Safety is our priority. Below are the verbal and hand signals we use on our group rides. Additionally, you can find the rules of the road through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
- Index finger held overhead: move to single-file
- Pointing to obstacles in road: gravel, potholes, dangerous cracks
- Sweeping hand behind back: move over, there’s an obstruction in the road ahead (physical or another rider)
- Open hand behind back: slowing (also say “slowing”)
- Closed fist behind back: stopping (also say “stopping”)
- “Car back” – There is a vehicle approaching from the back.
- “Car up” – There is a vehicle approaching from the front.
- “Rider up, walker up, runner up” – There is a biker, walker, or runner approaching from the front.
- “Rider back” – There is a biker or walker approaching from the back.
- “Clear” – Used at an intersection to advise others that there are no vehicles approaching. Use with caution and always check for yourself though to make sure the intersection is still clear.
- “Slowing” – The rider calling this out is slowing down.
- “Stopping” – The rider calling this out is stopping.