Bike Corral Is Where Your Bike Sleeps
What do you do with your bike at the end of the day? Easy, you put it the Bike Corral at the HQ site! Each town will have a bike corral with paid security keeping a watchful eye for 24 hours. Security will ensure that the bike tag number on your bike and the number on your wristband match in order to take a bike out of the corral. No one will be allowed to remove a bike from the corral without the matching of those two numbers. We recommend you bring a lock for use at other locations.
Ride The Rockies is conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic present. These roads include both marked and unmarked hazards.
Though we go to great lengths to make the tour as safe as possible, you are only as safe as you ride. Always remember that your safety is in your own hands and ride by these rules:
- Beware of and yield to vehicle traffic.
- Ride as far to the right as possible. Only ride two abreast when the shoulder is wide enough.
- Obey traffic laws, signs and signals.
- All participants must wear an approved helmet.
- Beware of rumble strips – ride to the right.
- Bicycle trailers and child seats are not permitted.
- Be predictable. Ride in a straight line.
- No headphones while riding.
- If you are inexperienced with drafting, do not ride in pacelines.
- Use hand signals to indicate left or right turns, slowing or stopping.
- Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way.
- Move completely off the road and shoulder when stopped and resting.
- Warn fellow cyclists of road hazards.
- Only pass cyclists on their left. When passing, warn cyclists by saying, “On your left.”
- Cross railroad tracks at a right angle.
- Rearview mirrors are strongly recommended.
- Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to be safe.
- All Ride The Rockies support and safety services are provided on the designated and marked route ONLY.
Ride The Rockies does allow Class 1 Pedal Assist Bikes. Please note the following if you are planning to ride a Class 1 Pedal Assist Bikes:
- Rider is responsible for ensuring the bike is fully charged before starting each day
- Please note that RTR cannot guarantee access to an outlet at HQ if you are doing outdoor or indoor camping. There is high probability of access but no guarantee
- Rider is responsible for having an extra battery. They must travel with the battery on their bike OR send it to the Pedal Assist Battery Designated Aid Station (RTR will designate an aid station every day that is at the approximate midway point on that’s day route)
- If Rider needs a SAG wagon, please note that not all vehicles can carry a Pedal Assist Bike due to the weight so there may be a longer wait
RTR will have specialized mechanics on the route and at HQ to assist with the specialized needs of Class 1 Pedal Assist bikes.
All individuals on Pedal Assist Bikes are required to follow the same safety rules and laws as everyone else.