There will be three aid stations located at miles 12, 29 and 40. Aid station at mile 29 will be accessible for crew and spectators.
At each aid stations there will be Gedney dill pickles, GU Energy gels, chews and stroopwafel, Fig Newtons, granola bars, water and GU hydration.
There will be H-frames with a white background, black print and directional arrows OR orange signs with black arrows along the 49er course.
Outside help will only be available at designated spectator locations. No mobile support, including motorized vehicles, are allowed on course.
Preparing for the Course
Have your bike checked over before the ride. Make sure everything is tight and properly adjusted, or take it to a trained Erik’s mechanic. They’ll gladly look it over and make sure everything is safe.
Remember to plan for the unexpected. Erik’s recommends on every ride that you keep the following in your hydration pack or seat bag:
- Spare tube
- Patch kit
- CO2 inflator with multiple cartridges or pump.
- Tire levers
For a long ride or race, you should add the following if you don’t already carry it:
- Tire boot for patching large cuts in tires
- Chain “quick” link to make field repairs
- Chain tool
- Back up energy food as a reserve tank