With group riding there are responsibilities for both the rider and the ride leader.
RIDERS: All riders should read and understand the QCBC Safety Policy. We value the safety of our riders and leaders. We've taken a lot of time to think it through and describe actions we expect of riders and leaders to keep us all safe. If riders are unclear on any aspect of the QCBC Safety Policy, we encourage them to take responsibility and ask the ride leader to explain the policy.
Riders should also assess their ability to meet the demands of the ride.
1. Can I maintain the ride pace for the entire ride?
2. Can I ride the listed terrain?
3. Is this the right ride for me today?
It is unfair for riders who cannot meet the requirements of a ride to expect the other riders to wait. We encourage riders in doubt to start with an easier ride.
NOTE: This expectation does not pertain to No Rider Left Behind rides
1. Understand the QCBC Safety Policy.
2. Follow the QCBC Ride Leader Check List.
3. Ride at the listed pace.
4. Adhere to the listed ride type.
RIDE REALITIES: There may be more than one group of riders on any QCBC ride. The ride leader will choose and publish a pace for the ride. The ride leader will always ride at that published pace.
QCBC rides may have riders or groups of riders who go faster or slower than the published pace. This is normal and expected. It is the choice of those riders. However, the support of the Ride Leader may not be available to those riders who choose to ride at a different pace or are unable to ride at the published pace. The primary responsibility of the ride leader is to those riders who ride at the published pace, since the ride was designated for a particular skill level of rider.