Cycling with OUTspokin’: What You Need To Know
Wind in your face, sun and Colorado bluebird skies above. Friendships that are forged in the saddle, then strengthened with every pedal stroke toward new challenges and fitness goals. Bringing the face of diversity to the sport of cycling, and doing good in the world through the power of an active and fun group. OUTspokin’ is about all of that, and more. If any of this inspires you to join us, please do!
Below, you will find important information you should familiarize yourself with before coming to a ride. Please read all of it, and review our FAQ page. If you have any questions or want to know more, contact us.
OUTspokin’s cycling program is organized and led by volunteers. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants:
- Cyclists are required to wear a CPSC certified, correctly adjusted bicycle helmet in good repair.
- Participants must sign a waiver before each ride, including their mobile number and emergency/home phone number.
- Your bicycle must be in good repair. Visit your local bike shop to correct problems and do an ABC Quick Check before each ride.
- Ride in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Use hand signals.
- Never ride with earphones, ear bud(s), or speakers.
- Carry money, cell phone, spare tube, pump/CO2, and patch kit. Know how to fix your own flats.
- Bring your own water and food.
- Pull off and stop when using a cell phone.
- Arrive at least fifteen minutes before the published start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. We put “wheels on the road” at the published start time and do not wait for stragglers.
- If available, upload or print out the map for the ride you choose to do. Maps for most routes can be found on the routes page.
- For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.
And above all else, HAVE FUN!