Tagged: competitive rides
RobertBJuly 17, 2019 at 2:06 PM #6600
Why a urination policy?
This should be a non-issue. The board, rider leaders, and the general public do not want to spend time on this topic. The last thing we want is for someone to miss a ride or get disciplined. However, it seems the simple approach is not working.
We need the public’s respect and consideration while on the roads and pathways for our safety and to ensure continued access to places like Douro Arena. This is in jeopardy at the moment. All because of people peeing.
If you are someone who feels the need to urinate roadside: You are just one person and may believe it is harmless. Maybe so, but you are part of large group and if 20 cyclists do it the same it is a problem. Use the public facilities where possible, or find a discrete location. I cannot believe you would tolerate someone peeing around your place of business or home. It stinks and is not appropriate.
This is about being considerate of other peoples property.
More selfishly, we will lose the right to meet at these locations if further complaints are received. We have a difficult relationship with many people already for being on the road and tearing up the parks (cross races). Peeing in public locations will not help our reputation.
If you are one of those that feel the need to protest this type of policy, with all due respect give it up and find something more important to worry about.
No rider will urinate in public or within the vicinity of a public or private property prior, during or immediately after a PCC ride unless in a proper facility. Anyone caught urinating common ride locations (E.g. Douro Arena, Millennium Park, Cold Spring School, Church At #6 & 40) will be asked to leave the ride. There is a no tolerance for violation.
If a ride leader asks you to leave for violation and you do not leave you will be reported to discipline committee.
Ride leaders should consider stops at locations with public facilities, however it is permissible for a roadside stop during a ride; keep in mind that riders will likely use the stop to urinate. This is not encouraged but we it does not violate this policy assuming it is NOT in the vicinity of a public area (park, busy road, business, church, or private home). Ideally we stop at different locations each ride.
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