Guidelines for Group Riding

  • It is your responsibility to act and ride prudently; be alert, be safe. 
  • Be aware of other riders; ride consistently, ride considerately
  • Ride with a 2 / 1 second gap between motorcycles; try 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 in towns, 2 thru stop signs/signals, don’t block intersections or roads
  • Allow faster riders to pass. Don’t crowd a slower rider, don’t overlap wheels 
  • Ride Leader will change freeway lanes approximately 1 mile in advance of exit when possible 
  • Visual head-check when changing lanes. Allow other vehicles to pass thru the group
  • Sweep will stop with a breakdown, other riders follow the ride leader to the next stop 
  • Relax, don’t panic, have fun, be considerate; and remember - you can say anything as long as it stays inside your helmet.

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