I have 5 spots for female riders only. After those 5 spots are filled, we will not be excepting any new members. The reason for this - our group has so many active members we don't have enough leaders to support the group. How ever, you may write me an email and I will put your name on a list and as one person leaves we will let one person in. If you write me an email, then please give me your name and phone number so that you can be contacted. Thanks bob
If we get where we have more leaders, then we will make the appropriate changes.
Hello and welcome to Slow Riders.
A CO-ED motorcycle club in west springfield ma. dedicated to making friends and taking rides. This group is free to join, no fees, no dues, but when we have parties everyone throws in a couple of bucks. All bikers welcome no matter what you ride. We do take the interstate sometimes. What ever you ride,it must be able to do 75mph safely. Also Your motorcycle CAN NOT be wider than 61 inches. In the summer time we plan trips for one day or two days rides depending on where we go. In winter we get together at a restaurant and have a bite to eat. There is no cost to join the club. If you are a beginner, no big deal. We are a laid back easy going group. If you are a passenger then you should have your own gear. All riders should make sure their bikes are mechanically sound. We are looking for bikers that are active. If you are joining the group we expect you to ride. If you are not an active member then you WILL be deleted. NEW members must attend an event within 90 days. The reason for this is we have people that want to join the club but never ride. READ BELOW thanks bob
***You must agree to the following to be a member or stay a member!***
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK and WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
READ THIS CAREFULLY – IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
I (We) understand that operating a motorcycle is an activity that includes and contains considerable risk of serious personal injury, paralysis, dismemberment, property damage, loss, and possible death. I (We) further understand that riding a motorcycle is subject to both foreseeable and unforeseeable risks and dangers.
I (We) hereby knowingly and freely accept the risks of all personal injury and property damage to both myself, my passenger, and to others arising from my (our) participation in a Slow Riders Motorcycle Club Meet Up Group Motorcycle Ride.
I (We) DO HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREE THAT MY (OUR) DEPENDENTS, HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, EXECUTORS AND ASSIGNEES DO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGAINST, AND INDEMNIFY THE SLOW RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEET UP GROUP ., ITS OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, AND ASSIGNEES (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, WHETHER CIVIL OR CRIMINAL, INCLUDING CLAIMS OF DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS, HOWEVER CAUSED, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO A SLOW RIDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEET UP GROUP MOTORCYCLE RUN, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE FAILURE TO ACT OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERS.
I (We) agree to ride within my riding ability. I (We) fully understand that I (We) may encounter riding conditions and roads that I (We) have not traveled before, have no prior knowledge of, and therefore will ride within a manner that is considered safe for those riding conditions. I certify (driver only) that I am a licensed motorcycle operator and that I hold a currently valid, state issued motorcycle license or endorsement to my driver’s license, and I carry motorcycle insurance as required by law.
We) further certify that I (We) am/are in good health and have no mental or physical impairments that may affect my (our) safety or the safety of the group. I (We) understand that I (We) will wear a helmet in the states where it is required by state law, and when in those states where helmet use is optional, I (We) understand the choice of wearing a helmet or not, is solely my (our) own.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND. IF YOU DONT AGREE THEN DO NOT BECOME A MEMEBR OR STAY A MEMBER. BY BECOMING A MEMBER YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU AGREE.
SLOW RIDERS MOTORCYCLE TOURING GROUP ---RULES OF THE ROAD
1.Show up with a full tank of gas.
2.Line up in a staggered or straight line, 2-3 seconds behind bike in front of you.
but keep group tight as possible.
3. Maintain this 2 second distance during rides to keep cars from inserting in group.
4. When a hand signal is passed from lead rider, everyone needs to pass on to the end of the group.
5. If a person behind you pulls over, you need to pull over and remainder of the group does so in a safe manner. If you feel it is not a safe area, then proceed a little further down the road and find a safe place to pull over.
6. If problem arises or you see a problem, put on hazards so that all riders can pull over. So if one person put on their hazards then every one does so and we find a safe place to pull over as a group if possible.
No bike goes through a RED light.
If the group separates at a traffic light, the lead group continues short distance
to safe area and stops to wait for remainder of group.
9. At a stop sign, the group goes through as one train. As the train travels through, glance to confirm it is safe for you to do so and continue. If not, come to a normal stop, then continue when safe to do so. We don't use road guards at this time. We have no trained road guards.
10. What to do when a rider leaves a formation on ride. For example, if you have 4 riders in staggered line and the top right rider departs the group, the back left rider will waive the back right rider forward to fill the gap.
Check your rear view mirror every few seconds to check for rider behind you.
We will try to take breaks on average every 45 minutes.
You bike must be able to do 75mph. This is for the few time we ride on the
Everyone will need to know the hand signals of the group.
The ultimate safety of your bike rests with you.
Explain potential issues in the group to all riders prior to start of rides.
17. Ensure all riders know destination address, potential route and/or phone numbers of leaders and/or are able to return home if separated.
18. After using turn signals ensure they are turned off after each turn.
19. We could put up hundreds of rules. But safety lies with you. Obey the laws of the road. If you feel uncomfortable about anything then, first be safe and second, give notice to the leader. We have different levels of riders in this group. No one in this group is calling themselves an expert. We all make mistakes. But the more we practice riding as a group and obey safety rules and the laws of the road, the less risk we have of get hurt. We all need to look out for each other and ourselves. We have drunk drivers, people texting, people speeding, and people just making one mistake can change your life or mine.
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