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Events Where Rest Stops DO NOT HAVE an Opening or Closing Time
When a rest stop does not have a specific opening or closing time, but remains open until our participants come through, it is extremely critical to stop only at our supported rest stops in order for our logistics to run smoothly.

You may not stop at an unsupported location such as a restaurant or bar on the route for an unreasonable period of time solely because the rest stops will remain open until all participants come through to ensure that our good faith "No Man Left Behind" policy will not be abused.

This policy does not apply in instances of stopping for a brief period of time such as resting or catching your breath after a challenging ride.

Events Where Rest Stops DO HAVE an Opening and Closing Times
When rest stops do have a specific opening or closing time, you may stop at an unsupported location on the route for lunch. However, we only recommend stopping if you're absolutely positive that doing so will not interfere with your ability to depart the rest stops by their closing times.

For safety reasons, all riders must depart each rest stop by the posted closing time. No exceptions.

  • Click Here for more information about our rest stop opening and closing times.

Stopping at Bars to Drink Alcohol
Stopping at bars to drink alcohol is not only unnecessary, but extremely dangerous to yourself and other participants. The consumption of alcohol will never be tolerated while riding.

If alcohol is consumed on the road, we will deny you all event services from that point forward, and you will be completely on your own. Absolutely no exceptions.

If you want an alcoholic beverage, please wait until after you've safely completed the ride. At the end of the day most everyone will want to enjoy a cold beer or two - staff and participants alike!

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