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Hot Breakfast Items


Unfortunately we will not be able to provide any hot breakfast items (bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc.) If you want any breakfast hot items you will need to get them yourself either at a restaurant in stopping town or in one of the towns we pass through on the road.

We choose not to have any hot breakfast items (other than coffee and hot water for oatmeal and tea) for a number of reasons, but mainly because we really feel they're more trouble than they're worth.

Not only do most hot breakfast foods not get eaten that much anyways, but not having hot breakfast items significantly reduces the amount of equipment and manpower we need to pay for which in turn keeps the cost of the event lower and saves you money.

Most importantly, most hot breakfast foods are greasy and salty (such as sausage, bacon, and hash browns) and are just about the worst thing for you to eat before a challenging ride.

In addition many participants do not want to add additional heat into their bodies when they know they're already going to be cycling in the heat of summer and generating additional heat as they ride on the hot road.

No matter how we well we planned it, there would either be leftovers and waste from hot items not eaten or we would run out and a participant would not be able to get a hot item they wanted.

Hot items would require significantly more equipment than we currently use since each item needs to be cooked in some sort of appliance, such as a stove, oven, self-contained warmer, or steam pans and each appliance would need some type of energy supply such as gas or electricity. If such equipment and/or energy sources were available at our main lodging site, it would cost us extra both for the use of the kitchen facilities and also to pay their licensed food service manager on to be on site as required by state law. Otherwise we would have to bring our own cooking and preparation equipment with us, but again this would take extra time and money to collect and transport this equipment and we wouldn't even be sure that our main lodging facility would be able to accommodate our food preparation needs.

There would also be a greater risk of food safety with hot breakfast items since they are more subject to contamination since they are exposed to more open elements. They could also go bad if not properly refrigerated both before and after they are cooked, which would require us to carry some sort of additional refrigeration source with us on the road.

There is also significantly more manpower necessary to provide hot items since every item needs to be cooked and every single piece of equipment used to prepare the item would need to be cleaned, and also packed away if we brought that equipment ourselves.

We bet you never put so much thought into a piece of sausage before! We did, all with your safety, comfort, and value in mind.

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