Please remember, the Underground Crit is a fun neighborhood group ride. No permits, no insurance, and you are riding at your own risk! If you don’t like the sound of that, I hear bowling is fun.
With that said, there are a few rules you’ll want to follow to ensure that the Underground Crit is a good time for you, and everyone else:
- Don’t be “that guy.”
- If you get dropped, stay to the far right. Not the left, not the middle, not sort of the right, but the far right! When the group comes back around, you can just jump back in. Just make sure you don’t get back in on a breakaway group, or the front of the main group. If you do, see rule number 1.
- When it’s dark, you must have a front and rear light. IT’S THE LAW!
- Don’t put your left foot straight down on any turn or you’ll clip a pedal and launch yourself into outer space.
- Don’t overlap wheels. When following a rider, your front wheel should never come up on the left or right side of someone’s rear wheel.
- Don’t yell at any cyclist out there. This goes for other group rides as well. If you want to yell, yell at a car that cuts you off. We are all on the same team out there. Cyclists need to stick together.
- Do not put your hands on other riders in the group. You are not a pro. This is not the Tour de France.
- Ladies have no rules. Guys – you should learn this rule if you are planning on getting married.
- When sprinting, stay to the left. Slow riders should be on the right. If you think it’ll be too dangerous to sprint, then don’t. Remember, it’s just a fun group ride.
- If you complain about anything, see rule number 1.