2018 Risk Management Plan

Cycling can be a dangerous activity. The Collingwood Cycling Club (CCC) has developed this Risk Management Plan to document how CCC rides are to be managed to reduce risks associated with cycling activities. These policies are to be practiced by CCC members, and any permitted visiting riders as permitted by Ontario Cycling Association rules, during every CCC ride. AllCCC members, and any permitted visiting riders, share the responsibility for making CCC ridesas safe as possible.

Each CCC member shall receive a copy, electronic or otherwise of this Risk Management Plan and a copy shall be available on the CCC website at: http://www.collingwoodcyclingclub.ca. Additional information regarding CCCrules and programs can also be found on the CCC website (see Ride Participant Guidelines for the CCC)


  • CCC Rides means rides formally organized by the CCC and as described on the CCC website. Rides not listed on the CCC website are not CCC rides.
  • CCC Incorporation. The CCC was incorporated on December 18, 1988.
  • CCC Insurance. Through the member registration process, each member purchases General Liability Insurance coverage through the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA). General Liability Insurance is designed to protect a person (member) or any entity (Province, Club, Canadian Cycling Association) against any legal responsibility arising out of a negligent act or failure to act as a prudent person would have acted, which results in bodily injury or property damage to another party. CCC members should familiarize themselves with the terms of the insurance coverage. The coverage details may be accessed at http://www.cyclinginsurance.ca/. The CCC must receive signed insurance waivers from each CCC member; membership is not assigned or granted until a signed waiver is received by the CCC.  This is part of the online member registration process.

Standards of Care

This Risk Management Plan and all CCC programs and rides shall adhere to the following, as applicable:

  • UCI, CCA, OCA rules and regulations as they pertain to Club Rides.
  • Ontario Highway Traffic Act

While on CCC Rides, all CCC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. The Ontario Highway Traffic Act is available here: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm

Risk Management


  • All members of the CCC are responsible for bringing forward to the CCC Board any safety issues related to CCC Rides which present themselves throughout the riding season.
  • While on CCC Rides, all CCC members must adhere to and obey all rules of the road as per the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
  • Any CCC member on a CCC Ride should immediately advise the ride leader(s) and other members of the ride should the member feel the group or individuals in the group are riding in an unsafe manner. The member should withdraw from the ride if they feel unsafe.
  • All participants of the CCC Rides must provide proof of membership in good standing prior to each ride, if requested by the ride marshal.
  • Each CCC Ride participant will conduct themselves in a responsible manner and retains liability for their own actions.

Ride Leaders

A ride leader(s) may be appointed by the CCC Board for each CCC Ride. The ride leader will identify himself/herself to the group so that everyone is aware of who is coordinating the ride.

The ride leader may describe the general ride route, and may provide a brief safety tip at the commencement of the ride. Each individual group on a CCC Ride may or may not have a leader/coordinator.

The ride leader (s) has the final decision on all matters pertaining to the CCC Ride andhis/her decisions must be respected by all participants Ride leader (s) will carry a cell phone for emergency use on all CCC Rides. CCC members are encouraged to carry their own cell phones on CCC Rides. Riders should immediately call 911 in the event of an emergency.

If no ride leader is present, members should continue to follow the Risk Management Plan and Ride Policies accordingly.


CCC Rides on roads will be planned to use lesser-traveled roads where possible and practical.