Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/crwheelers is open to all and allows members to interact directly
Slack Forum about rides, gear, events, & news. Join with this special invite code There is no archive for the forum. With this free version, we can only access the last 10,000 messages. Just use it for ephemeral conversations.
Strava Club with member news, activities, segment challenges, & select list of rides on calendar https://www.strava.com/clubs/charles-river-wheelers
A few guidelines for participating in our forums:
Hang around… Get a feel for the "spirit" of the place.
Read more than you post. Read the entire thread before posting
CRW tends towards being “PG” rated. Please post accordingly. Profanity, vulgarity in posts are not welcome
No bashing—of people, other riding clubs or other groups. It's always OK to post what you like about someone or something. It's easy to get carried away and say something in print that can be misunderstood. Being respectful is always welcomed.
Allow newbies a mistake or two. Be gracious, we were all new here once.
Read with a positive perspective. Understanding the spirit of CRW, read posts with a positive slant. If a post rubs you the wrong way, consider that perhaps you're reading what's not there, or that the poster isn't saying what they mean clearly. Assume that we're going to agree in the end, and just cut to the chase… grin!
Post with a positive perspective. Negativity invites challenge and confrontation. Assume the nobler intent of the post to which you are responding before reacting.
Please only post that which you would say face to face to someone. This simple guideline takes much heat away from the fire.
Not every post to you requires a response. Sometimes it's best just to let it be.
Be respectful of others. While everyone is entitled to an opinion there are some topics that have proven to be contentious. Please keep in mind, CRW is a bicycle group. Criticisms and ridicule of other peoples' politics, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, are just a few of these volatile topics. Think before you post. But if you choose to post don't be offended if a moderator pulls the plug on the thread before it gets out of hand.