Ride Leader Information
If you are thinking about volunteering to be a Ride Leader, contact one of the Ride Lieutenants listed at the bottom of the Ride Categories page, or the Rides Chair, who can authorize you to use the Ride Leader Functions.
Ride leaders plan and lead rides. You can choose a ride to lead from the Cue Sheet library or you can write your own. For more info, take a look at the Ride Leader guidelines.
All Ride Leaders are asked to become familiar with the following documents:.
| Ride Leader Guidelines (pdf)
|Adding and Closing Rides (pdf)|
|Guidelines for Group Rides (pdf)|
|First Aid Prep for a Ride (pdf)|
|Accident Report Form (pdf)|
|Release Form (blank sign-in sheet – pdf)|
The club has an excellent library of cue sheets available online (you must be a club member to access the cue sheet library).
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 insure that every rider has read and signed the release waiver prior to starting the ride. Ride leaders can obtain additional forms by downloading the pdf files (above) and printing them out on their home computer, or by request from Rides Chair.
In the event of an accident, ride leaders must complete the Accident Report Form and mail it to Keith Schlanger, Rides Captain, as soon as is possible. Keith keeps a record of the forms and also submits them to our insurance company.
All completed sign-up sheets should be sent to Incentives. The address is posted on the bottom of all sign-up sheets.
In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get after leading a ride, the club also offers material incentives (see table below).
|10||Executive Board for one Year|
|10||Lead a Week long tour (2 Tour Leaders max)|
|6||Lead a Weekend Tour (2 Tour Leaders max)|
|2||Lead one F, MB, MC or MD category ride|
|1||Lead a ride for the Ramapo Rally|
|1||Lead one ride (A, B*, B, C*, C or D categories)|
All sign in sheets must be sent to the Rides Captain for credit.
2017 Ride Leader Award Scale
|Range of Points||Award|
|8 to 11||BTCNJ merchandise (excluding BTCNJ jerseys)|
|12 to 23||Receive Ride Leader Jersey or One Year Membership|
|24 to 35||Pick Two of the Three: Ride Leader Jersey or One Year Membership or Free Entry to Ramapo Rally|
|36 or more||Receive Ride Leader Jersey with matching Bib or Shorts|