The Seattle Bicycle Club
does not charge
a membership fee, but expects members to pay their own expenses related to club activities.
For normal rides this is just the cost of getting to
the ride and for any treats in route. For Outing Weekends
expenses will also include room for over night stays and any special event related expenses
that the member elects to participate in related to the outing.
SBC also has many non-cycling related events
for members to meet and socialize such as pot luck dinners, theater or movie gatherings
and the like. For these activities it is expected that each member will pay for any
expenses that he/she incurs related to the activity.
Since the club runs on a zero budget, it requests that
all members assist in some way to make it a better place for all. This can be either
assisting with a ride or outing weekend as lead or assistant or helping with a pot luck
dinner, scouting a new route for the library or moderating a club bulletin board topic.
Any level of volunteering is acceptable at SBC and thus
if a member just wants to take an extra moment at ride starts or break points to welcome new
members that is felt to be an important contribution in making our club great.
Members are also requested to fill out a Application
once a year to allow the club to track it's membership numbers for annual reports to our
club insurer and the League of American Bicyclists
which we are a member.