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, and 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 piece of the current season’s kit.
  • 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). There are no refunds.
  • Ebike inclusion is on a trial run within Petunia Mafia green and blue level road rides. Click here to read our ebike policy.
  • USAC/ACA racers should register 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 road rides only. The cyclist may not position herself in aerobars during the ride: hands must be on handlebars.
  • Members must accept the team Liability Waiver & Safety Agreement Signature when registering for the club (it’s automatic on the form, no need to print).
  • Currently we are not allowing guest riders. When we do open again to guests, they may participate in one bike ride. Guests are not allowed in clinics or on team trips. Non-members joining a ride must download, print, and hand a copy to the ride leader before you ride with us.
  • 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