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Need to convince the board...(2 posts)

Need to convince the board...metonymy3
Oct 27, 2001 11:54 AM
I'm trying to get a cycling team set up at my high school for the spring (and we'll probably bleed into the summer on our own), and I'm making a proposal to the commitee, in hopes that we can get a share of the budget to buy jerseys, licenses, transportation to events, entry fees, just what every other sport at school gets. Everything is going smoothly, we plan to race, go to the velodrome, do a century, as well as normal training rides. The big problem is liability, as we will be riding on roads to train, and to tell the truth, I personally think that the odds of someone crashing in a training ride or during a race are pretty good. Does anyone disagree? I'd sure like to be wrong.

Here's where I need help. I need to know things that will help convince, like the ratio or injuries in football to cycling, for example, in case anyone happens to know that. Just that kind of thing. I need stuff that's proven, like a university study, or something like that. I really don't know what I can use to convince them. Throw anything and everything at me! Thanks so much.

Chris
re: Need to convince the board...Akirasho
Oct 27, 2001 4:23 PM
Statistics can be a two edged sword, but give this site a try (search for bicycle safety).

http://www.bts.gov/

Also, a http://www.google.com search will probably give you enough information to cross your eyes.

http://www.cpsc.gov/ may also have relavent data.

You might also consider contacting and associating yourself with a local cycling club... many already have some type of liability coverage and/or could direct you towards more info and sources.

http://www.usacycling.org/

You might also try contacting the AAU, and another association with a local university.

Hope this helps a bit... Good luck on an excellent endeavour.

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