Rules of the Road

l.) Ride in a Precise Formation as road conditions permit.

2.) Execute Signs and Turns Properly (see animated Hand Signals section). 

3.) Do Not Fool Around (horse play) when riding with the group.
Any member observing another member fooling around when in
formation should discuss it with that member and attempt to clear up
the situation. If it should persist, bring it to the attention of the Road
Captain or one of his Assistants.
4.) The Road Captain shall have the unchallenged right to
terminate a members participation in a given ride or event for the
clubs safety or image. Upon request of the Road Captain, President
may suspend the member pending the lodging of official charges
against the member.
Riding Positions :
a.) While on any run, the Road Captain or his assistant will ride infront.
The President may ride just behind the Captain depending on the formation in use.
BK NJ IX rides in staggerd formation.In the absence of the Road
Captain and the assistants, whoever the Captain appoints will ride point.
 b.) The assistant Road Captain will ride at the rear unless otherwise
decided by the Captain. The assistant Captain will be responsible for
holding a lane open while making a lane change. He will also assist
any member who may break down or fall behind. The Captains will
operate as a team and watch for problems within the group.
Watching for all signals and seeing the need for changes are major
parts of the assistant road Captain's job.
 c.) Line up for a ride as follows: Road Captain, President, full color
wearing members, followed by the Sgt. at Arms, then by
prospective members, non-members and bringing up the rear the
assistant Road Captains and the Tail Gunner. Once you are in
position keep it for the remainder of the ride.
 d.) The Road Captain will give instructions to all riders prior to the
start of a ride. This will include, if known, the name, address, and
phone number of the destination. When you arrive at the destination
point check in with the Road Captain.
e.) Each member shall make it his business to know the route to be taken.
Use Common Sense At All Times :
a.) Anticipate your next move and those of the group.
 b.) We are all aware of the proper safety procedures and the need
for them. Let us exercise caution at all times and obey all traffic regulations.
 c.) With regard to remaining alert, as one of a group, you must
remember that the Road Captain from time to time will be giving a
hand signal to execute a maneuver (pass slow moving vehicle, make
a turn, etc.) He will be taking into consideration the size of the group
and the distance necessary to get the club from one lane to another
safely. Each members assistance in executing the maneuver safely
and smoothly will be of great assistance.
 The rear Road Captain(s) will help the group by getting out into the
lane following the forward Captain's signal. By doing this he will
help secure the chance to execute the maneuver freely and safely.
Stay in position during any lane change or direction maneuver.
Leaving the Group
If stopped, let your intentions be known to the Road Captain or his
assistants. The convoy will be pulled into the nearest and safest rest
area and the Captains and/or members he designates will return to
the stopped rider. After ascertaining the problem, the Road Captain
will then decide to get the group on its way as soon as possible and
make arrangements to have the stopped rider and his bike taken care of.
Gas Stops
Get to know your machine's cruising capacity with regard to gas.
Running out of gas or making gas stops with large groups is time
consuming. Therefore everyone will arrive for the rides with a full
tank of gas and will top off their tank at every gas stop, no matter
how small the amount. This will avoid staggered gas stops and
possibly save time.
Bike Maintenance
Maintain it carefully, this is considered a must. Because one failed
to check for loose wires, shorts, dead batteries, worn tires, or worn
chains/belts, this can take away from the pleasure of the club ride.
Bike maintenance will be the responsibility of each member. Bring
necessary tools and parts for your machine.
Wearing Apparel
It is strongly urged that on club rides each member wear his club
colors. He should also wear the proper clothing when riding.
Helmets are a must !!
 Strict adherence to these guidelines will provide for a long,

successful and safe riding season.