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Code of Conduct

Steveston Velo (the “Club”) is committed to promoting a safe, friendly and inclusive cycling environment for all of its members. All Club members are required to comply with the following Code of Conduct: 


  1. Minimum requirements for Club rides. All Club members must be at least 19 years of age, able to ride in a group with four or more people, able to ride at least 30 kilometers in distance, and able to average a pace of at least 20km/h for the duration of the ride. 

  2. Kit. All Club members must wear the Club jersey and shorts (or all black shorts without logos) on Club rides and when participating in organized events such as races, gran fondos and sportives. 

  3. No-drop rides. All organized Club rides are no-drop rides.

  4. Start time. Club members attending an organized Club ride must be at the designated starting point at or before the designated start time. This is to ensure that all riders are present for the ride briefing and to ensure appropriate group sizes. Riders are not permitted to join the ride after it has departed from the designated starting point except in exceptional circumstances and with the Club’s prior authorization. 

  5. Bikes. Only road bikes and gravel bikes are permitted on Club rides. E-bikes and other motor-assisted bikes are not permitted unless advance written approval has been obtained from the Club President. Triathlon bars and bar extensions are not permitted on Club rides at any time. All bikes must be in safe working condition. 

  6. Helmets. Certified cycling helmets are mandatory on all Club rides. 

  7. Rules of the road and general safety. All Club members must obey all traffic laws and regulations (e.g., red lights and stop signs) and ride safely and defensively when on Club rides, including the use of hand signals and verbal cues. Headphones are not permitted on Club rides at any time. 

  8. Ride leaders. All Club members must follow the instructions of ride leaders. 

  9. Guests. Guests are permitted to join a Club ride up to two (2) times per year. A guest must sign both the Cycling BC waiver and the Steveston Velo waiver in advance of each Club ride and must agree to comply with this Code of Conduct. 

  10. Cycling BC License. All Club members must hold a valid Cycling BC License at all times. Club members without a valid Cycling BC License will not be permitted to participate in Club rides. 

  11. Rules of governing bodies. All Club members agree to abide by the rules, regulations and bylaws of Cycling BC, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

  12. Respectful environment + no discrimination. All Club members agree to promote a respectful and inclusive environment for all other members, be respectful of others road users, ride safely, demonstrate good sportsmanship and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times as an ambassador for the Club, its members and its sponsors. Further, the Club has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Any Club member who engages in bullying, harassment, violence, intimidation or conduct of a discriminatory nature towards any person, whose actions bring the Club, its members or its sponsors into disrepute, or who otherwise violates this Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including, but not limited to, a formal warning, suspension or immediate termination of membership without refund of membership fees. 

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