> Prepare a map of the route along with all stops.
> Prepare an ICE (In case of Emergency) Contact list and distribute to riders.
> Plan the most direct route (if you’re not out for a scenic trip).
> On the interstate, travel in the middle lane.
> Avoid gravel and left hand turns if possible.
> Plan gas stops every 90 miles, so folks with smaller tanks can fill up.
> With a large group, phone ahead to restaurants and venues you plan to frequent.
> Hold a pre-ride briefing discussing stagger, lane changes, hand signals, route and stops.
> Keep in mind that folks at the back of the pack will have to go faster than those in the front.
> Observe posted speed limits; going too slow may make motorists impatient.
> Know the route well and give plenty of hand signals for hazards and turns.
> If the group gets separated, pull over in a safe place to allow the group to reform.
> Participate in the pre-ride briefing.
> Ride in staggered formation.
> Keep your bike in good working condition.
> Come with a full tank and an empty bladder.
> Dress appropriately and carry water.
> Familiarize yourself with the route.
> Ride sober.