Passing Cars. Generally, the Ride Leader will not pass cars on roads with a single lane in each direction unless absolutely necessary. However, cars may enter the road separating riders. If this happens and a rider wants to pass to rejoin the riders in front, this must be done safely. If passing is done unsafely, this will be grounds for the Ride Leader to ask the rider to leave the HILLEL’S ANGELS  ride. The most obvious example of unsafe passing is when the road ahead cannot be seen far enough to complete the pass if a car appears in the opposite lane at the most critical time. Passing on a hill or a blind curve (whether marked by double yellow or not) is strictly forbidden and doing so is grounds for being asked to leave the ride. There are times that the ability of a motorcycle to accelerate quickly allows safe passing which would not be possible for a car but never overestimate the ability of the bike. 

If there is a need to pass, do not forget those behind you.  Be sure to allow them room for entry back in their lane. Do not block their entry by slowing down immediately following the pass.

See something unsafe?  If anyone observes another rider making dangerous moves or riding at a speed above his/her skill, he/she is obligated to mention this to a Road Captain.  If you believe that you seen an equipment issue that can become a safety hazard,  this should also be mentioned to a RC.  We are all sensitive to criticism but everyone can agree that safety must take priority over these sensitivities.

Leaving the Group. If a rider has plans to leave the group before completion of the ride, this must be explained in advance to the Ride Leader or be told to the Ride Leader at the 1st available rest stop.

Gas Stops. Know your machine's cruising range. Running out of gas or making gas stops with large groups is time consuming. Riders should arrive with a full tank. Unless your bike has enough fuel for another 100 miles, top up at any gas stop.

Bike Maintenance.  Maintain it carefully; this is considered a must. One failed check for loose wires, shorts, dead batteries, or worn tires, can take away from the pleasure of the club ride. Bike maintenance will be the responsibility of each member. Bring necessary tools and parts for your machine. Generally other riders appreciate problems being pointed out but be diplomatic. It is also suggested that all riders have tow coverage so that the bike and rider are in a safe location, the ride can continue.

Protective Riding Apparel. Our club strongly urges wearing proper protective gear. As a minimum, you must meet all state regs.  Beyond this, we would like to see all of our friends dress for rides appropriately and beyond legal minimums. That means long pants, long sleeves, boots over ankles, and gloves.  Any club member or guest will be able to get much advice on what is the best protective gear by asking any Road Captain. Remember that protective gear does not make a safe rider but it can make a rider safer by potentially reducing the severity of an injury.  


Please remember to be courteous to your fellow club members and other vehicles on the road.