2012 Ride Day Information
Rider Check-In Opens:
- 7:30 a.m. for 50-Mile Ride
- 9:00 a.m. for 25-Mile Ride
What You Will Need To Bring:
- Road worthy bike
- Change of clothes for when you finish the Ride
- Your totaled pledge sheet
- Your collected donations
- Riders will be directed to park within Wompatuck State Park, and possibly, outside the park.
- Total the money you are turning in on your pledge sheet.
- Make a copy of your pledge sheet to keep! You may still have outstanding pledges to collect, or you may want to write thank you notes.
When you check in (BY LAST NAME):
- You should total the amount that you are turning in. Do not include pledges that remain to be collected.
- You will be asked to sign a waiver for the ride.
- We will provide you with your rider number.
When you finish:
- Remember to check in at the finish line--we want to know riders are off the course.
- Enjoy a delicious lunch provided by Bertucci’s, Music and our Awards Ceremony.
Safety Rules and Tips
Keeping You Safe At The Ride
We are committed to making safety one of our highest priorities. We want all riders to exercise caution and good sportsmanship. We have worked diligently to make the Tour de South Shore to be a safe biking event. The ride is a day that is enjoyed by riders and volunteers alike. Bike technicians, medical staff, water stop personnel, police officers, and road crew all work diligently to be certain that you have a safe, enjoyable event as you ride to raise awareness and reseach funds for Alzheimer’s and MS.
As we begin this wonderful event, your safety is our priority. To provide the safest environment, all participants need to keep the following safety rules:
- Helmets - It is required that every rider have a helmet and wear it for the entire route that the rider rides.
- Children - Children may participate in this event with their parents. We are delighted to have them participate, however, it is necessary to enforce the following:
- Children must be at least 12 years of age to ride alone in this event.
- For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age are NOT permitted to participate in the ride in any way.
- Bike strollers will NOT be allowed at the event. (Strollers are attached to bikes and children sit in them but do not peddle.)
- Guardians must sign a permission form on the day of the ride for any riders between 12 and 18 years of age.
- Bikes - We are most fortunate to have volunteer mechanics support our riders the entire day. It is important to remember that it is the rider's responsibility to bring a bike that is in good working order. There will not be time for the mechanics to do anything other than routine adjustments to bikes on the day of the ride. We will continue to do our best to assist with all mechanical issues that may occur while you are out on the route.
- Music - The use of personal music devices while riding in the Tour de South Shore is not permitted, since it can prevent awareness of approaching traffic.
- Be Predictable - Don't make sudden turns or stop suddenly.
- Use Signals - Notify riders of changes with hand and verbal signals.
- Pass On The Left - Slower riders should stay to the right. Announce "on your left" before overtaking other riders.
- Announce Approaching Traffic - Call out "car back" or "car ahead" to announce approaching traffic.
- Dress Appropriately - Know what weather is expected and dress accordingly. Wearing layers of clothing is a good idea.
- Ride In Single File - Please be aware that traffic is not stopped for the Ride.
- Watch For Railroad Tracks - Riders will be asked to dismount at particularly treacherous railroad crossings.
- Water - Remember to drink plenty of water.
Please understand that these rules are for everyone's safety, especially the youngest riders. It is imperative that we ask for your cooperation. We hope that you will comply with these rules as our volunteers on the day of the ride will be enforcing them. Please embrace the commitment to safety for the Tour de South Shore, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 1st, for a great day!