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Group Ride Advice - How To Be A Good Group Ride Leader

June 11, 2020 - Reading time: 5 minutes

With an article talking about "Why I Don’t Group Ride" and also discussing "4 Tips on How to Group Ride the Right Way" the conversation felt incomplete. It was like a hanging chad in a Florida election or a John Madden explanation—something wasn't quite right. That feeling wouldn't go away and it stayed in the back of my subconscious, festering until I could figure out what "it" was. A few days ago, I was riding in a small group of motorcycles who were all heading in the same direction by mere coincidence. I found myself thinking about group rides again. That's when it hit me—the final piece—and that "it" in the back of my mind was to answer the question of "How to be a Good Ride Leader." Several comments from readers in the other articles all eluded to a positive experience group riding. Almost every one of them was because the ride leader did their job well. Read more

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4 Tips On How To Group Ride The Right Way

June 10, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

I'm such a hypocrite. I wrote a post about "Why I Don't Group Ride" and then immediately left on a trip to do a tire launch that was a group ride. So much for sticking to my rules. It's part of the job, however, so here are some pointers if you are going to go on a group ride. (This story is from several years ago but since I am relaunching 2 Wheels and a Motor it was a great place to start over.) Read more

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A Rider's Perspective: Why I Don't Group Ride

June 10, 2020 - Reading time: 6 minutes

Hanging out with friends and taking in an event that is full of bikes, good food while meeting new people is always a blast. Often events try to turn all of this into a group ride—taking what was a really great time and turning it into a parade lap that ends in despair. Read more


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