Rebel Riders of St Charles County is a safe riding group whose objective is to explore new places and enjoy food, fun and friendship.
We welcome a diverse group of riders. All types of motorcycles are welcome.
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1. Own a motorcycle (no reason to join if you don't have one)
2. Have a valid motorcycle license
3. An experienced rider with a riding group
4. Agree that Rebel Riders of St Charles County is not held liable if you sustain an injury while riding with the group
5. A member inactive within a year of the date of joining Rebel Riders, will be removed from the
It is imperative that you keep yourself safe as well as not put other riders in danger. If a rider has an emergency, such as bike stalling or a situation where they have to stop (which could possibly be in the middle of a road), The other riders SHOULD NOT pull up along side of the stopped bike. Pull behind or ahead and park at the side of the road and then go back to check on the stopped bike if necessary. DO NOT stop in the middle of the road to try and help. Always give yourself enough space so if the bike in front of you has to brake unexpectedly, you do not run into the bike ahead of you and you have to ditch your bike to avoid a collision.
We abide by the speed limit or a few miles over, we do not take curves above the recommended speed so as to keep everyone safe. The organizers of Rebel Riders of St. Charles County reserve the right to remove any member that that we feel is not a good fit for our riding group; or that we feel is a danger to themselves or the other members of the group.
We want everyone to feel comfortable while riding in the group. We never want anyone to feel nervous or unsafe on any of our rides. So we want to take this opportunity to discuss a few Group Riding Safety guidelines.
Ride in formation. The staggered riding formation allows a proper space cushion between motorcycles so that each rider has enough time and space to maneuver and to react to hazards. A single-file formation with a minimum 2-second following distance is preferred on a curvy road, under conditions of poor visibility or poor road surfaces, entering/leaving highways, or other situations where an increased space cushion or maneuvering room is needed.
Avoid side-by-side formations, as they reduce the space cushion. If you suddenly needed to swerve to avoid a hazard, you would not have room to do so. You don’t want handlebars to get entangled.
Periodically check the riders following using your rear view mirrors. If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If all the riders in the group use this procedure, the group should be able to maintain a fairly steady speed without pressure to ride too fast to catch up.
If you’re separated from the group, don’t panic. Your group should have a pre-planned procedure in place to regroup. Don’t break the law or ride beyond your skills to catch up.