Forgive my naivete, but when I read about riders stopping at a controle point during the PBP Brevet and eating lunch/getting a cup of coffee/etc......are the riders paying for this, or is this included w/ the registration? I really haven't read a ride report that specifically said "we bought lunch at the control," or something like that. Most of them read "we got lunch at the control."
I'm assuming that you have to pay, since the registration fee doesn't seen high enough to cover all the logistics, organization AND food, but I wasn't sure.
Also, what sort of spare parts are available? Tubes, CO2, batteries???