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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Reroutes


We will always determine a new, safe route around adverse cycling conditions on roads and bike paths.

Identification and Communication
Adverse cycling conditions can be identified by the scout (the lead vehicle) or by our participants themselves. Once identified, we will call all rest stop attendants before the start of the reroute and give them as much information as we can, such as the starting and ending location of the reroute and any additional mileage incurred. The rest stop attendants will then warn the participants at the rest stops by relaying the new information. We also ask you to inform other participants of the situation to aid us in our communication process as well as ensuring the safety of other participants.

The rest stop attendant at the last rest stop before the reroute occurred will also update the scout of any riders that have already passed through and are currently riding between the rest stop and the start of the reroute. If there are any, the scout will double-back on the route to intercept those riders, and notify them of the reroute situation.

It is also possible that a participant will identify an adverse cycling condition after the scout has passed. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact us immediately letting us know where and what the adverse cycling condition is so that we can manage the situation and notify other participants promptly.

Reroute Distances
We will attempt to make reroutes as short as possible, but in most cases the reroute will add extra miles onto the route. In the rare case where a reroute is shorter than the original route, the route may be less than 100 miles with the century option. In this case, we may not scout out extra optional miles to complete the century option; you may need to doubleback on the route after you arrive at the main lodging site to complete the century.

Navigation
Because we have to create new reroutes during the event itself, we will not be able to write down the route on your cue sheets, and the painted marks on the road will become your primary navigation system during the reroute. In this situation, and we guarantee the existence and accuracy of painted marks on the road at all action points.

"DT" (short for DeTour) will be painted with all marks on the reroute. Depending on the situation, we may be able to either show you or highlight the reroute on your maps. Please note that we do not use "RR" as the abbreviation for a reroute because it is too easily confused with "RailRoad", another common abbreviation used in cycling.

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