RULES & SAFETY
In an event of an emergency, the first rule is to remain calm at all times while Adventuring Outdoors.
- Ensure your bicycle seat is properly adjusted to fit you. A simple rule is to adjust your seat until your toes are the only body part touching the ground.
- A properly-fitted bicycle is more comfortable and easier to control.
- Ensure your bicycle is in good working order by inspecting it regularly throughout your ride.
- Properly-fitted helmets protect you from a potentially life-threatening head injury. By law, bicycle riders must wear bicycle helmets while riding.
- Wear your helmet per manufacturer directions.
Wear your helmet per manufacturer directions.
- Be prepared to stop for vehicles waiting at stop signs, in driveways, or in parking spaces.
- Be prepared to take evasive action relating to vehicles that have just passed you and may turn right.
- Use hand signals before making turns or changing lanes to warn traffic around you. You can learn more about legal hand signs while riding in our YouTube channel.
- Ensure your board is pumped up between 13-14 PSI, your paddle is put together correctly, and all of your equipment is suitable for the conditions you're going to go out in.
- Wear your provided leash and life jacket nice and tight before getting in the water.
- Check once again that your provided emergency kit is securely fastened to your SUP.
- It is extremely important to cover your exposed skin with water-resistant sunscreen throughout the day.
- We recommend covering yourself with a light shirt and shorts.
- It is strongly encouraged to wear water shoes for added grip.
- Wearing a hat and sunglasses will also help with reducing eye sunburns and heat exhaustion/ heat stroke.
- Take your phone with you, it’s great for pictures, videos, and emergencies. Use our provided waterproof pouch to secure your phone before getting in the water. Pro tip: test the pouch before getting in the water by sealing and submerging it first.
- Bring water, water, and more water. Dehydration can be extremely dangerous.
- Bring a backpack for your water, snacks, and other valuables. Our SUPs have bungee cords to secure your bags in. Pro tip: bring items that you don’t care for if they get wet.
- Bring sunscreen.
- Place the roof box on the roof rack WITH the help of another person.
- Mount the box towards the rear of the vehicle to minimize wind resistance.
- Slide the box forward or backward to position rubber-lined mounting points over crossbars, and to eliminate any hood/hatch/antenna interference by pushing the box towards the front of the car.
- Check your vehicle’s roof’s weight-bearing limit and your cross rails/ roof bar limit.
- Ensure that loads are evenly distributed inside the cargo box. Do not exceed the maximum permitted load of 110 lbs./50kg inside the box. Or more importantly, the maximum permitted load for the roof and cross rails.
- All U-lock hooks must be turned and moved periodically to ensure smooth operation.
- For the safety of everyone on the road and your rack system, obey all posted speed limits and traffic cautions. Adapt your speed to the conditions of the road and the load being carried. A maximum speed of 100 km/hr is suggested with the box with contents inside.
- Put your heavier loads inside your car, and the lightest loads inside the roof box. Distribute the weight evenly inside the box so that no more than 30 lbs is at the front and back, and 50lbs in the middle.
- Avoid breaking suddenly, stay aware of the traffic and break well in advance.
- Consult the pdf attached on the stand-up page for detailed instructions & Guidance.