Q. Do I need to be a paid member to ride with Team BOB?
A. No, but we encourage you to be a member after a couple of rides. Other Team BOB activities are restricted to paid members.
Q. How do I become a member?
A. Go to the link “join” on the web site, complete the form and pay the $60 dues.
Q. What are the benefits of membership?
a. Regular weekly rides on Tuesday nights
b. Camaraderie of riding with a group of women
c. Various discounts on biking related merchandise
d. Trail work and advocacy
Q. Where do my membership fees go?
a. Fun weekend
b. Offset costs of jerseys
c. Other team events
Q. What is Fun Weekend?
A. This weekend is a member benefit and a reward for those paid members who have completed the membership requirements (see question #6) by August 31st. The weekend usually consists of a weekend away in the mountains with lots of great riding in the autumn.
Q. Membership Requirements
A. All paid members sign an agreement to complete the following over the course of the season:
a. Community Service related to biking (3 Hours Minimum)
b. Trail Maintenance (5 Hours Minimum)
c. Attend weekly rides when able
Q. During what months do the rides occur?
A. The rides are on Tuesdays at 5:30 unless otherwise stated on the calendar. They start in April and continue into the fall.
Q. How do I know where the rides will be each week?
A. Once you are a member, you can look at the calendar on the web site for ride location and time. On most Tuesdays the rides start at Soderberg parking lot at Horsetooth Mountain Park. On the first Tuesday of the month there is usually an alternate location.
Q. Is there a fee to park?
A. Yes, to park at Horsetooth Mountain Park, there is a fee. An annual pass can be purchased for $75 at http://www.larimer.org/parks/permits.htm or you can pay for a daily pass at the parking lot for $6 per day.
Q. Do I need my own bike?
A. Yes, you will need your own bike, helmet, spare tube and a pump.
Q. What if I am a beginner and don’t know how to mountain bike?
A. It is recommended that you have ridden on some dirt trails (ie Pineridge) and are familiar with braking and shifting before riding in a group. Once you are comfortable with these skills, we would welcome you on our group rides.
Q. What are the abilities of the group?
A. The women of Team BOB are of all abilities from beginner to expert. The rides each week will typically split into groups based on ability and trail difficulty.
Q. Are there any skill clinics during the season?
A. Yes, there are bike skills clinics that are offered during the season and are usually at a beginner level early in the season and more advanced as the season progresses.