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Rules for Club Rides(6 posts)

Rules for Club Ridesheldveld
Jan 28, 2003 8:52 AM
We are in the process of starting a new cycling club. As part of this we want to set some guidlines/regulations for group rides to make sure the club creates a possitive environment for all who take part.

Any clubs out there with rules for group rides let me know if you have a website or link where I can go to read them. Any other suggestions are appreciated as well.
Paging LFR? nmnoveread
Jan 28, 2003 9:00 AM
re: Rules for Club Ridesseyboro
Jan 28, 2003 10:15 AM
Our club has few rules, but they are usually enforced:
1. leave on time
2. announce the distance and pace, divide into seperate groups, if needed
3. on the slowest group, noone gets dropped
4. ride with the hammers, and you're on your own
5. your bike - your responsibility. People will help you in a pinch, but the 5th flat without you bringing a tube will get you a walk home
6. steady does it, don't speed up the paceline (unless you attack, of course)
7. ride with a helmet
Of course, there are many others rules and most clubs have their local thing going. The above will, however, cut out some of the most annoying happenings...
Group riding 101Tig
Jan 28, 2003 1:37 PM
Not necessarily rules, but you can use these article to guide your club. Seyboro has some great rules to start with. You may not (or shouldn't) need much more.

http://www.thespincycle.com/eventz.htm#groupride

http://www.roadbikerider.com/articles2.htm#How%20to%20Ride%20in%20a%20Group
One more on safetyTig
Jan 28, 2003 1:48 PM
No one wants to ride in an over-regulated group, but some safety concerns need to be agreed upon. Things like when to go single file vs. double. Avoiding wheel overlaps and use of aerobars. Stopping at red lights and stop signs: We stop at signs unless we're out in the boonies and there is no traffic. Red lights are a must stop since they are put at busy intersections.

Someone needs to take authority and occasionally police dangerous habits. New riders can be guided with kind advice and not too harsh criticisms. Usually a group will self-police themselves after a while. All that can go away in one of those charity centuries though.
re: Rules for Club Ridessnapdragen
Jan 28, 2003 5:48 PM
My club's website:

http://www.actc.org/schedule/notes.html