Be Part of the Heart and Soul of Everglades Bicycle Club

Become a Ride Leader Trainer


   

One reason the Everglades Bicycle Club is unique and special is the EBC training rides each Saturday.   Our Saturday rides are successful thanks to the time our ride leaders volunteer and dedicate.  




If you have the desire, the passion and meet the criteria listed below please contact Joe Curbelo @ rides@evergladesbc.com or via Facebook message if interested.

  • Must be a safe cyclist who can average between 14-18 and/or 16-22 MPH and ride a total of 40 miles on one ride.
  • Must be a great role model for cycling safety and not afraid to coach and train new riders AND experienced riders on the RIGHT and LEGAL way to ride in groups and in traffic (we will train you on the technical expertise).
  • Must have patience and a passion for seeing new and experienced cyclists learn the sport we love.
  • Must be a member of Everglades Bike Club ($40.00 per year for a single, $50.00 per year for a family) Join @ evergladesbc.com if you are not a current member.
  • Must be willing to commit to leading up to 2 rides a month (Saturdays and an occasional Sunday if needed for the new beginner ride).
  • Must volunteer for (2-3 rides) of on the road practice, being mentored/shadowed by a current and experienced ride leader. This time is for you to learn the routes and best practices for coaching and leading EBC leader-led rides.
  • Must attend a 2.5 hour classroom ride leader certification session on bike safety, cycling laws in Florida and other ride leader and EBC rules and guidelines.   There is also about 30-60 minutes of pre-reading prior to the session.
  • Must trust and respect your fellow ride leaders and must be willing to work together as a TEAM.
  • All efforts will be match your skill set, comfort level and speed with the rides you lead.  That being said, you must be flexible to lead at least two levels of rides (such as 14-16 and 16-18 or 18-20 and 20+ MPH) if needed.


Thank you again to our volunteer team of ride leaders and trainers.   We are looking forward to hearing more EBC Members who are interested in joining the elite EBC Ride Leader/Trainer Team!

Upcoming events

    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Pinecrest Community Center 5855 Southwest 111th Street, Pinecrest, Florida 33156

    Want to give back to the cycling club that has given so much to you? Everglades Bicycle Club is recruiting Ride Leaders and Assistant Ride Leaders. 

    • If you are interested in becoming a Ride Leader, please come to our next training session.
    • If you are be interested in becoming a Ride Leader but not sure if
    • they are capable, etc, you are still welcome to come
    • If you ride in our Saturday training rides and want to learn more about what and why our Ride Leaders do what they do, you are also welcome to come. 


    We will be imparting valuable information and help you become familiar with safety techniques.


    What to bring: Your Cycling Helmet. A bike is only required for the practial session which will be held at a future date and is only applicable for those choosing to join the EBC Ride Leader program.


    If you are planning on becoming an EBC Ride Leader or Assistant Ride Leader please make sure you qualify by reviewing this additional informaiton,

    http://evergladesbc.com/Ride-Leaders


    Part 2 of your training will be the practical training session which will be scheduled for a future date. The practical session is where we will cover hands on ride leader skills and where you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to ride in a group and to lead a group ride.



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