The SAG (Support and Gear) Wagon driver contributes a vital role in the safety of cyclists on organized rides. Driving the SAG wagon can be one of the most demanding jobs placed on a volunteer. Initially, one might assume that any cyclist with a valid driver’s license could perform the tasks associated with SAG. However, just because someone has a driver’s license and is an avid cyclist doesn’t mean they know how to conduct themselves safely in traffic around cyclists. Many demands are placed on the SAG Driver from driving on unfamiliar roads, navigating the routes, looking for cyclists, taking calls, looking out for road hazards and driving with heavy cycling traffic. Frequently, novice SAG drivers make critical errors in judgement and create potentially hazardous situations.
With 20 + years (over 1,000 days of support since 2010) of experience it’s time to share the knowledge to train others how to have a safe and efficient SAG operation