Sunday, March 6, 2011

Waivers of Liability

It is just one week prior to the first brevet, Saturday, March 12. It seems to me this has just snuck up on me and reminded me that ... "It's time to ride brevets again". After a long, cold, snowy and stormy winter, I am looking forward to getting back on the bike, clearing the cobwebs from my brain, the rust from my legs, and the fat I have packed on all winter long.

If you are planning on riding in March and/or April, I have the Liability Waiver online. The file is an interactive PDF file which you can download, fill out, print and bring with you the morning of your event. If you forget to do this ahead of time, I always have Liability Waivers on hand.

Check our calendar of events page for dates, distances and time for all of the rides. As always, if you have any questions, drop me an email or give me a call.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lighting Update

I have been getting some emails about lighting requirements for the upcoming events, and I wanted to clarify a few points.

I do not require lights or reflective gear on the March 12 or March 19 200k events. Many riders can easily finish a 200k event in ten to eleven hours, which is before sundown. However, and this is a big however, some riders ride slower, take longer breaks along the route, and may not only be pushing to finish before sunset, but by cut off time, which is 13 1/2 hours, 8:30 PM.

You know your ability to ride in the rain or wind better than I do. If you think there is any possibility of pushing a 200k finish beyond 6:15 PM, then please mount, and use your front and rear lights, and have your reflective gear with you as well.

As reminder on this subject, Illinois State Statutes, indicate that riding a bicycle after sundown without front and rear lights is illegal. Don't put your left at risk because you don't want the extra half pound of lights.