Can't find someone to travel with you to the race to provide you with water and gels? No problem, we have you covered!
Trek has stepped up to provide all the water bottles needed and SiS (Science in Sport) has provided all the nutrition you can handle. All you have to do is bring enough supplies, of your own, to get to the feed zones.
Day 1 of the race we will stock TWO neutral feed zones on course. Water bottles, SiS gels, and electrolyte tabs will be provided.
Day 2 of the race we will stock ONE feed zone on the course. Water, SiS gels, and electrolyte tabs will be provided.
While both of these areas will hand up bottles and gels, it is your responsibility to stop and get what you need. You will need to stop or slow down significantly to receive bottles and gels. There will also be electrolyte tabs for you to add to your water. Any water bottles you "drop" and leave behind will be picked up to be washed and donated or will be recycled. This means do not leave behind any water bottle you actually wish to keep. Refilling your personal water bottle will also be available.
This service is completely complementary! Our amazing volunteers will be donating their time, vehicles and bike racks to get you safely back to E-Town in the event you must abandon the race. Be sure to say “Thank You” if you find yourself in need of this service. It will make their day!
Every rider will be given a phone number with their packet at registration. Make sure to put the phone number into your cell phone, just in case you need it. Also, remember you will be in the Flint Hills. **Pro tip: Make the call at the top of a hill to ensure enough cellular service.
Frequently Ask Questions About Support
+ Can I provide my own drop bag?
Sadly, we will not be able to offer that at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
+ Can my own support drive out there?
They sure can. We just ask they take the long way to the feed zones to avoid extra traffic on the race course.
+ Will they be providing hand-ups so I do not have to slow down?
No. You should plan to have to stop for 5-10 seconds so they can safely hand the bottles to you. We do not want anyone to wreck trying to take a hand-up at full speed.
+ Will you have supplies (water/gels) at the start line?
No. You are responsible for providing yourself enough water and nutrition to make it to the first Feed Zone.
+ Does this mean you will come get me if I run out of tubes.
Yes, we will come get you and bring you safely back to town. For more information be sure to read about adandonment support above.