Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the benefits that club members get?
All club members race for free at PIR and Mt. Tabor, and receive a discount on Cross Crusade passes each season.
All club members are eligible to receive annual ride reimbursement for benefit rides or races they participate in if they meet certain criteria (See MIGS).
All club members receive a generous discount on bikes and equipment (mechanical service is not discounted) at our bike sponsor, River City Bikes, when they show their Sorella Forte membership card. In addition, members are eligible for a deeper discount when RCB has their “team sale.” You need to show your Sorella membership card in addition to your OBRA license.
Members also get discounts on services and merchandise from Sorella’s supporting sponsors. Find out about our sponsors on the Sponsorship page.
What is MIGS?
Member in Good Standing or MIGS means that to be eligible for club benefits, which include the reimbursement program, free and discounted race passes and most sponsor discounts, you must be a “member in good standing.” MIGS includes such things as paying dues, wearing the club clothing at events and races, being a good sport, and performing a minimum of two volunteer duties per year.
What counts as MIGS activities?
- Lead a club ride from any start location during a weekend. Announce the ride on Yahoo Groups and write and send out a ride report.
- Serve as a board member
- Serve as a helper to the board
- Serve as clothing manager, Web site coordinator, new member contact, MIGS coordinator, or kit designer.
- Volunteer at the annual Title 9 women’s cycling clinic
- Officiate at an OBRA event (training required)
- Instruct at an approved Sorella Forte clinic
- Participate in the Bastille Day/Sorella Exhibition Celebration
Once you join, watch the Yahoo Group e-mails for more announcements on MIGS opportunities.
How do I join Sorella Forte?
Check out the Join page for more information and to fill out a membership application.
Do I have to race be in the club?
No, we encourage all levels of riders to be members. We support women who want to race, as well as recreational riders looking for others who want to ride on a regular basis.
Do you have a weekly ride?
Yes. Check out the Club Rides page for details.
I have more questions, whom do I contact?
You can email one of our board members directly, or fill out a contact form.