New Rider Info
Q: Who can participate in LBC rides and
A: Unless it is explicitly stated
otherwise, all LBC events and rides are open to everyone. For cycling
events, a CPSC- or Snell-approved helmet is required along with, of
course, a functioning bicycle. This is also stated on every monthly
Q: What are Dan Henrys?
One often sees variations of the original Dan Henry, utilizing
differences in shapes and colors to distinguish marking for many
different routes. One example is the renowned Old Kentucky Home
Tour's route markings shown above (right). — Duc M. Do
A: They are white circles painted on
the roads with a short line attached to indicate the direction of
the upcoming turn (or continue straight).
Q: Who is Dan Henry?
A: Dan Henry is a cyclist of some reknown
and a long-time member of the League of American Bicyclists. He's widely
credited with inventing and popularizing the road markers that bear his
name. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dan Henry is now a resident of
Southern California, where he is still very active in cycling.
In addition to his road markers, Dan Henry is remembered by long-time
LAB members for his famous "stripping act." As part of a rollers-riding
demonstration at rallies, he removed not just a jersey but also several
other clothing items, including a pair of shorts. Naturally he had on two
pairs for the occasion. — compiled from kycyclist
For more information on Dan Henry: Reprinted
article from the April 1995 issue of the SBBC's Quick Release.
Reprinted with permission of the Santa
Barbara Bicycle Coalition.
Q: Can someone tell me about some route marks
that I have seen in and around Cherokee Park? They are white circles with
the numbers 1-4 in them, and a bar to indicate the turn direction.
A: They're the Dan Henrys for the various
Bike Handling Class rides. There were, of course, four different routes,
all about 15 miles in length. I don't know how well they have been
Before 1998, the rides used to start at Big Rock in Cherokee Park
(where Cherokee meets Seneca Park). Since 1998, the Bike Handling
Class series have been held at St. Matthews Elementary on Browns
Lane, and the Dan Henrys have been changed accordingly. In any case,
you can't get too lost if you follow them. — Duc M. Do
Q: What are the basic safety considerations
for cycling in groups?
A: Cycling is a great group activity. But
it does require some common-sense precautions to ensure your safety and
the safety of your fellow cyclists around you.
- Keep other riders informed about vehicle traffic: by calling
out "car up," "car back," "car left," and "car right" when you see vehicles
approaching. This will alert other riders to be cautious and take
- Keep other riders informed about your actions: by calling out
"on your left" when passing riders on their left (try not to pass on
their right), or "braking" to alert riders behind you that you are
slowing down. Also use the proper hand signals to indicate left and right
- Keep other riders informed about road hazards: by calling out
and pointing to any road hazards such as holes, gravel, road kill, etc.
(These are excerpted from the Old Kentucky Home Tour safety tips.)
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