Welcome to Part 2 of Group Riding. In Part 1, I wrote about why we ride in groups and how it’s safer and more fun to know and abide by the long-established rules and techniques. This time, I’ll get into the various formations, or pacelines, we use to stay organized.
With more people showing up to the Saturday morning MMC group ride, it’s a great time to tackle this topic. Riding in a group, just like any language, becomes second nature with regular practice of proper techniques.
Since retiring in July, 2015, my wife and I have been spending most of our time in Durango, Colorado. Durango has a reputation for being a mountain bike town with many big name pros past and current living in the area. We live 10 miles north of Durango in the Hermosa area.