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!
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.
You are expected to follow all State and local traffic laws.
CycleAbility Challenge participants are never to ride under the influence
nor be in the possession of drugs or alcohol.
CycleAbility Challenge participants are not permitted to wear earphones
or use radios or cellular phones while riding.
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.
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.