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Ride Leader Information

If you are thinking about volunteering to be a ride leader, contact one of the ride coordinators listed below or email Andy Katell, Rides Chair who can authorize you to use the Ride Leader Functions.

Ride LevelCoordinatorAverage SpeedDescription


Gregory Sims17.0 and upSee Ride Category descriptions at


Anil Malhotra16.0 - 18.0


Richard Gluck15.0 - 17.0


Steven Schwartz13.0 - 15.0


Deborah Ramsey11.0 - 14.0


Paula Edlavitch9.0 - 11.0


Andy Katellup to 11.0New Member/Orientation Rides


Laura Kellyup to 11.0Mountain Biking RIdes


Laura Kellyup to 11.0Hard Pack/Gravel Rides

Job Description--Ride Coordinators

By Shelly Mozlin on 2/01/19 updated 2/18/19
The primary role of Ride Coordinators at all levels is to encourage ride leaders to post rides. Ride Coordinators should communicate regularly with Ride Leaders and the Rides Chair to promote safety, encourage riders to become Ride Leaders, and help new members feel welcome.
1.      Encourage Ride Leaders to post rides. Ideally, during the “high season,” every level should have a ride posted on both Saturday and Sunday (weekday (Job Description--Ride Coordinators continues ...)

What's Involved?

Ride leaders plan and lead rides. You can choose a ride to lead from the Cue Sheet library or you can write your own. For more info, take a look at the Ride Leader checklist.

Forms and Information for Ride Leaders

Ride Categories

Click for a description of the Ride Categories (levels) from D to A.

Cue Sheets for Ride Leaders

The club has an excellent library of cue sheets available online (you must be a club member to access the cue sheet library). 

Procedures for Rides

Ride leaders are responsible for bringing these essential forms to each ride they lead: the Release Form (sign-in sheet), the Minor Release Form and the Accident Report Form.

Ride leaders must insure that every rider has read and signed the release waiver prior to starting the ride. Ride leaders can obtain additional forms by downloading the pdf files (above) and printing them out on their home computer. Sign-in Sheets and Minor Release Forms should be submitted to after the ride. Alternatively, the leader (or assistant leader) can use the "Confirm" feature at the club website to record who showed up for the ride (but use paper sign-in for nonmembers on their one "free ride" and minors). 

In the event of an accident, ride leaders must complete the Accident Report Form and mail it to as soon as is possible. WCC keeps a record of the forms and also submits them to our insurance company.

Become a Ride Leader

If you've been going on club rides for a while and are interested in becoming a Ride Leader, we welcome you! You must be certified by the Rides Chair to be able to post and lead rides. To get started, follow these steps, then apply here to become a Ride Leader.

To be eligible as a WCC Ride Leader, the rider:
  • Has ridden on at least 5 WCC club rides
  • Completes the ride leader training program (review these slides with the Rides Chair)
  • Completes 2 co-leads with an experienced leader
The Rides Chair then certifies the rider as a Ride Leader and enables them to post rides at the club web site.
To get started, follow the steps above, then apply here to become a Ride Leader.

Ride Leader Leader Appreciation Program

Qualify for a special jersey when you do all of the following in 2018:
  • Lead nine rides (serving as an assistant ride leader counts as a half-ride).
  • Plus, lead one D ride (total of ten rides) (serving as an assistant D ride leader counts as a half-ride).
  • Complete one of the following volunteer activities: (1) assist at one Bikes4Kids work night (after initial training), (2) volunteer at the Golden Apple, or (3) assist at a New Member Orientation Ride
You must “Confirm” riders digitally or submit your sign-in sheets to to receive credit for this program.