Riding with Officers up front, Full Patched Members in the middle, Prospects taking up the rear is how the Hounds roll. We always ride together. No task is too small for the crew to ride together on: Ammunation, change of clothes, impound, etc.
In a Staggered two-by-two formation, riders have the spacing advantage so one won't rear end someone or run someone off the road during braking and turning.
Hug the yellow lines, or the white line on the right trough traffic. Also, use this section of road you are on to help guide you on smooth turns along side other riders. Riding the lines also helps keep riders in order through S-turns and curved roads.
In the cities, we ride at the speed of traffic or slightly faster while cruising. Once on the freeway, we bear down and run at near full throttle. Riding as a pack is the advantage of the MC.
When pulling into a parking lot, the group should enter the lot in single file. The Road Captain should ride along the line where the motorcycles will park with the rest of the group following. When the Road Captain has determined that he (or she) has allowed ample room for all bikes, he will swing out and stop. The person immediately following the Road Captain will then swing along side the Road Captain and the others behind will follow suite. The Road Captain will then back his bike into the parking spot, but not until the bike next to him has stopped. This is done to prevent disorientation of the rider backing up that can occur with one bike moving forward and one moving back.