Rules of the Road, Safety, & Training Tips

The Basics
The Ride to Defeat ALS occurs on roads open to motor vehicle traffic. Please use extreme caution and obey all rules of the road.

Always wear a helmet. If you think you look silly in a helmet, don’t worry, there will be hundreds of others looking silly right there with you.

Please remember to call out "on your left" when passing another rider.

Rules of the Road
In Idaho, cyclists have the right to share the road with motor vehicles. Cyclists must use the bicycle lane if there is one present; otherwise, cyclists must ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb. They must ride with traffic flow on all public roads.  Riders must ride only two wide and we request single file along Dry Creek Road as it is winding road and difficult for motorists to see you. “Idaho Stop Law” allows bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign (slow down), and a red light as a stop sign. Proceed only when it is safe.  Be vigilant for your safety.  Being predictable makes the road safer for everyone.

The League of American Bicyclists has great tips for riding on the road!

10 Training Fundamentals for Cyclists 

Helmets required on all cyclists


**Updated training ride information will be posted in 2021. Due to government regulations regarding Covid-19 training rides will be posted if permitted. 

Training rides will leave from Ridgeline Bike and Ski (10470 West Overland Rd, Boise) each Saturday at 10 am until our event. This is a no-drop ride going 15 to 20 miles. Please join us as we warm up for Tour d'Funk! See Tour d'Funk Training Rides Hosted by Ridgline Bike and Ski on Facebook for current information. 

Training rides are open to everyone, registered for Tour d'Funk or not - but after you meet us you are going to want to stick with us! See you there!