Video: What to do on a Group Ride

Group Ride Etiquette and Skills Every Cyclist Needs to Know

Following proper cycling etiquette during group rides helps keep you and those around you safe.

When cycling on the trail or the road, you should stay to the right and pass on the left. If you need to stop, move off to the side to keep the path of travel clear.

When passing others, alert them with a verbal warning such as “On your left!” or by ringing your bell. Stay aware of your surroundings and alert other riders to upcoming obstacles such as potholes or debris.

Come to a complete stop at stop signs and always yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections. On a group ride, you can bike single-file or two-abreast.

On your next trip, be sure to pack a water bottle, tools that can help you in a pinch, and perform a bike safety ABC Quick Check before you leave.

Also, it’s always a good idea to visit your local bike shop for a tune up. Let us know if you have any video topics for us to cover. Tag us on social media and let us know!


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Posted by Alex Shewczyk

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