Friday, February 8, 2013

Courteous Mass February 2013

It's Tonight!
Weather says 28 degrees at ride time.  Coldest ride yet this year but sounds about right for February. Don't be afraid just throw on another layer or two!
Here is the drill.  Happens every 2nd Friday of the month. 
This is not a training ride.  This is a City ride.
All parties are welcome to join and help bring common courtesy back to the streets. For those who need a refresher on what Courteous Mass is, here is the deal:
  1. The ride will respect and abide by the city’s traffic laws.
  2. Even though this is a 3RVS sponsored ride, rides will be on the slow side to ensure no one is dropped and that the Mass stays a mass
  3. The Mass will only take up one lane, two when necessary for safety.
  4. The ride will stop at red lights and stop signs. If a light turns red mid-mass, the riders who made the light should safely pull over to wait for those who were caught by the light.
  5. Riders are asked to signal turns, call out danger, and communicate their intentions to other riders.
  6. All riders are required to wear helmets
The goal of these rides is to be a visible and positive example of the cooperation that can exist between cars and bicycles when people respect the laws and each other.
So join the Mass and help make Fort Wayne a better place for bicycles. 
Rally at 6:15 at Lawton Park at the trailhead.
Ride at 6:30.
Comfortable Pace, no one is dropped. (But please make sure that your equipment is in working order)