Important information about sponsor and self-support for S2S
Because RCC provides no support, most riders will want to arrange for their own support vehicles. A number of riders complete Cannonball unsupported each year, but the rigors of S2S are such that we do not recommend riding without support. If you plan to ride unsupported and may need a return ride to Seattle (on Sunday), please contact the organizers early to see about possible arrangements.
Support drivers should not follow their riders on the shoulder, which is generally not as wide as an interstate highway shoulder. After providing support to your rider, pull over as far to the right on the shoulder as possible (or better yet, off the road) and wait. Let your rider go on for ten to twenty minutes before starting up again. After overtaking and checking on your rider, pull over and wait again. Repeat until you reach Spokane.
The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) has a number of laws that apply specifically to cyclists. All S2S riders start at night and some will finish at night. State law requires that bicyclists have at least a white front lamp and a red rear reflector for night riding. Each rider is required to bring a set of lights. Your local bike shops have a variety of lightweight battery powered lights that may be quickly mounted on your handlebars or helmet. If you don't have any, now is a good time to invest in some. Please have lights mounted to the bike (i.e. not clipped to the riderís jersey pocket, eg.).