Group-Riding Smarts – The first rule of riding with others is communicating. Speak up! Ask where the ride is headed, if there are any hazards you should know about, what pace is planned, if people wait when there’s a flat tire, if there’s a rest stop, etc. Knowing these things will help you ride safely and enjoy the ride. Also, if you’re unfamiliar with group riding, it’s best to stay at the back where you can watch and learn what’s going on without being in the thick of the action.