We’ve all read it on flyers…helmets are required. Of course, they are for racing in an event but what about riding over the registration tent or the portable toilets?
Maybe just a quick spin around the parking lot or to the podium? Still required.
From the USACycling Rulebook:
1J1. Helmets. At all times when participating in an event held under a USA Cycling
event permit, including club rides, any rider on a bicycle or motorcycle shall wear
a protective, securely fastened helmet that satisfies the standards specified in USA
Cycling Policies. (Policy I, Sections 1 and 2 – see appendices.)
“Participating in an event” means riding a bicycle in the vicinity of a race at any time between the beginning of registration and the last awarding of prizes, but does not apply to riding rollers or stationary trainers in order to warm up.