COVID-19 Updates

Updated Aug 18th, 2020 - The CDC has determined that masks with exhaust valves are largely ineffective; please don’t wear them on our rides, unless the valve can be closed.  

Updated Aug 6th, 2020 - At the board meeting tonight, it was decided to increase the size of the rides to 8 + 2 and 4 + 1, where there are 8 riders and 2 leaders, or 4 riders and 1 leader. The ride leaders have the discretion to have smaller groups.

2019 Incentives Program

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Leading a ride or joining the Escape New York Committee or rising to the rank of SIG or STS Captain all may be their own reward, but we still want to thank all our 2019 volunteers with some free club gear.

How can I earn club gear?

NYCC members who lead rides or volunteer for club initiatives earn points, which can be redeemed for club gear. Members can earn points as follows:

  • SIG or STS Captain (12 points)
  • Escape New York Coordinator (12 points)
  • Berkshire or New Paltz Coordinator (12 points)
  • Berkshire or New Paltz Ride Coordinator (3 points)
  • Newcomers or All Class Ride Coordinator (3 points)
  • Train Coordinator (6 points)
  • Rides Librarian (6 points)
  • Leader for cue sheet ride (1 point per ride, including SIG & STS rides)
  • Leader for training laps (.5 point per ride)


First time SIG graduates receive bonus points for leading new rides. All who graduated their first SIG and then led four cue-sheet rides in 2019 will be eligible for a jersey.

What gear can I receive?

2019 volunteers will receive club gear. Spiffy! Points can be redeemed as follows:

  • Jacket or Bib Shorts (24 points)
  • Vest or Shorts (18 points)
  • Jersey (14 points)
  • Arm Warmers (12 points)
  • Cap (6 points)


How will gear distribution work?

Leading a ride or joining the Escape New York Committee or rising to the rank of SIG or STS Captain all may be their own reward, but we still want to thank our 2019 volunteers with some free club gear.

If you led rides in 2019 or volunteered with NYCC or ENY in another way, please check your eligibility for free gear here. You’ll have to fill out the order form letting us know what gear you’d like by July 7th, 2020.

We don’t know yet, but we suspect manufacturing and international shipment will be slower than usual. Once the gear is ready, it may not be feasible to distribute it via local bike shops as we’ve done in the past. For that reason, we’re asking everyone to submit an address so that we can potentially ship gear to our volunteers directly. We’ll be updating everyone who orders gear via email.

What about my volunteer work this year?

Thanks for helping to make this an awesome season! Right now, we’re only doing volunteer work for 2019. Anything you did in 2020 will count when we do the incentives program next year.

I have a lot of points. Can I trade them in for multiple items? Alternatively, my SIG group and I would like to pool all our points so that we can all share one jacket. Also, can I get partial credit for points I earned in 2018?

Although we appreciate the creativity of these requests, we can’t accommodate them. If you have incentive points left over, they will be forfeited, so choose your gear wisely.

I heard a rumor that SIG leaders aren’t eligible for gear. Is that true?

Whoever started that rumor should be barred from receiving gear. Of course, SIG leaders receive gear! You earned a point for each SIG ride you led plus a bonus if you were SIG captain.

I’m just one point short for earning a jacket, and I swear I would have led another ride if my dog hadn’t eaten my bike. Can I please have the extra point?


I volunteered in a really awesome way, and I don’t see it listed above.

Thanks for doing that awesome stuff! Write an email to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

What if I volunteered with another cycling organization? Does that count?

It doesn’t. But that’s very cool.

I was so busy riding that I missed the deadline to order gear.

Oh no! We send the gear orders to the manufacturer after we close them, so we’re not able to accommodate late requests. We still appreciate all your work!

How can I submit a request?

When the incentive order period has been opened, you can click here to submit an incentive request.

I have another question.

Write an email to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].

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