BERKSHIRE HILLS
HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
HAND SIGNALS
Hand signals should be simple, easy to learn and be kept to a bare minimum.
• Either the rider or passenger can relay the signal. As soon as you see a signal, you should give the same signal so the rider behind you can see it.
• These hand signals will not always be used by every group you ride with. The signals assembled here are offered as suggestions only.
SINGLE FILE OR STAGGERED RIDING

The lead motorcycle should be in the left 1/3 of lane, the second motorcycle should be in the right 1/3 of the lane, one second behind the first rider, and so on.
• Leave enough room between each motorcycle so that any rider can maneuver to the right or left without hitting anyone else.
• Always stay in line with the bike in front of you. Do not switch between the left and right side of the lane.

SINGLE FILE RIDING

All motorcycles ride in a single line, two seconds behind one another, in either the right or left third of the lane. The lead rider determines on which side of the lane the group will ride.
Start Engines.
With your right or left arm extended, move your index finger in a circular motion.
Lane changes should start from the rear.