Langley RoadRiders – Ride Guidelines
Revised April 26, 2018
- You must sign a liability waiver form and have it witnessed by a member
- You are responsible for your own safety; follow all rules and laws of the road.
- If the person in front of you is riding too fast, you don’t need to keep up, they will slow down when they see no one behind them
- Ride at a safe distance behind the rider in front of you, but not an unreasonable long distance behind. This causes the group to be spread out too far.
- Riding in a staggered formation is the accepted practice
- In slow moving traffic ride in staggered position reasonably close together, (i.e. in city traffic) so the group can stay together.
- At stop signs and red lights stop and put at least one foot on the ground (do not run stop signs and red lights)
- When we start out take notice of who is in front of you, stay in this position for the whole ride, If you are notcomfortable in this position, let others know you are changing your position.
- When entering a curve, proceed in single file through the curve, and increase space between the bike in front of you.
- When changing lane position signal with a hand or foot, but not signal light, others may think you are changing lanes or turning.
- Stay within the bounds of your skill level. If you feel uncomfortable you are outside your skill level
- If a bike pulls onto the shoulder, don’t follow him. The tail gunner will stop and help.
- Please let the ride leader or tail gunner know if you plan to leave the ride early, If you decide to leave during the ride, pull over and wave the following group by and communicate with the tail gunner you are leaving
- If you lose the person behind you and the group ahead turns, pull over in a safe and visible place. Proceed once the person/group catches up. You won’t get lost! If the group turns again, someone will be waiting for you.
- Follow the bike in front ONLY when safe to do so, if the bike in front passes, you don’t need to, you pass when you feel it is safe. Same for turns and stops
Have a Great Safe Ride! –