SAG means “Stuff and Gear”or “Support and Gear.” SAG support includes a team of volunteers that are driving the routes to help riders that may suffer a flat tire, breaking a spoke, bike breakdown, or a ride back to the starting point. It also includes several stops that will offer water and a variety of snacks all designed to help riders refuel during the ride.
There are four Routes in 2019, with the all on pavement:
1. Quarter Century (approximately 25 miles)
2. Half Century (approximately 50 miles)
3. Metric Century (approximately 100 km or 62.3 miles)
Registration includes all food before the ride, SAG stops, and food after the ride. In addition, all cyclists will receive an Omaha Connect Ride jersey. The registration also helps support CBMC ministry activities and a special charity. In 2019, that charity was the Nebraska Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Omaha Connect Ride was started in 2018 to bring local area cyclists together in a networking event that would also be inspiring. Prior to the ride, an inspirational speaker that has a connection to cycling, gives a brief talk about their journey to inspire riders.