10 Cycling Group Ride Hand Signals (Most Popular)

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Info For Endurance Cycling & Group Pack Riding

Before joining any group ride, make sure that you and fellow riders understand the rules of the road. That way, the entire group will be able to ride safely. After all, group riding is not about speed and adrenaline rushes!

It's essential to ride close to other riders to minimize drag and conserve energy. This saves energy and can lead to complex interactions among the riders and teams. In addition, the term 'peloton or pace line' can also refer to a community of cyclists riding together in uniformity.

Cycling Group Ride Safety Signals

Cyclists love group rides on the weekends. Our ride crew enjoys sharing tips for safe group riding for new cyclists.

Unique things you can expect to be heard on a group ride:

Cyclists shout "On Your Left" to other cyclists (and sometimes runners) when passing.

In Group Rides, riders use hand signals to alert each other of danger.

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Group Pack Riding near Jonah, Williamson County

The pack's front cyclist gives visual warnings to alert those behind. The warning is then repeated to the back of the pack so everyone is informed.