Freedom Cruisers Riding Club - National Website

Group Riding

The purpose of these riding guidelines is to help in having an enjoyable group ride and to insure safe riding conditions for all our members. The Freedom Cruisers is a cruising club, as the name implies, we are not a speed type club. We are a family type club, we have wives/husbands, girlfriends/boyfriends and children that go on our rides, and we sure do not want to endanger their lives, our members, or any one elses. We are not above the law, and all traffic and speed laws must be observed at all times. It is very doubtful that we will ever be able to please everyone everytime. Our responsibility is to the majority of our group and not the few that will always want to go their own way no matter what.

When riding in a group in orderly fashion, people donít get in each otherís way, and the organization of the formation itself discourages cars from attempting to cut in. A group of motorcycles is a dynamic unit. It constantly changes from second to second as speeds, weather, traffic, and road conditions change, and as rider fatigue increases. When riding in a group you become a part of that unit, and your actions affect more than just yourself, they affect all those riding in the group.

Be aware of what's going on around you at all times. Stay alert and keep an eye on the road, the Road Captain and those in front of you at all times. Everyone on a group ride should remember that it is always better to drop out and go your own way if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe for any reason. You and you alone must be the only authority on whether you feel safe and you should act accordingly.