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Rules of the Road & Safety Tips

 

 

Cycling is a wonderful way to get outdoors while raising awareness for and supporting a great cause. Please be mindful of these safety tips as you are out on the road. All are important parts in ensuring your safety and the safety of those you will be sharing the road with. Thanks!

The Rules of the Road

 Follow all rules and laws of the road. 
 This is a community bike ride on open roads, not a race on a closed course.
 Ride single file, especially on narrow shoulders or when cars are close. 
 Stop at Stop Signs 
 Pass only on the left. Be sure to let the rider being over taken know (politely) you are passing on the left.
 As this is a fun ride, not a competitive race, please don't take any chances riding too aggressively just to shave a few seconds off ride time. It’s okay to have some fun with your friends and riding mates, but be smart about it.
 Wear your helmet when you on your bike.  No exceptions.
 Don't litter. There are trash and recycling receptacles at all rest stops.
 No headphones on the course, please.
 Signal to following riders about debris and obstacles on the road.
 Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!  Drink water before you feel thirsty and keep yourself hydrated!
 Thank the volunteers on the route, at the rest stops, and at the start and end points!
 Have fun!

One last note about “The Rules” – We know that you have all heard these before.  It is extremely important, though, that you follow these pointers. Cyclists who blow through stop signs & don’t single up for cars behind you make it much more difficult for us and other organizations to put on cycling events. Let’s make sure we follow the vehicle code ourselves when we ride bicycles – so we can stay on the road for years to come. Be aggressive and encourage others to single up and stop at stop signs. THANK YOU.

 

Safety Plan

 

Contacts in an Emergency
In an emergency dial 911.  If there’s some doubt, please dial 911.

 

SAG Support
As this year's event is virtual, we are unable to provide vehicle support. Please be sure to prepare with extra tubes, pumps, nutrition and hydration! Please do not forget to bring your cell phone in case of an emergency.

 

Rest Stops
As this year's event is virtual, we are unable to provide rest stops.

 

 

 

Beginning and Advanced Cycling

 

The League of American Bicyclists has great tips for beginning and for more advanced riders. The advance section includes information on group riding.

To start, here is a helpful video from the Global Cycling Network on how to ride in a group:

 

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