The club rides are one of the reasons for existence of the club. Our ride calendar provides way for members to pick a ride that best fits their ability and allows them a chance to enjoy riding in a group. And of course Ride Leaders make that all happen, by organizing rides and inviting others to join.
The club is always looking for new ride leaders to provide additional energy and variety in our club rides. Any member can be a ride leader. All we ask you to do is:
- Be a club member.
- Be prepared to help others on your ride – like helping change flats, handling accidents, etc.
- Create a route or use an existing route. Submit the ride info the the ride coordinator via email (Ride Coordinator).
- If you would like to do it online then see the paragraph below describing how to do this. You’ll need to request that the “Ride Leader” role be added to your membership – the webmaster can do that for you (Webmaster).
- Provide route sheet directions to riders on the day of the the ride or via email beforehand.
- Arrive at the ride start with signup sheets, waiver forms and LAB accident report form. Know how to use them.
- Read the accident reporting instructions information below along with any other ride related documents.
- After the ride mail the sign-in sheet to the Pedal Pounder Coordinator at: FFBC-Pedal Pounders, P.O. Box 1868, Fremont, CA 94538
Have fun and we look forward to riding with you.
Ride planning forms
Use this form to submit a ride proposal to the ride coordinator. Please make sure that you are logged in first before using this form and that you have a “Ride Leader” role. Check with the webmaster to set that up, if appropriate. For reference your “role” is shown on your member profile page (Member Profile Page).
Ride leaders must familiarize themselves with these instructions explaining how to handle an accident on their ride, and must always carry a copy of the LAB accident report form on the ride (see link to it below).
Tips to make coordinating our club pizza rides easier
Pedal Pounder Policy (Revised February 2011)
Air Quality Map to help determine if it’s healthy to ride
Ride day forms
Ride leaders should use this form to keep track of participating riders on road rides. Front side is for club members. Reverse side is for guests.
Anyone under 18 participating in a club road ride must have a signed release form. If you are expecting minors on your ride, make sure you have these forms available.
Ride leaders should use this form to keep track of participating riders on mountain bike rides. Club mountain bike rides are members-only, so there is no spot for guest signup. This is all dictated by our insurance company (LAB).
Our insurance company (LAB) now requires all riders on a club organized mountain bike ride to sign a waiver (release form) at the start of each ride. So we can’t rely on the waiver that each member has signed to be a member of the club. So Mountain Bike Ride Leaders should have a set of these forms available for each ride to cover all the riders they expect on the ride.
Ride leaders should always carry a copy so that all incident details can be recorded at the site. The form includes a short list of instructions explaining what must be done on the ride. Complete instructions, including what to do after the ride, can be found on the Accident Reporting Webpage.