Standard Hand Signals

These signals will not cover every communication situation, but they cover the most common. Remember for these signals to work, they must be seen to be understood. When the  Lead  Road Captain displays a signal it is up to everyone in the group to pass it back to the riders behind them.

 

 

Start Engines

 

With your right arm extended, move your index finger in a circular motion

Left Turn

 

Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow fully extended

Right Turn

 

Raise your left arm horizontal with your elbow bent 90 degrees vertically.

Left Hazard

 

Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle and point towards the hazard.

Hazard Right

Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your head

Slow Down

 

Extend your arm at a 45 degree angle and move your hand up and down.

Stop

 

Extend your left arm at a 45 degree angle with the palm of your hand facing rearward.

Single File

 

Position your left hand over your head with your index finger extended upward.

Staggered Formation

 

Extend your left arm upward at a 45 degree angle with your elbow bent to 90 degrees and point towards the hazard over your head