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Reply To: E-Bikers, A Few Etiquette Improvements

mcpartla, January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Your suggestion for a “Guide on RAGBRAI’s website would help”. By this I assume you mean something for e-bicycle participants? What would you suggest putting here … e-bikers are expected to bike safely and give the usual “On Your Left” when passing? Or how about “E-bicyclists are expected to follow all the standard traffic laws and rules as other riders”? And this is true of all the other non-standard vehicles used on RAGBRAI too … we all need to ride safely, call out when passing, signal your intent, no fast moves. With the development of “Stealth” batteries built into the down tube (for example, Trek has several road bike models where it is very hard to detect that there is a battery providing assistance) … unless our smiles give us away as we pass you on the steep hills. I admit it’s hard to go that slow on a hill when there is a battery assist just one ‘click’ away but I do try to be conversational and not make it look too easy.
Cheers!

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