Rules of the Road
INFRACTIONS OF RIDE GUIDELINES AND LOCAL/STATE LAWS
With the growth of this ride, there have been increasing concerns about safety. For example, in 2008 & 2009 we had numerous complaints from the towns of Carlisle and Groton about cyclists riding all over the roads, creating hazards for motorists and cyclists alike. The rules of the road exist to ensure the safety of all; we expect participants in the Harpoon B2B to follow the same rules. We are sharing the roads of New England with cars, pedestrians and your fellow cyclists. You are riding through other people’s hometowns and home states, please be respectful. We will not tolerate scofflaws as it challenges the future of the Harpoon B2B and compromises your safety and the safety of others.
Some particularly important guidelines:
*Infractions of laws and guidelines will result in cyclists losing the opportunity to ride in the Harpoon B2B in the future.
NB: Several towns along the route have stationed police officers on the roads and will record the bib numbers of any cyclists not abiding by the rules of the road.
We will also have Mass State Police on motorcycles patrolling the area from 128 out to the first rest stop and will tag anyone not obeying the rules.