Arrive before the start time fueled and ready to ride.
Gear up to your preferred safety and comfort level.
Know the ride destination and have either a GPS device or local maps.
Be comfortable with the speed limits.
Know your hand signals.
Ride in staggered formation (see first image) unless single file is indicated by leader or lane is either too narrow or hazardous to remain staggered. If rider in front leaves or changes position, change your position to remain in staggered formation with the riders in front of you (see second image).