The PMC Is a Ride, Not a Race
While riding during PMC weekend – as well training on your own and with other riders – please be respectful of everyone you are sharing the road with and keep the following in mind.
Please take a few minutes and watch the PMC Safety Video
Please adhere to biking safety advice when riding on PMC weekend and when training for the PMC.
Change in Direction or Speed
Left turn: left arm straight out Right turn: right arm straight out or left arm out and up Slowing or stopping: left arm out and down with your palm to the rear
Traffic Coming From the Front or Rear
Call out "car up" or "car back." Move over to allow car to pass.
Change positions correctly
Slower riders stay to the right. Pass on the left saying "on your left" to warn the cyclist ahead of you.
Leave a Gap for Cars
When riding up hills or on narrow roads with traffic, leave a gap for cars between every three to four cyclists.
Move Off the Road When You Stop
When you restart, look for and yield to traffic.
Even when riding double is legal, single up when cars are trying to pass.
Use a bright tail light, one that can be seen even in daylight, to catch the attention of overtaking vehicles. In addition, Massachusetts law now requires cyclists to use front and rear lights a half hour before sunrise and a half hour after sunset.