Rules and Guidelines

No one likes to be told what to do, but we DO appreciate knowing the rules of the game. So, here’s a rundown of our guidelines and rules. A woman has a right to change her mind, so a women’s club has a right to do the same at any time.

  • All members are female and at least 21 years old by the date of club registration (trans/femme are welcome)
  • Members must own at least one of the current year’s jerseys
  • Members will wear the Petunia Mafia kit when participating in team cycling events or races
  • Payment of club dues is required for each year of membership (Jan 1 – Dec 31)
  • Racers who compete at least 3x within a calendar year in sanctioned ACA/BRAC/UCI races will have membership dues waived for the following year. Mountain bike races are a case-by-case basis but include: Firecracker 50; Leadville/Breck 50’s or 100’s; enduro races; contact team leadership for approval on others. Member should proactively notify team leadership about races and may be required to provide proof of activity. Petunia Mafia kits must be worn during the race and rider must be registered as a Petunia Mafia member (club #683).
  • Attend team meetings, social events and group rides whenever possible
  •  TT bikes are allowed in green and blue group rides. The cyclist may not position herself in aerobars during the ride: hands must be on handlebars
  • Members must accept the team Liability Release Waiver and the Team Safety Agreement when registering for the club. Non-members joining a ride must download, print, and hand a copy to the ride leader before you ride with us, here: Liability Waiver & Safety Agreement
  • Members must consent to the team’s GDPR  which provides for data protection compliance
  • Members may not extend sponsor discount codes nor discounted to product to non-members without prior consent of the sponsor.
  • Riders represent the club and must conduct themselves accordingly; be kind, be patient, help others grow in their cycling knowledge and skill even if not on the team. Bitchy attitude, poor behavior, unlawful actions, and the like may result in expulsion from the team.
  • Read more about cycling Safety and Etiquette here