To put any worries at ease, here's a few frequently asked questions that we receive regarding rider support:
What happens if I'm late?
Each route has a prompt
start time to ensure rider safety. Make sure you arrive with enough time to be in the chute 20 minutes prior to your start time. Think you’ve allowed enough time? Allow a bit more! We want you relaxed and stress-free when you head out on the course. Be prompt and plan ahead.
We’re riding where?
Take time to familiarize yourself with your route
. It will be well marked with signage in our signature Obliteride orange arrows at eye-level; arrows on the ground; and course marshals at busy intersections or confusing turns to point you in the right direction. Listen to the instructions of ride officials and follows the signs – we’ll get you where you need to go. Lost? Call the Obliteride Hotline at 1-855-584-7679,
and we’ll get you back on course. This number can be found on your orange participant wristband. Throughout the ride, please follow all WA state bicycling rules of the road.
May I listen to music while I ride?
No, headphones, and radios are strictly prohibited while riding.
Do I have to follow typical road signs?
Rules of the road apply. Roads are open to all traffic and you will be riding with vehicular traffic. Heed the direction of event staff; we reserve the right to pull you from the ride if you fail to comply with rules of the road and event staff direction.
Who do I call in case of an emergency?
Call 9-1-1 in case of a medical emergency
Call 1-855-584-7679 in case of:
I got a flat. Now what?
Medical emergency (after you’ve alerted emergency respondents at 9-1-1)
Request a SAG (Support And Gear) vehicle
You need mechanical help
Number can be found on your orange participant wristband
Call the Obliteride course support at 1-855-584-7679
to request a SAG (S
ear) vehicle. We’ll be there in a jiffy to give you a lift back to the nearest rest stop or start/finish venue where you can get help from a bike mechanic.
I’m just done!
Are you pooped and need to stop before you finish your distance? We are here to help! Just alert the Obliteride course support at 1-855-584-7679
. Please do not have your personal support team pick you up. For safety reasons, we need to ensure we have you accounted for before you leave the course. Plus, fewer cars on the road means a safer ride for all participants.