It’s a new cycling season ahead! We are working hard to bring you a great year, our 10th Anniversary! A most valued feature of our Club is the number and variety of rides we offer. In order to continue the offering, we need ride leaders to call upon so that we can share the load. Do you think you could help out? The number of Ride Leaders in the pool directly determines how many rides will be offered for 2020
Training for NEW Ride Leaders
If you are interested in the NEW Ride Leaders Training Course and have no previous training, please submit your name! We are looking for 8-10 candidates. Delivered by Cycle Transitions’ certified CanBike Instructors, the training is FREE and takes place over two evenings and one full day.
Tuesday February 18, 6:30-9:00pm (Theory)
Tuesday March 17, 6:30-9:00pm (Theory)
Saturday April 25, 9-4pm (Practical on-road)
Not sure? Got Questions? Here are the most frequent comments/reservations people express about becoming a Ride Leader.
“I don’t know my schedule far enough in advance and it’s irregular so I can’t really commit”
Occasional ride leading is perfectly fine with us! Ride coordinators go through the list to see who might be available to lead a couple weeks in advance of a given ride. If you aren’t available, that’s no problem. Even if you can lead a few rides in May and June for example but are away at the cottage for July and August, we can work with that! It relieves the regulars from time to time, freeing them up to go on vacation too! 🙂
“I don’t feel confident enough to lead yet”
We would never just throw you out in front without support. Experienced Ride Leaders will work alongside you until your confidence builds. You could even operate as a "sweep" to start!
“I don’t have enough knowledge of Safety yet”
We’ve got you covered! Our Ride Leader Safety Training will leave you confident to ride anywhere, anytime safely. And you’ll feel confident enough to share your knowledge with others.
“I’m not [fast] [fit] [strong] or experienced enough”
We need leaders for all levels, 1 through 4. If you rode with the club for at least one season and were able to easily keep up with the group you participated in then you are fast enough! We’ll take care of the training part to give you confidence to ride in front!