Thinking about joining us? Great! Here are some things you'll want to know ahead of time:
We're a fun group, and not very formal. We ride way more than we meet, and part of what this club brings is the opportunity to meet new people. We don't have lots of organized rides, but we have lots of last minute rides. What is "last minute"? Decisions about "where and when" can be made on a Friday or Saturday night. Sure, we have rides that are planned in advance, but frankly, some of the best ones come up at the last minute. Organized rides tend to be larger (twenty or more riders, sometimes). Last minute rides could be two, three or twenty riders. . .it depends on the number of people that are interested in going.
We do a lot of communicating via our forum on Delphi. In fact, that's the way that most of us contact each other. It doesn't matter if you're an Internet guru. . .the forum is easy to use. Give it a try (you'll find the link over there on the left, called "Forum." Click on it and give it a shot. If you've got your M1 license, you've got what it takes to handle the forum. . .trust us on that. :-). One of the advantages we have over some of the more traditional clubs is that we are able to do an incredible amount of communicating where everyone is able to see everyone else's comments. Good stuff!
Here are some items to have in mind about joining. . . .
You don't have to belong to the SCSR to ride with us. Thinking about meeting us? That's easy. . .show up for one ride, or as many rides as you want! You'll be welcome.
You don't have to be an expert rider. Yes, you must be a safe rider, but many of us joined the club to learn more about riding, and especially, about group riding. Got a brand new learner's permit? We're probably not the club you should join. You'll be better off with any club if your license has at least a couple of thousand miles on it. We're happy to teach basic group riding technique, but you should be comfortable riding your motorcycle. You don't have to be fast, but you should be comfortable in traffic, on freeways and on twisties.
If you're thinking about joining the club, show up at a ride and talk to one of the officers or members. Tell them you're thinking about joining. In most cases, we'll be able to hook you up with someone who can act as an informal "sponsor" (for lack of a better word). They can talk with you about the club, answer any questions you have about the SCSR, group riding and whatever else you have in mind.
Have we lost you, yet? Great! Here's the application process. And remember, you don't need to be a member, or even have an application to ride with us!
The link to the application is at the bottom of this section. Click on it when you're ready to fill it out. The application will open in a new window. You can type in your entries and then print it. Once you've printed it, please bring it with you to a club ride (formal, or informal). You must give it to an officer of the club. The officers are identified in the "Members" section you can reach by clicking on the appropriate link on the left. No, we don't accept applications via email or regular mail. We want to get a chance to meet you!
Okay, you've waded through all the stuff above. . .just one last comment: The bottom half of the form must be filled in by hand (the signature, date. . .et cetera). You can fill in the top half on the computer, if you're comfortable with it, or you can print a blank copy and fill the whole thing out by hand. Click here for the application!
In the meantime, Ride Safe!