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Detailed Instructions

Download our instructions here:   EU                      UK​​​

 

 

  • Work in teams of 2-3: 1 driver and 1-2 placing RouteArrows.

  • Working solo is slower and less safe.

  • Wear High-Visibility clothing such as safety vests, safety hats, blinking lights; being very visible is better!

  • Work during lowest possible traffic and in daylight hours. If that isn’t possible, also wear reflective clothing!

  • Of course, if you have the time and ability, you can ride your bike(s) on the route marking project!

  • Park your car past the turn, place the last or “confirmation” RouteArrow first and face oncoming traffic.

  • Have the spotter/helper give RouteArrows to the placer and always keep an eye on any traffic!​​   

IN THE UK - RIGHT OF THE WHITE LINE  

                                          

IN THE EU - LEFT OF THE WHITE LINE​

 

  • LWL is commonly much smoother and cleaner which facilitates better adhesion with the pavement surface.

  • RouteArrows placed LWL are worn away much faster from traffic, thus eliminating the need for removal.

  • LWL is in the riders “Zone Of Awareness” where RouteArrows will grab their attention much better then elsewhere.

  • All three of these benefit are only achieved LWL. 1)Best Adhesion, 2) Shortest Life, 3) Most Noticeable.

  • Even if there is a very wide shoulder or bike lane, place RouteArrows LWL. (See points above!)

  • DO NOT put RouteArrows on top of any white painted lines or words (i.e. STOP). Stay 2-3 inches away from white lines.

  • A white background reduces RouteArrows’ contrast and therefor their visibility compared to dark-grey roads.If there is no white edge line, then place RouteArrows in the smooth zone (usually found 1-3 ft. left of road edge).

  • If RAIN is forecast: only then should you place RouteArrows over to the right, well out of traffic, thus extending their life.​​   

 

REMEMBER

 

​For Maximum Visibility, place RouteArrows  as close to the event date as possible, within 24 hours is the best.

RouteArrows need to be placed on clean/dry pavement; they will not stick to wet, dirty or cold road surfaces

Very rough “chip-seal” pavement requires a lot more foot stomping to maximize adhesion to the surface.

 

DO NOT place RouteArrows on:  private property, historical monuments, porta-potties, water fountains, beer trucks, animals, donuts, cops, fences, mailboxes, billboards, road signs, guardrails, light poles, mile markers or any other roadside furniture.

 

RouteArrows will not stick to dirt/gravel roads, hiking trails, grassy fields, tundra, dunes, snow, beaches, playa, hot lava or glaciers.​

 

AL​WAYS REMOVE YOUR ROUTEARROWS AFTER THE EVENT

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