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Guidelines for Group Riding
- Be aware of other riders; ride consistently, ride considerately
- Ride with a gap of 1 to 2 seconds between motorcycles; do your part to keep the group together
- Ride staggered formation when safe to do so (lead bike left), avoid “wandering”, increase gap and
- ride single file in tight turns
- Check your mirror for the rider behind you and pause at turns, pass hand signals back
- Stay in your lane on blind curves, watch for oncoming traffic
- Close up the spacing in towns and through stop signs/signals, don’t block intersections or roads
- Allow faster riders to pass.
- Don’t crowd a slower rider, don’t overlap wheels
- Visual head-check when changing lanes.
- Allow other vehicles to pass thru the group.
- As the Ride Leader, this is not the time to ride at your fastest but at your best; be thinking best
- As the Ride Leader, think of a long train behind you. Not connected but still a part of your
- As the Ride Leader, anticipate the expected green/yellow/red light situation on any upcoming
- controlled intersection.
- As the Ride Leader, fight the urge to go through a yellow light on a controlled intersection
- As the Ride Leader change freeway lanes approximately 1 mile in advance of exit when possible
- As the Ride Leader, be aware of the capabilities of each rider.
- As a mid-group rider, think of being a teammate, making certain that you do not go so fast that the
- rider behind you is not in your sights.
- As the sweep (the rider at the rear), you will stop with a breakdown, other riders to follow the ride
- leader to the next stop.
- Relax. Do not panic. Have fun. Be considerate.
- And, remember, you can say anything as long as it stays in your helmet.