March Safety Article
The Role of the Sweep
The Sweep is a trusted HBC rider that rides at the back of the group making sure all riders are accounted for. The Sweep is vital to the safety of a large group. The ride leader can only see a few riders behind him/her. A Sweep ensures the group stays together because the leader only needs to keep track of one person – the Sweep. The Sweep should carry a whistle and use it to signal the leader if any problems arise. If available, the Sweep should obtain a copy of the route and wear an HBC reflective vest. Volunteer to sweep when needed and help keep the group together and safe!