Values and Practices
Everyone is welcome to join Mid-Valley Bicycle Club weekly rides. If you are NOT a club member and you’d like to ride as a GUEST, that's great, but we require you complete the Liability Waiver Agreement before riding. If you would like to become a member of the MVBC (and really, why wouldn't you?), please visit join.mvbc.com.
A RIDE LEADER or CAPTAIN is typically, but not always, present to lead each of our weekly rides. If it happens there isn't a ride leader, you may certainly self-organize, appoint a leader, and choose from a selection of great routes, or simply agree on a custom route, and then proceed to ride on your own.
Club insurance through the League of American Bicyclist covers rides with a designated leader that are open to all club members, and includes rides listed on the club ride calendar or tours sponsored by the club.
All participants are required to wear an APPROVED HELMET while riding with any MVBC hosted activity or event (protect that noggin!);
Wearing EARBUDS or other devices that limit audio awareness is not allowed while riding (being present = being safe);
Be Prepared for any kind of WEATHER (especially in Oregon);
Ride SINGLE FILE (give drivers enough room to pass safely, especially those Winnebagos!);
When riding, always be alert for MOTOR TRAFFIC and move well off the roadway when stopping (cars are bigger than you are);
Ride PATIENTLY & COURTEOUSLY (is there any other way?); and
Honor all applicable Oregon Bicycle Laws & Regulations.