Keen to Ride This Winter? Sign up for EBTC’s ‘Ad Hoc’ Winter Rides!
They’re everywhere and they’re multiplying. No, not viruses but just as resilient: Winter Riders!
EBTC members, who proved our resilience in the summer’s heat, can now enjoy this fun winter activity with the Club. Since weather and riding conditions can change quickly in winter, rides will be ‘ad hoc’. This means they’ll be offered close to the ride date and, unlike summer rides, won’t be posted in the calendar on the EBTC website.
So, how will this work? Two simple steps:
First, you need to be on the ‘EBTC Winter Riders 2021-22’ list. If you’re interested in winter riding, register for this List using the Karelo Link below.
Second, once you are on the list, you will then receive an e-mail notification whenever a ride is offered. When a ride leader plans an ‘ad hoc’ winter ride, they will send an e-mail to members on the EBTC Winter Riders list. That e-mail will have the link in Karelo to register and the ride description, including the meeting location and time. There are no RWGPS routes as winter rides are mainly off-road, and riders stay together to follow the leader.
We’ll use this first season of EBTC winter rides to gain experience. There will be a limited number of ride leaders and many fewer rides than in summer. Also, the nature of winter riding requires that ride leaders set low caps on the number of registrants for their rides. Karelo registration, however, is the same process as in summer: you can sign up for the waitlist if a ride is full; you can cancel your registration for the EBTC Winter Riders list and/or for a specific ride if you so choose.
We all look forward to future Newsletters with super pictures and reports of EBTC members’ winter ride adventures. Let it snow!