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Snacks


You won't have to worry about finding food on the road, having enough money, or eating food that is not the most appropriate for cycling! All snacks and beverages are all you can eat, included in registration, and available at every rest stop. We will also have rest stops set up at the start of the ride so you can stock up before the first upcoming ride and at the end of the ride so you can replenish yourself from the previous ride at the end of the day.

Imagine how much money you'd spend relying on gas stations and convenience stores for your snacks and sports drinks when a quart of sports drink can easily be over $3.00 and a single candy bar over a dollar. Plus, the gas stations probably wouldn't have fresh fruit available and even if they did it probably wouldn't be that fresh. And that's even if you can find a gas station when and where you want it!

You will not need the rest stop attendant to actually serve you anything at the rest stops. All snack items are either prepackaged to prevent spoilage and food borne illnesses or dispensed from bulk containers in the case of the bread, peanut butter, and jelly. We designed it this way so that if the rest stop attendant needs to perform SAG support on the road the rest stop will be able to fully function without him. Also, you can stock up and put most snack items in your pocket for later on the road!

While all the snacks and sports drinks are all you can eat, we ask that you please eat all you take in order to ensure their availability for all participants.

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Protein Sources
Protein will be available at every rest stop in the form of peanuts in the trail mix, peanut butter and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, beef slim jims, and string cheese sticks. If you desire another protein source such as protein powder for your sports drink, protein bars, or beef jerky you will need to provide it and carry it with you on the road yourself.

Salt Sources
We also realize the importance of salt on the road. Salt will be available through the pretzel varieties, trail mix, and beef slim jims!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Dispensers
We will have "peanut butter guns" to dispense peanut butter. They operate just like a caulk gun where you squeeze the handle and dispense peanut butter from the tip (don't worry this is a food safe piece of equipment, we didn't rig up a caulk gun or grease gun). Both types of jelly will be dispensed from easily squeezable jelly containers. You won't get your hands messy from using tiny little plastic knives to dig out the peanut butter or jelly out of open jars, and you won't have to worry about flies or dirt or everyone else's dirty hands getting into jars either. We will also have small paper plates on which to prepare your peanut butter & jelly sandwich.

Please do not use the tips of either container to spread the peanut butter or jelly around on the bread to keep the containers from getting messy. We will have plastic knives available at every rest stop for you to spread your peanut butter & jelly on your own sandwich. If the peanut butter gun or jelly containers do get messy and need to be cleaned please inform the rest stop attendant and he will do so promptly.

Both the peanut butter gun and jelly dispensers will get empty from time to time and the rest stop attendant will regularly need to refill them. If a jelly squirter becomes empty please do not throw it away because we refill the empty squirter bottles from bulk jelly containers.

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