Calling all Ride Leaders!!!

Ride Leader Austin Pope knows the drill. You can be a ride leader too! Join Austin and the other MTC3 member who lead rides all year long. 

Ride Leader Austin Pope knows the drill. You can be a ride leader too! Join Austin and the other MTC3 member who lead rides all year long. 

Want to go for a ride but need some friends? Why not become a Major Taylor Ride Leader? The process is simple. Just fill out the form below. Any Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago member can lead a ride. Just make sure to submit this form ONE WEEK prior to the ride date. 

Ride Date *
Ride Date
List the time you'd like people to arrive before you leave. Ideally this is at least 15 min before the ride for pictures and ABC check.
Ride Departure Time *
Ride Departure Time
Ride End Time *
Ride End Time
Be as specific as possible. Include address if possible or GPS coordinates.
Please put the average pace this ride will be ie., 15 mph.
Please describe the ride route or link to a geo-location rendering of the route.
Ride Leader Name *
Ride Leader Name
Ride Leader Phone *
Ride Leader Phone
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!  http://majortaylorchicago.com/ride-rules/ As always... check the MTC3 Listserv on the day of the ride for any updates on weather, etc. To join the email listserv, sign up for our Yahoogroup! WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE: Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride.  Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride. Gear Bag:  buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics  – extra tube, tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set. Tire Pressure:  pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride.  If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn. Your bike:  Give it a quick inspection.  Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing.  Do the gears shift accurately and easily?  Does everything seem to be in order?  This is called an ABC check.  (Air, Brakes, and Chain) Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc). Optional items:  The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary.  Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts. Be on Time:  MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time.  Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!