LIVESTRONG DAY RIDE 2011
Start by watching this! LIVESTRONG Manifesto
LIVESTRONG Day is LIVESTRONG's annual day to raise cancer awareness. Held on October 2, LIVESTRONG Day brings together people all over the world to recognize the power of collective action in fighting the global cancer crisis.
Cancer Voices SA will be hosting the first LIVESTRONG DAY RIDE in Australia. Everyone is welcome, the ride is FREE for anyone who rides a bike. WEAR YELLOW (eg your Cancer Voices SA team jersey) and join thousands of supporters (around the globe) in showing support for the 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.
The event will commence at Kensington Gardens Oval and comprise 3 rides
67km ( PDF Map ) (Cue Notes)
35km ( PDF Map) (Cue Notes)
20km ( PDF Map) (Cue Notes)
Routes will loop into the Hills and return to the start. Riders can choose any of the distance options and ride at their own pace.
NB. Please be aware that you will need to carry your own food, water and bike repair supplies appropriate for the route you choose to ride, as there will not be mechanical support vehicles, a sag-wagon, or food and water stops organised along any of the routes.
Refreshments (water, coffee, food etc) will be available for purchase at the start and finish at Kensington Gardens Oval.
The LIVESTRONG DAY RIDE is an open road event. You will be sharing the road with traffic. SA Road rules apply including riding no more than two abreast and then only when safe to do so. See more below in Group Riding Tips.
There will be a rider information & safety briefing 10 mins prior to the start.
FREE TO REGISTER
DONATIONS KINDLY ACCEPTED
Anyone participating in the Livestrong Day Ride event does so at their own risk of injury, loss of life or damage to property. Cyclists participating in community generated events should have their own cycling specific insurance.
GROUP RIDING TIPS
While riding in a Group provides benefits and advantages (both socially and from a safety standpoint), there are also a number of inherent dangers riding in close proximately to another rider. Riding in a group also carries responsibilities. Everyone needs to stay alert, ride predictably, and follow a few basic guidelines.
In the interest of your own safety and the safety of other riders in the group, all riders should adhere to the following:.
Always obey the road rules:
• Stop at red lights and stop signs.
• Give hand signals where necessary.
• Traverse roundabouts on the correct side.
Share the road:
• Unless riding on a road where a bike lane is evident, riding two abreast is legal. Riding more than two abreast is not permitted.
• Be courteous by not taking up more room than necessary to ride safely.
• When stopped at a red light, avoid blocking turning lanes.
• When passing parked cars, stay at least one metre wide to avoid being "doored."
• When the road narrows and there is traffic, we MUST work together to share the road as well as use available bike lanes.
• If you're holding up traffic, (particularly in the back when the pace can sometimes be slow), then you could be upsetting a driver that might take it out on the people in the front.
• When you hear "CAR!" MOVE OVER and/or single up. The goal is to move as a coordinated unit.
• Be a team.
• Let others know your intentions.
• If you are slowing, stopping, or turning, signal or call out your intentions.
• Watch for potholes, storm drains, sand, and other hazards and point them out.
• If you hear a car approaching from behind, shout, "Car back!"
Passing another rider
• Always pass on the right.
• Check for overtaking traffic and call out, "On your right" as you approach the other rider to let them know you're there.
• Try to pass on a flat, straight section of road.
• Passing on curves or downhill runs can be dangerous.
• Try to match the pace of the other riders and avoid frequent passing.
• When making a right or left turn, maintain your position within the group.
• Don’t swerve or pass during the turn. Especially avoid passing on the inside of a left turn.
• Use hand signals when approaching a turn.
• When preparing for a right turn, check for overtaking traffic, signal your intent, and move to the right.
• Socializing with the other riders is part of the fun of group riding but stay tuned in to what’s going on around you.
• If something unexpected happens, please don’t slam on your brakes. That can create a pileup.
• Keep riding smoothly.
• The group will usually do a controlled stop a short distance up the road.
Look after your riding buddies:
Look after those around you and stop to help in the event of a puncture, accident or incident. Let others know your intentions eg. If you intend to turn back, want the rest of the group to wait, or ‘know your way’ and will continue on and maybe catch up later. We recommend that riders put the contact number for the Cancer Voices Cycling Team coordinator Jim Vlahakis Mobile 0412 390772 or Ashleigh Moore 0403 925599 or their Group Leader into their phone, for emergency contact during the ride.
If the Bureau of Meteorology forcast for extreme weather conditions on the day then the organiser will determine if the event is to be modified or cancelled.