The Rules By Which We Ride
- Follow the rules
- Don’t be late; seriously, don’t do it.
- Point the direction you are turning
- BE VOCAL about anything you might think is a hazard–shout it out!
- When riding in a group, never cross wheels
- Carry a spare tube, tire repair kit, and CO2
- You are responsible for knowing the route
- Carry a cell phone
- Ride predictably
- When you take the lead of the peloton, don’t surge or slow down. Try to keep an even and consistent speed.
Other Rules to Live By:
- Keep your steed well-maintained. It happens to us all, but nobody want to spend 5 hours listening to your chain squeak.
- For dudes, leg shaving is optional. We aren’t the type of team who wants to listen to you talk about how bic’d legs make you faster. Ladies, please shave your legs–this is America.
- Arm and leg warmers should be tucked under your jersey sleeve or bib cuff. We have a reputation to uphold.
- If you have to spit or blow snot, wait until you are in the back or pull out of the group when it is safe to appropriately clear your nasal passages.
- Help others learn. Don’t be a jerk if someone doesn’t get it yet. Kindly help the uninitiated.
- Tan lines are to be kept sharp. Show those babies off with pride.
- There is no perfect amount of time you should spend at the front of the peloton “pulling.” If you are slowing the group down, pull out and let others take the lead.
- One can never have too many bikes or spend too much money on said bikes.
- Respect the earth; don’t litter
- We all do stupid crap on occasion, forgive quickly.