The Basics you should know by now:
- Please be courteous to local drivers and respectful of traffic (you=155 lbs, auto=2800 lbs)
- Bicyclists must obey all California Vehicle code laws, including all stop signs and signals. Local authorities may cite violators.
- Don't wear ear phones or ear buds of any kind.
- Ride single file and stay to the right.
- Pass on the left; announce “on your left” to all riders being passed.
- Do not pass on uphill sections when cars are approaching from behind.
- Riding in a pace line is inherently dangerous. You assume all liabilities for riding in a pace line.
- Exercise extreme caution near all pace lines.
- Your bike must have the bike plate mounted in the front or on the seat post.. DC riders must wear your assigned rider bib number on your back so it can be seen from cars behind you.
- You are not allowed into Rest Stops without your wristband visible.
- Private sag vehicles are prohibited. Riders with private sags will be disqualified.
Things you probably don't know...but should:
- Lucas Valley Road is steep, has sharp curves and the curves are off camber (e.g. banked to the right and but requires sharp turn left). Interestingly, the hill seems to dislike males age 20 to 39...but we encourage all to show off your intelligence, not your speed.
- There will be many CHP officers along the course. We have employed them to help prevent your untimely injury or death. They have ticketed, will ticket and enjoy ticketing bicyclists who do not obey the law or ride carelessly. We encourage them to ticket as needed for everyone's safety.