Many of these rules are common sense; others follow the vehicle code in Arizona. They are created to insure the safety of cyclists and drivers. Please become familiar with the rules listed below as well as the hand and verbal signals generally used in cycling. If you have questions, check with the ride leader(s) for guidance. Also reference the Share the Road booklet provided by Pima County DOT; an excellent source for both motorists and cyclists.
We welcome E bikes on C and C+ rides - within the rules of the Tucson code for where these bikes are permitted. Please reference the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page for information about where E bikes may be employed
Rules of the Road
Ride Leaders plan routes, organize, assist, mentor and handle problems. If you have a concern, question, problem or see an unsafe condition or rider, talk to the Ride Leader. Ride Leaders reserve the right to cancel rides, change routes, suggest alternative rides, and, if warranted for safety or health reasons, preclude a rider from participation.
While we generally don't "drop" riders, faster riders occasionally drop us. We don't want to hold back faster riders on group rides but we ask that they let the ride leader know they intend to split off for a different ride before they do so (we like to be able to account for everyone at ride's end). Note that if a rider gets too far ahead without knowing the planned route and thus gets separated from the group, we say "off the front - on your own." On the other hand, we know that the up-and-coming new rider is eager to improve and ride with a faster and/or longer group. If you are a new rider, please take into account how your own ability and pace is going to impact the pace and number of re-groups experienced by the other riders. If you are unsure if a ride is right for you, please ask the ride leader for advice.
We ride year-round; however weather conditions may force the cancellation of rides (snow, ice, cold). Individual Ride Leaders make the call.