Many bikers say that there is nothing more enjoyable than a group motorbike ride. Fun, relaxation, exchange and sharing are often the order of the day at this biker gathering. However, to ride safely in a group, there are rules to be respected. So, in order to organize this motorbike trip successfully, it is important to follow a few tips.
Why organise a biker gathering?
Just like car enthusiasts, motorbike fans also have rallies. Indeed, this gathering is an opportunity for a motorcyclist to satisfy his passion for mechanics. So, organizing a motorbike rally is important for many reasons. First of all, in most cases, this activity is organised to inform motorcyclists about road safety. To this end, through communication actions, they obtain information on the dangers they run if they do not respect the different motorbike safety rules. Afterwards, the motorcyclists’ rally is set up with the aim of collecting donations for charitable associations. In fact, there are motorbike associations (such as the “Motards Solidaires” association) that often organise a motorcycle rally to raise funds to help people with disabilities. Finally, it is also an opportunity for motorcyclists to help each other and exchange information on new products, particularly new motorbike models and their parts.
A good organisation of a motorbike ride
Most of the time, a motorbike gathering is done through a motorbike ride. Being an activity that motivates motorcyclists, it must be well organized. Therefore, to ensure that a motorbike ride is well organized, several steps should be followed. The first step is to plan the ride in question. To do this, you must first determine the number of participants as well as the types of motorbikes that will be participating and the number of stops and breaks to be scheduled along the way. This is necessary because if the motorbikes do not have the same power, it is possible that the weaker ones will not be able to keep up with the group and will be dropped along the way. To avoid this, those with low engine capacity should be placed in the middle of the convoy. As for breaks, they should not be frequent, especially if the route is long. It is best to discuss this with the group to find a good compromise. It is also important to find out about the weather forecast in order to plan the motorbike rally. Then, the second step concerns the management of the stops. Indeed, there are a thousand and one reasons to stop along the way, including breaks for food and drink, cigarette breaks, breaks for urgent needs and tyre checks. Therefore, in order to manage breaks properly and keep the group together, always discuss things with the group and decide together. The last step focuses more on safety.
For example, it is important to make sure that motorbike riders wear protective gear such as helmets, motorbike jackets, padded trousers and gloves during the ride. All of these steps must be followed to ensure that everything goes well on the road. It should be noted, however, that the organisation of a motorbike rally is subject to regulations. The organiser must not underestimate these regulations under any circumstances.
Advice on organising a motorbike ride
If you want to organise a motorbike ride in good conditions, follow these tips. First of all, to group the participants together, give them an appointment in a convenient location (in a place near a gas station, for example). Avoid meeting in the city centre where there are lots of people. You should also read the roadbook beforehand. Making the wrong choice of roadbook can make the ride boring. So, it’s better to get away from the big cities to enjoy a fast lane instead of wasting time in places where there are stops at every corner. Then, don’t forget to do a briefing before leaving. This is an essential step because it is an opportunity for the organisers to always explain to the participants the different things to do, just to make sure that everything goes well. Finally, try to organise the bikes well. To do this, decide who will open the convoy and who will close it. That way everyone will find their place in the group. Simply inform the participants that they must never overtake the opener.