We're very excited to be announcing new updates to our club membership. We're changing things, to help make it easier to be a member, and to make it much easier to get outside and be active.
We've grown as a club over the last few years, with loads of new awesome people joining and doing amazing things. We couldn't be more proud of how the club has evolved and of the achievements of the members. But we don't want to stand still. The potential of what can be done when you surround yourself with other great people is so immense, we want to harness that all over the world.
Of course, much won't be changing - there will still be amazing group rides and runs, fantastic people, fun routes, loads of exploring and of course tons of coffee/cake/pizza/beer!
However other things are changing, we think for the better. So please see the top line changes below:
1. Reduced membership fee - just £39 per year
That's right - we're reducing the price! We don't want cost to be a barrier for anyone to get the benefits of joining a group, so we're making club membership as cheap as we possibly can. We're also making the membership fee a yearly payment, which is much more straightforward for everyone.
2. We've got an app!
We've created a 'members app' to host all events, allowing members to sign up to rides and runs much more easily, and to allow members to chat to each other. Whilst we're all about being a face-to-face community and getting people off their phones, having an app makes it much easier for everyone to get involved.
3. New Joiner Events
As all club rides, runs and events will be hosted on the members app, there will be no more 'pay as you go' membership. However we will be running plenty of 'new joiner' events so that non members can try out the club before joining.
4. Suggest your own events and connect with others
We're making it much easier to connect with each other via the app. We love it when members go off and do amazing things. Members can now connect quickly and organise their own events. Whether you can't make the Sunday ride, or want to try out a new running route, you will find company in the app.
5. The best hand picked 'partner' events
There are some really great rides, runs and group activities going on and we want you to know about them and be able to easily join them. Though the members app we will be promoting a handful of the very best group rides and runs so you can try them out safe in the knowledge that they come highly recommended.
6. We've gone International
Dirty Wknd has always been about connecting people, and we do really mean all over the world. We're incredibly pleased to be running regular group rides and runs in Brussels and Amsterdam, with other UK and European cities to be added soon.
And you can help us to spread the word. If you want us to come to your city and set up an amazing community then let us know. Drop us an email with details and we'll see what we can do.