There are times when riders may decide
to draft one another or ride in a paceline. In drafting, cyclists move into close
proximity with one another, often following the wheel of the rider in front of them by
as little as 6". This is a special type of riding that requires an understanding
of drafting, a specific set of cycling skills and a certain level of
A rider’s first responsibility is his or her own safety. Observe other riders carefully to make sure they are tracking straight, and riding predictably with cautious regard for everyone. Check for their level of attentiveness and situational awareness. Stop drafting when you suspect that a rider or a situation might be unsafe.
Here are some resources on riding in a paceline: