- Hand signals should be simple, easy to learn and be kept to a bare minimum.
- Either the rider or passenger can relay the signal. As soon as you see a signal, you should give the same signal so the rider behind you can see it.
- When the phrase “1/3 of the lane” is used, it is referring to riding in the right or left track of the lane.
- These hand signals will not always be used by every group you ride with. The signals assembled here are offered as suggestions only.
“START YOUR ENGINES”
- To indicate that you’re ready to go, place your hand (right or left) on top of the windshield. If you don’t have a windshield, raise your hand. This tells the leader that your engine is running and you’re ready to ride.
- Use either arm, straight down or palm toward the back. Move your arm back and forth at the elbow.
- Most bikes have turn signals – use them.
- Hand signals used in conjunction with turn signals give everyone in the group and other traffic a clear idea of your intentions.
HAZARD on the ROAD
- Point with left hand at the object. Sometimes in group riding, the road captain may wave his left arm back and forth above his head to alert the rest of the group. The road captain is the only person who should perform this maneuver. We will be using legs to notify of road hazards…not to confuse hand signals.