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Aleppo Cycles Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Join Aleppo Cycles?
To join the Aleppo Cycles unit you just first be a member of the Aleppo Shrine. After joining the shrine, it’s just a simple matter of filling out a unit application, attending one of our regular monthly business meetings and a vote by the unit members. If you would like some more information about joining the Aleppo Cycles unit, contact the unit Captain.
How Much Does It Cost to Join the Cycles Unit?
Cycles members pay annual dues to the unit of $50.00. The dues can be earned by volunteering with the Provost Guard unit and assist with parking details during the many events held each year at our auditorium. Each five hour detail earns the member $30. Each member is also asked to make a financial commitment in the form of a $250 – $500 deposit. In the event a member leaves the unit, the deposit is returned in full.
Do I Need to Own a Motorcycle to Join?
While many of our members enjoy owning their own motorcycles it is not required that you have one to join the unit. However, you must posses a valid motorcycle endorsement on your license. You must also pass the riding qualification test before riding any of the unit bikes in a parade. The motorcycles we ride in parades and competitions are supplied by the unit. As a member of our unit you will be assigned a bike to ride during practice and parades. Each member is responsible, with assistance from the maintenance officer, for keeping their assigned bike in safe working order.
When and Where Does The Cycle Unit Meet
The unit meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM for drill practice at the auditorium in Wilmington. The third Tuesday of each month we hold our regular business meeting in the Provost Guard room at the auditorium.
What Do I Have To Wear?
As a premier unit of the Aleppo Shrine we take pride in our riding and how we look. Each unit member is smartly dressed in our class A uniform which consists of blue police yellow-stripped uniform pants, a short sleeve police uniform shirt adorned with cycle patches and pins, black belt and black Wellington style boots. Each member of the unit is responsible for purchasing their own uniform which is worn in all parades, competitions and ceremonials. Upon joining the unit the Quartermaster will provide you with a list of items to purchase and where you can purchase them.
What Happens If I Can’t Make all the Parades or Competitions?
We hope that people who join our unit will make every effort to be active in the unit. However, we understand that there are other commitments such as family, business and personal that take people’s time. As long as you still have enthusiasm for riding and participate as much a you can you’ll always be a member of the cycle unit.
How Do I Get to Aleppo Cycles?
The Aleppo Shrine Auditorium is conveniently located on Fordham Road off Concord St. in Wilmington. The Concord St exit is Exit 39 off Rt.93