Have you ever thought about leading a ride with CRW? Do you have questions about what is involved? We are now offering Ride Leader Training for anyone who wishes to learn more about what it takes to lead a club ride.
CRW is best known for its weekend rides, but they don’t happen in a vacuum. It takes volunteers to develop the routes, secure a ride start location and otherwise arrange the event. These are our ride leaders who are at the core of making CRW an outstanding bike club.
Some routes originate from the ride leader’s own experience as a neighborhood ride that becomes popular with friends. Other times a ride leader takes over an existing ride when the current leader moves on. In any case, leading a ride can become a rewarding experience.
It’s fun, easy, and a great way to get involved with the club. Use the link below to join us on on Zoom: Note that registration is required. You can start at 6:45 for BYO cocktails and to mix and mingle with other club members. The presentation will start at 7:00.
Ride Leader training Tuesday April 27th at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM over Zoom (Registration required)
Learn about how you can become part of the wonderful community of over 100 Ride Leaders. Note that the term “ride leader” comes from the early days of the club when the leader was actually out front and led the group. We retained the title but it is more accurate to say “ride organizer” who makes all the arrangements and may or may not lead the assembled riders.
Existing ride leaders that would like a refresher are welcome to join, as well, but this training is not required for existing ride leaders.
Anyone who would like to lead any ride for CRW this season (including weekend rides, Devo, Adventure, Hubs, etc.) is required to attend ride leader training, then co-lead two rides before becoming an official ride leader. A recording of the Zoom session will be made available.
Ride leaders are the heart and soul of our rides program and CRW would not exist without their contributions! We hope you can join us to find out more about leading rides.
Robyn Betts is a member of the CRW Rides Committee.