How to Fulfill the Mandatory Team Shell Safety Requirements 

The goal for Team Shell is to complete the 2014 MS150 training series and the Houston-to-Austin ride with Zero Incidents. Towards this goal, all Team Shell riders must meet the following safety requirements:

Safety Requirements

Riders residing within a 75 mile radius from Downtown Houston:

  1. MUST have completed at least one on-bike safety training class since January 1, 2013.  Riders who have not had any such training or their training is out of date will be required to attend one of the classes offered by Team Shell (see below for dates and location), local bike shops, or the MS Society

  2. Complete the MS Society's online 2015 Safe Cycling Challenge Quiz. CLICK HERE to access it.. Most of the questions in this quiz are addressed in the Training and Safety Section on the BP MS 150 Home Page. Note: This is NOT a pass/fail quiz; it is merely intended to raise your awareness of key MS150 safety issues.

Riders residing more than 75 miles outside Downtown Houston who are unable to acquire local training:

  1. Review the NMSS Cycling Tips: MS 150 Cycling Tips

  2. Review the NMSS Safety Tips: MS 150 Rules of the Road 

  3. Watch the following: National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) safety video

  4. E-mail the Team Shell Captain when ALL OF THE ABOVE THREE REQUIREMENTS have been completed  Please avoid intermediate completion e-mails, as they will NOT be kept on file.


We will have 2 basic safety skills training and 1 advanced skills class for those who have already taken the basic skills class.  Please see the dates and times below and save the date on your calendars now.  Classes are held on Sunday afternoons at our Shell Woodcreek campus.

  1. Basic Group Riding Skills - Sunday January 28, 2017

  2. Advanced Group Riding Skills - Sunday February 25, 2017 (Must have taken the Basic Skills Course previously)
  3. Basic Group Riding Skills - Sunday March 18, 2017

Each session will consist of a classroom portion and an on-bike portion.  For the on-bike portion, you'll need to bring your bike, helmet, and riding clothes/shoes.

All classes will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to check-in, get your equipment ready, and make it to the classroom.  Late arrivals will be turned away.

To sign up for a Team Shell training class: CLICK HERE


If you're unable to attend one of these dates, you can enroll in one of the MS Group Riding Skill Courses, which are normally run by local bike shops for a cost of about $30 - CLICK HERE - for schedule of classes. You will need to provide us with a proof of completion.  Normally, completion certificates are issued to all attendees as a standard practice. Once completed, please let us know by one of the following methods:

  • E-mail us a scanned copy of the certificate to ShellCyclingTeam@Shell.Com, or

  • Show the certificate in person to the Team Captain, Mark Poindexter or

  • Mail a photo-copy of the certificate to Mark Poindexter via: a) internal Shell mail to WCK, or b) US mail to 200 N. Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas 77079.

Alan Bazard has put together an excellent handout on rider safety that will be discussed at the clinics.
For a copy of this handout: CLICK HERE.

Our goal is to achieve 100% compliance.  We're counting on you to do your part!