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How to be a ride leader

Ride leaders are the heart and soul of our club and our best advocates for safety. Our volunteer ride leaders keep our 35+ rides going all year long. We are always looking for more leaders to lead a ride or even lead a group inside a ride. Please join our group!

What are the requirements to become a ride leader?

  • Be a Hightailers member in good standing.
  • Have cycled a minimum of 10 MHBC group rides.
  • Attend Traffic Skills 101 and/or additional club provided training.
  • Attend biannual club ride leader meetings.
  • Complete two mentored rides. Mentored rides are coordinated through the MHBC Weekly Ride Coordinator. Mentored rides will cover pre-ride responsibilities, effective ways to lead a ride, effective ways to sweep a ride, effective ways to manage a large ride with several assistants. Also covered will be expectations for safety briefings before the ride, how to handle a rider not riding safely, how to handle an accident or incident and what to do after a ride. Tools for group rides will be covered. These tools are Dog Attack or Automobile Incident Form, Insurance forms, weekly ride feedback form and our rules of the road card.

Ride leader incentives

  • Unique MHBC Ride Leader Jersey will be presented after all requirements are met.
  • No cost for any club rides with the exception of the BCB ride.
  • Group leaders will get half priced club rides for all except the $5 rides and the BCB. $5 rides will be free.