Sun City Cycling Club
August 27, 2021
 
Several things to be aware of as we approach September and some changes for next week. Of course, most of this information is on the website also.
 
Breaking News:
  1. Sept 2, 2021, start location change
  2. Start location returns to Sundial
  3. Start times for September
  4. Ride Leaders needed
  5. Legal and tax help
  6. Insurance Update-regarding ebikes
  7. Cycle Avondale, October 24, 2021
  8. COVID update and caution
1. Thursday Ride, September 2, 2021, starts at 6:30 AM at Bashas’ Supermarket: Waddell & Reems 15367 W. WADDELL ROAD, SURPRISE AZ 85379. Meet along the north edge of the parking lot. IT DOES NOT START AT COSTCO. Details at the SCCC website, www.suncitycycling.com.
2. September starting location will move back to Sundial Recreation Center, 14801 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351. Note the exception for the first Thursday of the month ride listed above.
3. September Tuesday rides move to 7:00 AM start times. September Thursday rides move to 6:30 AM start times.
4. The club needs qualified Ride Leaders. Without them we don’t ride. If interested please let me know; I will arrange a Ride Leader Training Session for those interested.
5. Is there a member(s) who is an attorney and/or tax expert that can get the club incorporated and obtain a nonprofit status for the club. Please contact me it you are willing to do this.
6. Insurance clarification. No change as indicated but thought some folks might be interested.
Club Leaders:
There has been some confusion relative to how the League’s liability insurance program applies to the use of electric bicycles during club activities. The purpose of this correspondence is to clarify the intent of the liability policy. It is important to note that coverage for electric bicycles for club activities has not changed from prior years and is consistent with what we believe to be industry standards.
For the purposes of this communication, the definition of electric bicycle is consistent with the CPSC definition and the League’s position on electric bicycles:
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Class 1 electric bicycle shall mean an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
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Class 2 electric bicycle shall mean an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle and that is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
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Class 3 electric bicycle shall mean an electric bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour.
Based on the language from the insurance policy, losses arising from the use of a Class 2 electric bicycle would not be covered under the League’s club insurance program. Again, this is consistent with prior year’s coverage and our understanding of industry standards. Given that it could be difficult for a Club to determine which class of an electric bicycle is being used during club activities, clubs may consider notifying club members and club activity participants that Class 2 electric bicycles are not permitted. This is a business decision for the Club. We have created a sample acknowledgement for users of electric bicycles for the club’s consideration. Please note utilizing this acknowledgement is NOT an insurance requirement and should be reviewed with the club’s local legal counsel prior to implementing. The acknowledgement should remain independent of the standard release of liability waiver (in other words, we do not recommend combining the two or replacing one with the other).
 
We realize that some clubs may have been notified during the 2021 policy period that Class 3 electric bicycles are not covered and we apologize for the confusion. Please note that this is a summary of coverage and the policy will govern any discrepancies between this summary and the actual policy. If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rene Waterson at rwaterson@americanspeicalty.com.
Thanks! 
Rene
7.
Cycle Avondale, October 24, 2021. Several of the SCCC members did this event last year. It is a great event and I’m sure several members will do it again this year. Details at Cycle Avondale | City of Avondale (avondaleaz.gov).
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COVID update. It is running rampant again so highly recommend that you wear a mask at the starting meeting, at rest stop locations and especially if you are unvaccinated.
 
Warren Smock