BCC Ride Leader Certification
Ride Leader Certification
The first step to becoming a ride leader for the BCC is to review the Rides and Ride Leader Guidelines and associated appendices. After you've done that, you can complete the ride leader certification form using the link below.
Experienced Ride Leaders
If you are an experienced ride leader, you'll hear from a member of the Rides Committee confirming your certification, and you'll be added to the list of leaders who can post rides to the ride calendar as a primary ride leader. Your name and contact information will also be added to the ride leader contact list.
New Ride Leaders
If you are a new ride leader, you'll need to identify an experienced ride leader as a mentor on your ride leader certification form. You will work with the experienced ride leader over the course of several rides. When your mentor believes you are ready to lead your own rides he/she will contact the Rides Committee Chair and your name will be added to the primary ride leader list.
Ride Leader Guidelines, Rider Guidelines and other Ride Leader Documents
Documents and forms you may need as a ride leader can be accessed here:
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Upcoming Ride and Events
To view details about the events listed below, click on the event title and you will be redirected to the Rides and Events calendar. NOTE: Rides listed below could be cancelled or changed and those changes may not be reflected below. Refer to the BCC Facebook Group or use this link to the Ride Changes Forum (you must be logged in to view. Want to be notified by text? Follow the link below to subscribe.
Riding with the Club
We are happy that so many new members have joined our club this year!! We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to review our ride guidelines, which can be accessed by clicking on the button below. It is very important for all riders to take the time to review ride descriptions, and to honestly assess whether you have the experience and fitness to successfully participate in the ride as described. Our goal is for everyone to be safe and have fun on our rides, and this works best when everyone attends rides that are suitable for them.
If you are unsure whether a ride is appropriate for you PLEASE give the ride leader a call before the ride and he or she will be happy to advise you. It is ALWAYS better to ask in advance!
If you are brand new to cycling, please take a bit of time to learn how your bike works - how your gears shift, how your brakes work, and how to stop and start before joining a group ride. We can help you develop group riding skills, and become a better and stronger rider, but you need to have a basic understanding of how your bike works first. If you need assistance in learning the basics about your bike, contact our Rides Committee chairperson Chris Boggs at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help connect you with a club member who can help you!
BCC Rider Guidelines