Energy Cycling Club, Ride Rules and Requirements
The purpose of riding in an organized group is to provide a planned opportunity for cyclists of comparable skill levels or aspirations to ride together, provide additional flexibility in selecting the course, distance, and start time with the additional safety that a well-organized group inherently generates. This comes from within the group and from the outside. When a group rides in an orderly fashion, people don’t get in each other’s way, and the organization of the formation itself discourages cars from attempting to cut in or pass. EVERYONE riding in a club event is expected to follow them. Anyone violating the rules, and compromising everyone else’s safety, will be warned, and if their actions continue, will no longer be welcome to ride with the club. Failure to review the rules does not negate the responsibility to follow them.
The club welcomes riders of various levels of ability and skills and will try to accommodate everyone. New riders will need to identify themselves when new to group riding, are not sure of their abilities, or have any other concern prior to the beginning of any ride. Honest knowledge of your abilities and good communication comes into play for everyone.