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Change to the club group ride format.

28 Mar 2018 7:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
A quick heads-up that as Tour Captain I am working on introducing and implementing a new approach to the group riding we do with the club. 

As most of you have noticed we have steadily been getting more participants on the monthly Meeting/ Campout Rides as well as the Second Sunday Breakfast Rides, with 30 plus riders being the new norm. Instead of maintaining up to 15-20 riders per group, with a leader and a sweep, we will be looking at groups of 4-5 with a leader only. The groups will ride the same routes, start and finish in the same places, and overlap for breaks and fill-ups at the same places. But we will ride in smaller, more nimble groups that will navigate through surface streets and traffic lights easier and take less time to organize and mobilize. Riders of similar riding ability will ride together; folks that want to ride at a more spirited pace can, while folks that want a more casual pace can as well. This is a safer approach that will make the group rides more efficient and fun. 

Please contact me with any questions or comments at TourCaptain@bmwnorcal.org

Thanks!

Nick


Comments

  • 24 Jun 2018 11:33 AM | Chrismond Dailey
    I like the idea of breaking up the large groups into smaller ones however we really need a sweep on each group the Slowest (less spirited) Usually means inexperienced Almost always ends up At the end of the group. And are also more likely to get lost or have a mishap. We also need a printed route sheet to be handed out at the riders meeting if they want one. 1st aid kit and basic 1st aid training should be with each sweep rider If the rides are getting bigger and we have the funds then there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to act accordingly.

    We should on focus on safety.

    Maybe change the wording from spirited to experienced.

    Chris
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    • 25 Jul 2018 2:48 PM | Chrismond Dailey
      Nick Any status on this Ive had a few club members contact me with concerns.
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