Is the Salt To Saint a “race” or a “ride”?
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, unlike most “races” the Salt To Saint is an open course. Meaning there is not traffic control and that participants are required to obey all traffic regulations. The majority of riders are only competing against themselves with the goal being to finish.
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?
If you so desire. We actually recommend riding pairs during the night hours for safety sake.
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 which of the three start times my team will be assigned?
When registering Team Captains will be asked to state their teams Estimated Average Speed (EAS). This will be used to determine your teams start time.
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 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 race 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?
1)Grab the confirmation code in the confirmation email that you received at the time of registration,
- Go here: http://www.imathlete.com/
- Enter in confirmation code
- Select the “manage my team” option
- Select the team member’s name from the team list drop down
- Click “remove from team” at the bottom
- Go here
- > http://www.imathlete.com/
- Enter confirmation code from confirmation
- Select “cancel my registration” option and follow the prompts
After step 1 and 2 have been completed your team now has an available position. It is now ok to instruct the new team member to REGISTER.