Bandit Runners are a great group of people and I will attempt to answer your questions. The run is over for 2009. It was in May. It has always been in May and ends up at Year One In Atlanta. The last 2 years the hotel reservations were handled by a travel agent. You called one toll free number and gave them your credit card number and they handled all the bookings at the group rate. Next year's run will most likely follow the same pattern. I would imagine there will be group reservations handled by a travel agent. At this time the 2010 route has not been decided. The organizers will post all the info on this site once it becomes available so you just have to keep checking the site. Each year we have taken a different route. Some folks do the entire run and some start and stop at various points long the way. The 1st 2 years we only did a portion of the run but this year we were able to go the whole way. It is a blast! Nothing compares with driving down the highway with all those fellow Bandit Runners. As for the CB, you do not have to have one but it does make the trip more enjoyable. It is great hearing the comments from the truckers and it also keeps you in touch with other runners. For example, we will sometimes decide to pull into a rest area to try and bunch the group up before we arrve at our next destination. People with CBs get the info but sometimes those without them kept on going. I guess it is up to you but we really enjoy the CB on the run. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask any questions and hope you can make it next year.
Edited Jul 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm