All riders are on open roads and subject to state and local laws. Police may be present to help with safety but do not assume you have a closed road. Treat every intersection with caution.
Please follow these guidelines:
- In an emergency, call 911.
- Helmets are required.
- Headphones are prohibited.
- Start Groups:
a) The 100-mile start will go off in four waves at 30-second intervals. Choose your start group based on your anticipated speed. b) The second wave will be for riders who identify as female.
c) The 55-mile start will go off in two waves at 30-second intervals.
- The 20-mile start will go off in a single wave.
- Beware of a steel plate bridge at mile 1.5. In wet conditions riders will be asked to walk.
- Riders must dismount to walk the Sagamore Bridge.
- The first 10 miles of the 100-mile route will be a controlled, rolling enclosure traveling no faster than 16 mph. Please roll with your start group.
- Riding in high visibility pink jerseys, Domestiques ride to keep all riders safe and smooth. Please follow their instructions, particularly during the rollout.
- Please ride as tight to the right as feasible.
- Groups should ride no wider than two abreast. As a courtesy to vehicles, Domestiques may advise groups to ride single file.
- Riders with mechanical problems should pull completely off the road. Domestiques or SAG vans will assist.
- In the event of a mishap, secure the roadway. If possible, move the downed rider and all equipment off the roadway. Please allow a Domestique, a medic, SAG or ambulance personnel to tend to an affected rider. Do not turn your back to oncoming traffic.
- There are three means of navigation: 1) yellow arrows on the pavement; 2) yellow signs with black arrows; and 3) a rider’s GPS device (digital routes may be downloaded from the event website). In the absence of any markings, continue straight.
- Rest stops will offer riders food, drinks, SAG, medical and mechanical service.
- All support staff will have access to an emergency medical plan.
Rules of the “Road” for the 5k Run/Walk
- All walkers/runners are subjected to the rules of the road as stated by the Barnstable Police.
- All runners should line up at the beginning of the chute, ahead of the walkers.
- Police are stationed at left hand turns and key intersections. There are also Course Marshal’s at three different areas for directions and information.
- Participants must listen to the local police and official course marshals for instructions and warnings. They are there for your protection.
- Please stay on the route at all times. Part of the route goes through private property and we want to respect the opportunity to be on their property.
- There are three water stops on the route, staffed with volunteers.
- Please find a police or course marshal if you need assistance at any time. There will be a van on the route if anyone needs transportation.
- In case of a serious incident, please call 911 first.
- Cones have been placed in key areas to protect you from the vehicle traffic. Please stay inside the protected area.
Be safe and have fun!