Try to find another experienced rider to lead a second group. Make sure he or she knows the route and if the group gets split up by traffic or stop lights, they can meet up at set rendez-vous points like scenic breaks or a lunch spot along the way. That way you're not messing around with cellphones, SMS, WhatsApp on the side of the road.
Just to be clear, not necessarily all 13 will ride at once. Some people in the west, some in the east, not everyone has the same schedule. People will also be free to arrange their own rides
Just a reminder from a rider with a lot of experience with group rides.13 bikes is a lot of people doing a lot of stuff.Things can go wrong very quickly especially with inexperienced riders.Just saying.
I have belonged to both CMC and SC - which are great groups - but you have upwards of 20 bikes in a ride going 10 kms below the speed limit - and accidents still happen. I have joined meet up groups which say they support safe riding - only to watch two riders almost run each other off the road because they both decided to pass in the staggered formation without checking apparently either in front or behind them.
I have ridden long enough and far enough on enough butt clenching roads that relaxed pace appeals to me - a chance to actually enjoy the scenery and not constantly checking for flashing cherries Not going to lie and say I never venture into "spirited", but if I want to do that, I know where to find company or go on my own. Finding riders who are willing to say 'I don't want to always be peg scraping' is a lot harder to do. Private message sent
If you have more than 7 riders it’s always best to break into smaller groups of 6 or less . Safer and a more responsible way to share the road.
trust me, it will never happen.. In the best case scenario, it will be 5-10 riders.. the group is a little bit quite right now but it has good people who prefer safe/reasonable riding. I think we actually need to organize something in the next few days just to meet all the new and old peopleIf all 20-30 members go on a ride together, it's bound to attract attention. Perhaps better to split into smaller groups.