Welcome to Ride Right for Communities, your go-to resource for promoting safe and responsible bicycling in your town or city. As a community leader, you play a crucial role in ensuring that local roads are safe for bicyclists, whether they’re commuting to work or participating in events like RAGBRAI.
RAGBRAI is a major bicycling event that draws thousands of riders to Iowa each year. If your community is along the route, it’s important to be prepared for the influx of riders and to make sure your roads are safe for everyone. Here are some tips to help you get ready for RAGBRAI:
- Review the RIDE RIGHT pillars: The RIDE RIGHT program provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for safe and responsible bicycling. Review these pillars and share them with your community to promote safe bicycling practices.
- Coordinate with law enforcement: Work with your local law enforcement agencies to make sure they’re prepared for RAGBRAI. This might involve setting up temporary traffic control points, ensuring adequate ambulance coverage, or providing support for riders who need assistance.
- Promote safe bicycling routes: Make sure that bicyclists have safe routes to ride on during RAGBRAI. This might involve temporary signage or road markings, as well as public outreach to encourage drivers to be extra cautious around bicyclists.
- Provide resources for riders: Consider setting up temporary bike repair stations, hydration stations, or other resources to help RAGBRAI riders stay safe and comfortable during their ride. Make sure these resources are well-publicized and easily accessible.
By taking these steps, you can help ensure that RAGBRAI riders have a safe and enjoyable experience in your community. Thank you for your commitment to promoting safe and responsible bicycling.