Clearly communicate to other riders
changes in speed or direction, road hazards,
pedestrians and vehicles. Call out “car
back”, “slowing” or “stopping” as needed.
Communicate calls throughout the group.
Coordinate group turns and moves.
Look before you make a move. Riders and
motorists expect you to ride in a straight
line and at a consistent speed. Avoid sudden
changes in speed or lane position. Scan
behind and to the side before changing
Don’t Pass on Right
Gather behind the last car in line at an
intersection. Although Maine law permits a
cyclist to pass cars on the right at an intersection,
such behavior is discouraged in group rides as a
courtesy to motorists.
Avoid Riding More than Two Abreast
Group riding often requires riding two abreast.
While this is not illegal in South Carolina, please exercise your rights with courtesy.
Choose Proper Lane Positioning
South Carolina law permits bikes to ride in the travel lane, as far right as is practical. A rider is permitted to use the entire travel lane where hazards exist or where it is unsafe for a car and bike to travel side by side. Never cross yellow center lines. Be courteous and use the shoulder when it is safe to do so.
Be Courteous at Intersections
Obey traffic signs and signals at intersections.
At stop signs, consider moving as a single unit
through intersections if all riders feel it is safe to
do so. Slow and stop at yellow lights. Consider
adopting a policy of stopping or slowing after
intersections when the group is split.