Safety: It’s YOUR Responsibility.

August 21, 2013 News No Comments


Safety is our top priority, and we’re asking you to make it yours as well.   To that end, these are the points of rider conduct we would like you to follow while riding BikeMaine:

  • REMEMBER AT ALL TIMES THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
  • Remember at all times that this event is taking place on OPEN ROADS.  Traffic will be present on the route.  Please ride 2-3 feet from the edge of the road, or as conditions require.
  • Always be wearing your helmet while riding during BikeMaine.
  • Please do not bunch up excessively.  Ride single file in a safe lane position when cars are present.
  • Only pass riders on the left.
  • Please communicate with the other riders around you.  Call out “on your left” before passing, and point out hazards on the roadway.  Use “car back” to indicate the presence of cars approaching from behind.
  • Use hand signals and verbal announcements when you changing lane position or turning.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.  Stop at stop signs and lights.  All roads are open and will have normal traffic on them.  There are NO special accommodations on roadways or at intersections for BikeMaine riders.
  • If you stop for any reason, please get your bicycle completely off the road, onto the dirt, to make room for other riders and motorists.
  • Please be courteous and friendly to all other road users.
  • Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.  If you have a negative road experience with a motorist, please try to get a license plate number and vehicle description.  Call police if necessary.
  • REMEMBER AT ALL TIMES THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

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