Fundamentals of Cycling
UW Oshkosh associate professor of business law
Oshkosh Cycling Club member
Riding Safely in a Group
- Ride Straight
Don’t make sharp turns.
- Ride steady
Rapid acceleration breaks up the group.
- Easy on the brake
Hard braking creates the domino effect.
- Maintain group pace when at the front
Avoid unconscious urge to accelerate.
- Don’t overlap wheels
Know where everyone is around you.
- Turns – Slow down
Hold your line around the turn.
Watch for the line of others in the group.
Watch for, and call out, gravel or sand.
- Hills can be fun!
Leave a bigger gap between you and the other riders (both up and down).
- Be cautious when standing up
Your bike will shift back.
Riders will rock more from side to side.
Always stay to the right of the center line.
- Take turns at the front
- Call out road or traffic hazards
Glass, gravel, pot holes, dogs and other animals, etc.
“Car back” or “Car back passing” or “Car up."
Enjoy the ride!