RIDE MARSHAL EVENT INFORMATION
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RIDE MARSHAL EVENT INFORMATION

THANK YOU FOR BEING A RIDE MARSHAL!
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THANK YOU FOR BEING A RIDE MARSHAL!


RIDE MARSHAL RESPONSIBILITIES/SCENE PROCEDURES:

Check the Scene: Don’t put yourself in danger. Prevent other cyclists from being involved in the accident. Make sure cyclist can see your Ride Marshall apparel.

Check the victim and provide assistance: To the extent of your training, check accident victims for vital signs and act accordingly. Ride Marshals should provide First Aid to injured cyclists until assistant arrives. Do NOT to go beyond the training you have received. Do not move an injured cyclist that is lying on the ground even if they are in the middle of the roadway. Moving an injured could cause severe damage if there is an injury to the neck or back. This is especially true of cyclists have lost consciousness. Keep the cyclists down until medical attention arrives.

Request Assistance: If you need additional help and another Marshal is not available to assist, pick-out a specific person in the crowd and give them instructions.

Assist other emergency personnel: As directed by EMS or Police personnel, provide whatever assistance possible. At accident scenes, offer your assistance to the extent of your first aid training or directed by proper authorities, i.e help carry or assist accident victims to walk to ambulance or side of road way.

Control flow of traffic: If you are not needed to stay with the victims directly, keep the flow of cyclists moving around the accident as safely as possible. Maintain a safe condition at all times for cyclists and enlist the help of other cyclists, as needed. ONLY police have the authority to control traffic at road intersections. VeloSport Events does NOT authorize Ride Marshals to take on the responsibilities of directing automobile traffic.

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RIDE MARSHAL RESPONSIBILITIES/SCENE PROCEDURES:

Check the Scene: Don’t put yourself in danger. Prevent other cyclists from being involved in the accident. Make sure cyclist can see your Ride Marshall apparel.

Check the victim and provide assistance: To the extent of your training, check accident victims for vital signs and act accordingly. Ride Marshals should provide First Aid to injured cyclists until assistant arrives. Do NOT to go beyond the training you have received. Do not move an injured cyclist that is lying on the ground even if they are in the middle of the roadway. Moving an injured could cause severe damage if there is an injury to the neck or back. This is especially true of cyclists have lost consciousness. Keep the cyclists down until medical attention arrives.

Request Assistance: If you need additional help and another Marshal is not available to assist, pick-out a specific person in the crowd and give them instructions.

Assist other emergency personnel: As directed by EMS or Police personnel, provide whatever assistance possible. At accident scenes, offer your assistance to the extent of your first aid training or directed by proper authorities, i.e help carry or assist accident victims to walk to ambulance or side of road way.

Control flow of traffic: If you are not needed to stay with the victims directly, keep the flow of cyclists moving around the accident as safely as possible. Maintain a safe condition at all times for cyclists and enlist the help of other cyclists, as needed. ONLY police have the authority to control traffic at road intersections. VeloSport Events does NOT authorize Ride Marshals to take on the responsibilities of directing automobile traffic.

Ride Marshal Road Positioning:

Pace/Lead Marshal(s):
Description: Keeps the lead pace of the group maintain a position of visibility to the participants who are the lead of the speed group. Example; in a speed group of 15 to 19MPH the Lead Marshal will ride at the 19MPH pace.

Roving Marshal(s):
Description: Between 1-3 Marshals who ride along side of the speed group between the group and car lanes as well as ensuring participants are strong enough to continue. Roving Marshals will in most cases will be communicating with participants reminding to stay tight right on the road and informing of the Florida Highway Traffic Laws if dropped from the speed group. Example; in a speed group of 15 to 19MPH the Roving Marshal will be in between the Trailing Marshal and the Pace/Lead Marshal between the speeds of 15 to 19MPH.

Course Sweeper Marshal(s):
Description: Two or more Marshals whom will ride 5 to 10 minutes behind the last group ensuring participants are strong enough to continue, provide instructions to follow Florida Highway Traffic Laws as applicable, contacting SAG support (if applicable) and assist with basic mechanical support.
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Ride Marshal Road Positioning:

Pace/Lead Marshal(s):
Description: Keeps the lead pace of the group maintain a position of visibility to the participants who are the lead of the speed group. Example; in a speed group of 15 to 19MPH the Lead Marshal will ride at the 19MPH pace.

Roving Marshal(s):
Description: Between 1-3 Marshals who ride along side of the speed group between the group and car lanes as well as ensuring participants are strong enough to continue. Roving Marshals will in most cases will be communicating with participants reminding to stay tight right on the road and informing of the Florida Highway Traffic Laws if dropped from the speed group. Example; in a speed group of 15 to 19MPH the Roving Marshal will be in between the Trailing Marshal and the Pace/Lead Marshal between the speeds of 15 to 19MPH.

Course Sweeper Marshal(s):
Description: Two or more Marshals whom will ride 5 to 10 minutes behind the last group ensuring participants are strong enough to continue, provide instructions to follow Florida Highway Traffic Laws as applicable, contacting SAG support (if applicable) and assist with basic mechanical support.