For the last three years I’ve considered joining my triathlon coach, Chris Hauth, on a multi-day ride down the California Coast. This year, I bit the bullet and took on the challenge. We planned to ride more than 400 miles in four days. It was fully supported by SAGmonkey including: catered meals, SAG vans, stocked aid stations, bike mechanics, massage therapist, and luggage transport. “A spa vacation on wheels.”
SAG is an acronym for “Support And Gear” or “Support And Grub.” A SAG wagon is also known as a “Broom Wagon: A support vehicle following a group of cyclists in a race, tour or recreational ride that may carry equipment, food, rider luggage, or mechanics. May also pick up riders unable to continue.” What it amounts to is all kinds of help along the route and I ended up using it all. The ride was even more challenging than I had anticipated.
CYCLING FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO SANTA MONICA (CALIFORNIA COAST RIDE)
Words : Brenda Bettencourt
Blog : Tri Fan