Ride Leader Information
|Ride Level||Coordinator||Average Speed||Description|
|Gregory Sims||17.0 and up||See Ride Category descriptions at https://www.westchestercycleclub.org/RideCategories|
|Anil Malhotra||16.0 - 18.0|
|Richard Gluck||15.0 - 17.0|
|Steven Schwartz||13.0 - 15.0|
|Deborah Ramsey||11.0 - 14.0|
|Paula Edlavitch||9.0 - 11.0|
|Andy Katell||up to 11.0||New Member/Orientation Rides|
|Laura Kelly||up to 11.0||Mountain Biking RIdes|
|Laura Kelly||up to 11.0||Hard Pack/Gravel Rides|
Job Description--Ride Coordinators
The primary role of Ride Coordinators at all levels is to encourage ride leaders to post rides. Ride Coordinators should communicate regularly with Ride Leaders and the Rides Chair to promote safety, encourage riders to become Ride Leaders, and help new members feel welcome.
1. Encourage Ride Leaders to post rides. Ideally, during the “high season,” every level should have a ride posted on both Saturday and Sunday (weekday (Job Description--Ride Coordinators continues ...)
Ride leaders plan and lead rides. You can choose a ride to lead from the Cue Sheet or club RideWithGPS library or you can write your own. For more info, take a look at the Ride Leader checklist.
Forms and Information for Ride Leaders
- Guide to WCC Group Rides
- Ride Leader's Quick Reference Guide (Tri-fold)
- Ride Leader Guidelines
- SMART Pre-ride Safety Talk
- Minor Release Form (consent by parent or guardian for a minor to participate, submit with sign-in sheet)
- Accident Report Form (to be used to report accidents which occur on a club ride)
- Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally and Safely
- Ride Leader Summit Presentation (March 2019)
Ride CategoriesClick for a description of the Ride Categories (levels) from D to A.
Cue Sheets for Ride Leaders
Procedures for Rides
Ride leaders are responsible for bringing these essential forms to each ride they lead: the Release Form (sign-in sheet), the Minor Release Form and the Accident Report Form.
Ride leaders must ensure that every rider has read and the release and waiver, and digitally signed them in, prior to the ride. Ride leaders can also submit hard copy sign-in sheets by downloading the pdf files (above) and printing them. Sign-in Sheets and Minor Release Forms should be submitted to signinsheets
In the event of an accident, ride leaders must complete and submit the Accident Report Form as soon as is possible. WCC keeps a record of the forms and submits them to our insurance company.
Become a Ride Leader
If you've been going on club rides for a while and are interested in becoming a Ride Leader, we welcome you! You must be certified by the Rides Chair to be able to post and lead rides. To get started, follow these steps, then apply here to become a Ride Leader.
To be eligible as a WCC Ride Leader, the rider has:
- Ridden on at least five WCC club rides
- Completed the ride leader training program (reviewed these slides and carefully review ALL content on this page, including all linked content)
- Completed two co-leads with an experienced leader
Ride Leader Leader Appreciation Program
Qualify for a special jersey when you do all of the following in 2018:
- Lead nine rides (serving as an assistant ride leader counts as a half-ride).
- Plus, lead one D ride (total of ten rides) (serving as an assistant D ride leader counts as a half-ride).
- Complete one of the following volunteer activities: (1) assist at one Bikes4Kids work night (after initial training), (2) volunteer at the Golden Apple, or (3) assist at a New Member Orientation Ride