The RAC | A Typical Day
We wake up at 6 a.m.
We get ourselves ready.
Please keep the restrooms clean.
We volunteers have to clean up after you.
We might not get invited back if we leave a mess.
We take down our tents, pack up our stuff, and take it to the Penske.
We fill up our water bottle at the water source (hose) and our Gatorade bottle at the Penske.
Chase and Leaders in Training meet with Sabine and Lauren at 7:30 a.m. at the Penske.
We have breakfast.
We get your bike ready and check for flats.
We leave camp at 8 a.m.
We typically have a snack stop, a lunch stop, and another snack stop.
Sometimes we regroup (wait for all riders to come in), sometimes we don’t.
Chase cars stop along the route every few miles or so; they carry water and diluted Gatorade.
After we ride into camp at night, we get our luggage from the Penske and set up your tent.
If we have noticed a problem with your bike, we alert bike support volunteers now (and not the next morning at 7.55 am).
We relax while the kids run around.
We help other people set up their tent
or help unload the Penske
or cheer in those riders who are coming in after us.
Dinner is around 6 pm. We receive wrist bands.
We go to the mandatory meeting at 8.
We stay for the highly recommended “Ghost Stories by the Camp Fire” event, hosted by Dennis Bueker.
We go to bed because we are tired.