Help! Gravel Ride Leaders Needed!


Our first two OBC gravel rides have shown there’s a lot of enthusiasm for gravel riding in the club… we’ve had  20+ riders  turn out for each ride. Let’s keep this going!

To make our gravel rides sustainable, and to grow the rides, we need a few gravel ride leaders to step up. This is not an onerous task, and we know you are out there! 

We need volunteers who:

  • Have some gravel riding experience. You don’t need to be an expert, just comfortable with the idea of gravel riding.
  • Can navigate a RideWithGPS route… using a GPS bike computer, a smartphone, or using a cue sheet
  • Willing to look after a group of 5-7 riders on the road… basically making sure no one gets dropped.

Pretty simple, eh? If you are willing to help, email Bill Bourne at

Part B: Expanding our Rides - Lead your own OBC Gravel Ride!

You may not have noticed, but our gravel rides are an entirely a member driven initiative. One person (Bill) decided the OBC should have gravel rides, and started organizing them. 

It would be terrific if a few more folks stepped up to run some rides. It’s really not that hard! Pick a date and time, pick a route. (Bill can help with entering a route in RideWithGPS) You can even decide the maximum number of people. Bill will walk you through the process of getting the ride registration entered in our WebScorer registration system, and getting the ride announced and in the calendar.  We’ll make it easy for you, really!

Just about anything is fair game. A hard ride on some rowdy unmaintained ATV trails? Go for it! An easy recreational ride to a coffee shop, craft brewery, or bakery (or all three)? Sounds great! Getting some variety into our rides is what we are looking for. Again… just email Bill at, and he can walk you through the process and handle a lot of the administrative parts