1. Have fun, ride bikes! 2. You are responsible for you. Take only risks you want to take, since you're the one suffering the consequences. 3. Get creative. 4. Make new friends. Go fast or go slow, it's your choice. 5. Be competitive if you want to, but don't be a jerk. Especially not to volunteers hosting checkpoints. 6. Enjoy participating in hustles? Consider hosting one. It's often more fun than racing. 7. Lights required. Helmet if you value your brain. 8. Decide to bail out mid-race? Let the organizer know so they're not worried about you.