Hello and Welcome, For the next 150 days (From 11/1/2016 and ending on 3/31/2017) we are having a Membership Drive, if you join during this time your membership is free. Paid membership (if you decide to remain a member) will start 4/1/2017 and run to the end of the year (12/31/2017). On, 3/20/2017 the "Chip In" or "Pay Here" link will be up so you can pay here at that time. Until then enjoy your free membership.
This group was started by motorcycle owners who like to ride, in a group, at a relaxed pace, who enjoy the safety and camaraderie of riding buddies. We like to add a social component to our rides, or when we get together making them more interesting and fun. We ride in and out of the Mid Hudson Valley of New York.
Mid Hudson Riders, is a Social Riding Club. Our name says it all. MID HUDSON Valley, New York is the area we live in. SOCIAL, people spending time talking to each other and doing enjoyable things together. RIDING, we ride motorcycles. CLUB, a group of people who organize, jointly support and meet periodically.
We our the Mid Hudson Riders, we are NOT a Motorcycle Club, Riding Club or Social Club. We are a mix of all three. Because we are a organized group we are called a club but we have no officers or set leaders. Each member is equal and we all make a commitment to try to be friends to each other, stay safe and follow our rules of membership. We ride, at a nice relaxed pace not so slow but not fast, just enjoying the road kind of way.
For more info on the Mid Hudson Riders visit our web site at: MidHudsonRiders(dot)com or Click here
This group is for people who enjoy life, building friendships, riding, and being with like mined people. Male or female, old or young, long time rider or just starting, brand/type of motorcycle, it does not matter. Each member is equal and we all ride at our own risk. We our safe and responsible people and our group does have rules for membership.
No speeding, alcohol or drugs.
Ride safely and responsibly.
EVERYONE (including you) RIDES AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Membership is $15 for the year. The membership fee is due on 4/1/2017. Jan, Feb, March, Nov and Dec are free to join months which is when we have our membership drive. From 4/1 to 10/31 if you join the membership fee is the same, $15, there is NO free trial time during these dates. Paid membership is good til the end of the calendar year, 12/31/2017.
The fee is $16.75 if you pay at the meet up site (you pay the added cost they charge) or $15 if you pay cash in-person. The fee is used to cover the cost of the meet up site, and our web site (Mid Hudson Riders dot com), any money left over goes to a BBQ at the end of the riding season. Paid membership is good til the end of the calendar year, Dec 31 of that year. If you join in Oct, Nov or Dec then your dues will be good until Dec 31 of the following year. There are NO REFUNDS. Please note if you pay at the meet-up site using WePay they will say your membership is good from the day you pay plus one year. This is wrong, your membership will end on the Dec 31, of the year you join. We use WePay so you can pay at the site, but they do not offer a calendar year day for your membership to end. They just add a full year, which again is wrong. All Memberships end on Dec 31, of the year you join.
All paid members have full control over the group calendar and can email members. You can also post rides/events and RSVP for rides/events of your choice.
Because we do not have a leader or officers, The EVENT HOST is in charge and has the final say on any matters that come up at a meet-up. He/She, may be the lead rider or choose to pick someone else. May brake up a large group into smaller groups for safety, or end a ride at any time. He/She, may choose the riding order or leave it up to the lead rider.
The Event Host has the right to ask you (or your guest) to leave for any reason, and you (or your guest) agree to leave without causing any problems.
Because we want active and engaged members if you do not visit our meet up site for over 3 months your membership will be canceled. Your membership fee will not be refunded, regardless of how long (time) you have on your paid membership. To be clear, you only have to check the meet up web site, you do not have to attend a meet up. We understand life can get in the way of riding but not checking the site, means you are a inactive member, this is not the kind of members we are looking for. During your first year of membership you most attend at least One meet up or your membership will not re-new for the following year.
Motorcycle hand signals are important for all riders to know and understand but especially when riding in a group. (When riding in a group the signals should be relayed back through the group.) The hand signals we use are at the bottom of this page, please check them out and understand them before riding with us.
...................By joining, riding, attending a meet-up with our group you agree to the above. You also agree that YOU have told all of the above to any guest you may bring to a meet-up, ride, event and they understand they agree with all of the above. .................
If you agree to the above and want to be part of our group I invite you to join and check us out, if you like the group stay (pay the fee), if not, remove yourself from the group. If it does not work out we understand our group may not be for everyone, ride safe and have a nice day. If you become a (paid) member we look forward to meeting and riding with you.
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