Originally Posted by sabowin
I was just on the ACTHA site this afternoon, and wondered if riders doing the "Buddy" level CAN do the obstacles, but yield right-of-way to the competitive riders, or if they have to pass them up. It'd be a lot more useful for schooling if you are allowed to try them as long as you're not holding others up.
I found info on a site advertising a Maryland ACTHA ride saying that buddies can do the obstacles if local ride management allows. I think that would probably depend on whether the ride was full or not, e.g. Buddies doing the obstacles would delay the competitors too much. It's a great idea to let them school, I agree!