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2023 On-line Ride Leader Seminar

  • Arrival
  • 2/21/2023
  • Departure
  • 3/2/2023
  • Ride Director
  • Maria Nelson
  • Ride Co-Director
  • Joan Feerick
  • Starting Location
  • On-line
  • Finishing Location
  • On-line
  • Estimated Cost †
  • $20
  • Deposit
  • $20
  • Number of Riders
  • 22 (min. 15 /max. 30)
  • Space Available
  • 8
  • No. of Pending Riders
  • 0

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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.

Ride Description

Ride Description

OVERVIEW: If you want to lead a BAC ride but don't know where to start then plan to participate in the BAC Zoom Ride Leader Seminar in 4 sessions in February 2023.

To attend, you must be a BAC member and have completed at least one BAC tour.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/21, 2/23, 2/28 and 3/2

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 PM EST (4:00 – 6:30 PST) for each session.

The program will feature:

·             On-line classes via Zoom

·             Team projects between sessions

·             Frequent knowledge checks with quizzes and activities

·             Panel discussions with experienced ride leaders     

Experienced presenters (ride leaders and board members) will provide the tools you need to lead a successful BAC tour. 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. Each seminar participant will learn how to access resources needed to propose and manage tours. 

This training was offered in November 2020 and February 2022 and received rave reviews from the participants.  Since that time, many of the participants have successfully proposed BAC tours of their own.

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 to successfully lead the tour.   


Tuesday February 21: BAC Overview; BAC Resources; the roles of the ride leader and the mentor; and Initial Planning

Thursday February 23: Proposing your ride; Ride Rating; Initial Budget Planning; Writing the Ride Proposal; and Selecting Hotels.

Tuesday February 28: After your ride has been approved; During your ride; After your ride; and a Ride Leader Forum for discussion and questions

Thursday March 2:  BAC Insurance; Covid 19 Precautions; Successful Social Hours, Working with a Mentor, and Commercially Assisted Tours (CATS).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:    This seminar is 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.  Members are required to have completed at least one BAC tour prior to the training dates.

COST & ADMINISTRATION: The cost of the seminar is $20 plus the BAC registration fee of $50. (The BAC fee will be refunded to participants who complete the seminar.) This special rate of $20 is provided to cover the costs of the training.  A small payment processing fee will also be included.

Seminar participant responsibility: A successful Seminar depends on participants actively engaging in the program. To do this, participants will need to have:

-An up-to date computer with working camera and microphone.  The BAC cannot provide tech support but will, as needed, provide links to tutorials on using Zoom before the seminar begins. 

-A secondary electronic device such as a tablet or smart phone.

-Access to the internet

-A quiet environment to participate in the program – free of distractions (such as pets)


To submit a request to join this training event use the "links" displayed above this Ride Description.  When you are accepted, the Ride Leader will move you from the Waitlist to the Pending List.  At this time you will receive an email notification to login to the BAC website to sign the release of liability form and pay the non-refundable BAC ride registration fee and the initial tour deposit of $20 by credit card.  As soon as your payment has been processed, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List.  To contact the Ride Leader, "click" the name at the top of this Ride Description. Prior to the first training date, a link will be sent with instructions as to how to access the Seminar.

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