: Depends who you ask…we recommend asking someone who has done it. With the proper use of lights and reflective gear, it is much easier to see you at night than in the day. The dangers of road cycling will still be present
Q: Is this a team time trial?
A: No, it is a relay. There is a Solo category, but most will relay.
Q: Can more than one team member be riding at the same time?
A: If you so desire. We actually recommend riding pairs during the night hours for safety sake.
Q: Does my entire team need to be present to register?
A: No. The team captain is responsible for registering the team and paying the registration fee. He or she will can then employ whatever means necessary to receive payment from the team members. Pay them early or this part can get ugly.
Q: Is there food support along the course?
A: This is team supported event. We will provide a goody bag at check in, and give some good recommendations for food along the way. You know what you like, and what works for you. We don’t want to guess.
Q: How do I know which of the three start times my team will be assigned?
A: When registering teams will be asked to state their teams expected average mph. This will be used to determine your teams start time.
Q: Is my commuter bike light good enough?
A: We recommend using a brighter than the average cycling light for this event. The key question to ask is “is this light for seeing or just to help me be seen?” See the race bible for light recommendations. We recommend a headlight with at least 500 lumens.