Skip to main content




New Wheels to Wheels
spring ride, April 18th.

... register now




Tour de Tulsa 2020
Saturday, May 2nd
 Get more info
or
Register Now!




Annual fund raising tour for the
American Diabetes Association
June 6, register now.




Tulsa Tough Fondos,
June 13-14
... read more about it ...

 




Registration is open for
OK Freewheel 2020,
May 31 through June 6

Read more ...




 

Tulsa Bicycle Club's
Ride With GPS page





A Tool For
Defining Safe Practices
When Navigating
Our City Streets



INCOG's BPAC,
Bicycle Pedestrian
Advisory Committee

Learn more ...




Formerly the
Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition
Learn more about our State
Advocacy Organization.





The League of American Bicyclists
Our National Advocacy Organization

Learn more here ...




 

Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeRide - Organized Rides, Safety Guidelines

Safety Guidelines for Organized Rides

 

Group Rides - Tips for having a great ride experience

 
Eight "group riding" guidelines for organized rides as shared by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine ...
 
  • Ride Smart - be alert, be aware, don't overlap wheels, keep your helmet on, level, and snug.
  • Be Predictable - look before you make a move, ride in a straight line, and if changing direction or speed, let people know. 
  • Ride single file most of the time and never more than two abreast.
  • Choose Proper Lane Positioning - 2-4 ft from pavement edge, move left and take the lane when turning left, don't cross yellow lines, be courteous, make room for cars when it's safe to do so.
  • Communicate - call out "car back", "slowing/stopping", etc.; don't ride with ear buds!
  • Respect Traffic Signs & Signals - yellow means "slow down" not "sprint"; queue up at intersections in the line of traffic; don't filter forward along the right.
  • Pass On The Left - alert other riders to your presence (on your left)
  • Get Completely Off Pavement When You Stop - Don't block traffic.
Safety Guidelines for Organized Bike Ride Events - Bicycle Coalition of Maine