Mission Statement:The Velo Cape Breton Bicycle Association
Velo Cape Breton Bicycle Association
Velo Cape Breton is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization (click here for bylaws). We serve all of Cape Breton Island and collaborate with newly formed local clubs such as Velo Chéticamp and Na Bein Trails Cycling Association in Mabou. We offer a wide variety of rides for people of all ages and abilities, including Road Cycling Instruction Sessions and Rides for novice cyclists, Instruction on Touring by bicycle, week-end rides, short casual Evening Rides, Day and Multi-day Tours. Velo Cape Breton funds are mainly derived from membership dues and events.
It is the policy of Velo Cape Breton to:
open its membership to all cyclists and supporters regardless of race, color, creed, religion, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual preference, handicap, appearance or national origin;
grant membership to everyone who completes the Velo Cape Breton Membership Application form, agrees to and signs the Waiver and Release of Indemnity form, and pays the required dues, unless the applicant has been suspended from the membership per the Association’s By-Laws.
The strength and activity of any club’s programs depend on successfully recruiting enthusiastic volunteers. Motivating and organizing volunteers can be a problem for bicycle clubs because cyclists would rather be riding than doing just about anything else. Volunteer positions tends to vary with the needs, and not all volunteer positions are filled every year. These positions are: Promotions Director, Publicity Director, Safety/Education Director, Advocacy Director, Social Director, New-member Orientation, Ride Volunteer Coordinators, Webmaster, Newsletter Editor.
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"Velo Cape Breton promotes the use of the bicycle as a safe and enjoyable mode of transportation and recreation. This is accomplished through advocacy, education and rides that are geared to all levels of experience".
The purpose of the Association is to promote general interest in bicycling in all its phases.
To engage in recreational cycling
To promote the rights of bicyclists
To further understanding and recognition of the need for safer bicycling conditions among participants and the general public
To aid in the development of educational materials and programs on bicycling
To cooperate with governmental authorities in the education and enforcement of traffic safety regulations applicable to bicycling
To advance the bicycle as an economical, healthful and pleasurable means of transportation.