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  Riding Formation
  Staggered Formation   Single File Formation
In a Staggered Formation, Riders user two separate "Tracks" within a single lane. This formation keeps the group as tight as possible, making it easier for the leader to maneuver through traffic.

Spacing

As you can see from the graphic we keep a 1-second/2-second spacing between bikes.

It is suggested that you watch this distance regularly. Use the 1/2/12 rule. Maintain that 1-second distance to the bike in the other track, 2-seconds to the bike directly in front of you and every now and then scan the road 12 seconds ahead of you to look for potential obstacles.

Like it's name, Single File Formation has all bikes roughly in the same track. This formation is typically called for by the Road Captain when the road gets narrow and starts to wind. This formation spreads the group out and allows each rider maximum room to maneuver.

Check the Hand Signals page to see the sign for single file.

  Lane Changes
  Left Front Fill   Right Front Fill
Left Front Fill; is a maneuver to change lanes to the left, starting from the front of the group.  A Hand Signal is given by the Ride Captain, and when safe to do so they will change lanes first.  When safe each following rider will also make the lane change to the left.  If the lane change is away from you, to keep proper safe spacing do not cross in front of or behind another rider.  Wait until they have completed their lane change.
Right Front Fill; is a maneuver to change lanes to the right, starting from the front of the group.  A Hand Signal is given by the Ride Captain, and when safe to do so the Wing rider to their right will change lanes.  When safe each following rider will also make the lane change to the right.  If the lane change is away from you, to keep proper safe spacing do not cross in front of or behind another rider.  Wait until they have completed their lane change.
  Left Rear Fill   Right Rear Fill
Left Rear Fill; is a maneuver to change lanes to the left, starting from the rear of the group.  A Hand Signal is given by the Ride Captain, and when safe to do so the left Tailgunner will change lanes first.  When safe each forward rider will also make the lane change to the left.  If the lane change is away from you, to keep proper safe spacing do not cross in front of or behind another rider.  Wait until they have completed their lane change.
Right Rear Fill; is a maneuver to change lanes to the right, starting from the rear of the group.  A Hand Signal is given by the Ride Captain, and when safe to do so the right Tailgunner will change lanes first.  When safe each forward rider will also make the lane change to the right.  If the lane change is away from you, to keep proper safe spacing do not cross in front of or behind another rider.  Wait until they have completed their lane change.

 

 

   

 


   
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