Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits that club members get?
-Free or reduced race entry fees.
-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 (15% off generally and 25% off during our own annual team sale) on bikes and equipment (mechanical service is not included) at our bike sponsor, River City Bicycles, when they show their Sorella Forte membership card.
-Members also get discounts on services and merchandise from Sorella’s supporting sponsors. Find out about our sponsors on the Sponsorship page.
-Access to professional design team kit
-Camaraderie with a great group of women who share a passion for cycling
-Access to Sorella training rides, clinics and special events
-Resources to help you reach your full cycling potential
What are MIGS?
If you are a member of Sorella Forte, you must accrue two MIGS per year to qualify for the membership card and the club benefits. MIGS means “Member in Good Standing.” Club benefits include the reimbursement program, free and discounted race passes and most sponsor discounts, among others.
What counts as a MIG activities?
- Lead a club ride from any start location. 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 in a specific capacity.
- Officiate at an OBRA event (training required).
- Instruct at an approved Sorella Forte clinic.
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?
Please fill out a contact form.