Ride leaders are the heart and soul of the Cincinnati Cycle Club. Riding is what we do and rides are the most visible feature of our club. Our ride leaders keep the calendar filled throughout the year with over a 1,000 rides. Anyone can be a ride leader. If you have an idea for a new ride or don't see your favorite ride listed, consider joining our ride leaders' team.
Becoming a ride leader is easy and rewarding. To start, contact your Cluster Leader. The Cluster Leader is responsible for helping you get started, helping you plan, making sure you are prepared for your first ride, and supporting you as you continue to lead rides. Ride Leaders are responsible for planning, advertising and managing their rides. There is no requirement for the number or type of rides you lead. Rides can be anything from a family oriented ride on the bike path to a century ride. All the club asks is that you are a current club member, that your ride follows all club rules and policies, and that you ensure the ride follows all laws and is safe. In addition to the pleasure of leading a ride, all rides that a leader supports qualify as part of the club's Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) and part of the Certified Ride Leader program.
The Cincinnati Cycle Club has established a Certified Ride Leader Program. This program recognizes those Ride Leaders who have dedicated their time providing high-quality rides during a calendar year. Each Ride Leader who is certified will be given a special Ride Leader Jersey that he or she can wear everytime they lead a ride.