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Medical Support Services


 
Medical Service Providers
Licensed medical personnel will not travel directly with us. All participants are responsible for seeking treatment to any medical situations they encounter on their own. You should normally plan on getting any medical services at the supporting hospital in each stopping town you will bike to after the ride that day.

Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be our primary provider of medical support services and our only provider on the road.

When a 24 hour hospital is not available in a stopping town, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be our primary provider of medical support services in that stopping town.

Supporting Hospitals
Where available, the supporting hospital in each stopping town will be our secondary medical service providers. All supporting hospitals are open 24 hours.

Medical Services Provided by Bicycle Illinois
All staff members are trained in CPR and first aid and will perform these procedures as necessary on an emergency basis only on a good faith i.e. "Good Samaritan" basis only. No staff member is a licensed medical professional and cannot and will not diagnose or treat any medical condition or offer any medical advice. We ask that you also assist your fellow participants on a good faith basis as necessary as well.

First aid products and printed reference information will be available for you to use at your own discretion and are intended for emergency on road use only and not for general, expected usage. You should not rely on us if you know or reasonably expect that you will need any medical items or medicine. We cannot guarantee that we will have the medical item you will need, including common items such as bandages or pain relievers. You need to bring these items with you, and carry them with you on your bike if you know you will need them on the road. That way you are guaranteed that the medical items you need will be available when you need them. Doing so also ensures that we will have enough first aid products for all participants as necessary.

Click on one of the links at left for more information about medical support services.

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