How can you help?
On race days, we concurrently need to register racers, set up the route, marshal the route, offer first aid, sell memberships, and maybe sweep gravel from corners. For longer rides, feeding and watering stations have to be set up. Once the race has begun, a few people can see it to conclusion, and many volunteers can go home if they wish. If you could help out just a couple of hours on a few weekends each summer, your contribution would be valued. For longer and more rewarding commitments, positions as training assistants for our youth programs, and learning to be a race commissaire (judge and course director) are available.
Contributing to CPEI
Financial contributions to CPEI can take many forms. Donations that are unspecified will be used to generally support our many programs. If you wish, a donation can be directed to racing or recreational riding, kid’s programs or elite athlete development. There over a dozen annual events (races and recreational rides) in need of sponsors. At the lower end of costs, our wishes include having money to provide bicycles for disadvantaged children, and bicycle helmets and lights to give out at cycling rodeos for kids. At the upper end, we would like to assist communities as they seek to develop new cycling associations, and improve our training programs for coaches and athletes.
Parents, would you be interested in forming a regional cycling club? CPEI can offer the insurance, expertise, web site and other infrastructure details, but we need people to organize rides, make them suitable for the needs of the participants, and generate interest in weekend, evening or daytime rides. These could be Confederation Trail or road rides for pre-teens, teens, young adults, or whatever. You could become a guide to take kids to and from school. None of us know if we'd like to get serious about cycling until we try it. Making the opportunities for others requires leadership. In this case, its not difficult. Advertise an opportunity, maintain an e-mail list, and ride. We'll help to take care of the rest.