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Group Riding


Common Signals


Slow Down

Arm extended straight down palm back. Animal or physical hazard in road, point to hazard.

Follow Me

Don't get lost

Arm extended straight up from shoulder, palm forward. ​​​​​​​

Single File

One at a time

Arm and index finger extended straight up. ​​​​​​​

Speed Up


Arm down to the side, fist clinched with twisting motion as if turning throttle.

You Lead

Take over

Arm extended (palm forward) down. Begin behind hip and swing forward in an arc away from body about 45 degrees from vertical.

Double File

Double Gum

Ride is staggered formation. ​​​​​​​

Hazard in Road

Point at object

Point immediately with emphasis. Sometimes this must be done with the right arm. ​​​​​​​

Turn Signals

Accidentally left on

Open and close hand with fingers and thumb extended. ​​​​​​​


Oh no . . .

Arm out to side, upper arm about 45 degrees below horizontal forearm pointing to tank with forefinger extended. ​​​​​​​

Comfort Stop

Anyone see a toilet

Upper arm extended horizontally, forearm straight up, fist clenched with short up and down motion. ​​​​​​​

Pull Off

Pull over dude

Arm positioned as for a right turn, forearm swung toward shoulder. ​​​​​​​


Lights On

Tap on top of head open palm down. ​​​​​​​

Food/Drink Stop

I need a coffee

Fingers closed, thumb to mouth. ​​​​​​​

Close It Up

I'm losing you

Arm about 45 degrees, closed fist, circular motion. ​​​​​​​