I hope to be able to sit on the bike for 8 hrs and get up all the climbs this year. The road should be really rough after all the rain. I will again be on my moutain bike hybrid. The triple chain rings and front suspention work well for me on this ride. Some of the local riders hate to be behinde a MTB and skip the lunch break to stay in front. It is a pleasure to pass a few of them on the Endless Hills at the end of the ride. I am looking forward to my complementary massage at lunch and after the ride befor the included dinner. Yes this ride is well supported!