Rides

Cycle Stratford organizes road rides for cyclists with varying abilities and stamina.

 

We believe we have a right to the road. Since a bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, we as cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. 

This means:   

  • staying on the right side of the road. (single or double file)

  • stopping at stop signs and red traffic lights.

  • signaling lane changes and turns.

  • waiting in line at the back of a traffic queue.

 

As a club, cycling is group activity and this takes practice.

We want to ride both smart and safe.

 

Smart

  • pedal smoothly, no rapid acceleration or braking.

  • communicate with your riding partners, signal your intent and point out road hazards.

  • stay together as a group, waiting for the rest of the group if it gets stuck at a traffic light or if someone gets a flat tire.

Safe 

  • although the club makes reasonable attempts to conduct its event safely, each individual is responsible for her or his own safety.

  • you must wear a helmet and brightly coloured clothing is recommended.

  • it is recommended that you ride ½ to 1 metre away from the curb or edge of the road.

  • it is recommended that you carry sufficient food and fluids for the trip, as well as a repair kit, an air pump, and a spare inner tube.

  • you should carry a identification and cell phone if you have one.

 

Equipment

Your bike must be in good working order.

  • the wheels should be running true, tires in good condition and inflated properly.

  • the nuts and bolts should be properly fastened.

  • your CAA membership allows you to call for help in case of a break down.

 

You must be members of Cycle Stratford to participate in the rides. Guests are welcome, but must sign a waiver and pay a small fee.

 

Feel free to contact a member of the club board if you have any questions or concerns.

Ride coordinator: Wayne Sjaarda

wayger47@gmail.com

519 801 5857  

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