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Riding Guidelines

The 909SC welcomes riders of varying skill levels. The goal is a safe and fun ride for everyone. Even if you're an experienced rider, please read the guidelines below to familiarize yourself with how we conduct our rides.

  • Read the meetup descriptions carefully! Every ride will have a Ride Rating. Most rides will have a route map with step-by-step directions and organizer contact info. The posted route is the one that the group will follow. It is highly recommended that you print it and have it with you on the ride. If anything is unclear, ask questions in the meetup discussion or contact an Organizer.
  • Every Meetup will have a Ride Leader, tasked with setting the pace and the course. On larger rides, there will be a "Sweep" (riding in the back of the pack), responsible for keeping the group together. No one gets left behind.
  • In case of emergency, contact an Organizer immediately. All Organizers have access to the Emergency Contact List.
  • We will do our best to maintain a reasonable pace suitable for the riders and scooters. Please note, though, that some rides may not be suitable for slower scooters or inexperienced riders. We will do our best to indicate this in ride announcements, but it's up to members to assess their own capabilities and ask any relevant questions. Make sure to check the Ride Rating before you decide to do a particular ride.
  • A group ride is not the place to test your limits or show off your capabilities. Reckless or irresponsible riding is a danger to not just yourself but also others in the group.
  • All riders should exercise good judgment and safe riding practices on the road.
  • Ride at your own level. Riding in a group takes practice.
  • All riders should have mastery of fundamental riding skills including starting, stopping, turns and cornering, swerving, hard stops. New riders should take the MSF Basic Rider Course. Info at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website. Ask anyone who's taken it. It's a good thing.
  • When riding on most surface streets, we'll most often ride in a staggered formation, with the leader on the left, and a 2-second distance between riders in each column.
  • When riding on hills, curves, narrow roads or other more challenging terrain, we'll ride in a single-file formation.
  • Riders must be properly licensed and insured. Be sure to bring your license, insurance card and cell phone.
  • All riders are responsible for their own safety, their riding gear and for keeping their scooters well-maintained.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear and dress appropriately for the weather. ATGATT stands for "All The Gear, All The Time". Please "dress for the crash". A full face helmet is always best and is strongly encouraged.
  • Please arrive on time and with a full tank of gas.
  • New members: please locate and introduce yourself to the Meetup Organizer.
  • If you have an issue with another rider or think they are riding in a manner that's dangerous for them or others, please do not engage them on the road. Try to move away from them or provide a large buffer around them or pull over and move to another part of the pack. At the next stop, notify the ride leader or a group organizer.
  • Please remember that you are representing our group. Be kind and respectful to everyone.


  • Table of Contents

    Page title Most recent update Last edited by
    Contributions September 23, 2014 7:18 AM former member
    New Members Page May 25, 2016 2:26 PM Dehlin
    Ride Ratings January 24, 2014 7:56 AM Cat M
    Riding Guidelines May 25, 2016 2:32 PM Dehlin
    Official 909 Scooter Club Rules and Regulations January 25, 2014 6:40 AM Cat M
    Emergency Contact Info September 30, 2015 10:53 AM Dehlin
    About The 909 Scooter Club May 25, 2016 1:51 PM Dehlin

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