We take your privacy very seriously given that over the course of registration for various activities we do collect personal information on our members. Certain of this information must be shared with the OCA and certain sponsors during registration. Members may choose to conduct transactions and share information with third parties during optional events but Attack Racing will not share rider information with third parties without consent.
We take head injuries seriously and will implement reasonable practices to ensure that they are addressed appropriately. Attack Racing will adhere to the OCA concussion management policy, see here.
Diversity and Inclusion
Attack Racing is an advocate for diversity in our cycling community. We welcome all people to experience the joy of cycling and aim to provide a supportive and caring environment for our members. We do not tolerate exclusion, harassment, or unwelcome behaviors of any kind.
Any rider, either diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are welcome and will find a safe space within our organization.
Code of Conduct
Attack Racing will be publishing a code of conduct in the near future. We expect all our riders, coaches and staff to behave with integrity and compete in the spirit of fair play. We will behave beyond reproach both on and off the bike, during and after events, in person and on social media.
Riders, coaches and staff, are also subject to the OCA Code of Conduct. The latest version of that should be here.
Cycling can be a dangerous activity. Attack Racing has developed this Risk Management Plan to document how all team rides are to be managed to reduce risks associated with cycling activities. These policies are to be practiced by all members, and any permitted visiting riders as permitted by the Ontario Cycling Association rules, during every team ride and training ride. All members, and any permitted visiting riders, share the responsibility for making team rides as safe as possible.
Each member shall receive a copy, electronically or otherwise of this Risk Management Plan and a copy are available on the website. Additional information regarding affiliated rules and programs can be found our website.
Rides are rides formally organized by a team Coach and are communicated to the membership through the TeamSnap site and TeamSnap app. Rides not listed on the TeamSnap site or app are not member rides.
Cycling Canada (CC) and OCA Insurance
Attack Racing annually purchases General Liability Insurance coverage through the Canadian Cycling Association for each member. General Liability Insurance is designed to protect a person (member) or any entity (Province, Attack Racing, Off the Front Sports, 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. Members should familiarize themselves with the terms of the insurance coverage. The coverage details may be accessed through the Cyclinginsurance.ca website.
The team must receive signed insurance waivers from each member; membership is not assigned or granted until a signed waiver is received by the team electronically through the TeamSnap registration.
Standards of Care
This Risk Management Plan and all programs and rides shall adhere to the following, as applicable:
UCI, CCA, CC rules and regulations as they pertain to Rides.
Provincial Highway Traffic Acts across Canada while on rides, all members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Provincial Highway Traffic Act.
All members are responsible for bringing forward to the Coaches and Board of Directors any safety issues related to rides and events.
Any member on a ride should immediately advise the ride coordinator(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 ride must provide proof of team membership in good standing prior to each ride, if requested by the ride coordinator. Proof of OCA membership may also be accepted by the ride leader or head coach. If an ineligible rider insists on participating even after being asked not to, then the ride may proceed, however, the ride coordinator shall advise the ineligible rider, with a witness present, that he or she is ineligible and is not covered by any insurance and is responsible for all his/ her actions.
Each participant will conduct themselves in a responsible manner and retains liability for their own actions.
Safety and Equipment
Helmets must be worn at all times during team activities. They should be regularly inspected to ensure they are in good working order.
Aerobars, headphones and earphones are not allowed on group rides. Certain training rides or races may require the use of aerobars.
Other protective gear is strongly encouraged ( e.g. gloves, eyewear and sunscreen)
Tires, brakepads, cables and brakes should be regularly serviced to ensure they are in good working order.
A ride coordinator will be appointed by the Head Coach for each ride in advance of the ride leaving the initial meeting point. The ride coordinator 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.
The ride coordinator has the final decision on all matters pertaining to the ride and his/her decisions must be respected by all participants. The rider coordinator may appoint a designate should the ride coordinator be unable to attend or should the group split up on the road or trail.
Ride coordinators will carry cell phones for emergency use on all rides and, from time to time, will remind riders to carry their own cell phones. Riders should immediately call 911 in the event of an emergency.
Rides on roads will be planned to use lesser- traveled roads wherever possible and practical.
When a large number of riders come out for any given ride, the riders will be encouraged by the ride coordinator to break into smaller groups. A size of 10-12 is a reasonable group. Groups should be at least 150 meters apart on the road to allow other vehicles to pass safely in two maneuvers.
Riders must not be left behind during a ride unless they first confirm with the ride coordinator that they are detaching from the group; all members of the ride are responsible for ensuring they properly notify the ride coordinator if they are detaching from the group.
Riders are responsible for ensuring that their bicycle is in good working order before attending.
Front and rear lights are strongly recommended for all road rides and are mandatory at Dusk and after Sunset
While trail riding all riders must be courteous and considerate of other trail users and the trail system.
Members are responsible for bringing sufficient liquids and food, as required, for each ride, as well as appropriate tools/ spare tubes, etc.
Riders, coaches and staff are not to be under the influence of any drug, alcohol, or medication that may impair judgement during an event.
Rides are cancelled under the following conditions:
The probability of precipitation is 75% or greater;
If lightning is present at the start location;
If a Severe Weather Warning is called for at the start location and the ride destination.
Any and every accident on a team ride shall be immediately reported to the head coach to be reported to the Provincial Cycling Association through the proper reporting procedures and forms provided by the OCA.
Try a Ride
For non-OCA or OCA members wishing to try out a team Ride; Prior notification and approval is required and a waiver and sign-in form will be required prior to participation. All non-members participating in the program are asked to bring any emergency medical information and a health card.
To support rider skills development, the team will periodically hold skills development programs for road, track, cyclocross or mountain biking and encourages all 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 team road, track and mountain bike rides.
All team members must complete the Provincial/Cycling Canada waiver prior to obtaining membership. This can be done through the provincial membership registration site. Physical waivers may be approved.
Team members under the age of 18 when joining must have an adult guardian (18 years or older) complete the waivers.
Waivers will be stored at the OCA office for a minimum of 7 years, to ensure that they can be accessed if legal action is taken . Waivers are crucial in defending the the Team and the Provincial Association and CC during litigation.