BIKER SAFETY

The organizers of the Peninsula Century Ride are stressing that ALL PARTICIPANTS must follow the regular rules of cycling when they partake in the event.

“When cyclists don’t follow the rules it puts all cycling and silent sports events at risk,” says ride director Brian Fitzgerald. “To continue to grow support for these and other events that share the public roadways, it’s crucial that cyclists ride safely, wisely, and share the road with motorists.”

• You are asked to be especially considerate in Peninsula State Park, where narrow roads provide little room for error when cyclists and motorists are present. The park requires that all cyclists ride single file on park roads.

• Cyclists must stop at ALL STOP SIGNS on the route.

• Be predictable! Let other users know where you intend to go and maintain an understood course

While all four courses have been designed to avoid high traffic areas, the routes will not be closed to traffic. All bikers should follow the rules of the road, including stopping at stop signs and riding single file on the right side of the road. It is highly recommended that you wear a helmet when bicycling.

All routes will follow regular state, county and local roadways and are used by automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles and farm machinery; they have no special provisions for bicyclists.

Bicyclists participating in the Peninsula Century, using the map and the marked route, assume the responsibilities and risks for their own safety when cycling.

The bicycle is classified as a vehicle under Wisconsin state law (WI Statute 346.02 (4)) and has the same Rights AND RESPONSIBILITIES as motor vehicles, including the right to use public roads unless specifically prohibited. The safety of bicycling depends on the conscientious efforts of bicyclists and motorists to obey traffic laws and act with mutual consideration when sharing the roadway.

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