CycleAbility Challenge Policies

Challenge supervisors reserve the right to expel any rider from the CycleAbility Challenge at any time if they pose a safety hazard to themselves or the other riders. Strict adherence to the following policies is mandatory!

Safety
Nothing is more important than the safety of the riders and crew. As a participant, you have a responsibility not only for your safety, but also for the safety of your fellow riders. There is zero tolerance for riders who violate those rules by riding recklessly, without helmets or with headphones. We will not allow people to participate if they pose a danger to themselves or others. The actions you take will directly affect others. Remember that you will be sharing the road with other cyclists plus cars and trucks. This is NOT A RACE. Please, make safety your top priority. All participants must wear an ANSI, SNELL, ASTM or an equally approved helmet at all times during training rides and the CycleAbililty Challenge.

Laws
You are expected to follow all State and local traffic laws.

Alcohol/Drugs
CycleAbility Challenge participants are never to ride under the influence nor be in the possession of drugs or alcohol.

Earphones/Cell Phones
CycleAbility Challenge participants are not permitted to wear earphones or use radios or cellular phones while riding.

Directions
All CycleAbility Challenge participants must follow the directions or instructions given to them by a CycleAbility Challenge official, including staff and volunteers. All riders must remain on the designated route.

Age Limits
No one under the age of 17 is permitted to participate in the CycleAbility Challenge unless approved by the Challenge supervisors and directly supervised by a guardian at all times.

Ride Hours and Route
Riders cannot begin riding until the route is officially open and support vans are on the road (unless otherwise approved by Tour supervisors). In the event of foul weather, the Tour supervisors reserve the right to change the route or shut down the ride. In the event of rain, all riders must regroup at the designated lunch stop and await further instructions before re-entering the route. All decisions by the Challenge supervisors are binding and failure to adhere to their rulings could be cause for dismissal from the event. Remember that we will be sharing the road with vehicular traffic and all riders should stay in single file and keep to the right side of the road. In the event you opt for the abbreviated 50-mile route, Challenge supervisors will provide instructions regarding transportation back to the inns.