Note: By participating in a group ride or gymkhana, the participant agrees to the conditions as specified in the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement and the gymkhana rules below.

Rides may include steep hills, sharp curves, and urban RoadSafetytraffic. “Fast” rides may travel at up to 55 mph (that’s 61 mph on a Vespa speedometer).

Either arrive with a full tank, or allow enough time to fill up.

Every rider should have the cell phone number of the Leader (to be provided) and at least one other rider in the group.

If possible, arrange to have a “buddy” to stop and assist in case of a breakdown.

On “fast” rides, the smallest bikes (175cc or less) will ride up front, behind the Leader. Largemsfstandardhandsignals6 bikes (400cc and more) will ride in the back, ahead of the Sweep.

Know the standard formation hand signals and pass the Leader’s signals back through the group.

Obey all traffic control devices (lights, signs, pavement markings, etc.).

Except for unusual circumstances, we will not pass—either cars or each other. Maintain your place in the formation.

Keep up with the rider ahead, the distance varying with speed to maintain a 2-second separation. A large break between riders invites cars to cut in.

In town, maintain a tight, staggered formation to limit the number of times the group gets broken up at stoplights.

When you pass a stoplight, glance in your mirror to see if the person behind you made it through. If not, beep three times to alert the bike ahead of you (and, by chain, the Leader). Once alerted, the group will pull over at a safe spot and wait.

If you are the first person caught at a red light, beep three times to alert the rider in front of you. Once you start moving again, beep twice to alert the group parked ahead that it’s time to proceed.

When the group becomes separated, don’t stress or do anything rash. It’ll get back together in due time. Remember, safety first!

Please review the following:

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/street/resources/groupriding.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpkyD7SMfw

Gymkhana

The gymkhana is a tiscott-cartermed event. The rider begins on the start line, performs a series of tasks, and ends with his or her front wheel on the stop line. Failure to successfully perform a task will incur a 2-second penalty, as will missing a cone or moving a cone. There is no penalty for putting a foot down or for stopping. The rider with the shortest time on course, including any penalties, wins the event. The judge’s ruling on time and penalties is final.

The course was designed to be performed by a single rider, but there is no prohibition against carrying a passenger as long as it does not compromise safety.

The rider is solely responsible for the safe operation of his or her vehicle. The rider must wear all required safety gear, and his or her vehicle must be legally registered, inspected, insured, and in roadworthy condition. Unsafe operation or failure to meet the above requirements will result in disqualification and ejection from the course.

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