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 Skagit Bicycle Club is ALL ABOUT RIDES, so if you find 
yourself on this page . . . WELCOME!

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About Joining Group Rides . . .

Anybody can join any group ride at any time.  All you need to do is to SHOW UP!  We encourage non-members to ride with us and test out the club. We are out here to make friends. Whether you are a non-member or a new member, just let the Ride Leader know who you are when you arrive at the start location, so he/she can fill you in on some details and safety reminders. We do encourage those non-members who want to ride regularly to join because of liability insurance issues.

We welcome new members of all biking levels, from beginner to seasoned champs!  We schedule a variety of rides every week (weather permitting) that anyone can join.  Our group rides contain a variety of skill levels and distances.  Riders all start out at the same time, for example, but slow, medium, and fast riders tend to split into separate groups -- and sometimes shorter & longer routes -- that travel together and look out for one another enroute.  Ride Leaders conduct all rides and will help newcomers get oriented and paired with the right group. 

                                                                                              NEW RIDERS PLEASE NOTE:
 signs a Ride Leader Form (liability waiver) and wears a helmet. 
                                                                                           NO FORM, NO HELMET, NO RIDE.  

About Finding Bike Ride Details Online . . .

1.  Click on EVENT CALENDAR  on the left-hand side of the HOME PAGE to view our calendar.  Or, click here:  

2.  Once you see the calendar, click on any ride or event  listed to reveal more details about it.  Be aware that ride difficulty is indicated by the following notations:

                • E:  Easy             under 10 mph
                • S: Social           10-12 mph
                • M: Moderate    12-16 mph
                • B: Brisk             16-20 mph
                • St: Strenuous   20+ mph 
3.  Just before leaving home for the ride, it's smart to check back online for any updates about your chosen ride.  The Ride Leader will list any last-minute details such as weather issues, time or location changes, or ride cancellations.  You can find these messages on the HOME page by clicking on the RIDER ALERT QUICK NOTICE  button. Or, just click here:   
Rider Alert Quick Notice     

We look forward to seeing you on a ride soon!