Team Nebo Ridge is an amateur cycling team focused on encouraging the development of our riders and the enhancement of the sport. We welcome riders of all abilities and experience levels. Our goal is that all of our riders will learn to improve their fitness and their riding skills, leading to further enjoyment of the sport.
It should be emphasized that Team Nebo Ridge is indeed an amateur team. The word amateur is derived from the Latin root amare, which is ‘to love.’ The amateur nature of our team is emphasized, because we want to encourage people to enjoy the wonderful sport of cycling. We should ride for fun and fitness. Yes, we compete and we compete with intensity, but we will compete with integrity and we will be courteous to our fellow riders and competitors. We will ride hard, but fair.
We expect our riders to welcome others to the sport, to share their knowledge with those who are interested, and to help others when needed. We will not tolerate rude, wreckless, or? dangerous behavior. If another rider does something careless, instruction and correction should be given promptly, but politely. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Your fellow riders and competitors are also amateurs who love cycling as you do and they are human, so they (and you) will make mistakes. Please also extend these same courtesies to ride organizers and race officials.
Our team’s sponsors have donated thousands of dollars to support us. We need to be aware that our behavior can reflect on our sponsors. We are also seen as representatives for the sport of cycling within our community. As such, we need to adhere to traffic laws, respect other users of the roads and paths, and promote safe cycling whenever and wherever we can.
Cycling is a great sport. It is a great way to improve your fitness, challenge yourself to achieve new goals, learn more about yourself and the sport, enjoy the spirit of competition, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Have fun and enjoy the sport and your team. You are part of a great group!