Provide a club-approved award to ride leaders who accumulate a predetermined number of points by leading rides each year, as a way to recognize their volunteer efforts for the club. These awards are contingent on sufficient funds available in the club treasury.
The Ride Captain will recognize each ride leader who has accumulated sufficient points by leading regular or multi-day rides; or has organized a major ride during the calendar year. The number of points will be determined at the January meeting. The award is typically a ride leader’s bike jersey, but can be any award of the Ride Captain’s choosing with approval by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee must determine availability of funds for the awards.
Rides are credited one point for each ride led and for which a waiver/sign-in sheet is received by the Ride Captain. Rides must be on the WCBC electronic Ride Calendar at least three days prior to the ride. Any ride on the calendar counts as a ride led, even cancelled and rained out rides. Multi-day rides are credited one point for each riding day of the event. A waiver/sign-in sheet for the tour must also be received by the Ride Captain.
- Ride Leader – A WCBC member in good standing who led WCBC rides prior to 2009 or has completed the WCBC Ride Leader training (since 2009).
- Major Rides – Club sanctioned rides that are a source of revenue for the club, e.g. Icicle, Doublecross, Shorefire and Savage.
- Multi-Day Rides – Club sanctioned multi-day rides, e.g. Rehoboth Weekend.
- Regular Rides – Rides that are present on the WCBC ride calendar at least three days prior to the ride.