Research at a mass-based cycling event is challenging. Planning needs to start long before race-day, and consultation with all involved parties is required. Parties should agree on operations, that is, medical staff providing medical care and medical staff involved with data capturing need to know their specific duties and not overstep boundaries. Logistics need to be in place regarding the amount of staff required, in-time transport to work stations due to road closures, enough data capturing forms, and to be prepared for an exhaustive day in the outdoors. The team also has to stay until all cyclists have finished for the day.