- Inspect important areas before mounting up:
Check with your riding position by checking
the rider's mirror ahead of you. If you cannot see their face in their
mirror you are too close.
- Tires . proper inflation,
no cuts or embedded objectsNuts, fasteners
. all in place
and tightFluid levels: oil, hydraulics, coolant, and
batteryCable linkages operating freely
- Chain lubricated, correct
tension set, sprocket wear checked
Arrive at the designated meeting place at
least 15 minutes before the ride is scheduled to depart.
Rides will begin 15 minutes after the designated departure time.
sure that you are rested enough and are in good health.
Fatigued or sick riders may pose a hazard to the group.
Fill your gas
Ask the Road Captain any questions about the day's
ride and route and inform him/her of any special needs.
or more minutes before the ride begins, the Road Captain
will inform the riders to get ready to leave. Be prepared to leave when
given the signal.
If your gas tank is smaller than the other bikes in
your group, let the Road Captain know how many miles you
can go before needing to gas up.
Each group needs to have at least following
If you are new to group riding or are uncomfortable
riding in a group, please let the Road Captain know.
- Tire repair tools, tire pump,
patches, and tubes.
- In addition to keeping on course,
a GPS system is invaluable in pinpointing a breakdown
or accident location.
- First Aid kit Extra water, particularly
during the hotter times of the year
- Fastening devices such as
bungee cords, duct tape, bailing wire, zip ties, and/or
extra fasteners and washers.
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