One person on each team must be designated Team Captain on race day. They are responsible for communication with event officials and volunteers in the event of any problems or concerns.
Endurance Racing 101: What To Bring
Be sure to watch the weather reports and prepare for the unexpected. Weather in Saskatchewan can change dramatically and very quickly. Nights are usually cool, especially since people are tired both physically and mentally.
Bring your bike (of course)
Hydration pack, water bottles
Bike tools, bike stand (if you have one)
Tent, sleeping bag, pillows, camping mattress
Portable stove and utensils (if you plan on cooking meals)
1-3 Cycling Jerseys, shorts and socks
Tights (for cool conditions)
Eyewear (you dont want sticks or dirt in your eyes)
Note: Not everyone wears cycling gear, however the fabrics offer greater breath- ability, wicking of moisture away from the body and lighter overall comfort while riding.
Sunscreen (sweat proof)
Note: Most people like to change out of their sweaty and dirty gear after completing a lap. Bring several layers in order to dress appropriately for variable temperatures.
Food and Fuel
Plan your meals ahead of time.
When preparing for the event, try using energy gels (i.e. Power Gel) and energy bars (i.e. Power Bars). You will be able to consume gels or bars prior to your lap in order to give your body a boost of energy.
You will need normal foods as well. Bring lots of food. You will be hungry. You cannot survive on energy bars and gels alone. You body will need sugars, proteins and fat in order to replenish your glycogen stores. When you run out of glycogen you stop going!
Bring foods that you easily digest such as pancakes, pasta, bagels, bananas, etc. You know best what your body can digest easily.
Eat reasonable sized portions. Do not overeat between laps. Digestion will make you tired & groggy
Replenishing your electrolytes is the key element to staying hydrated.
Electrolytes. What are they? Electrolytes will enhance your performance by providing your body with necessary sugars and carbohydrates.
The number one problem at long events is dehydration. You can also experience heat exhaustion or even heat stroke if you are not careful.
Drinking water only is not enough to stay hydrated throughout the entire event
Rider etiquette is expected to be practiced on the course: