POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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
normally plan on getting any medical services at the supporting
hospital in each stopping town you will bike to after the ride
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.
Where available, the supporting hospital in each stopping
town will be our secondary medical service providers.
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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.
on one of the links at left for more information about medical