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Weekly Club Rides **

SATURDAYS:
May - September at 7:30am
October - April at 8:00am

SUNDAYS:
Year Round at 8:00am

RIDE STARTS:
9330 Broadway (FM 518)
in Pearland
1.3 mi east of SH 288

See the Maps page to learn
about our favorite club routes.

** Although the majority of riders leave at 7:30am during the summer, some riders leave at 7:00am to beat the heat.

Many accidents happen when cyclists do not ride as if they are vehicles. Always ride on the right side of the road. Do not cross streets in a cross walk. Don't ride too far to the right - this encourages cars to drive in your lane. Ride single file on two-lane roads. Take the right lane and ride double file on four lane roads.

Typical car-bicycle accidents and ways to avoid them, suggested by BicycleSafe.com:

  1. A car is pulling out of a side street, parking lot, or driveway on the right.

    • Get a Headlight, honk your horn, slow down, move left.

  2. A driver opens his door right in front of you. You run right into it if you can't stop in time.

    • Ride to the left.

  3. You stop to the right of a car that's already waiting at a red light or stop sign. They can't see you. When the light turns green, you move forward, and then they turn right, right into you.

    • Don't stop in the blind spot. Simply stop BEHIND a car.

  4. A car passes you and then tries to make a right turn directly in front of you, or right into you.

    • Don't ride on the sidewalk, Ride to the Left, Use your mirror.

  5. You're passing a slow-moving car (or even another bike) on the right, when it unexpectedly makes a right turn right into you, trying to get to a parking lot, driveway or side street.

    • Don't pass on the right, look behind you before turning right.

  6. A car coming towards you makes a left turn right in front of you, or right into you.

    • Slow down, make eye contact, wear bright clothing, get a headlight, don't ride on the sidewalk.

  7. You innocently move a little to the left to go around a parked car or some other obstruction in the road, and you get nailed by a car coming up from behind.

    • Never move left without checking your mirror or looking left. Don't swerve in and out of the parking lane if it contains cars. Get a mirror.

  8. A car runs into you from behind.

    • Get a rear light, choose wide streets, choose slow streets, use back streets, get a mirror, don't hug the curb.

  9. A car is pulling out of a side street, parking lot, or driveway on the right.

    • Get a Headlight, honk your horn, slow down, move left.



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