Registration for the 2011 ODRAM is now open. I recently wrote the organizers to get the skinny on event. Here’s what they had to say:
How many riders customarily participate?
This is the second year we have hosted – last year we had 88 and when LMB used to host we heard they had capped it at 150. We will not limit the riders this year.
Am I correct in assuming that the group gets pretty spread out?
Yes, they get spread out fairly quickly and there is not a defined start time – anytime between 6:30am and 8:00am – many riders ride in pairs although we had some individual riders also.
How much SAG is provided?
None, we provide lunch at half way point, cookout and showers at end of ride. No SAG vehicles provided.
Do riders often/typically have their private SAG drivers?
Some do, we also offer transportation back from end of ride for an additional cost.
If so, is the route such that the drives can hang pretty close to the riders, or do they have to stay off the route as much as possible and just meet the riders at various prearranged stopping points?
Private SAG vehicle typically follow the route and just leapfrog the group they are supporting.
I’d really like to do this ride. Whether or to what extent I’m ready for it physically remains to be seen. But in the meantime I’m still looking for (a) anyone who might be interested in riding with me, and (b) a SAG driver.
Oh, I guess I’d be open to a corporate sponsor, too, if there’s someone out there who’d like to provide me with a new bike or some fresh gear.