Bicyclist Code of Conduct

Developed and Approved by the Board of Directors, Fresno Cycling Club 2014


As a member in good standing I will:

  1. Have a bicycle in good working condition including functioning brakes.
  2. Wear a helmet whenever riding.
  3. Obey all applicable California Statutes including stopping at stop signs and red lights and use approved hand signals for turns, slowing and stopping.
  4. Ride predictably, not erratic.
  5. Call out road hazards and other dangers to other cyclists in the group.
  6. Call out and pass another cyclist on the left side.
  7. Not cross or overlap wheels with another cyclist unless passing.
  8. Not ride under the influence of any substance that impairs your abilities.
  9. Heed the ride leader’s instructions.


As a member in good standing I will:

  1. Recognize that as a participant in club activities that I represent the Fresno Cycling Club to other cyclists, government officials and the general public.
  2. Avoid confrontation with motorists, other cyclists or pedestrians even if they are in the wrong.

Good sportsmanship

As a member in good standing I will:

  1. Respect other cyclists even if they are not Fresno Cycling Club members.
  2. Refrain from the use of foul language, obscene gestures, physical or verbal abuse or malicious actions towards any person and/or any lewd behavior.

This code cannot comprehensively address all possible scenarios. Rather it should function as a standard of behaviors implemented along with common sense and the principle of what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation. It is the intent of the Fresno Cycling Club to promote good will and safety for all.

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