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TOUR BLANC RANDO REGULATIONS
Art.1 Participation to TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME randonnée brevet is open to any cyclist who is registered with a sports club or association (ASD in Italy) belonging to an officially recognised cyclist organisation (e.g. cyclist federation).
Art.2 Riders under the age of 18 are not admitted to TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME.
Art 3 Any form of human-powered vehicle is admitted to TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME. The only stipulation is that the vehicle must be powered solely by the rider.
Art.4 Each participant must have a medical sports fitness certificate released by a legally recognised doctor, and must be covered by a liability insurance policy purchased by the sports club they are registered with.
Art.5 During TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME brevet, each participant
is considered to be on a personal ride,
must ride in accordance with all applicable traffic codes and obey all official road signs,
must use all existing bike paths.
The organizer ASD Vallelvobike cannot and do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur before, during or after the course of this brevet.
ASD Vallelvobike will not monitor any road followed or crossed during TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME.
Art.6 For night riding, all kinds of bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be fully functional at all times. Riders not complying with all these requirements will not be permitted to start.
Lights must be on from dusk to dawn and at any other times when poor visibility conditions exist (rain, fog, etc.).
Each rider must equip their bicycle with a double lighting system with white headlights and red taillights, and check that they are efficient at all times.
During the night and with poor visibility, all riders must wear light colour clothes, a reflective vest or Sam Brown belt, armbands and ankle bands with reflective material.
Art.7 Any violation of art. 6 of TOUR BLANC RANDO REGULATIONS will result in the immediate disqualification of the rider by revocation of the brevet card. Controls for such violations can be made both at checkpoints and along the ride.
Art.8 Each rider on TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME must be completely self sufficient. No follow cars or support of any kind are permitted on the course. Personal support is only allowed at checkpoints established and recognized by the organizer ASD Vallelvobike.
Riders on the course cannot take advantage of the wake of occasional cyclists on a free ride, cars or motorcycles, and cannot use fixed and steady lighting from motor vehicles.
Each rider must ride in a single line at all times. It is forbidden to ride in a double line or form groups.
Art.9 Any violation of Art. 8 of TOUR BLANC RANDO REGULATIONS can result in disqualification of the rider.
Art.10 All riders are required to conduct themselves in a civil and ethical manner before, during and after TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME, and respect decorum with regards to clothing.
Art.11 To participate in TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME each rider must fill in a registration form and pay a registration fee set by the organizer ASD Vallelvobike within the set deadline.
Art. 12 At the start, each rider will receive a brevet card and a cue sheet indicating the route and the location of the checkpoints. These documents are essential requirements to obtain brevet validation; they must be taken care of and shown and filled-in at each set or surprise checkpoint along the course.
In case a checkpoint has no member of the organizing staff present, riders must get their brevet card time-stamped at a local establishment, such as a grocery store, gas station, police station, or by sending the organizer a postcard. Checkpoint information to be noted on the brevet card includes the time and date of passage. Missing checkpoint stamps or times, loss of the brevet card or producing an unreadable brevet card will result in non validation of TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME brevet.
Art. 13 Each rider must arrive at each checkpoint within the opening and closing times shown on the brevet card. The rider’s passage and the timestamp attesting it must fall within the checkpoint opening and closing times.
Art. 14 At the finish, in order to obtain brevet validation, each rider must submit the brevet card to the organizer, complete with all checkpoint timestamps.
Art.15 TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME is not a competitive event, so no rider classifications will be made. The organizer ASD Vallelvobike will publish an alphabetical list of all validated finishers with their riding times.
Art. 16 By registering, each rider declares that, during the same solar year as TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME 2011, she/he did not take part in any bicycle race as a (semi)professional, under-21 or under-18 participant.
Art.17 Before starting, each rider must sign her/his readable name on the waiver of liability handed over by the organizer ASD Vallelvobike, thereby accepting its contents. By that they are also declaring that they understand and accept the TOUR BLANC RANDO REGULATIONS and that they do not use doping substances and did not do so in the past.
Art.18 The organizer ASD Vallelvobike will release a TOUR BLANC RANDO EXTREME BREVET FINISHER CERTIFICATE to all finishers. The right to this certificate is dependent on riders completing the brevet and accomplishing what is set down in Art. 14.