POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Unexpected situations can and do arise that we need to inform you about especially
situations that could directly affect your safety. These situations include
but are not limited to reroutes, sudden severe weather, a major accident, and
reckless or drunk drivers.
During these situations we reserve the right to
temporarily close all or part of the route and stop
you from riding at any time. We also reserve the
right to require you to stop at a safe location from
which you may not leave until the route officially
reopens. In cases where the situation is location
specific (such as reroutes, a major accident, etc.)
the primary staging point will be the last rest
stop before the location of the incident so you can
take advantage of the rest stop amenities while you
wait for the route to reopen. In the case where the
situation is not location specific (such as sudden
severe weather) all rest stops will be staging points.
On Road Staging
If a staff member has his arms crossed in an 'X'
out in front of him on the road that means you must
stop. He may also place himself directly in front
of you and/or yell and scream to catch your attention.
This typically happens if a situation has quickly
come up and we were not able to inform you of it
before you left
the last rest stop. In this case, we reserve the right to
stop you on
the road and make you wait at a safe location until
the route reopens.
exceedingly and incredibly rare, it is possible that
a situation could arise in which
a safe staging point is not available on the road
and we reserve the right to either make you cycle to
the nearest rest stop or transport you there ourselves.
Although we have never experienced a situation
that would justify these types of actions on any
of our events, the ride director
was personally riding in a situation in which
a semi truck driver openly and clearly expressed
every cyclist on the road" (it was in a western
U.S. state, not Illinois). These drastic actions would
clearly be appropriate in
this type of extreme situation.