Look Back Safely - An extremely risky maneuver is turning around to look back, like you might if a friend was riding with you and you were trying to figure out where she was. There's only one safe way to look back while riding, and it requires a willing helper. To do it, ask the person next to you if you can rest your hand on their shoulder while you look back. They'll say yes and you can then hold on and look back. Having your hand on a shoulder prevents you from swerving as you look back and it keeps your bike going at the same speed as the other bikes, preventing slowing that could cause problems. Practice this skill with a single riding partner before trying it in a group.