CSCC – What Does It Mean to You?Dale Campbell: Co-Editor
So, how can you help? By volunteering! It doesn’t have to be an ongoing commitment. There are plenty of things that need help on a one-time basis. Here are some examples:
- Volunteer to lead or sweep a ride.If you’re wondering what it’s like to lead a ride, just ask any Ride Leader that you encounter on any of the Club’s organized rides.They will be more than glad to answer any questions and to also mentor you to help you become a ride leader – even if only for one ride a year.
- Volunteer to help set up for a social event, such as the Summer Picnic or the Christmas Party. Bill Gast will welcome your help!
- Volunteer to support our course marshal/rest stop opportunities, such as the St. Pat’s Ride or the Ride for the Heroes portion of the Patriot’s Festival.Ask anyone who’s done this previously and they will tell you that even with the effort it takes, it’s a lot of fun.And, supporting these types of events helps raise funds for the Club – so that we can keep doing the fun things the Club does.
There are many more things that you can do to help the Club, such as join one of the existing committees, develop a ride route, host one of the stops for the Progressive Dinner Ride, or bring a group of Club friends together to plan and support an out of town/overnight/multiday ride. These are just a few of the opportunities that exist in an organization of almost 400 people.
If you’re interested in volunteering and don’t know how to get started, just ask any of the Board of Directors. Better yet, come to a Club meeting and catch up with someone there.
I challenge you
. Get out and volunteer to do one thing for the Colorado Springs Cycling Club in 2016. Not only will your efforts be greatly appreciated, but you might just feel pretty good about what you’ve done!