Supplies & Tools

Below is a list of items which you, as a SAG driver, can expect to carry with you while helping for an event. There may be "event-specific" supplies for you to use, and different events and coordinators may have different ways of dispersing information and supplies. Some utilize email (for event informational material), while other rely on handing out everything immediately prior to the event.

This may not be how every event breaks up it's supply lists.  Some events supply the SAG vehicle with literally everything, others expect you to supply much of the SAG gear yourself.  Most rides - particularly club rides or fundraising events - are a combination of both.

This is also by no means an “all inclusive list”.  If you have item that you think would be important or useful to carry, by all means bring them.  Let me know what they are and I’ll add it to the list.

EVENT INFORMATION - Usually supplied by the Event SAG Coordinator:
(If supplied by CVBikeSAG, you will receive it prior to the event, via email.  Please print this information and bring it with you to the SAG Orientation meeting prior to the event.)
(If supplied by another Event SAG Coordinator, you may receive this info by another method.)
  • Vehicle Signage
  • Route Maps
  • Route Cue Sheets
  • Contact List: Event Coordinators
  • Contact List: SAGs
  • Contact List: Communication Personnel (HAM Radio or other)
  • Contact List: Rest Stops
  • Heat Exhaustion Information
  • LAB Accident Form (provided by the League of American Bicyclists) or other

HEAVY GEAR - Usually supplied by the Event Sponsors or Bike Club:
(Received at the SAG Orientation meeting, check in, or immediately prior to the event.)
  • T-shirt
  • Water Jug or bottles
  • Ice & Ice chests
  • First Aid Kit
  • Additional maps and cue sheets
  • Rider lists
  • Small Snacks for riders (Pick up at Aid Stations)
  • Meal for you (Usually at the end of the ride)

LIGHTER GEAR - Supplies you may be asked to bring:
(Many of these items may be supplied by the event too.)
  • A Communication device (Cell Phone of HAM radio)
  • Floor Pump
  • Miscellaneous Tools (minor or major, depending on your experience and expertise)
  • Large Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc type bags 
  • First Aid Kit (If you have a personal kit you're familiar with and more comfortable using)
  • Wet wipes (or something else to clean your hands and face)
  • Small Ice Chest
  • Lawn Chair
  • Cowbell
  • Flashlights (if portions of the event may be during non-daylight hours)
  • Anything else you think might help