May - June 2006
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May - June 2006
Who are the Five Borough Bicycle Club leaders? Do they possess special powers and talents beyond those of ordinary cyclists that enable them to create those wonderful rides which have given us so much pleasure over the years? Guess what! They're people just like you--fun-loving, enthusiastic, avid cyclists--who enjoy sharing their love of cycling with others. They're the folks who help other cyclists enjoy the things that you love about cycling, such as beautiful roads and scenery, favorite lunch stops, beaches, museums, and, of course, the special group experience of a 5BBC ride. Our leaders come from varied backgrounds, with their own styles and personalities. But they all do have one thing in common--they've completed our Leadership Training Course!
If you take our course we'll give you training on how to organize and run both day and weekend trips. Map reading, ride planning and design, group dynamics and decision-making, leadership style, and bicycle equipment are all covered, as well as many other aspects that go into making you a bicycle leader.
The course is taught by a group of active and experienced 5BBC leaders and combines classroom instruction with practical riding experience. You don't have to be an especially strong or fast rider or bicycle repair expert to take the course. That's not what the course is about--it's about leadership. It is strongly recommended that you be able to ride for the better part of a day and be comfortable riding with a group. If you haven't ridden with us before, you should definitely go on several 5BBC rides to become familiar with how typical club rides take place. Note: You do not have to be a 5BBC member to take the course, but you must be a member in order to lead rides with the club.
Leadership is one of the most important aspects of your club. It's what keeps us riding. We need more terrific people like you to become leaders. Sign up now!
Spring 2006 Course Schedule
The course consists of five evening classes (we ask that you attend at least four), three weekend day rides (we ask that you ride at least two), and one weekend trip (required).
Five evening classes:
Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Three day rides:
Saturday, June 3
One weekend trip:
Friday June 23 through Sunday June 25
Call Manny Sanudo at 718-217-0045, or email at email@example.com; a fee of $15 will be collected at the first class. There will be an additional fee of $50 (collected during the course) for the weekend trip (scholarships are available).
Feel free to call your leadership coordinators Manny Sanudo at (718) 217-0045 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Manny Sanudo and Stephen Jackel