Sorry so long getting to this thread...BUSY DAY!
Our bike club attempts to put together LOTS of rides every year and this year they are trying to get other newer members to lead rides. I'm still feeling a bit too wet-behind-the-ears to consider this, even with all the tips the club provides, which I'll share below:
Leading a Ride
Pick out a Route, and Scout it Ahead of Time
Ride should List the Event Day and Date with a Start Time
Ex. (Sunday, Feb 22 at 10 AM)
Pick a Meeting Spot with Directions to the Location.
Get Parking Permission for your Meeting Location.
Pick a Ride within your Capability.
Ride Description includes Type, Terrain, Pace and Mileage.
Find a Sub if you cannot Lead your Scheduled Ride.
Arrive 15 minutes before the Starting Time.
Be Available to Answer any Question about the Ride.
Have some Membership Applications on hand for Newcomers.
Get all Riders Signatures on the Waiver of Liability Form.
Review the Safety Checklist with all Riders.
Wearing a Helmet on all Club Rides is Required.
Leaders should Introduce Everyone and take a Rider Count.
Leader should Request Someone to act as the "Sweep".
Find out if all Riders are Completing the Ride and
Instruct that those Leaving the Ride, Report to the Leader or Sweep.
Give a quick Description of Rest and Regrouping Points along the Route.
Leaders are Not expected to be Mechanics.
Leaders are Expected to Follow the Advertised Pace.
Those who Ride Ahead of the Leader are on Their Own.
Make Sure all are Accounted for at the End of the Ride.
Return the Ride Sign-Up Form to STBC
Sounds like you've got a GREAT club there Bev!!
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