Female weekend riders

Discussion in 'Women's Cycling' started by Corzhens, May 21, 2016.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2015
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    I received an invitation to join a club of female riders in another suburban town. They seem to have a formal organization because they have officers and I was invited to be a member before they hold their election of officers. It is easy to join. However, there is a membership fee of about $10 and you can have your membership suspended when you fail to ride regularly - 4 weekends of being absent without valid reason.

    It's nice to belong to a riding group, particularly the all-female group, but it seems to me that the rules are stringent.

  2. Lakeisha Brown

    Lakeisha Brown New Member

    May 19, 2016
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    Congrats on the membership. I don't think I would be up for the challenge. I don't like anyone telling me how much I need to ride and threaten to take my membership if I don't.
  3. briannagodess

    briannagodess Member

    Sep 15, 2015
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    Hmmm... Their rules do seem a bit strict. It's up to you whether you will join them. For me though, I'd rather not join a group like that. I enjoy riding alone or with my friends. But to have to pay a certain fee to join a group? I think that can be a bit too much for me.

    Here are some questions to ask yourself though:

    • What will I even gain from them anyway?
    • And why would they revoke my membership just because I fail to attend regularly?
    • If I paid the fee, shouldn't that be enough to make me a member?
    • Can I even refund my money if I won't be able to comply by their rules?
    • Are the members of the group warm and welcoming?
    Like I said, it's up to you. If you do enjoy their company, why not? But if not, then there's no reason to join the group at all.