The Route Marking team marks each day's route with directional signs and maintains and corrects signage during the day.
Requirements: Some late hours and occasional lifting of items fifty pounds or less.
The Sweep team supports riders on the route, assisting them with bike tech or medical issues. Sweep transports Riders to pits, ensures the road is clear of debris, provides traffic control as needed, and offers hydration to Riders. In addition, the Sweep teams are the cheerleaders of the Ride, providing encouragement to the Riders on the route.
Requirements: Early morning start time, frequent heavy lifting of items fifty pounds or more; an exuberant personality.
Detailed Description: Sweep Crew
Roving Pit Crew
This crew, which is Sweep and Pit crew rolled into one, supports the fastest riders. This self-contained crew has a vehicle with a bike rack and water, Gatorade, snacks, and fruit. Don't forget the loud music, stickers, candy, and lots of enthusiasm!
Requirements: Early morning start time and frequent heavy lifting of items fifty pounds or more.
Detailed Description: Roving Pit Crew
At each ride pit stop, these crews provide water, snacks, music, and fun to support the Riders. Morning and afternoon pits stops are set up by different crew teams.
Requirements: Early morning start time (morning pit only) and some lifting of items fifty pounds or more.
This Ride is fully supported, which means a full lunch at mid-day. Using pre-made food with assistance from Lunch Sponsors and the Food Crew team, Lunch Pit crew provides food and water, does a mid-day check in of Riders, and provides a fun atmosphere to relax. A Medical Crew team member, bike technician, chiropractor, and massage therapists are also on-site at the Lunch Pit.
Requirements: Early morning start time and some lifting of items of fifty pounds or more.
Detail Description: Lunch Pit Crew
The Moto crew patrols the route to ensure safety and performs route traffic control.
Requirements: Early morning start time.
SAG (Supplies and Gear) Bus is a school bus that taxis injured riders or others not able to ride from Lunch Pit or the PM pit back to camp.This is a taxi service back to camp and does NOT pick up riders from the route. In a big yellow school bus, the SAG bus driver picks up riders at pit stops and drives them to camp.
Requirements: Must be licensed and able to perform some frequent living of items fifty pounds or more.
Water & Ice
This mobile team delivers bottled water and ice to pits and camp from different area sources.
Requirements: early morning start time and very frequent lifting of items of seventy-five pounds or more.