EBC Awards Programs
last updated: 4/2/2018
Event Leader Program
On September 8, 2016 the EBC board approved a motion that changed the requirements necessary to allow a ride to qualify for mileage credit. For many years, to qualify for mileage credit, a ride needed at least 2 club member riders - typically the ride leader and one other member. The new policy allows a ride (or event) to qualify for credit if there are at least two riders (or participants) as long as one of the riders is a club member. So, for example, a Ride Leader and a non-EBC-club member would qualify the ride for mileage credit. The language of this policy is reflected in the "Effective 2016" paragraph below.
Determined by the number of events led, the top 20 leaders in a calendar year will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to the EBC Club Sponsor of their choice.
Each member, who leads thirty or more qualified* events over a three year period is eligible to receive a Leader's Jersey.
A club member who has led a minimum of 25 qualified* events in one year may purchase a Leader's jersey.
*To qualify for credit, the event must be listed in the ride schedule on the website for a minimum of 12 hours prior to the event and have at least one other club member or guest in attendance.
When 2 or more people are listed as leaders for the same event, only the first name listed will get credit for leading that event.
Old rule (2015 and prior):
Each member, who leads fifteen or more qualified* rides or hikes over a three year period is eligible to receive a Ride Leader Jersey. At least ten of the fifteen must be rides and at least two rides or hikes must be led each year.
Members who have already led rides in 2014 and 2015 will continue under the old rule. They will not be affected by the new rule until after they have earned their jersey under the old rule.
A club member who has led a minimum of 25 qualified* rides in one year may purchase a ride leader jersey.
*To qualify for mileage credit, the ride must be listed in the ride calendar on the website for a minimum of 12 hours prior to the ride and have at least one other club member in attendance.
When 2 or more people are listed as ride leaders for the same ride, only the first name listed will get credit for leading that ride.
Patch Award Program
A single patch is awarded to club members who complete at least one ride in each of four ranges: 25-49, 50-61, 62-99, & 100+ miles in one year. Each ride must be listed on the ride calendar to be eligible for credit towards a patch.
A 200 mile patch will be awarded to club members who complete an eligible 200 mile one day ride.
Total Mileage Program
A certificate of achievement showing total recorded club miles will be presented to each member who has 500 or more club miles for the year. Members who accumulate 1000 club miles or more will qualify to receive an award to be determined by the EBC Board. Mileage credit for club rides comes from the ride sheet that is submitted by the ride leader.
Invitational rides shall receive EBC credit if they meet the following criteria: The ride may be sponsored by any type of organization. The fee for the ride must be reasonable and customary for rides of this type. If the ride is held more than 200 miles from Elmhurst then there must be at least two members on the ride and the posting to the website should be at least 14 days in advance. Closer rides must be posted per our usual guidelines. All invitational rides require a ride sheet and leader. The leader may use the same sign-in sheet for all the mileage options. No miles accrued may exceed those of the group leader. Riders from the different pace and distance groups are not required to ride together, but are encouraged to do so. All riders who wish credit must sign in on the ride sheet before the ride starts, and let the leader know the mileage that they completed on the day of the ride. The VP/Ride Captain will have the final authority over any events in question.
Training rides where all riders do not stay together shall receive EBC credit if they meet the following criteria: Everyone rides the same closed loop course. All such rides must be posted per our usual guidelines, and require a ride sheet and leader. The VP/Ride Captain will have the final authority over any events in question.
Total Mileage New Member
A gift certificate from a local bicycle shop will be awarded to the new club member that rides the most club miles for the year.
Young Riders Program
To encourage and reward young club members, each young member, 0-12 years of age, that attends 5 or more club events will receive a recognition award.