Guidelines for Posting a Last Minute Ride
Dale Trone

The purpose of the schedule is to allow us to provide a variety of rides throughout the metro area. Depending on last minute rides does not meet that goal; however, there are times when no ride is scheduled within a reasonable driving distance so you might want to add an alternative.

The guidelines for posting last minute rides are:

       1.    The leader must be a member of DBTC     

       2.      There can't be a similar ride on the published schedule

            a.          Geography  - a ride in Parker is NOT similar to one in Golden

            b.          AND  start time - a 9 AM ride is NOT similar to a 3 PM ride

            c.           AND speed type - a ROAD ride and a FUN ride are NOT similar

            d.       AND  distance - a 35 mile ride and a 20 mile ride are NOT similar

      3.    When a last minute ride appears to fall into the gray area such as 20 vs 25 mile FUN rides starting an hour apart with start locations both in Aurora, then contact the scheduled ride leader to see if the leader feels the ride would compete. It might be better to simply join the other ride.

      4.    While Yahoo groups are still a medium for last minute rides, MeetUp has additional features and more and more of our last minute rides are published there.

5.   The Yahoo groups and MeetUp can be used when last minute changes to existing published scheduled rides are necessary. This allows a little more flexibility if you schedule a published ride and then have to make a change later.

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