Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Salt To Saint a “race” or a “ride”?
It is a “Ride”
The difference between a “Ride” and a “Race” according to the powers that be, the ones that issue our event permits, is that a ride is a cycling event that does not have road closures, or police support to control traffic. A race is a cycling event that has a closed course and the primary focus is to be the fastest team to finish. That is not the Salt To Saint Relay. While many teams do push themselves to beat other teams or beat their time from years past, this can not be done at the expense of the road regulations. If riders or teams are found top be breaking road regulations the put the entire event at jeopardy they will be disqualified.
Isn’t it too dangerous to ride at night?
Depends who you ask. We recommend asking someone who has done it. With the proper use of lights and reflective gear, your are more visible at night than in the day. The dangers of road cycling will still be present and should never be ignored. But, riding at night is something we feel everyone should experience.
Is this a team time trial?
No, it is a “relay”. A ” road bike relay” consists of a team (more than one) of riders, assigning a leg or distance to each member of their team. Each of these assignments will add up the be the total distance of the event. The Salt To Saint does welcome “Solo” riders, but it primarily a relay event.
Can more than one team member be riding at the same time?
Yes, if you so desire. Many teams do this to provide their riders someone to work with and talk to, and it should go unsaid, but all riders must pay, be registered, and have signed the waivers. Even if they are only riding for a short distance. Again, all riders must pay, be registered, and have signed the waivers.
Does my entire team need to be present to register?
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.
Is there food support along the course?
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.
How do I know what time my team will start?
Start Time will be assigned, posted, and emailed out shortly after registration closes.
Is my commuter bike light good enough?
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 event bible for light recommendations. We recommend a headlight with at least 500 lumens.
How do I delete and/or replace a team member that is not longer participating?
How do I calculate my teams EAS (Estimated Average Speed)
To calculate your team’s EAS, find the average speed of your team on a 20 mile ride with moderate to rolling terrain. This is done by finding the average speed of each member of your team, on the above mentioned 20 mile ride, adding them together and dividing by the total number on your team.
Is my registration refundable?
No. When you register, you agree to this. We do however have a very flexible transfer policy, so if you can’t ride, find someone that wants to buy your entry. As long as you do it early enough, you are welcome to transfer to a new rider. The Team Captain has control of who is on his/her team and can edit them as needed. If you are the Team Captain, you must select a Team Member to become the new Captain, then have them remove you from the Team.