5BBC - New York's Five Borough Bicycle Club


Students and Instructors
The Leadership Training Class of 2007

We want you to become a 5BBC leader.

New leaders bring fresh new ideas, new trips, and new enthusiasm to our club. This is what keeps us riding. If you take our course, we'll give you training on how to organize and run both day and weekend trips. Map reading, ride planning and design, group dynamics and decision-making, leadership style, and bicycle equipment are all covered, as well as many other aspects that go into making you a bicycle leader.

The course is taught by Ed, Liz, and other experienced 5BBC leaders. It combines classroom instruction with practical riding experience. You don't have to be an especially strong or fast rider or bicycle repair expert to take the course. That's not what the course is about – it's about leadership. It is strongly recommended that you be able to ride for the better part of a day, and be comfortable riding with a group. If you haven't ridden with us before, you should definitely go on several 5BBC rides to become familiar with how typical club rides take place. (Note: If you are not a member of the 5BBC and wish to take the class, you must become a member prior to the weekend trip part of the course.)

Our next Leadership Training Course will be offered in Spring 2008

The course consists of five evening classes (we ask that you attend at least four), three weekend day rides (we ask that you ride at least two), and one weekend trip (required).

Five evening classes:

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
  • May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18
  • Location: AYH 891 Amsterdam Ave at 103rd St Manhattan Rm 002,

Three day rides:

  • Saturday May 24
  • Sunday June 1
  • Sunday June 15

One weekend trip:

  • Friday evening June 20 Sunday June 22

For more information:

  • Call Ed Pino/Liz Baum at 718 487 4992 or email leadership@5bbc.org
  • A fee of $15 will be collected at the first class.
  • There will be an additional fee of $50 (collected during the course) for the weekend trip (scholarships are available).

Questions? Feel free to call your leadership coordinators Ed Pino, Liz Baum at (718) 487 4992 or send e-mail to leadership@5bbc.org

Ed Pino and Liz Baum
Leadership Coordinators