This ride is a fixed-base or semi-fixed-base ride, please read the ride description for more details.
† Explanation of BAC Ride Fee – This fee is not included in the Estimated Cost and is non-refundable once submitted. The Ride Fee for US and Canada is $50 and $100 for all other countries, both are per participant.
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OVERVIEW: If you want to lead a BAC ride but don't know where to start then attend the BAC Ride Leader Seminar in Bremerton, WA. on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 from 9 AM until 4 PM each day. The presenters, who are all experienced ride leaders, will provide the tools you need to lead a successful BAC ride in the USA and international locations. We will cover how to lead all types of rides including point-to-point, fixed-based, self-directed, and commercially assisted. You will learn all aspects of leading rides from developing, budgeting and planning, to leading the ride and finalizing all paperwork.
BAC will provide each seminar participant with “take-home” resources covering all topics. During the seminar, we’ll use slides, videos, lecture, activities and discussions. Our goal is that participants will master the knowledge and skills needed to successfully propose a ride within 12 months of completing the seminar and successfully lead the tour.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar is primarily for BAC members who are interested in leading a ride for the first time. It is also helpful for those who have previously led BAC rides and want more training. If seminar registration reaches the maximum number of 35 participants, preference will be given to first-time ride leaders.
Hotel: The seminar will take place at the Fairfield Inn, located at 239 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337. Participants need to make their own hotel reservations. For those who choose to stay at the Fairfield Inn, contact them at 360-377-2111. We have arranged a rate of $146.52 per night, including tax for Thursday – Saturday nights. We recommend you contact the hotel as soon as possible, as the rooms are only blocked until 8/1/2020. Mention "BAC Ride Leader Seminar" to get our group rate.
Meals: Breakfast in the hotel dining room is included in the room rate. Lunches on Friday and Saturday will be provided, and participants will also enjoy a group dinner on Friday evening at a local restaurant. Social hours for Thursday and Friday are being planned.
Transportation: The closest airport to Bremerton is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). From the airport, participants can take the Link light rail into Seattle (Taking Link light rail from SeaTac Airport to downtown Seattle ). Service runs from 5 AM to 1 AM Monday through Saturday and 6 AM to midnight on Sundays. Getting off the Link Light rail at Pioneer Square (3rd and James), walk north 3 blocks to 3rd and Marion and then head west for 3 blocks over the Marion Street Ferry Walkway to the ferry terminal. From here you can take the Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry (30 minutes) or the Washington State DOT Seattle/Bremerton Ferry (60 minutes) to Bremerton. The hotel is about a two-block walk from the Ferry Terminal in Bremerton.
For those who arrive by car, parking is $11/day including tax. The road distance between the Seattle airport (SEA) and Bremerton is 53 miles.
About the Area: Bremerton is truly a beautiful city; just a one-hour ferry ride - or thirty-minute fast ferry ride - from downtown Seattle. Visitors can enjoy the Harborside area which includes Kitsap Conference Center, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes and the Port of Bremerton Marina. Visitors can also stroll through the Arts District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, and USS Turner Joy near the ferry terminal. Across the Manette Bridge are more cafes and shopping and a few blocks north of downtown are parks, two 18 hole championship golf courses and disc golf.
If you wish to cycle the quiet local roads before or after the Seminar, consider bringing your bike. We will coordinate with a local bicycle club for Ride With GPS files or cue sheets. To access the sites in Seattle (https://visitseattle.org/), hop on the ferry. Maybe consider renting a car to visit Olympic or Mount Rainier National Parks.
COST & ADMINISTRATION: The cost of the seminar is $100 plus the BAC registration fee of $50. (The BAC fee will be refunded to participants who complete the seminar.) This special rate of $100 is provided to encourage members to consider giving back to the club by becoming Ride Leaders. The cost covers lunches on seminar days, two happy hours, one group dinner on Friday night, and the classroom costs. Each participant will receive “take home” resources with materials covered during the seminar.
Note: The hotel room cost is NOT included in the Ride Leader Seminar fee. Participants must reserve and pay for their hotel room directly as noted above.
SINGLES: Singles and solos are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are seeking a roommate to share hotel costs, contact the ride director who will maintain a list of singles looking for roommates. Once matched, you and your roommate will still be required to reserve and pay for your hotel room directly as noted above.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Any refund of the $100 seminar fee will be determined on the basis that the remaining participants will not incur additional costs, but since most costs are per person, you should get most of it back. If you cancel, the $50 BAC fee will not be refunded. If you need to cancel your attendance, please contact the Ride Director. If you need to cancel and have already made your own hotel reservation, be sure to cancel your reservation directly with the hotel. Check with the hotel for their cancellation policy.
SIGN-UP: To submit a request to join the 2020 Ride Leader Seminar, use the "links" displayed above this Ride Description. After preliminary acceptance, you will be moved to the pending list and receive an email requesting you to go back to the BAC site to digitally accept the Release of Liability (ROL) and to pay $50 BAC fee and the $100 seminar fee by credit card. As soon as your payment has been processed, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List. BAC members with questions may contact the Ride Director by "clicking" the name at the top of this Ride Description.
Remember: Make your own hotel reservations as soon as possible. Reservations made after the BAC block reservation expiry date will be subject to hotel availability and the current hotel room rates.
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