Liability constraints and ethical issues require that these guidelines are respected without compromise.
1. All riders will obey all rules of the road, including riding single file except to pass and obeying all traffic signs.
2. All riders will ride in pairs, or larger groups, with front and rear lights on, from dusk until sunrise.
3. All riders will wear helmets, gloves and CEM-provided reflective vests at all times while on the course.
4. All riders will check in with every SAG station during the event. (You must check in and out at each SAG station, even if you do not wish to stop.)
5. No rider shall draft a motor vehicle at any time, even for short distances.
6. No rider shall recruit and bring his/her own private saggers.
7. No rider shall use headphones of any type while on the course.
Complete Sag Support (people helping you during the ride)
1. CEM provides all food and drink during the entire event. We provide Gatorade sports drink. You may want to start using it during your training.
2. CEM provides SAG support at stationary rest stations and roving motorcycles and vehicles on the course. SAG helpers provide food and drink, muscle rubs, first aid, minor bike repairs, etc. Rovers check on your safety and transport your gear (if you want it) between SAG stations. They also have food, water, and first-aid supplies. If you know individuals who might like to help on the SAG team, have them contact us for SAG information. SAG helpers must be 18 years or older and must be part of the SAG team providing services to all riders. Novice saggers will be trained during the Agony Ride.
3. Gear bag: You may choose to leave your gear bag in Loyalton or have it transported to the other SAG stations as you go.
No Spectators or children
We ask everyone who comes to register to help as a stationary or roving SAG helper. There are tasks for folks with varying levels of ability and endurance. All saggers must be at least 18 years of age.
25 miles north of Truckee in the Sierra Valley in and between the towns of Vinton, Loyalton, and Beckwourth.
Paved state and county highways are in very good to fair condition; some may have occasional wash-boards, potholes, sand, or gravel. The route is relatively flat. Two, three-mile stretches of the route are on State Hwy. 49, which is moderately traveled. You must obey all traffic laws, including riding single file at all times except to pass other riders.
Temperatures may range from 90ºF or higher in the day to 20ºF at night. The average elevation is 5,000 ft., and it can rain almost any day of the year. There are almost always strong, gusty winds in the afternoon.
Check-in Check in at the Loyalton Elementary School (see map) at 9:00 a.m. on Friday for a bike inspection, pulse and blood pressure check, and to receive numbered tags for your bike and bag and a numbered reflective vest.
Office Hours: M-F: 9a-4p
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Contact: p: 530-268-0877 | f: 530-268-9077 email us PO Box 1022 Grass Valley, CA 95945