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League of American Bicyclists "How to be a Quality Ride Leader” Seminar

This past Saturday while at the Philly Bike Expo, Mark & Tammy Doran, Jack Helfrich, Clyde Odom, Carl Zvanut and I attended s 2 session seminar on "How to be a Quality Ride Leader” led by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors: https://phillybikeexpo.com/come-on-lets-ride-how-to-be-a-quality-ride-leader/

I learned that we here in LWA do many things related to our rides that are best in class including use of Ride With GPS, Meetup and our ride leader guidelines as articulated in these documents on our website:

I think we do an exceptionally good job at explaining ride classifications by using distance, terrain elevation, and pace as explained in: http://lehighwheelmen.org/files/documents/LWA%20Ride%20Classifications.pdf

I also learned that bike clubs have various approaches to how to best handle vehicle traffic on the road but most follow the rule not to call out “clear” as we do.

I noted that many clubs are more cautious than we are with stop signs, and we should more completely stop especially when in the towns that we ride in.

I recommend that all riders and leaders review the valuable documents noted above on our website to make sure we are safe as we can be on rides.

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Our 2022 Flagship Events

 

LWA Photo Tour de Valley

Third Annual photo contest for LWA members, September 9th, 2022 (new date)

 

 

Donut Derby 

 The Donut Derby for 2022 is on for Labor Day, September 5th, 2022

 

LWA Apparel

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The LWA clothing store is currently closed.  It will re-open periodically.  Club members will be emailed when this happens.