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Cycling Club FAQs
How do I join?
The only way to join is by signing up and paying online through our website at http://bicyclesportshop.com/.
How long is my membership valid?
The term of membership is one calendar year from January 1st to December 31st of the same year.
How much does a club membership cost?
The annual dues are $75 per person.
How much does a club membership cost if I join midway through the year?
The $75 membership dues are not pro-rated as they only cover the cost of the membership packet, so the cost is the same.
When will I get my BSS Cycling Club clothing package and membership card?
All members will receive their membership package including clothing at our launch party to be held at the end of January. We will announce the date, time and location by January 1st.
Can I join more than one club?
Yes, if you would like to join another club the cost will be an additional $1 per club.
What do I get when I join?
When you join you will receive a BSS Club-logoed clothing package including a cycling jersey or triathlon top, a BSS Club t-shirt and BSS Swiftwick socks. You will also have the ability to order additional BSS race kits, skin suits or triathlon kits at a substantial discount at the beginning of every season.
If I join another club do I receive another jersey?
If you join another club you may purchase another jersey for $50.
Do I have to race?
No, but if you choose to race, you must register as a member of your affiliated Bicycle Sport Shop Cycling Club.
Do I need to get a license?
No, but if you plan on racing for an entire season it is more cost-effective to purchase an annual license.
Where can I purchase my race license?
Beginning January 1, if you are a road, mountain bike or cyclocross club member go to: http://www.usacycling.org/ If you are triathlon club member go to: http://www.usatriathlon.org/
Is there a race team apart from the club?
No, but there will be members of every club who will be racing.
I just purchased my first bike, can I join a club?
Yes! The BSS Cycling Clubs are open to everyone with a bike.
Is there a minimum age for participation in the clubs?
No, but if the club member is under 16, we require parental participation in all activities.
Do Bicycle Sport Shop employees have to pay dues?
Yes, due to the high value of club member benefits, BSS employees must also pay annual dues of $75.