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membership
Membership in the Birchwood Racing Team comes with responsibilities and benefits that are detailed below. Before you consider joining, please read through this page carefully and send any questions to membership@birchwoodbiketeam.com.

Ready to Join the team? Click here for a pdf of the membership application form.

Member Responsibilities
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Ride in a respectful, safe, and legal fashion. Cyclists have all the same rights and responsibilities of motorized vehicles in Minnesota. Birchwood Racing Team members are highly visible and a public presence for our sponsors in particular and cyclists in general. Keep the roads safe for all users by minding your responsibilities.

Wear your helmet on all rides and your team kit on a regular basis.

Maintain positive relations and interactions with motorists. In conflict situations, cyclists almost never win. It’s better to find a calm and safe resolution or contact authorities if that’s not possible.

Participate in keeping our team functioning at a high level by dedicating time and energy to team events, rides, and our annual race. Possibilities include participating in team administration, staffing our road race, leading regular team rides, organizing or teaching a clinic or social events, and more.

Member Benefits
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Belonging to a group of people who are passionate about cycling at many different levels and in many different disciplines: road racing, criteriums, time trials, triathlons, cyclocross, and nordic skiing.

The opportunity to own one the best looking and best functioning kits in the state.

Opportunities to participate in team clinics on a variety of cycling-related topics: basic maintenance, cornering & bike handling, cyclocross skills, etc.

Access to our members-only message boards where you can find information about upcoming rides, races, clinics, training sessions, and social events.

Significant discounts on cycling gear and equipment through our annual fall equipment owner. During the rest of the year, members enjoy discounts at our team shop, Grand Performance.

Membership Dues
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Membership dues are $65 per year and new members are required to purchase a "Gold" or "Silver" level jersey from our clothing partner Podiumwear.
On receipt of your completed application, you will be sent information on how to log into the Birchwood Team Store to pay your dues and purchase your jersey as well as any other clothing items you may want. Discounts are awarded after the first year to members who staff various team duties.

 

 

 

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