Safety

Road conditions

All rides are conducted on fully sealed roads or the foreshore bike path and to assist riders to stay on course all routes will be signed.

Riders are to follow the Queensland traffic rules that apply to all motorists and cyclists. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride for all participants.


What to Bring

Your Wheels:-

As per the terms and conditions outlined in the Tour de Bay waiver – please ensure that your wheels are in a sound and mechanical order.

Helmet & Safety Gear:-

Remember that all riders do need to follow the road rules and this includes wearing a helmet. It is also recommended that small children wear safety gear – especially if riding scooters/skateboards/roller blades, to prevent injuries from falls.

Water bottle :–

Water stations will be provided at rest stops where you can re-fill your bottles or cups will be provided if you do not have one.

Sunscreen :-

It does get very hot out on the roads, please remember sunscreen. We will also provide a sunscreen station for you to access prior to departure.


Marshalls & Rest Stops

Route Marshalls will be available to assist riders and will be placed along the route in the most dangerous spots.

There are 3 rest stops available to give riders a much needed break and provide information.

  1. ESA Park – in Point Vernon
  2. Dog Obedience Park – Kawungan
  3. Hervey Bay Community Centre – Pialba

Each rest stop will provide you with:

  • Fruit
  • Water/Cups
  • First Aid
  • Fruit Buns
  • Sunscreen

Age Eligibility

To ride in the 100 kilometre 'Centurion' ride, all participants must be over 16 years and be an experienced rider.
Riders under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Safety Tips

For your safety, the safety of other cyclists and the general community
please follow the safety tips below:

  • Check that your bike is roadworthy before you attempt the ride.
  • Make sure your helmet is properly secured.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after the event.
  • Have a hearty breakfast.
  • Obey the road rules.
  • Listen to and obey directions from the course marshalls.
  • Use hand signals where appropriate.
  • Look behind you if passing to ensure it is safe to pass other riders.
  • Follow the course route markers.
  • Be courteous to other riders and motorists.
  • Only ride side by side when there is room left for other cyclists to pass and no more than two abreast.

For information on Cycling Safety please visit: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Cycling/Cycling-safety/Tips#cyclists

For more information on Cycling Road Rules please visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/wheeled-devices/bicycle


First Aid

First Aid kits are available at all rest stops.If you require emergency assistance please call 000 or have another rider call 000 for you. An emergency contact number is also provided on the route maps.


Important things to Remember

Magpies:-

It is magpie season so please be wary of this. We will have some zip ties available at check –in if you would like to add some to your helmet to help.

How to navigate the rides:-

All maps are available on the website: www.tourdebay.com.au. We will also have copies available on the day.

We do our best to put out direction signs along the routes to assist you in safely navigating the rides. There will also be marshalls at dangerous spots to assist you in knowing when to slow down and be cautious.

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