You must ride with an approved bicycle helmet, water, extra tube and tools.
Motorized bicycles (Type 2 and type 3 e-bikes, scooters, mopeds) are not permitted on club rides. Some of the properties on which we ride on do not permit motorized vehicles
When your group turns on to a new trail, ensure that the person following you sees that you are turning. Wait for them to catch up if necessary. Everyone in your group has the obligation to ensure no-one gets lost or is dropped. Our rides are social and safety is of the utmost importance.
Keep a safe distance - 1 -2 bike lengths - behind the person you are following. Otherwise, you could run over them if they crash.
Your bike must be in proper working condition.
Ride single file on the roads and obey all traffic signs.
When riding on the road, warn your fellow riders of a CAR UP or CAR BACK.
When the trail crosses a road, yell to the rider behind you if it is CLEAR or CAR COMING.
Do not ride when it is dark, unless your group has approved bicycle lights.
Lights are mandatory on club rides after Labour Day.
Follow trail directional markers when present.
Stay off of unauthorized trails or private property. Do not build obstacles or stunts.
Minimize trail damage. Do not ride trails when they are too muddy.
Leave no trace. Don't litter and bring back garbage when you encounter it.
Warn other trail users of your approach using your bell. Yield to everyone. Type 1 e-bikes must also yield to traditional bicycles.
Be polite and courteous to everyone you meet on the trail. Go slow and say hello.
Do not scare animals. When you encounter horses, don't race past them. Ride slowly, talk to the equestrians and dismount if necessary.
If you need to pass other riders, warn them beforehand with ON YOUR LEFT or ON YOUR RIGHT.
If you get injured or can't continue a ride, tell your ride leader and someone in the group will escort you back.
Don't attempt riding some trails unless you are confident and capable. Be careful and pay attention, especially when tired.
Always ride in control, keeping to the trail tread. Speeds in excess of trail design lead to erosion and increased risk of injury.
The Caledon Cycling Club (CCC) shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any losses, damages, and/or claims which might arise as a result of , or in relation to, any of the rides, events, and/or activities posted on the CCC message board or web site, and any person participating therein does so entirely at his or her own risk.