WCC Groups are discussion areas we've established for like-minded WCC members using the popular (and free) Yahoo! Groups service. We also invite people in the general cycling community to join our Groups and see what we're all about... and maybe even join our club.
We've set up a number of Groups to serve our members' needs. To join any of them, simply use the "join/leave group" link we've provided in the table below, then follow the instructions that Yahoo! provides.
|eGroup||Description / options|
|WCCChat||Anything related to cycling||Join / leave group|
|WCCAdvocacy||Discuss ideas to advance safer sharing of the roads||Join / leave group|
|WCCRides||Propose or discuss rides not on the WCC ride schedule||Join / leave group|
|WCCARides||Used to schedule A-rides throughout the season||Join / leave group|
|NYDoubleCentury||Discuss the WCC double century||Join / leave group|
|WCCRideLeaders||Ride leader discussion group||Join / leave group|
|WCCTriathlon||Duathlon and Triathlon training, tips, events||Join / leave group|
|WCC_XCSki||Off-season cross country ski group||Join / leave group|
|WCCAlpineSki||Off-season downhill ski group||Join / leave group|
|WCCHiking||Off-season hiking group||Join / leave group|
|WCC Marketplace||A place to swap, sell or otherwise trade your cycling stuff||Join / leave group|
Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to the group's name followed by -firstname.lastname@example.org (e.g. WCCRidesemail@example.com)—this is the "old school" method. When you subscribe, you'll receive a confirmation message from Yahoo! that will have a link back to them in order to confirm your subscription.
To further explore what an Group is, let's take the WCCRides Group as an example. This Group is intended for those interested in creating or learning about impromptu rides with our club. This works great for coordinating off-season and last-minute rides, or any changes to scheduled rides. After joining this group, you would receive any message posted to the group via e-mail. If you respond to a message from this group, WCCRides members would get this message, too. This is similar to listservs or distribution lists, which you may be familiar with already.
When you join any of our Groups, you'll have the ability to receive and respond to messages sent to all members of it. Yahoo! provides handy e-mail options which let you choose to (1) receive each message posted in the eGroup via e-mail at the time it is written, (2) get a daily digest (one e-mail containing all the day's messages), or (3) no e-mail at all (you can still visit the eGroup on the web to see messages, though).
Yahoo! provides many other features with its Groups service, like calendars, file uploads, etc. Of course, the best way to learn and understand what is possible in a group is to join one!
More about each group
WCCRides: Information about rides that are not on the Ride Schedule can be found with the help of this group. During the off season, it is just about the only way to find riding partners. Note that this group has a very specific purpose. Messages on it should be limited to specific details about rides. If you want to chat about riding, use the next group on the list.
WCCChat: This is WCC's open forum for conversation about anything related to cycling.
WCCArides: A rides are scheduled with the help of this group throughout the regular season
WCCTriathlon: Duathlon and triathlon training, tips, events
NYDoubleCentury: Discussion about the annual WCC double century ride, usually held on the Sunday closest to June 21
WCC_xcski: This is our cross-country skiing group. When snow starts to fall, use this group to find out who's going skiing and where.
WCCAlpineSki: While some of us ski up hill, some of us are gravity freaks in the winter. A great place to meet up with like minded gravity fans for trip planning.
WCCMarketPlace: Give other club members first dibs on your extra parts, or ask if anyone has the thing you need.
WCCRideLeaders: A group for ride leaders to discuss problems encountered and ideas for leading rides.