STRONGBACKS LONG DISTANCE RIDING CLUB
We are the Strongbacks Long Distance Riding Club. We are a group of motorcycle enthusiasts devoted
to the betterment of the men, women and children of our community. We embrace progressive ideology
pursuant with Socratic ethics as defined in the following Code of Conduct. All riding members of the
Strongbacks Long Distance Rides are responsible for upholding this Code of Conduct as well as holding
our fellow riders to the same standard.
Members of the Strongbacks LDRC are kind, mindful and giving. Strongbacks embrace the opportunity
to give back in both grand and trivial gestures of selflessness. When the public recognizes our patch, it is
synonymous with hope. This is possible only as it is demonstrated by our actions.
Members of the Strongbacks LDRC seek opportunities to encourage those who are junior to us to
embrace new knowledge. We are also eager to embrace new ideas from those who are junior to us.
Together we guide each other to a future of productivity and prosperity.
Members of the Strongbacks LDRC are expected to participate in community service activities on a
regular basis. The club recognizes that members have varied resources. Members have the option to
fulfill their commitment in one of three ways.
~ 40 hours of community service completed annually
~ 20 hours of community service completed and a donation to the Strongbacks Charity of $200.00
~ 0 hours of community service and a donation to the Strongbacks Charity of $500.00 annually
The Strongbacks LDRC is a charity organization. We raise funds so that we may award scholarship
support to young people of single parent households who seek formal training in the trades. The
Strongbacks LDRC hosts multiple charity rides in which members are expected to participate. There are
three different types of rides: Day Rides, Weekend Rides, and “Long Hauls”. A day ride will not exceed 8
hours round-trip and are scheduled to occur every other month. Weekend Rides will vary in ride time and
typically result in camping over-night; Weekend Rides will occur three times per season. Long Hauls can
last up to seven days and occur once per year. Fund raising goals vary on ride distance, volume and
frequency. Any member participating in a fundraising goal is expected to meet their fundraising
commitment barring extenuating circumstances.
Members are encouraged to participate in committees in 12 month terms. Committees include three
planning committees, one relationship committee, one perks committee.
In tandem with the co-founders, each planning committee will help organize, facilitate, and advertise
fundraising rides. Each fundraising ride type will have its own planning committee.
In tandem with the co-founders, the relationship committee will help foster and develop relationships with
local charities to whom our members will devote their personal time as volunteers.
In tandem with the co-founders and the relationship committee, the perks committee will foster
relationships with private enterprises. These relationships are intended to solicit support of our members
and our mission.
Tolerance of Scum-baggery, Son-of- a-Bitchery, and Overall Criminality:
There Will Be None.