What—besides dope beats—makes a good group ride great? Safety! You can’t enjoy a groovy baseline when your ears are ringing from running into a pole…
All riders must follow sate and municipal laws. Lights, brakes, predictable riding and a positive attitude are critical for this night-time group ride. Additional lighting, helmets, hand signals, boom boxes and festive clothing are also popular choices among regular attendees.
As always, remember we’re celebrating our strong bicycle culture, and part of that is setting a good example! Remember your lights, and Ride This Way:
1. Stay in the Right Lane NEVER ride the sidewalk. NEVER ride against oncoming traffic.
2. Leave Nothing Behind. Cause Oregon.
3. Stop at Red Lights. Duh.
4. Ride Straight, Ride Predictably. Remember you have hundreds of your closest friends behind you, and sudden changes in speed and direction can cause collisions. If you need to slow down, check a text, restart your strava, pull up your socks, or whatever, PULL OVER to the right and let everybody else by.
5. Roll Past Conflict. If somebody antagonizes you, shout “Moonlight Mash” and ride away with a laugh.
6. Leave No One Behind. If you’re a more experienced rider, consider bringing your flat-fix kit; you might make somebody’s night!
7. Ride Sober! It’s illegal and dangerous to ride a bicycle inebriated. This doesn’t mean mature adults cannot enjoy themselves so long as they stay within the legal limit.
8. Communicate to Fellow Riders! We need your help to remind those who aren’t setting a good example, because, on Moonlight Mash, every rider is an ambassador and an advocate.