Captains and Sweep
captains organize a ride by going over the plan of the ride
and safety information.
thing to remember about group riding is to be aware of what
the road captain is doing and signaling. Every rider needs
to be responsible for themselves. Still, the Road Captain
will signal and ride in a way to keep the group safely en
route to the next way-point.
sweep is the rider in the back doing just what the name
suggests -- sweeping up the ride. The sweep stays back
behind all the riders.
rider has trouble, the sweep's job is to stop with the
trouble and help figure out what to do. Riders leaving a
group ride should give the sweep a "thumbs up" sign if all
is OK. Sweeps and Road Captains will recognize a rider
"tapping" their own helmet as a sign of trouble (anything
from need Gas, mechanical problem, or anything that requires
Road Captain / Sweep attention).
in a group is a thrilling experience -- the rumble, the view
of the bikes in your group and the unique feeling of riding
as a group all make group riding an enjoyable way to ride.
Reference documents for Road Captains and Sweeps (have a
copy of each of these documents on hand before a ride)
Leading rides and Ride planning slide decks
Recommendations for Obtaining Road Captain Rocker
Ride Leader and Road Captain Rocker Information (PDF file)
Be a member in good standing of National
H.O.G. and of the Eastside H.O.G. Chapter.
Possess a valid driver's license with
Inform the Head Road Captain, in
writing (email preferred), of your desire to become an
Eastside H.O.G. Road Captain.
Attend at least one Road Captain
Assist in successfully organizing,
planning and leading at least two (2) chapter rides, and
sweeping one (1) with an existing Road Captain.
Obtain a vote of confidence from those
existing Road Captains involved in the above listed
Acknowledgement of the Chapter Primary
Safety Groups / Info