The next rule we’ll be covering is Article 5.10d. — Blocking.
The rule disallows any action on the part of a cyclist that would impede the forward progress of a passing cyclist. Examples of how a cyclist might violate the rule include, riding on the far left side of the lane of travel and preventing a cyclist from passing on the left, riding on the left side and forcing a passing cyclist to slow down or pass on the right, moving left in front of a passing cyclist so as to force the passing cyclist to veer left or right and other behavior which serves to actively impede forward progress.
When passing, a participant must pass to the left, but should leave room to his left for others to pass. Remember to keep right except when passing. A cyclist only has 15 seconds to be in the passing lane before completing the pass.
Here’s the rule:
Cyclists must not block or obstruct the progress of another participant.
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