Here are a few things we have learned that may help you. If you have any good tips from your other relay experiences, please share. We would love to hear what you have learned.
Night Riding Tip: Get a good light!
When riding at night, every rider is required to have at least one head light and one tail light. Please do not go buy a basic commuter light for the Salt To Saint. Most bike shop they will have a lot of bike lights. Most will range from $20 – $50. These lights are designed to help you be seen, but not help you see. We do not have a specific light recommendation, but the key question is “could I ride just as fast at night, using this light, as I would go in the day?”
Vehicle Tip: Think comfy! We recommend getting your team an large vehicle that will have enough room for your riders. Motor homes are welcome for now, this may change as the event grows, and are a great way to catch some Z’s while not riding. Large SUV’s and Van’s work are great.
Transition Tip: Think fast. Aside from riding slow, this can be your largest time killer. We strongly recommend that you do not hang around when your rider leaves a transition area. If you want hang out time, go to the next transition, get the next rider ready, then chill until your rider get there. You will be surprised how fast your rider will get to the next transition and you do not want to get there late.
How to stay on Course: Follow the markings. The course will be well marked. Make sure you clearly understand the different markers that you will see on the road.
Good thing to bring: See the “What to Bring” list.
Choosing a team: Choose wisely young Jedi! If you are racing to win, don’t choose a casual weekend worrier to be on your team. Likewise if your team is in it for the accomplishment, don’t bring along the guy that is going to be ticked if your heart is not beating out of your chest for 24hr.