Rides

Safe Group Riding Guidelines

“Cycling is an inherently dangerous sport. All riders, team members, or spectators participate at their own risk. ‘Bike Prescott’, a Cycling Club, it’s agents, members, sponsors, promoters and affiliates are free from any and all liability, claim, lost cost or expenses.”

Visibility and Predictability are Key to Safety

  • Riders must wear a helmet. Taillights are strongly suggested. Mirrors and brightly-colored clothing may help you see and be seen.

  • Carry emergency contact information.

  • Do not wear anything in your ears that prevents you from hearing what is going on around you.

  • Ride single-file and stay to the right except when road conditions allow.

  • Don’t bunch up at traffic lights (creates traffic confusion).

  • As a general rule, pass other riders on their left. If for some reason you decide to pass on someone’s right, call out: “On your right”.

  • Keep together as a unit as much as possible at intersections. (“One larger thing” is more visible and less confusing to cars than “smaller separate things.”)

  • Riders who want to be dropped or go off on their own must tell someone.

  • Obey traffic laws.

  • Understand how to safely navigate various traffic configurations and turns. Refer to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Bicycle Safety.