Thank you for a terrific inaugural season for the pedal RACING team! We are now accepting applications for the 2015 season for both the pedal RACING team and the newly formed pedal CLUB. Is this the first time you’ve heard of the pedal CLUB? Well, you’re not alone, so let us explain what it is and how it will help you take your cycling to the next level – if that’s where you want to go.
Last year we started the team with the goal to have at least 12 members in 2014. It didn’t take long to see that we were providing something that local cyclist wanted – a non-pressure group of like-minded cyclists who wanted to get together to train, ride and race. The team quickly grew to over 80 registered members riding and racing in Road, MTB, and cyclocross (looks like we met our goal)! But, there was a small problem, not everyone rides just to race. Several teammates were interested in less focused, and intense, group rides where we could take a break from the rigors of training and just – socialize. In fact there seemed to be a large subset of the team that wasn’t all that interested in racing – they still enjoyed riding in a group, the skills clinics, the perks & discounts but especially the camaraderie. They talked – we listened. New for the 2015 season – pedal CLUB!
What is it?
If you are uncertain about racing, want to ride and train in a group, and still get some of the great team perks (like the sweet pedal CLUB jersey newly designed for 2015), then we suggest joining the pedal CLUB. As a CLUB member, you will have access to all group rides which are ranked by difficulty, and the more difficult are led and attended by members of our racing team. CLUB members are also encouraged to participate in team racing clinics designed to teach useful riding/racing skills and tactics. If and when you think you are ready to race Road, MTB or CX, and the appropriate team leader agrees, you can join the RACING team for no additional fees, or we can help you register for a race independently to make sure it’s what you want to do before joining our team. Of course, you can remain a CLUB member for as long as you desire and continue to enjoy its purchasing, social, and riding benefits no matter how you might progress from the rider you are today to the advanced rider you can become. Check out more of the CLUB benefits and requirements.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the CLUB! …and invite your friends – that’s the point after all!