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Ride Coordinators Are Asking for a Little…

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For each week’s VBC road rides, two members from our Steering Committee or Ride Committee volunteer as Ride Coordinators. “What’s that?,” you may be asking. Great question! As Ms. Franklin sang, what you want, Venus Sisters, they got it. What you need, do you know they got it? All they’re asking is for a little respect, so they can:

Aretha Franklin – Ottawa Jazzfest – June 28, 2014” by mike bouchard, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED.

  1. Check everyone in and help them find their groups. Ride Coordinators make sure everyone has arrived, met their lead and sweep, and found their group. Ride Coordinators may reorganize ride groups so all groups have a lead and sweep and no more than ten people.
  2. Communicate important changes to the route or other essential information. For example, if an underpass has flooded, the Ride Coordinators will let us know how to detour around that spot. Or if a storm is forecast, they may suggest places to cut the ride short.
  3. Ride as lead and sweep with the short route groups. Ride Coordinators roll out with these groups after the long and medium route riders. When we have new riders, Ride Coordinators take care to make sure they feel welcome.

This year, to help you spot Ride Coordinators at the ride start, they will be wearing lovely, bright pink safety vests. If you’re a first-time rider or you have questions about your group, look for these helpful volunteers. 

If they’re trying to get your attention, give them a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Sock it to me, sock it to me, 
Sock it to me, sock it to me,
Whoa babe (just a little bit)!

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