HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. No one may take part in a club ride unless wearing a helmet.
Treat other road users with the same courtesy that you would expect from them.
Obey all traffic laws. The highway traffic act states that cyclists must stop for red lights and stop signs and comply with all other signs.
Signal all turns and stops. Give adequate warning to cyclists behind you by calling out “stopping” when you intend to stop!
Club members should not ride more than two abreast. Single file is safer on busy roads and when traffic is approaching from behind.
Warn other riders of vehicles approaching from behind “car back” or oncoming “car up”!
Do not pass on the right. For consistent safety reasons overtake or pass another cyclist only on the left. Give a warning call of “passing left”!
Keep your place in traffic (don’t squeeze in between waiting cars and curb at a traffic light, wait behind the cars that have arrived there first).
Don’t block a right turn only lane at a traffic light when your intention is to proceed straight through the intersection.
When stopping for a regroup don’t block the road.
Please ensure your bike is in good repair and suitable for a distance ride. Always carry a spare tube and a few basic tools.
Whenever an invited guest, newcomer or interested potential new member wants to join a club ride, that person must sign the club waiver.
Carry identification and essential information (contacts, health card #).
Drafting safely requires discipline, concentration and co-operation. Keep in mind that a rider who touches a wheel to the wheel of the bike ahead will come down, resulting in severe road rash or more serious injuries. If you are going to draft please read the Drafting safely and effectively article.
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