A few things:
1) Recommendations for each race:
+Prologue = you vs. the clock - road bike; speed is essential
+Bricklayer = carrying a big load on our back - a big bag is essential (speed too...)
+Campus Crawl = most accessible of all the races, any bike will do. Bring a marker, and a camera might help, but is not necessary. (Yay!)
+Stairmaster = lightest bike possible, do not wear toe clips unless you can get in and out of them REALLY quickly. Don't forget to bring your balance and your thigh muscles.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL STAGES OF THE TOUR DA ROUGE!!!!!!! IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HELMET, YOU MAY NOT RACE!!!! YOU WON'T EVEN BE ALLOWED TO START!!!!!
This rule will not continue to later b.r.alley cats, but in the spirit of National Bike Month, we want this series to be an extra safe one. Especially with the demands that will be placed on you for these 4 races. Please just wear your helmet and don't make it a big deal.