Frequently Asked Questions
Leading a Ride- For all members planning on leading a BCC ride during the current season, Ride Leader Orientation is held in winter or early spring at a time that doesn’t interfere with the BCC ride schedule. Requirements for scheduling, setting up a route, and a step by step guide to leading a ride are all covered in this session. A second session will be available sometime during the season if enough interest exists from new members.
Its too hot- how can I ride earlier?- Short of scheduling your own earlier events it is required that members use the sign up sheets prepared by the ride leader that are on hand for the regularly scheduled event. That means it’s possible, with a punctual ride leader, that you might get a 30 minute head start on the heat of the day by signing in and departing the start location at an earlier time. But in the end, hot is hot whether it’s 1 PM or 2 PM.
BCC sponsors mileage challenges for its members with awards given at our year-end banquet that include the Social Series, Metric and SuperSeries events that are all free throughout the year. New members can qualify for the “100”, the top 100 riders of the year after completing their first 10 club rides or 500 miles. All mileage accrued on club rides is tracked by ourStatistician to keep track of all members’ progress throughout the year which is, in part, the basis of our awards.
Also, as a League of American Bicyclists Club of the Year for 2011, we sponsor a Commuter Challenge for our members to track their bicycling commuting miles as a way to promote cleaner air.
BCC provides educational events for beginning cyclists throughout the season and provides a ride calendar of more than 500 rides per year to permit cyclists to improve their skills through literally dozens of choices per week.
BCC is the organizer of the Little Red ride and has done this for more than 25 years. Proceeds from the event goes to charitable causes including Cancer research at the University of Utah Genetics Research Lab, and previously to Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Utah has Share the Road license plates, thanks in a big part to BCC’s ability to donate $10,000 to finance the first run of the plates as required by Utah law several years ago.
Bonneville Cycling Club is active in advocacy efforts to keep Utah roads open to bicycle use as a member of BikeUtah and the SLC Mayor’s Bike committee.
BCC is a Gold Level sponsor for the Harmon’s MS ride and provides Ride Marshals for that event, as well as for the Tour de Cure for diabetes.
Fully Supported - Aid stations at set points for water / food. SAG vehicles to assist with flat repair