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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Floor Pumps


You will need to bring your own floor pump with you to inflate your tires in the morning. Our floor pumps are for emergency use only and will not be available for general participant use in the morning before the ride. This policy exists for two major reasons.

First, we simply do not have enough floor pumps to offer to all participants. It would take too much time for our existing floor pumps to go around and be used by everyone when our number one priority in the morning is getting our stuff together to be able to begin the ride!

Second, it is extremely important to maintain working floor pumps for both the comfort and safety of all participants. In the past we have had an absolutely horrible time keeping our floor pumps in operating condition because too often participants either didn't know how to correctly attach the pump nozzle to their valve stem or were too harsh with the pump and ended up breaking it. If a floor pump were to break not only would we unnecessarily spend time repairing it, we would also have to assume that any necessary repair parts for the pump would not be available in town in which case we would have to buy a new pump if one was even available, which can't be guaranteed.

Floor pumps will be available at every rest stop upon request for tire pressure top offs. This is particularly convenient if you get a flat tire on the road and are unable to fully inflate your tire with your hand operated frame pump or CO2 quick tire inflator. Pumps will be able to accommodate both Presta and Schrader valve types and have built in pressure gauges.

Participants may not operate our floor pumps themselves to prevent misuse and breakage. Only staff members are allowed to operate our floor pumps.

P.O. Box 8454 • Chicago, IL 60680 • (877) TOUR-ILL [868-7455]
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