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The FAQ's Of The CMC



1. Is there any membership fee required to join?

NO. There are no fees charged for joining any of the CMC chapters. It is not uncommon though for the various chapters to have fundraising activities to fund the activities of the chapters.

2. Do I have to have a motorcycle license to be a rider in the group?

Yes. Group riding is a type of precision riding therefore for the safety of all involved it is necessary to have the experience that a full motorcycle license without restrictions offers. A fully completed motorcycle license means that there are NO restrictions on riding times, speed limits, and no required riding with a chaperon. Here in BC that is a class 6 license.

3. What can I expect as a member of the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers?

You will be offered opportunities to ride with such good friends you will begin to see them as family. You will be offered assistance improving your motorcycle riding skills through mentoring and additional courses that are offered free of charge such as Group Riding and Road Captain training. You will be offered assistance in emergency situations even when not riding on a group ride. The CMC is an internet based club with all our communication on internet forums. Each Chapter has its own area on the forum. Club business and all other communications takes place there. This will include chapter rides, general information, member updates, charity rides, etc.

4. What is expected of me as a member of Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers?

First and foremost, participate and become involved. It is the greatest compliment to those working to bring you the events they plan for you and the group. We welcome every kind of motorcycle in our riding club. The mandate of our riding club is: It doesn't matter the brand, as long as you ride! We have three simple rules: no alcohol on group rides; ride safely; and always be nice and have fun! We usually ride about 10% over the posted speed. You should be prepared to drive 10km over the posted speed limit on major highways. Therefore members need to have a motorcycle able to go 120 km/hr for a prolonged period. Members that do not participate during the year are purged from the roster but you will be able to re-apply as your time permits.

5. What is the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers position on drinking alcohol on rides?

We have a zero tolerance policy. It's that simple. You drink, you ride alone.

6. Am I required to wear a "patch"?

NO. Generally in the 1% motorcycle world "patches" are earned and must be worn. We are a riding club and have a CMC crest which is referred to as the "Madison". The Madison is NOT earned and is named after the 10 year old girl that designed it for the CMC in a contest. The wearing of the Madison is strictly voluntary but is strongly encouraged as there are a number of events where wearing it is required (parades, formal functions and some regional and national functions). That said many of our members choose to wear the Madison and wear it with pride.

7.When and where do you meet?

We meet every Tuesday evening at Starbucks in Horseshoe Bay, 5:00 for dinner, 6:30 for coffee.

We also meet on the weekend at the Starbucks in Horseshoe Bay for organized rides. For more details, information and times , please check the forum
for weekly details.

8. How often do you ride?

We ride when ever we can - after all, we are a Riding Club.

9. Do you have any restrictions on who can ride with you?

Yes. Group riding is a type of precision riding therefore for the safety of all involved it is necessary to have the experience that a full motorcycle license without restrictions offers. A fully completed motorcycle license means that there are NO restrictions on riding times, speed limits, and no required riding with a chaperon. Here in BC that is a class 6 license.

In addition, we will restrict some motorcycles from a ride because they will not be able to keep up with the rest of the riders. Your bike must be able to sustain the speed limit PLUS 10 km. On some rides, this means 120 km. A 400cc machine might be able to keep up with the crew, but it will not be very comfortable for the rider.

10. OK, I have my CLASS 6, I ride a good sized bike, what else do I need to know?

All of our Members are required to attend a group riding course that is conducted in-house free of charge. Everyone and every club rides differently and to ensure the safety of all our members, we conduct this training course as often as required so we are all on the same page. Until you take this course, you are still welcome to ride with us however, you will be riding to the rear of the group. It will give you a preview of the way we ride and is a safety measure for everyone.

11. Sure, but I have been riding for years.

Our training course is mandatory for all Members. From time to time, we need to adjust the way we ride and this warrants a refresher course for every one in the Club.

12. Is there any on-line material I can download to keep as a reference?

Just go to the Home Page and follow the links. There you will find a wealth of information in the form of PDF files you can download.


Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers

056 Vancouver