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Ride leader Pre-Rides and Information

Pedal through Petals owes its success, in large measure, to our Ride Leaders.  Many of our riders are novices, unfamiliar with cycling on city streets, while others are quite experienced.   

We have 3 routes (Pink, Green and Yellow) this year with the same garden stops.  There will be Pink, Green and Yellow signs leading the way.  However, to make sure our ride leaders know the route, we require that each of our Ride Leaders pre-ride the route at least once before the event either on their own or during a Group Ride Leader Pre-Rides.  We will have four Group Ride Leader Pre-Rides and afterwards, we’ll gather for fellowship and a beer!  Here the Group Ride Leader Pre-Ride schedule.

On the day of the event, at the first stop determine whether your riders wish to ride with you for the remainder of the ride or strike out on their own.  It is up to them.  If someone in your group is riding at a different pace but would like to ride with a Ride Leader, they may switch to a different Ride Leader that more suits their pace.  Please communicate to the rider so no one feels “dropped” and the new Ride Leader so they know they have an additional rider in their group.  Practice safe riding yourself, following all traffic rules and lead by example with good urban cycling etiquette.   

Each ride leader will receive morning coffee, a Massey t-shirt to wear on the ride, lunch and two beers or wine (or non-alcoholic beverages) after the ride on May 7th.  You need to be present on Sunday, May 7th at 8:30 AM for a Ride Leader briefing.