Group Riding Etiquette

  • Arrive at rides with your bikes properly prepared and ready to ride so as not to hold others up.
  • Be helpful and courteous to other riders, always considering their safety and enjoyment of the sport, as well as our own.
  • Always stop to assist a rider whose bike may have broken down and/or inform the next marshal of the breakdown, as the rules for that event may require.
  • On outrides, take responsibility for the person behind us. Wait for them at turns to ensure they are ok and that they know which way to go.
  • Should the rider behind you not arrive after a few minutes, wait for the group leader to investigate the problem.
  • If we are not sure of which way to go, we wait for the rider ahead to come back and find us. We do not go off looking for them, unsure of which direction they may have taken.
  • When riding along a sand track or road, we check to see which way our dust is drifting behind us and stay close to that side of the track which will best minimize dust for the rider/s behind.
  • Marked rides always have alternate routes to cater for different levels of experience.
  • We do not make light of anyone’s fears or phobia’s but respect them and assist where possible.
  • We never coerce or intimidate anyone to attempt something they are not comfortable with.
  • We never drink alcohol during or before a ride.
  • We allow others to take the lead, taking our turn in the dust.
  • We take reasonable measures to ride safely and responsibly to avoid incident or injury which may spoil the ride for everyone.
  • Where we come across a dangerous obstacle on a route, we do all we can to mark or remove that obstacle for the safety of others.