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Membership

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club is a community of people that promotes and models safe and legal bicycle riding for recreation and transportation. We value riding our bicycles with friends, organizing cycling programs and events, funding bicycle-related organizations and programs and, advocating for laws and infrastructure improvements that support safe cycling.

Membership Benefits

  • Club organized rides in and around San Luis Obispo County every day of the year.
    • Nearly 1,000 rides a year
    • Designed for cyclists of all abilities and desires
    • Emphasis on safety and community
  • Special events throughpout the year
    • Unique rides and social functions
    • Potluck dinners in June and December
    • New Years Day Ride
  • Club meetings with opportunities to enjoy fellowship and programs
  • Influence the direction of local cycling infrastructure, programs and education
  • Raise funds to support the club and local cycling organizations, events and programs
  • Monthly newsletter with information on cycling, club activities, rides, and special events
  • Online forums that keep you informed about rides, activities and events
  • Access to membership directory
  • Discounts at local bike shops
  • Purchase club and event clothing at member prices
  • Groups for club members at RideWithGPS and Strava. You will need a free or paid subscription to RideWithGPS or Strava to join the SLOBC club group.
  • Insurance coverage during club events:

    The USAC Club Liability insurance offers a $1,000,000 per occurrence limit for Bodily injury and property damage, including participant legal Liability coverage. The policy also includes Personal and advertising injury, including libel, slander and defamation of character. The policy provides coverage during cycling related club activities, such as award banquets, meetings, approved fund-raisers, and non- USAC sanctioned club training rides.
    Note: Members sign a waiver and release of liability each year as part of the online membership process.

Membership Process

The SLOBC uses an online membership process that makes joining and renewing your membership easy and supports members ability to keep their information current. All memberships are renewed annually and the online process includes waivers required by our insurer.

Annual dues are $20 for Individuals and $30 for Families (2 adults and minor children). The online membership process supports payment by credit card or check.

  • Using a credit card is the simplist process and your membership is activated immediately.
  • Using a check requires additional processing by the Membership Coordinator and your membership will not be active until your check is received and processed.

Current members will receive automatic renewal notices each year.

If you have membership questions, email them to membership@slobc.org.

Become A New Member

Click on the link below to go to the SLOBC Member website. Once there click on New Member Signup in the menu to access the online membeship process.

Member Century Clothing Purchases

Club members can order upcoming Wildflower or Lighthouse Century clothing at member prices only during January and June respectively. Members will receive an email announcement at the beginning and a reminder near the end of each order period.

Pre-ordering century colthing is the only way to guarantee you will get the clothing you want at member prices. Note:

  • Sleeveless and Long Sleeves Jerseys, Wind Shell Vests and Wind Jackets are only available by pre-order
  • Extra-Small and 3X-Large sizes are only available by pre-order

Note: Volunteer for a Century Job and you receive a free T-Shirt. Volunteer for a Captain's job and you can choose to receive a free Jersey. Go to our Century Jobs webpage to volunteer. 

Day of Ride Purchases

A member that chooses to purchase century clothing at the event can do so but must pay the same price as riders.

Unsold Century Clothing

Members can purchase unsold clothing from past Wildflower and Lighthouse Century rides after the ride is finished. To order unsold clothing, send an email to clothing@slobc.org with a description of the item (Event Name, Year, T-Shirt or Jersey, Men's or Women's, and Size). The Clothing Coordinator will let you know if it is available and how it can be purchased.

Product On Demand

The SLOBC has setup a Product On Demand (POD) program with Voler. It is intended to provide riders a last opportunity to buy short sleeve century jerseys. It can be used by members but they will be paying the same price as everyone.

Member Club Clothing Ordering

Image of club clothing including the jersey, vest and jacket

Club clothing ordering occurs each year during October. You may order Short Sleeve Jerseys, Sleeveless Jerseys, Long Sleeve Jerseys, Wind Shell Vests, Wind Jackets, Thermal Vests and Thermal Jackets in a variety of cuts and materials based on the design shown above.

Notes

  • The annual order period will be announced by an email that will include an order link and information.
  • The SLOBC uses the Voler Custom Online Order System for selecting and purchasing club cycling apparel.
  • You will be notified when the clothing is available for you to pickup if you have not chosen to have it mailed to you during the ordering process.