General Notice:
A group ride typically occurs every Saturday, leaving from 101 Main Street in Los Gatos, CA. (Location: Los Gatos Coffee Roasting)

Interested riders are welcome to drop in and join. Ride speed approximately maintains 15 MPH on flats; riders should expect some hills.

Ride leaders generally post their rides on the  RIDE CALENDAR.

RIDE PROTOCOL

• Introduce yourself to new riders. If you’re a new rider, introduce yourself at the start of the ride.

• Roll out from the start/regroups gently so everyone has a chance to warm up and get going.

• Use hand signals and call out turns, stops and road obstructions. Repeat the message through the group.

• Mechanicals: relay the message to the front. Help out the victim. Wait for the victim at the next regroup.

• Ride paceline / 2×2 on the flats. Ride leader will initiate rotating paceline when the group desires.

• Follow behind the wheel in front to avoid the bunch spilling over the road.

• Don’t ride on the sidewalk at Peet’s

• If you leave a ride early, notify someone so the group doesn’t think they lost you

RIDE SAFETY:

• Please carry ID just in case.

• Riders must wear a helmet. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet on LGBRC rides and riders are discouraged from riding with LGBRC groups if they don’t wear a helmet.

• Riders are always responsible for their own safety. If you feel uncomfortable riding with the group, gently move to the rear of the group.

• Look for yourself for cars and other road users, and OBEY TRAFFIC rules – you are responsible.

• Do NOT cross the centerline. You will be asked to leave the ride if you do so.

• If you’re new to group riding, make this known to the ride leader and ask for help.

• Protect your front wheel, do not cross wheels.

• Do not make sudden lateral movements at any time.

• Be gentle on brakes so as not to suddenly stop in front of someone.

• No Aero Bar use.

Non – Members:

LGBRC welcomes non-members to join us on our rides. However, non-members must have a waiver on file with the club. Blank forms may be found HERE: nonmember_rider_release_form

Please fill out the appropriate form and bring it with you to the ride. Alternatively, you may sign the form, scan it and e-mail the scan to bgordonfnace@gmail.com You only need to fill out a waiver once per calendar year. Thank you.

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