Tips for Going on a Group Motorcycle Ride

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How to Prepare for a Group Ride

On two wheels is one of the best ways to see the sights.  Uninhibited views, wind in your face, and the freedom that comes with a motorcycle ride all make the experience even better.  To really enhance your ride, team up with a group of other riders and hit the open road together.

Today, the Car Crash Captain lays out a few tips to stay safe on a group motorcycle ride.  Being prepared is the best way to prevent accidents and injury; knowing what to do if something does happen can minimize the fallout.

Before You Hit the Road on a Group Motorcycle Ride

Before you hit the open road, no matter if you’re riding with a group or going solo, you need to double check your bike to make sure it’s all working properly.  Even those going on a road trip in a passenger car should check things over.  The quick inspection list includes:

  • Brakes
  • Lights
  • Battery Connections
  • Fluids/Oil
  • Tire Pressure
  • Anything That Has Given You Issues in the Past

Missing something that’s an issue could result in you being stranded on the side of the road, or, worse, involved in a serious motorcycle accident.

When you’re riding in a group, you want to make sure you know the riding skills of the other riders.  Skill level largely defines where bikers will be in the group.  A pre-ride meeting will also include topics like:

  • Stopping Places
  • Hand Signals
  • Who’s Bringing What

Everyone should carry basic emergency equipment with them.  But you can designate certain group members to carry anything extra that might be important when riding together.  Including things like road flares, extra water, flashlights, etc.

While You’re on Your Group Ride

Now you’re ready to hit the open road on a group motorcycle ride.  Everyone knows their role, and what to do in all situations.

The most experienced riders go first, and last, in the group.  Least experienced go second.  The rest of the group staggers themselves so they have plenty of room to react, but not so much room between them that another motorist can slip in and split up the group.

When you’re out, take a lot of breaks.  See the sights, taste the cuisine, throw a rock or two into that pond.  Enjoy the time.

If you’re falling behind, or if the rest of the group is more skilled than yourself, know when to throw in the towel.  Know that you can break off and head home if you feel uncomfortable.

When You’re Done with a Group Motorcycle Ride

After the ride, reconvene with the rest of the group.  Discuss what you loved about the trip, what you didn’t, and what you can do better in the future.

It’s all about communication when you’re doing group rides, so make sure everyone is heard.

Know when to Call Herbert Law Group

Of course, if something bad does happen on the ride, you know who to call.

Along with your insurance and registration, keep a copy of our contact information.  Then, even if you’re injured, those ensuring your bike makes it back to safety will find the information that you want Herbert Law Group dealing with your Texas motorcycle accident.

Make sure the card includes our phone number, 214-414-3808.  And if you need to contact us now, you can even get in touch through our website contact form.