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General Guidelines
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Respect other riders
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Know and ride at your capability level
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Ease back to pace after stops/lights
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Stop for all stop signs and red lights
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Call out road hazards / vehicles
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DO NOT remain on front of paceline for more than 2min
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Riders must bring spare tube and pump/CO2, and be able to repair a flat
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Signal with the flick of the elbow when pulling off the front (no tapping of the butt or pointing)
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Blinky light usage is encouraged to make you more visible
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Definitions
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PACELINEShttp://www.bikeraceinfo.com/training-fitness/pacelines-types.html
* in our double paceline, both riders pull off to the same side
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DROP RIDEYou may be riding back alone if you can’t hang on to the pace
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NO-DROP RIDERiders all return together; splits may regroup at stops or designated points on the ride.
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ECO (or BIO) BREAKStop to allow riders to relieve their bladders
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Verbal Cues
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CAR BACKcar approaching the group from the rear
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CAR UPcar approaching from the front
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CAR RIGHT (or LEFT)car approaching on a cross street
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STOPPINGthe group is stopping for a stop sign or light
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WALKER UPpedestrian on the road ahead
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GRAVEL / SAND / GRASS / HOLE (LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER)road hazard ahead
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DOUBLE UPthe group should move into a double paceline
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SINGLE UPthe group should move into a single paceline
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TAKE THE LANEthe group should move into the car lane to make a left-hand turn
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CLEAR BACKthe car line behind is clear (often in preparation for TAKE THE LANE)
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SLOWINGthe group is slowing and others should be aware
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I’M OFFyour tired and need to move off the front of the paceline
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ON YOUR RIGHT/LEFTinform another rider of your location in reference to them so they do not move into your path
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CLEAR (in circular paceline)informs advancing rider that they are clear to move into your lane
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LASTinforms retreating rider that you are the last in the advancing line
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CLEAR (at intersection)no cross traffic when crossing an intersection
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EASE UPrequest for rider at front of pace line to reduce speed slightly (1-2 mph)
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Good Reads
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The Lost Art of the Group Ridehttps://www.bikelaw.com/2011/09/lost-art-of-the-group-ride/
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The Ruleshttp://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
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