CTCC Young Survivor

Event Safety

Emergencies

We have made every effort to accommodate the many needs of our participants.  Your safety and enjoyment are a top priority. In case of an emergency, please call the Event Safety number listed on the event map or 911.

 

Parking

There is limited on-site parking for those with handicapped license plates or placards, cyclists, vendors, and sponsors. An on-site parking pass will be provided to qualified participants during Packet Pick up and Registration at Bangor Mall or by calling 207.973.5055.

Off-site parking is available for all other participants with shuttle service by bus to the event site.

Snap Space
55 Baker Blvd
Brewer, ME  04412

Jeff’s Catering
East/West Industrial Park
15 Littlefield Way 
Brewer , ME  04412

Cianbro
517 S Main Street
Brewer, ME  04412

If you are a participant with young children, please click here to review the Proper Use of Child Safety Restraint Systems in School Buses.

 

For Walkers and Runners

Children: Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Although there is minimum age for participation, all children 12 and younger must be registered with an adult.

Water Bottles: Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day. There are also many water stops along the walk/run routes.

Running Lane: Runners should use sidewalks that are designated as running lanes when available.

Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Rollerblades and Roller Skates: The use of bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and roller Skates is prohibited on the walk/run routes.

Pets: Service animals only are permitted at the event. Those bringing a service animal to the event should be prepared to clean up after the animal.

 

Cyclists

Cyclists are asked to make safe choices along the routes. Please keep safety in mind at all times and familiarize yourself with the rider etiquette and safety guidelines listed below.

Supporting the bike routes are hundreds of volunteers including public safety officers and ambulance service companies.

Children:  Although there is no minimum age requirement to participate in the cycling events, keep in mind that certain ride routes will be physically demanding. Please carefully take into consideration a child's abilities.  All participants must be able to pedal a bike, either independently or riding tandem with a parent/guardian.  Trail-A-Bikes and tandems are allowed.  For safety reasons, buggies, sidecars or child seats are not permitted on the cycle routes.  It is strongly recommended that only experienced cyclists who are at least 16 years of register for the 50- and 100-mile distance options. All children must be registered and have a completed waiver.

Race Permits and Traffic Laws: EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge is not a competitive race, and does not file for Competitive Race Permit with the Maine Department of Safety. As a result, participants have the same responsibilities and duties as drivers of motor vehicles. Participants must obey all posted traffic signs and signals. It's the law.

Ride single file when cars are approaching or passing. Groups and teams are safest when riding single file.

Ride to the right: A person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time and place shall drive on the right portion of the way as far as possible except when it is unsafe to do so. ME Law Title 29:2063

Share the road: Please limit the size of your groups and allow motorists the ability to safely pass at reasonable intervals.

Communicate with other cyclists: Let others behind you know when approaching road hazards. Inform cyclists in front of you when you are drafting or passing on the left. Call out when cars are approaching from behind.

Be visible: State law requires a white headlight and red reflector when riding one-half hour before or after sunset. Additionally, cyclists must wear at least one reflective colored item.

EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge 50 Mile, 75 Mile and Century Return: Cyclists participating in the 50, 75, and 100 mile riders should plan their return so they can get back to the venue by 3 pm. Emergency services and road support ends at 3 pm. See below for estimates of time per pace for each route.  

Start Time: The official "mass start" for riders begins at 7 am. However, riders may elect to depart independently any time between 5 am and 7 am. In accordance with the safety plan, 50, 75, and 100 mile riders must progress by a specific time or they may be redirected or retrieved by SAG support.

Please review the estimated ride times below. Keep in mind that most 50, 75, and 100 mile riders depart the EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge venue well before 7 am to avoid late-day heat and head winds.

Remember: All bicyclists must complete bib pick-up before event day.

 

Estimated Ride Time (excluding SAG stop) in hours

Distance

14 mph

17 mph

20 mph

25 miles

1.75

1.5

1.25

50 miles

4

3

2.5

75 miles

5.5

4.5

3.75

100 miles

7.5

6

5

 

Helmets: Helmets are required. No exceptions.

Headphones: No headphones are to be worn while riding.

Emergency Contact: EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge will have ambulance service companies on standby during the event. In the event of an emergency call 911. If you have any questions while on the road, please call please call the Event Safety number listed on the event map.

Safety Reminders for Bicyclists:

  1. Follow the law. Bicyclists have the same rights and duties as other drivers and must follow the same traffic laws.
  2. Be predictable.  Ride in a straight line, signal turns, and check behind you before turning or changing lanes.
  3. Come to a complete stop at every stop sign and red light.
  4. Ride with caution around parked cars and position yourself in the field of vision of a motorist pulling out of a parking space.
  5. Be conspicuous. Ride where drivers can see you, use lights at night and wear bright clothing.
  6. Be aware. Anticipate the next move of drivers, pedestrians and other cyclists. Watch for debris, potholes, and grates.
  7. If you are a beginner or are returning to bicycling, seek out clubs or bicycling advocacy organizations in your community for tips on safe riding, instruction, and group rides to improve knowledge and confidence.
  8. Ride Ready.  Tires need air, brakes must work, chains should run smoothly, and quick release wheel levers must be closed.
  9. Carry identification and cell phone, emergency cash, as well as repair and emergency supplies.
  10. Wear a helmet.

 

Motorcyclists

Ride prepared: At least one rider in each group should bring a cell phone, first-aid kit, and full tool kit, so the group is prepared for any problem that they might encounter.

Ride in formation: Staggered riding formation allows a proper space cushion between motorcycles so that each rider has enough time and space to maneuver and to react to hazards. The leader rides in the left third of the lane, while the next rider stays at least one second behind in the right third of the lane; the rest of the group follows the same pattern. A single-file formation is preferred on a curvy road, under conditions of poor visibility or poor road surfaces, entering/leaving highways, or other situations when an increased space cushion or maneuvering room are needed. Avoid side-by-side formations, as they reduce the space cushion. If you suddenly needed to swerve to avoid a hazard, you would not have room to do so. You don't want handlebars to get entangled following in your rear view mirror. If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If all the riders in the group use this technique, the group should be able to maintain a fairly steady speed without pressure to ride too fast to catch up. Periodically check the riders.

If you're separated from the group, don't panic. Your group should have a preplanned procedure in place to regroup. Don't break the law or ride beyond your skills to catch up.

For mechanical or medical problems: Use a cell phone to call for assistance as the situation warrants.