CODE OF CONDUCT
Bikes and Beers Adventures
A Guide to Cycling Etiquette and Club Culture to Make for a Safe and Fun Experience for all Riders.
The Code of Conduct which follows has been created by the BNBA executive with a number of goals in mind:
It is hoped that having this document in place will provide our membership with a common idea of the numerous and varied factors that, when combined, create pleasurable group rides.
Questions or comments should be directed to email@example.com or the club Safety and Education Coordinator.
The code shall be known as BNBA Code of Conduct. The Code shall govern the conduct of all persons associated with the BNBA Club. In particular, it shall apply to:
3. KEY PRINCIPLES
4. KEY ELEMENTS
All persons who are bound by this code shall:
5. CLUB GUIDELINES
Club rides longer than one hour requires you to think ahead. Water and/or sports drinks are a must for any ride, long or short. Bring suitable clothing for the trail location and weather forecast. Be responsible for yourself.
Ride to the conditions.
Pass with care and give plenty of warning.
Be courteous and respect other trail users.
Minimum impact code.
Ride on open trails only.
Always stay on the trail.
Avoid sensitive areas.
Support trail maintenance.
For insurance purposes and your safety, NO HELMET = NO RIDE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Identification – including phone number, should be carried on the bicycle at all times.
Transgressions of this Code of this Conduct will result in disciplinary measures to be decided upon by the Board of Directors. In extreme cases, this could lead to expulsion from the club and loss of all privileges associated with membership of the club
Ride Organization & Support
Ride captain – must be appointed or elected for each group ride. They will be responsible for ensuring that good order and safety are maintained. This could mean stopping for stragglers or accidents or ensuring someone goes back to assist with a mechanical breakdown. Every Club member must submit to the Ride Captain’s direction & decision during the ride.
Groupings – it is preferable that cyclists of equal ability and fitness ride together. No more than 10 to 15 is a manageable group for a Club Ride – groups may be divided when necessary into smaller groups. It is important to choose a group where one is comfortable and within one’s capability.
BNBA is a voluntary club, run by volunteers, for volunteers. Everyone, whether on a ride or at an event is expected to participate and be an active Club member.
Everyone is encouraged to volunteer for major Club events. Pitch in to help out whenever possible. Cooperate with fellow riders so that fun and work are equally shared.
Promote Club spirit by riding together whenever possible. When passing fellow members and other cyclists, greet them in a polite and friendly manner.
Attend social functions and other club events. Particular care should be taken to make any visitors feel welcome. At the start of the ride, the Ride Captain should welcome them and ensure that they will be looked after.
Any conduct that is disruptive or unlawful, or that may bring the Club into disrepute or could be an embarrassment, is prohibited. Club members are at all times expected to treat other Club members, other cyclists, and other road/trail users with the utmost respect.
If you have questions about BNBA’s Code of Conduct, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Andy Meaning - the club Safety and Education Coordinator