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Suggested Pre-Ride Meeting Agenda

 

  1. Decide how many groups (3-7 bikes each group).
  2. Put all people without CBs to one side .
  3. How many bikes are pulling trailers?
    a. If trailers out-number the groups, or there are three or more trailers, they should form their own group and be the last group.
    b. Be sure at least two of them have CBs.
    c. If there is only one trailer per group and they have CBs, maybe they can be the tail end charlies.
  4. Pick your group leaders
    a. Group leaders pick their own charlies.
    b. Both should have CBs.
  5. Explain the route to the leaders and give them maps if available; tell them about the stops. If there are smaller bikes in the group than Wings, you will have to stop for gas more often.
  6. Tell the leaders and back doors to use their group #'s when talking on the CBs
  7. Explain the method of passing on highways: the group leader tells his back door to move to lane #1. When the rear bike of that group is able to move over and does, he tells the leader of his group 'the lane is secure'. Then the group leader will tell his group 'let's all move to the #1 lane. He will then hesitate for a moment, then will say 'now'. At that point, he will move and everyone in the group will follow the bike in front of him.
  8. Have all group leaders line up. Tell each person, one at a time, to get behind a leader, putting the bikes without CBs just in front of the rear bikes. Make sure if there are any fears of which tire track they ride in, you place them accordingly.
  9. If you are picking up anybody in route let everyone know. They should have been told which group to get into and where in the group they should be. Definitely in front of the group's rear bike. Make sure you have left room for them in that group.
  10. Everyone is to stay in the same group and position after each stop.
  11. No one is to leave the group unless it is an emergency and then the group's rear bike is to pull over with them. Advise the lead bike what is happening.
  12. Verify that everyone is on channel __. (alternate #___)
    (channel 1 is supposed to be the recognized motorcycle channel)

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