Ride Safe * Ride Smart
All three offerings of Pedal The Plains are conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic present. These roads include both marked and unmarked hazards.
Though we go to great lengths to make this event as safe as possible, you are only as safe as you ride. Always remember that your safety is in your own hands and ride by these rules:
• Beware of and yield to vehicle traffic.
• Ride as far to the right as possible. Only ride two abreast when the shoulder is wide enough.
• Obey traffic laws, signs, and signals.
• All participants must wear an approved helmet with an emergency identification sticker (provided by PTP) adhered inside.
• Beware of rumble strips – ride to the right.
• Be predictable. Ride in a straight line.
• No headphones while riding.
• Accidents often occur in pacelines. If you are inexperienced with drafting, do not draft.
• Use hand signals to indicate left or right turns, slowing or stopping.
• Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way.
• Move completely off the road and shoulder when stopped and resting.
• Warn fellow cyclists of road hazards.
• Only pass cyclists on their left. When passing, warn cyclists by saying, “On your left.”
• Cross railroad tracks at a right angle.
• Rearview mirrors are strongly recommended.
• Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to be safe.
• All Pedal The Plains support and safety services are provided on the designated and marked route ONLY.