Basic Training for Team and Private SAG Operations

Structured for

Teams, small group training rides, personal SAG and events that allow team support during their ride. Not intended for volunteers SAG drivers for an event.


Safety, Supplies, Traffic laws, Parking, Pulling over, Following and Navigation


Training the basics for supporting a team, small group or personal SAG during training rides, traveling or during an event. Educating Safety in how to best serve a cyclist or cyclists without impeding traffic. Even experienced SAG drivers and avid cyclists can make critical errors that can jeopardize the safety of themselves, the riders they support and other road users. In many cases traffic laws are broken and how to avoid breaking some of them. Educating new SAG drivers as to what to expect and what the team or individual is expecting from them.


Your Instructor

Dave Lancaster
Dave Lancaster

Dave Lancaster is the founder of Bike SAG, a professional SAG Wagon Service. Since 2010, “Bike SAG Dave” has supported over 700 days of cycling events throughout the USA. For over twelve years prior to formalizing Bike SAG, Dave volunteered as a SAG driver at local charity cycling events. He also managed bike shops. Dave is eager to share his experience, with the goal of making cycling events safer and beneficial for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a Ride Director. “Will completion of the Certified SAG program make us eligible for a discount on event insurance?”
Not yet, but we are working toward that. Nevertheless, if a claim is filed against a volunteer, staff member or event (regarding the SAG wagon) there will be proof that measures were taken to ensure everyone’s safety.
As an Experienced Volunteer SAG Driver. “Why should I have to take the Volunteer SAG Class?”
For the safety and benefit of the cycling events we choose to support, there must to be a baseline of standard operating procedures to ensure that all SAG wagon drivers thoroughly grasp the duties they may be asked to perform. Sharpening our skill set and looking at scenarios with a critical eye will help make cycling events safer and more efficient.
After taking the online Volunteer SAG course will I become a certified SAG?
At this point, we can verify that you completed the online Volunteer SAG curriculum. To become certified, the Certified SAG Hands-on classes are required, in addition to obtaining commercial, auto and personal liability insurance, and a valid Driver’s License.

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