1. Skate, bike, or drive the route if is new or hasn't been skated in
a long time.
2. Send an email
to the team list by Wednesday of the week including day, date, address
or description of meeting point, and directions. Establish a meeting
time and a roll-out time. Include cell phone number if you have one.
Offer a general description of the style of the skate, distance, and
approximate finish time.
3. Update the calendar
with the skate info and your contact info (see section below on editing
4. Provide an introduction prior to roll-out. Make sure everyone knows
the route and has someone to skate with or has agreed to skate alone. If anyone comes who does not have the necessary skill set for the
planned route, explain to the person that they are in over their skill
level and ask them to attend other more appropriate ICB skates to build
up the needed skills to be able to return to a team skate.
Take a head count.
5. Ensure that everyone has signed an ICB Event Waiver this year. Bring
extra hardcopies with you in case people haven't yet submitted one.
6. Emphasize safety, such as how to handle intersections, railroad tracks,
etc, but also that each person is responsible for his or her own behavior,
safety, and first aid supplies. Remind that helmets and wristguards
7. After the skate make sure everyone is accounted for.
NICE TO DO
1. Have maps available
if not an obvious closed course.
2. Have water (2 gallons if hot) available.
3. Have one rally point within 2 miles of the start to make sure everyone
is doing okay (if not a closed loop course). Verify head count.
4. First aid and blister supplies.
5. Short cut points on route.
1. Email email@example.com to get the username/password for the calendar
(or tom or marshall).
2. Go to
the ICB event calendar.
3. Click on the
underlined date (NOT the event name) of the event you want to lead.
Note that the calendar defaults to display the current month- if you
want to lead an event in a different month you first need to select
that month from the "Navigate" links at the top of the calendar.
4. You will be prompted
to log in using the username/password from step #1. Be patient, this
is sometimes slow.
5. You should see
the "Daily Events" list for the date you selected. If you
don't see it, you may need to scroll up to the top of the page.
6. Click on Edit
beside the event you want to lead.
7. Make your changes/additions
to the event description in the field called Popup Text Or URL Link
(not the field called Calendar Text - unless you're actually changing
the location of the skate). If you know and love HTML, feel free to
put in tags for text formatting, images, links etc.
8. Click on Submit
to save your changes. Sometimes the server doesn't take the changes
on the first attempt- if you get an error message you can hit the back
button on your browser and resubmit.
9. Click on the
View Calendar button and then the event name (not date) on the calendar
to see the updated listing. Tthe calendar conveniently returns to the
month the event you just edited is in, so you don't have to "navigate"
to it again.
10. On the Wednesday
before your event, email the teamICB list and let people know about