So, you want to be a ride leader, do you?
You don't? Sure you do! We are always looking to expand our group of ride leaders.
Do you have an idea for a new ride? Are you a regular who is able to be an alternate ride leader on a popular ride? Are you the rider new recruits ask questions of on rides? Could you lead a slightly faster or slower sub-group?
Several of our rides only go when a single ride leader is availalbe, even though there are people who could be filling that gap on otherwise-cancelled days. You don't need an immaculate sense of direction; Strava can do that for you. You don't need to know all the answers; 'I'll find out.' always works. You don't need to be the fastest or strongest rider in the group; I'm sure not. You just need to be willing to be that person who can take up the mantle when the regular ride leader isn't there. You just need to have an idea of where a nice ride could go.
If you are interested in signing up as an alternate, contact the main ride leader for the specific ride, or contact Roberto, Trevor or Sean through the website.
As of last week, we finally finished the new design for this years Team Jersey. This was somewhat delayed due to problems with the vendor. We will be posting the final design to the website with instructions on how to order – at this time please be patient with clothing as we sort out the process.
Here's a brief how-to for joining the TC club on Strava so you can use your smartphone to track rides and stay in touch with the team.
Team Coastal is a diverse group of men and women, boys and girls who share a passion for cycling. Some of us are road racers with decades of experience while others are recreational riders new to the sport. Some of us are still in high school while others have school-aged children. We live and ride throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia, from Delta to the North Shore, Tsawwassen to Aldergrove. Our desire is to develop riders of all levels through peer support, variety of rides and training opportunities.
Our goal is to promote recreational and competitive cycling in our communities while having fun.
Did you know... Team Coastal has about 190 members!
Did you also know... Team Coastal holds more than 300 club rides every year!
What does Team Coastal do?
Club Rides - Every week we have multiple rides of varying speed and difficulty. Every week, at least one club ride is a structured, intense training ride. We also have other rides at a more recreational pace. For more information, please check ride info here and go to the Event Calendar for details on times and days. We have designated Ride Leaders for all rides where possible.
Additional Training Opportunities - Team Coastal hosts a range of additional training opportunities for our members. For example, we run weekly spin classes throughout the winter and hold training camps to prepare our members for upcoming races. For more information, please check our weekly rides.
Additional FUN Activities - We get together to have fun off our bikes as well as on them. All members are encouraged to help develop the community that is Team Coastal Cycling by suggesting and helping to organize all sorts of events from ski trips to barbeques.
How can you become a part of Team Coastal?
Simply go straight to our sign up page. We're looking forward to riding with you!
I came across this post put up by a member on TC's old website--a short article by Peter Wilborn, written in 2011 I believe. Peter is a South Carolina lawyer and avid group cyclist. The TC link is below, and I have cut and pasted.
I'm on the Saturday morning ride and I think we rate really good relative to Peter's values--thanks to great members and great leadership.