When cycling on public roads, there is always an inherent risk. Please follow all traffic laws and be aware of your surroundings. Participating in this event is potentially hazardous and that a registered party should not participate unless he/she is medically able. Understand that events may be held over public roads and facilities open to the public during the event and up on which hazards are to be expected. Participation carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated completely; ranging from minor to catastrophic injuries, understand and agree that, in consideration of being permitted to participate in the event, I and any registered party, the heirs, personal representatives or assigns of myself or the registered party do herby release, waive and discharge Delta Gamma Fraternity, the Heather's Camp Inc board, Volunteer staff and the City of Clearwater, their employees, members, families, heirs or related parties for any and all liability from any and all claims arising from participation in the event by myself or any registered party.
The League’s five “Rules of the Road” are the core of the Smart Cycling program and will prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute no matter where you are riding.
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.