All cyclists on STLC rides are required to adhere to this policy by wearing a bicycle helmet that meets national safety standards (either ANSI or Snell approved) on all of our club’s group rides. For more information on the importance of wearing a helmet read this article.
Cycling with friends, traveling rapidly and safely with confidence in your companions, is a joy. However, there is a certain cycling etiquette, or Rules of the Road, of which you should be aware of while cycling in a group.
Ride Leaders – Please take the initiative to educate your riders about and continually remind them of our policies and the rules of the road. It takes only a minute or two to emphasize one or two of these points at each ride. Educated riders are safer and have fewer conflicts among themselves and with motorists.
For additional information there is an informative website on bicycle safety and rules of the road which is easy to read through in a few minutes. https://www.be-safe.org/css_com/bicycle.
The League Of American Bicyclists has a summary of bicycle laws for each state.
The LAB website has a plethora of information about bike safety, maintenance, and good riding habits.
The Missouri Biking Federation suggests some guidelines for Safe and Courteous Group Riding.
The club strictly adheres to an anti-harassment policy with its membership, volunteers, guests, and event participants.
To facilitate our mission, the club’s goal is to provide an environment free from tensions created by ethnic, racial, sexual, religious, or political remarks.
Violation of this conduct may result in suspension or termination of membership privileges.
The club operates under these bylaws.