Wednesday Night World Championships is about community, athleticism, inclusion, and of course bike racing. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who participates is treated equally and rides away celebrating the joy of a hard effort and a welcoming community. We are sharing this code of conduct to ensure that every single racer experiences this joy.
If a violation of this code of conduct occurs, please contact any Wednesday Night Worlds staff or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated violations will result in being sent to the principal’s office and you may be suspended or expelled from WNWC. Oh my!
Code of Conduct:
Be kind. If you read nothing else, read this. We are a community of mountain bikers, exercise enthusiasts, friends and neighbors who come together every week to sweat, smile, laugh and connect. The kindness you share one week will translate into better relationships and stronger community the next. Be kind!
Inclusion. We welcome everyone! Harassment or discrimination based on an individual’s race, ethnicity, country of origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, military status, socioeconomic status or religion will not be tolerated. All participants, volunteers, spectators and sponsors are expected and required to abide by this policy.
Passing. WNWC has lots of singletrack and sometimes passing can be tough! When passing, communicate: “Whenever it’s safe, I’d like to pass.” If there is enough room to safely pass: “On your left!” Be aware of who is coming up behind you. If someone catches you and you think they have more gas in the tank, let them pass. We will not tolerate aggressive and/or unsafe passing. We won’t. Really… this is the most common complaint we hear.
Warming up. Warming up on the course is ok, but if there are racers on the course, they have the right of way and it is your responsibility to stay out of their way. Be aware of racers coming up behind you and pull over before they reach you to let them pass. NEVER pass anyone who is racing. Rather, peel off and find another segment of the course to warm up on.
Be a Steward. We ride on the land of the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla nations. We acknowledge and thank these caregivers who have a sustained connection to this land. Take care of the land and the park by being your best self and by picking up your garbage and that of others.