Important Bike Rules
It’s race weekend again and Integrity Multisport asked me to share important cycling rules for the race.
These rules are in place to keep everyone safe on the bike course. And also make sure everyone is following the rules!
#1 You must ride on the right hand side of the road at all times unless you are passing the cyclist in front of you.
In that case, you would say “On Your Left” kindly to let them know you are passing.
You have 15 seconds to pass, which is plenty of time. And then you move back to the right hand side of the road. And continue on your way.
The cyclist being passed is not allowed to draft the cyclist who passed them or accelerate.
They must wait until they are out of the draft zone to stay where they are or pass back safely using the same rules.
Never Pass On The Right!!
#2 – Drafting is Illegal!
Drafting is riding within 3 bike lengths of the cyclist in front of you. If you come up behind a cyclist you must pass or drop back 3 bike lengths to stay within the rules of the race.
The reason drafting is illegal is because it gives the cyclist drafting behind another cyclist less resistance so they can ride faster while wasting less energy.
So it is definitely an unfair advantage if you draft.
So let’s all follow the rules and stay safe during the race.
If you have more questions about the race please attend the Pre Race Clinic on Saturday at @MackCycle and a fitness at 1 pm.
Have an amazing race!!
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.