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Common Courtesies and Safety Tips

Riding in a Group

 
1. Riding on Highway:
 
    Always ride in a staggered formation keeping at least 1 bike length and no more than 3 bike lengths between you and the bike in front of you.  This is so that the rider in front of you on the opposite side of the lane has room to move between you and the bike in front of you in case they have to avoid anything on the road.
 
2. Riding in town:
 
    Always ride in a staggered formation keeping at least 1 bike length between you and the bike in front of you.  This is so that the rider in front of you on the opposite side of the lane has room to move between you and the bike in front of you in case they have to avoid anything on the road.
 
3.  Whenever the person in front of you changes sides of the lane you should change to the other side as well.  Always maintain a staggered position when riding in a group.
 
4.  If you prefer the shoulder or the center line side of the lane then wave the person behind you forward.
 
5.  If you find the group is traveling faster than you would like, or if you prefer to be at the back of the group then either hang back when we are leaving or wave the riders behind you forward until you are at the back. There will be a member who will know our destination riding at the rear of the group for you to ride with.
 
6.  Never allow a gap to form in the group.
 
7.  When we have a large group we may break into two separate groups.
 
8.  Repeat and pass along all hand signals received from the person in front of you.
 
9.  When a rider in front of you is pointing to the road they are indicating that there is something on the road and you should be ready to avoid it and pass along the same warning to the riders behind you.
 
10.   When we are parking as a group please wait until the bike in front of you has parked, then pull up beside or back in next to it, if there is no room left in that area then lead the rest of the group to another area and follow the same procedure.
 
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