Team Bike Santa Cruz County Diversity Program Rules

This program is being administered by the Bike Santa Cruz County to help select additional team members for the organization’s participation in Climate Ride California Central Coast 2017.



A person of any age may nominate someone to be a Team BSCC Diversity Rider.  Riders themselves must be at least 18 years of age and fulfill all program requirements (as listed below) to receive their Diversity selection benefits.


Nominators may nominate as many potential riders as they like through valid, repeat submission of our Nomination Form.


Nominations must be received by Friday, April 7th, 2017


  • By providing their personal information, Nominators agree to be contacted by BSCC or its representatives with respect to their nomination.
  • Nominators also understand that Nominees may be contacted as necessary (using the information provided by the Nominator) throughout the judging process and for selection notification.
  • Participants should not necessarily expect to be contacted. BSCC is not obligated to contact each Nominator or each Nominee.



  • The program is open to adults, age 18 or over.
  • Nominees must not already be registered for Climate Ride California 2017 at the time of nomination.


Selected participants will be chosen from among the Nominees submitted through our Nomination Form and be selected by a panel of judges.

  1. Nominator's response to the prompt, "Tell us how your nominee for our Diversity Program might benefit from this life-changing experience."
  2. Any possible follow-up communication BSCC or its representatives may have with the Nominator or Nominee. Note: contact will likely only occur in the event where some clarification is needed.


There will be at least two (2) selected participants chosen as "Diversity Riders" via the Nominating process (as described above).

Selected participants will be chosen by April 15th, 2017, and notified within a few days of their selection.


Selected participants will receive the following:

  • Free registration for Climate Ride California ($100 value)
  • $2,500 to be used to help fulfill the fundraising requirements for participation in Climate Ride California 2017. These funds will be sent directly to Climate Ride.
  • Assistance in securing a bike and other equipment for the ride. This help will be of a consultative nature. However, there may also be material assistance given if sponsorship money or in-kind contributions become available for this purpose.
  • Guidance in physically preparing for the event, including invitations to official team training rides.
  • One-year Bike Santa Cruz County membership.


To collect their benefits, all selected participants must do the following:

  1. Accept their selection as a Diversity Rider in writing via email or verbally via telephone within 5 days of notification.
  2. Register for Climate Ride California 2017 (June 9-13) as a member of Team BSCC.
  3. Comply with all rules and requirements of the Climate Ride. See for more information.
  4. Raise the minimum amount of $2800 required to participate in the Climate Ride. Note that cash benefit of $2500 will be counted toward this goal.
  5. Bring all necessary equipment required by Climate Ride. See for more information.
  6. Complete Climate Ride California 2017.


Selected Participants will be required to release Bike Santa Cruz County (BSCC), BSCC’s staff and board members, Team BSCC sponsors, and Diversity Program sponsors from any liability arising from any aspect of being selected as a "Diversity Rider" including participation in Climate Ride California 2017.