Risk Management Plan

 613 Cycling Club 
2021 Risk Management Plan 

Preamble 

Cycling can be a dangerous activity. The 613 Cycling Club (613CC) has developed this Risk Management Plan to document how 613CC rides are to be managed to reduce risks associated with cycling activities. These policies are to be practiced by 613CC members, and any permitted visiting riders as permitted by Ontario Cycling Association rules, during every 613CC ride. All 613CC members, and any permitted visiting riders, share the responsibility for making 613CC rides as safe as possible. 

Each 613CC member shall view an online copy of this Risk Management Plan at http://www.613cycling.club . Additional information regarding 613CC rules and programs can also be found on the 613CC website (see Ride Etiquette Guidelines for 613CC) 


Definitions 

613CC Rides means rides formally organized by the 613CC and as described on the 613CC website. Rides not listed on the 613CC facebook members page are not 613CC rides. 


613CC Insurance 

Through the member registration process, each member purchases General Liability Insurance coverage through the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA). General Liability Insurance is designed to protect a person (member) or any entity (Province, Club, Canadian Cycling Association) against any legal responsibility arising out of a negligent act or failure to act as a prudent person would have acted, which results in bodily injury or property damage to another party. 613CC members should familiarize themselves with the terms of the insurance coverage. The coverage details may be accessed at http://www.cyclinginsurance.ca/ 


The 613CC must receive signed insurance waivers from each 613CC member; membership is not assigned or granted until a signed waiver is received by the 613CC. This is part of the online member registration process. 


Standards of Care 

This Risk Management Plan and all 613CC programs and rides shall adhere to the following, as applicable: 


UCI, CCA, OCA rules and regulations as they pertain to Club Rides. 

Ontario Highway Traffic Act 

While on 613CC Rides in Ontario, all 613CC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act is available here: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm  


Quebec Highway Safety Code

While on 613CC Rides in Quebec, all 613CC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Quebec Highway Safety Code. The Quebec Highway Safety Code is available here: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/saaq/documents/laws-and-regulations/highway-safety-code/ 


National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations

While on 613CC Rides on NCC lands, all 613CC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations. National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations

are available here: https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._1044/ 


Risk Management 

General: 

All members of the 613CC are responsible for bringing forward to the 613CC Board any safety issues related to 613CC Rides which present themselves throughout the riding season. 

While on 613CC Rides, all 613CC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. 

Any 613CC member on a 613CC Ride should immediately advise the ride marshal(s) and other members of the ride should the member feel the group or individuals in the group are riding in an unsafe manner. The member should withdraw from the ride if they feel unsafe. 

All participants of the 613CC Rides must provide proof of membership in good standing prior to each ride, if requested by the ride marshal. 

Each 613CC Ride participant will conduct themselves in a responsible manner and retains liability for their own actions. 


Ride Marshals/Coordinators 

A ride marshal(s) may be appointed by the 613CC Board for each 613CC Ride. The ride marshal will identify himself/herself to the group so that everyone is aware of who is coordinating the ride. The ride coordinator may describe the general ride route, and may provide a brief safety tip at the commencement of the ride. Each individual group on a 613CC Ride may or may not have a marshal/coordinator. 

The ride marshal (s) has the final decision on all matters pertaining to the 613CC Ride and his/her decisions must be respected by all participants 

Ride marshal (s) will carry a cell phone for emergency use on all 613CC Rides. 613CC members are encouraged to carry their own cell phones on 613CC Rides. Riders should immediately call 911 in the event of an emergency. 

If no ride Marshal is present, members should continue to follow the Risk Management Plan and Ride Policies accordingly. 



Rides 


613CC Rides on roads will be planned to use lesser- traveled roads where possible and practical. 


613CC Rides will not run if lightning is present and will be cancelled if lightning is sighted. 


When a large number of riders come out for any given 613CC Ride ride, the riders will be encouraged by the ride coordinator to break into smaller groups. Groups should be at least 100 metres apart on the road to allow other vehicles to pass safely in two manoeuvres. 

Riders must not be left behind during a 613CC Ride unless they first confirm with the ride marshal(s) that they are detaching from the group; all members of the 613CC Ride are responsible for ensuring they properly notify the ride marshal(s) if they are detaching from the group. 


613CC members are responsible for ensuring that their bicycle is in good working order before attending each 613CC Ride. 


Bicycle helmets must be worn at all times while participating in any 613CC ride and other protective equipment is strongly encouraged (e.g., gloves, eye wear). 


While cycling  all riders must be courteous and considerate of others in the vicinity, as well as the riding environment.


613CC members are responsible for ensuring they are sufficiently fit for their desired activity. 


613CC members are responsible for bringing sufficient liquids and food, as required, for each CCC Ride, as well as appropriate tools/ spare tubes, etc. 


613CC members are not to be under the influence of any drug or beverage product that could impair their riding judgment while on a 613CC Ride. 


613CC members are responsible to not show up for rides should they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19, or are under any period of recommended isolation or quarantine in accordance with applicable national, provincial or local regulations and public health guidelines.


613CC members are responsible to leave a ride should they begin to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. (https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread#section-0 )


Any and every accident on a 613CC Ride shall be immediately reported to a 613CC Board member to be reported to the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) through the proper reporting procedures and forms provided by the OCA. The list of Board members can be found on the 613CC website. 



Skills Development 


613CC encourages all riders to be comfortable and proficient with group riding before joining a 613CC ride. 

To support rider skills development, the 613CC will periodically hold skills development programs for road riding and encourage all 613CC members to attend these programs and / or other cycling skills courses. 


Riders may be requested to complete a skills development program before attending or continuing to attend regular scheduled 613CC rides. This applies for both road and off-road 613CC rides.