Route Rules

DominGO! Route Rules

DominGO! isn’t a race.

It’s an open streets event with no start point and no finish line. Enjoy the car-free streets any way you please!

Maintain a safe speed.

Go with the flow of other participants and make sure you’re in control!

Only people-powered vehicles are allowed, with a few exceptions.

We do not allow personal electric scooters and skateboards, hoverboards, motorcycles, and other non-people-powered vehicles at DominGO! Hartford. We do allow motorized wheelchairs and related vehicles to people with disabilities. Superpedestrian scooters are allowed on DominGO! days, as their speed will be capped at 8 mph. E-bikes are allowed as long as they are pedaled, and not just ridden by motor. We want to help everyone enjoy the route safely.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Bikers will be whizzing, skaters ollying, trikes carving, and kids pedaling. People ride DominGO! in all kinds of ways that aren’t in straight lines!

Avoid stopping in the middle of the route.

Need to talk to your friend, take a photo, or drink some water? Please pull over to the sidewalk before you do!

Pass on the left.

Remember to let people know when you’re passing them!

Don’t forget your helmet!

Everyone under 18 must wear a helmet if they are on a bike, skateboard, scooter, or a passenger in a child seat. We recommend everyone wear one.

Ask for help if you need it!

DominGO! staff members and volunteers will be available all along the route. Need a repair, directions, or see something that isn't right? Feel free to talk to any of our amazing volunteers!

Cross safely.

Pay attention to staff, volunteers, and traffic officers at all crossing points and dismount zones.

The following are not permitted at DominGO! due to Hartford City law:
  • Unauthorized solicitation

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Narcotics or illegal drugs

  • Bathing in pools or fountains

  • Damage to property

  • Feeding animals

  • Firecrackers or explosives

  • Firearms

  • Fires

  • Littering (including pet waste)

  • Public intoxication

  • Unauthorized driving or parking

  • Unauthorized vending

  • Unleashed animals

  • Weapons

Additional Details

We're closely following Hartford Public Health guidelines as we approach the event. We encourage everyone to bring a mask—whether you choose to wear it on the route or to be prepared for indoor places (public transit, restaurants, and shops along the route) that may require masking for everyone.

As consideration for being allowed to participate in a DominGO!, all participants are deemed to have released from liability and waived any right to sue its organizers, their employees, officers, volunteers, and agents from any and all claims, including claims of negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death), or economic loss suffered as a result of participating in this DominGO!

By participating in a DominGO! event, each participant understands that there are risks, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death, or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from a participant’s or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the location (s) or facility (ies). Nonetheless, participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in DominGO!