Chapter 22-1 Road Rules
1. Ride in a Precise Formation:
As road conditions permit. The 3 second rule will apply. The
staggered formation will be the norm unless otherwise dictated.
2. Execute Signs and Turns Properly:
Hand signals and bike turning signals will be used.
3. Do Not Fool Around:
No horseplay when riding with the group. Any member observing
another member fooling around in formation should discuss it with
that member and attempt to clear up the situation. If it should
persist, bring it to the attention of the Road Captain.
4. Riding Positions:
a.) While on any run, the Road Captain will
ride in front. The Commander may ride alongside or just behind the
R/C depending on the formation in use. In the absence of the R/C.
The R/C or the Commander will appoint who is going to ride point.
Remember, the Road Captain calls the shots where he goes everyone
goes. The R/C is also responsible to insure the safety of each bike
in his pack.
b.) The Road Captain will pick an assistant
R/C (or more than one ,depending on the size of the group), for the
ride. The assistant R/C will ride at the rear of the formation, he
will be responsible for holding a lane open while making a lane
change. He will also assist any Member who may break down or fall
behind. The R/C and his assistant will operate as a team and watch
for problems within the group. Watching for all signals and seeing
the need for changes are major parts of the assistants job.
c.) Line up for a ride as follows: Road
Captain, Commander, Full Members, Auxiliary/supporters followed by
the Sgt.-at Arms, and non members. Bringing up the rear is the
assistant R/C. Once you are in position, keep it for the remainder
of the ride. Do not attempt to break into the pack.
d.) The Road Captain will give instructions
to all riders prior to the start of a ride. This will include, if
known, the name, address, and phone number of the destination. When
you arrive at the destination point, check in with the R/C.
e.) Each member shall make it his business to
know the route to be taken.
5. Use Common Sense At All Times:
a.) Anticipate your next move as well as
those of the group.
6. Leaving The Group:
If you have to stop due to break down etc. let the intentions
be known to The R/C or his assistant (s) or any one else in the
group. The convoy will be pulled over at the next safest area
available. The R/C or members he designates will return to the
stopped rider. After ascertaining the problem, the R/C will then
decide when to get the group on its way and make arrangements to
have the stopped rider and his bike taken care of, if necessary.
7.) Gas Stops:
Everyone should know there bikes cruising range with regards
to gas. Running out of gas or making gas stops with large groups is
time consuming. Therefore everyone will arrive for the rides with a
full tank of gas and will top off their tanks at every gas stop, no
matter how small the amount. This will avoid staggered gas stops and
will save time.
8.) Bike Maintenance
Maintain your bike, enough said.
It is strongly urged that on CVMA rides each member wear