Team LACBC Diversity Program Rules




This program is being administered by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) to help select additional team members for the organization’s participation in Climate Ride California Central Coast 2017. For information on LACBC, click here.



A person of any age may nominate someone to be a Team LACBC Diversity Rider.  Riders themselves must be at least 18 years of age and fulfill all program requirements (as listed below) to receive their Diversity selection benefits.



Nominators may nominate as many potential riders as they like through valid, repeat submission of our Nomination Form at Spamming our form will not be tolerated under any circumstances!



Nominations must be received by Friday, February 24, 2017 (new deadline) February 17, 2017.



- By providing their personal information, Nominators agree to be contacted by LACBC or its representatives with respect to their nomination.

- Nominators also understand that Nominees may be contacted as necessary (using the information provided by the Nominator) throughout the judging process and for selection notification.

- Participants should not necessarily expect to be contacted. LACBC is not obligated to contact each Nominator or each Nominee.




- The program is open to adults, age 18 or over.

- Nominees must not already be registered for Climate Ride California 2017 at the time of nomination.

Nominees may be repeated from prior years. However nominees who were previously selected and have ridden with Team LACBC as Diversity Riders may not be re-nominated.



Selected participants will be chosen from among the Nominees submitted through our Nomination form at and be selected by a panel of judges comprised of LACBC Staff and Board Members. Judging will be based on the following criteria:

1. Nominator's response to the prompt, "Tell us how your nominee for our Diversity Program might benefit from this life-changing experience."

2. Any possible follow-up communication LACBC or its representatives may have with the Nominator or Nominee. Note: contact will likely only occur in the event where some clarification is needed.



There will be at least two (2) selected participants chosen as "Diversity Riders" via the Nominating process (as described above).

Selected participants will be chosen by March 1, 2017 February 22, 2017, and notified within a few days of their selection.



Selected participants will receive the following:

• Free registration for Climate Ride California ($100 value)

• $2500.00 to be used to help fulfill the fundraising requirements for participation in Climate Ride California 2017. These funds will be sent directly to Climate Ride.

• Assistance in securing a bike and other equipment for the ride. This help will be of a consultative nature. However, there may also be material assistance given if sponsorship money or in-kind contributions become available for this purpose.

• Guidance in physically preparing for the event, including invitations to official team training rides.

• One-year Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition membership ($50 value).



To collect their benefits, all selected participants must do the following:

1) Accept their selection as a Diversity Rider in writing via email or verbally via telephone within 5 days of notification.

2) Register for Climate Ride California 2017 (June 9-13) as a member of Team LACBC..

3) Comply with all rules and requirements of the Climate Ride. See for more information.

4) Raise the minimum amount of $2800 required to participate in the Climate Ride. Note that cash benefit of $2500 will be counted toward this goal.

5) Transport themselves to the start of the ride in San Francisco, CA and back from the end of the ride in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Note, the following resources are available to assist with transportation:

- Team LACBC may arrange a shuttle to transport team members to and from the ride.

NOTE: Diversity Riders may be eligible for free transport, given available funds.

- Carpooling will also be promoted/facilitated by the team.

6) Bring all necessary equipment required by Climate Ride. See for more information.

7) Complete Climate Ride California 2017.



Selected Participants will be required to release the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), LACBC’s staff and board members, Team LACBC sponsors, Diversity Program sponsors, Marc Horwitz (consultant), Wayne Howard (team co-captain), and Nora Hipolito (team co-captain) from any liability arising from any aspect of being selected as a "Diversity Rider" including participation in Climate Ride California 2017.



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