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Official 909 Scooter Club Rules and Regulations

Official 909 Scooter Club Rules and Regulations
Updated: 1/24/14

We want all members to have a great time riding with fun people in a safe setting. All scooterists and all types of scooters are welcome to join. Safety for everyone is paramount. With that in mind, it's important that everyone take the time to read and understand the rules for joining and participation. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact an Organizer.

By becoming a member of this meetup and participating in meetup events, you agree to abide by the rules below.

I. Safety and Liability
Individuals joining this group and participating in 909SC rides understand that there are inherent risks involved in scootering and that they are responsible for their own safety. Though the 909SC provides guidelines and organization for group rides, we are not liable for any personal injury or damage to property that results from participating in our events.

II. Minimum Requirements to Join Us On A Ride:
1. Own a scooter of at least 125cc, or of comparable performance level. Other groups allow motorcycles, but as a rule we have decided to limit the membership to scooters. We believe that it is safer to not mix motorcycles in the ride formation. They have different speed/handling/size characteristics that make it more challenging for both the scooterists and motorcyclists. We also want to make the group as attractive to new members as possible. For a new scooterist, the thought of riding with a bunch of motorcyclists may be enough to turn them away. Please note that special exceptions can be made by the Organizers for sweep vehicles, ride marshals, or other reasons on a case by case basis. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact an Organizer.

2. Have proper current CA registration (i.e., registered for on-road use).

3. Have insurance.

4. Have a Class M1 license. A permit is not sufficient.

5. Have mastery of fundamental riding skills including starting, stopping, turns and cornering, swerving, hard stops. We highly recommend taking the MSF Basic Rider Course.

6. Have the requisite riding skills and abilities for the rides you attend. Each meetup ride will have a Ride Rating in the description to help you decide if a particular ride matches your skill level.

7. Read and understand the Riding Guidelines. Group riding is different than riding by yourself. Familiarize yourself with the following group riding practices.

8. Read and understand the Emergency Contact Info and submit your Emergency Contact Info to Organizers as indicated.

9. Read and agree to the Membership Agreement and Liability Release. Sign and return page 2 to Organizers.

III. Event Policies
1. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, our rides do not include freeway riding. Some may involve small highways with 55mph speed limits. We'll always mention this in the ride description. One possible exception is the three-mile "91 fwy Green River - Gypsum Canyon Gap", which is pretty much unavoidable for a few rides heading out to Orange County. "Highway Only" rated rides are another exception. We go out of our way to avoid freeways whenever possible.

2. 909SC's intent is to promote enjoyment of scootering and enthusiasm for riding for all. As such, we will not hold official events limited to vintage scooters or specific makes of scooter. We're happy to post these on our calendar as notes and in our discussion forums.

3. RSVP/Attendance Limits: We are a growing group. Eventually, organizers will sometimes limit the size of the attendance for rides. There are numerous reasons for doing this, but it's primarily keeping the group a size that ride leaders are comfortable with given the route and number of other organizers we have to help run the ride. These rides will have automatic waiting lists, so that should any "yes" RSVP cancel, someone on the waiting list will be bumped into the open position and notified by email. Please respect the size limits and our intent to organize fun, safe and manageable rides.

4. Rain/Weather: Generally speaking, rain will automatically cancel a ride. If the weather is uncertain (raining off and on), we will wait as long as we usually can before canceling, and posting to the meetup page the night before the event. Please make sure that email notifications are turned on in your profile so that you're aware of all updates. If we don't cancel but encounter intermittent rain at the meetup, we'll make a decision based on the forecast, current conditions and speaking to those in attendance.

IV. Rules of the Road
We reserve the right to ask anyone flagrantly violating our Group Riding Guidelines and Tips or, in the Organizers' opinion, riding in a manner that poses a danger to themselves or others to leave the ride. Anyone who endangers another rider through intentional behavior will be automatically banned from the group.

Questions? Please ask an Organizer. Thanks!

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 former member
Ride Ratings January 24, 2014 7:56 AM Cat M
Riding Guidelines May 25, 2016 2:32 PM former member
Official 909 Scooter Club Rules and Regulations January 25, 2014 6:40 AM Cat M
Emergency Contact Info September 30, 2015 10:53 AM former member
About The 909 Scooter Club May 25, 2016 1:51 PM former member

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