Whenever an Accident Occurs:

An Incident Report form must be completed immediately after an accident occurs by completing this online form. This holds true whether the person involved is a participant or a spectator, or whether or not you feel the incident will result in a claim.

Although you may not have sufficient information to initially answer all questions, it is important that the form be completed as fully as possible at the time of the accident. Do not delay completing the report form; an incomplete form is better than none at all. Be certain to include your name and daytime telephone number where indicated on the form.

The form contains sections to capture information regarding injury to persons, damage to property, and accidents involving autos. If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the completion of the Incident Report form, please call American Specialty at 1-800-566-7941.

IN ADDITION, IN CASE OF SERIOUS INJURY TO A PARTICIPANT OR A SPECTATOR, it is important that you immediately notify American Specialty by calling 1-800-566-7941 (if after standard business hours, simply follow the automated instructions for emergency claims reporting). This hotline is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 


In addition to completing the on-line form, please notify the WAB President (president@wabonline.org) and WAB Ride Coordinator (ridecoordinator@wabonline.org) as soon as possible.


Questions?  Please e-Mail ridecoordinator@wabonline.org

Cycling Without Age

When you run off the pavement on Jolly Pond Road, your gut reaction is to get back onto it as quickly as possible. Usually, that’s a bad move. This panel depicts your intended path of your front wheel when you panic and don’t think clearly. The problem is you’re trying to cross the pavement edge at a very shallow angle. 
Because of the shallow approach angle, your front tire can’t climb and roll over the pavement edge. Instead, your tire sidewall will scrub hard against the pavement edge, forcing your front wheel into a sharp right turn. That pitches your body down and to the left— usually into the middle of the travel lane. The next panel shows you how to avoid this common crash. 
To get back onto the pavement, continue to roll along on the shoulder until you’ve slowed to a comfortable speed. Then make your front wheel cross the edge of the pavement as close to a 90- degree angle as you can. The urge to get back on the pavement quickly is powerful, so this save is counterintuitive and should be practiced regularly. 

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