Leading a SRCC Club Ride is as simple as choosing a route, submitting a ride here, and being at the start location with copies of the waiver and incident reporting forms (and a pen). However, if you want to acquire more confidence in these, and other aspects, of Ride Leadership, the Club offers an OPTIONAL Ride Leader Training Program.
SRCC Club members are encouraged to lead Club Rides and to take advantage of the resources offered to all members. Ride Leaders have full SRCC support in their efforts to assist our members in improving their cycling skills and knowledge. The goal is to make Club Rides safer, and more fun, for all types of rides, and riders!
A custom SRCC Ride Leader Jersey will be awarded to any Ride Leader who completes the SRCC Ride Leader Training Program as described below. Click HERE to fill out the application once you complete the training. Note, jerseys are only ordered once a year.
Program Requirements - click here to see classes currently being offered by the SRCC
1. Completion of at least one the following trainings (or an equivalent class):
a.) Street Skills 101 A - offered by The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
b.) Group Riding Skills or Cooperative Group Riding Clinic- offered by SRCC
2. Cycling First Aid - offered by SRCC (or an acceptable equivalent)
3. Lead 4 SRCC rides during the last year.
Optional training classes for your benefit:
Street Skills 101 B - offered by The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
Climbing and Descending - offered by SRCC
Route Planning Using Ride With GPS - click for link / mentor training
Basic Roadside Bike Repair - offered by SRCC and others
Ready to Ride Bike Check – offered by SRCC and others
Home care for your bike – offered by SRCC and others