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Hannah's Ride Rules of the Road
- All riders must wear a helmet.
- Never wear headphones/earbuds while riding. Put them back on/in when you finish.
- Set a good example for other cyclists and road users: be safe and courteous.
- The use of foul language, aggressive/dangerous riding, and/or discourtesy to other participants, observers, Event staff or University staff is not allowed.
- Bring water, a snack, and tire repair items with you. (If you don’t know how to repair a tire, let us know! We may be able to teach you.)
- When you ride your bike in traffic, you have the same rights and responsibilities as the driver of an automobile.
- Ride on the right, with traffic, a couple of feet from the edge.
- Ride in a straight line, don’t weave. Always look before turning or moving out of line.
When passing another rider:
- Look back to be sure it is clear.
- Signal your intentions to those behind you.
- When passing another cyclist, yell “ON YOUR LEFT”.
- If you hear someone calling out “On your left”, do not turn around! Hold steady and ride straight.
- Point out hazards to your fellow cyclists following you by pointing.
- Keep clear of road-edge hazards such as trash, drains, broken glass, sand and parked vehicles.
- Talk to your fellow cyclists. Let them know clearly, “CAR BACK”, “PASSING ON YOUR LEFT”, or “STOPPING”.
- When stopping to rest, get off the pavement and well off the road.
- Ride friendly and defensively.
Dealing with other road users:
- Try to make eye contact with drivers at stop signs or before turning.
- Warn automobile traffic when stopping or turning by giving appropriate hand signals.
- Don’t draft behind motor vehicles.
- When preparing a lane change or turn, look out for cars or other bicycles approaching.
- Look left and right for traffic at stop signs, after stopping completely —
Please, don’t blindly follow the rider ahead of you into an intersection.