Every week you participate in a group bike ride sponsored by different shops around DC. Last week, you had a bit of a scare while biking the City Explorers Ride as the cyclist in front of you hit a rock and spun it straight toward you. You veered to avoid getting struck, but as a result, lost your balance and wound up tumbling into the street.
There wasn’t much traffic and you were able to right yourself before getting run over by a car. However, you weren’t quick enough to avoid causing the three bikers behind you to tumble as well. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured this time, but it made you wonder, how you can make sure your group is riding safely for next week?
Group Riding Safety Guidelines
Biking is a wonderful form of recreational fun, and can be an extremely rewarding group activity on beautiful summer days. However, it can also be really dangerous if members of the group aren’t paying attention or following the rules of the road. You can, however, stay safe and help avoid possible collision risks by following these simple guidelines every time you and your friends go for a ride: