Help spread the stoke; be a Guide!

what does a ride guide do?

WHEN/WHERE: At our monthly rides. These are mostly in Santa Cruz, though we occasionally venture out to Monterey and Annadel.
TASKS & REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to being a team player,
LEAD GUIDES need to

  • Have thorough knowledge of local trails or have access to this knowledge on ride day
  • Be proficient at mountain biking
  • Have consistent communication with their Sweep Guide during the ride
  • Be committed to starting and finishing the scheduled ride, ensuring participants are back safely at the starting point
  • Be able to lead groups of various skill levels
  • Have the ability to build cohesion within their ride group on ride day
  • Have the ability to assess the skill level of participant riders and
  • Have the patience and creativity needed to adjust the ride accordingly
  • Have knowledge of basic first aid
  • Perform a group safety check prior to EACH ride
  • Have the desire to promote fun, e.g. by taking photos, videos

SWEEP GUIDES need to

  • Have thorough knowledge of local trails or have access to this knowledge on ride day
  • Be proficient at mountain biking
  • Have consistent communication with their Lead Guide during the ride
  • Be willing to always ride behind the last participant in their group and offer encouragement as needed for motivation
  • Have the ability to build cohesion within their ride group on ride day
  • Have knowledge of basic first aid
  • Be committed to starting and finishing the scheduled ride, ensuring participants are back safely at the starting point
  • Perform a group safety check prior to EACH ride

IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME? If you've been riding with Girls Rock for a while and have a heart for helping other women have a great ride, then yes! 


Benefits!

Besides the joy of helping get more women on bikes, we have been able to secure some great discounts for our guides as a part of the big THANK YOU for volunteering your time to be a part of the volunteer tribe that keeps this program afloat! Please be sure to ask about what is available once you get onboard as a volunteer!


Send us a note!

We will get back to you within a week. We are all volunteers so sometimes the work/volunteerism balance is a tough one but we promise we will get back to you as quickly as we can!!

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