POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Devices Instead of Signage
We strongly prefer
to use GPS devices for navigation due to the significant benefits
they provide over other traditional means of navigation. In addition,
for an event rides with
device it isn't
necessary to put up signage (painted road markings and orange flags)
over the entire route. As a result, whenever possible we will rely on
participant riding with their own
device instead of signing
- Click Here for
more information about the advantages of using GPS devices.
- Click Here for
more information about on road signage.
Whether we rely on GPS devices or putting up signage on the route depends
on such factors as the total number of participants for each event, the number
of participants who will already be riding with their own GPS device, the
duration of the event (one or multiple days), how far away the event is from
Chicago (due to travel expenses to sign the route), and also how many of
our own GPS units we have available to distribute to participants
who do not already own a supported GPS device (see below). The fewer number
of participants, the longer the duration of the event, and the more participants
have their own GPS device, the more likely we are to rely on GPS devices.
Similarly, we are more likely to put up signage on the route for local, one
day events with higher participation levels due to the logistic and time
constraints of distributing and collecting our GPS units and handlebar mounts
and conducting training for these events.
We will plan on putting up signage on the route until we determine that
every participant can ride with a GPS device. We will generally make that
decision immediately after the regular registration closes when know how
exactly many total participants we will have for each event and how many
of those participants will already be riding with their own GPS device. Until
we decide we will rely on GPS devices for navigation instead of painting
and flagging a specific event, we cannot guarantee that we will provide one
of our GPS units to any participant who will not already be riding with one.
Who DO NOT Own a Supported GPS Device
When we decide that every participant will ride with their own GPS device
instead of putting up signage on the route, we will provide one of our
GPS units to every participant who will not already
be riding with one of their own. This service will be included with registration
for the event, there will not be any extra charge, and we guarantee to
fully support all of our units that we provide
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more information about our GPS units.
We will only provide our GPS units to participants if we use GPS devices
instead of signage.
Who Own a Supported GPS Device
If you indicated that you plan on
using your own supported GPS device to navigate while riding when you
registered for the event, we will rely
on you using
it for the entire event and we not
provide you one of our GPS units unless
to use one before the event.
We strongly prefer that participants
use their own supported GPS device instead of one of our GPS units. Your own
GPS device will probably already be set up and installed on your
bike and you won't have to install our
anything on your handlebars. Also, you will
probably already be very familiar and comfortable operating your own
GPS device or if you're not you can use the event as an opportunity
it and/or learn how to use it better. In fact,
we have our own GPS devices so well set
on our bikes and
we're so familiar using them that even if we got another GPS unit
to use for free during an event we would probably turn it down because
want to install it or be able to use it nearly as well as the devices
we already own.
In addition, you will probably be
to take better
care of your own GPS device and remember to remove it from your handlebars
when you are done riding than one of ours. Using your own GPS device
also allows more of our GPS units
to be available for participants who don't have already one and also as
the road in case of any of our GPS units fail to operate properly.
Who Own an Unsupported GPS Device
If you indicated that you plan on using an unsupported GPS device to navigate
while riding when you registered for the event, we will still plan on providing
of our GPS units so we can be sure you will be able to successfully
using a GPS device.
Work with you
Use you us a
Learn from your device
Particularly if you will be riding with some device anyways
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