Group Riding

“Pack riding” is best thought of as organized group riding. Riders take turns “pulling,” or leading the group, while the other cyclists draft behind them. Over time, each rider takes turns pulling, with everyone rotating through the lead spot. As the lead rider pulls off the front, he or she drifts back (usually to the left) and rejoins the pack at the rear. The benefit of all of this organization is that it makes riding easier for everyone because all of the riders are working together, taking turns doing the hard work. With that in mind:

Do:

Don’t:

Here are some video examples of group riding and pace-line riding. Please look at these and learn from them.

PLEASE NOTE: Always think safety first - no sudden moves while in the pace-line and no sudden slowing down.