Because of the predicted high temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday, we’re requiring mandatory hydration for all student athletes.
That means every racer MUST carry some method of hydration with them while on course. It can be a water bottle (in a water bottle cage on their bike) or a hydration pack – whichever they are most comfortable with. We will be checking as they go through staging, so please make sure your racer is ready to ride with water onboard before they head to staging.
Reminder – your student athlete can not make up for lack of pre-race hydration on race day – they should start hydrating now. Our Medical Coordinator Shawn Doucette says start now, and aim to drink double your normal amount of water the day before race day. Stick with water or unsweetened drinks if you can – sugary drinks, soda, etc. aren’t the way to go.
Each rider and all teams are expected to bring enough water to get them through the day, both during your pre-ride, and as you recover post-race. Please coordinate with your team and coaches to make sure that essential requirement is being filled.
We will have a neutral water station set up mid-course during the races, and stock the feed zone as always, but PLEASE help us by packing in extra water for your team.
Coaches – don’t forget you need hydration too!!