New Cyclists

3-foot sign in Oktibbeha County

Notice the 3-foot signs on popular cycling routes throughout Oktibbeha County. The 3-foot law applies to motorists and cyclists.

SCC welcomes new cyclists. However, we want to ensure that all participating in our rides are as safe as possible. New cyclists sometimes pose a risk to the group, especially on the road, because of their lack of knowledge and experience riding in traffic and with large groups of other cyclists.

If you have never ridden a road bike before, we suggest that you get comfortable handling your bike out on the road and in traffic before joining a group ride. This will make the ride more pleasant and safe for you and everyone. We also encourage you to read the information provided on our website regarding road ride ettiquette and the gear and nutrition you will need for rides.