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EL TOUR REMAINS ON COURSE: Amid the current situation as it relates to the spread of COVID-19, El Tour remains on-course. We will continue to monitor and adhere to all authoritative mandates issued by the CDC and local health officials. Your health and safety is our number one priority.

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Route Bike Patrol

Approximately 125 trained Bike Patrol cyclists will be on the route in bright yellow jerseys or t-shirts.  They help with mechanical problems, minor medical needs and encouragement. If you experience a problem on route just flag down a Bike Patrol member.  To help Bike Patrol help you bring these items:  1-2 spare tubes, tire levers, tire patch kit and other basic bicycle gear; 1-2 water bottles a cell phone or change for a pay phone.  Wear a CPSC-approved bicycle helmet (required). 

Bike Patrol cyclists are event officials; they are out there to help you.   However, if necessary, they are also course marshals and will report rule violations to headquarters. Remember cyclists violating rules may be disqualified; see section “Disqualification”.