Carpooling Rates & Guidelines

The WMC strongly encourages carpooling but neither the Club nor activity organizers assume any responsibility for setting up carpools, the actual carpool, or dictating driver compensation. All carpoolers do these at their own risk. Compensation for out of area trips must be discussed and agreed upon when organizing carpools.

Carpooling rates for activities that require a specialized vehicle for the group (such as a vehicle capable of leaving the pavement, hauling gear, transporting more than four occupants, towing, and handling snowy roads) may be considerably higher. Carpooling costs should be shared evenly among a vehicle's occupants or all of the trip participants. Costs should be determined by the trips organizer and the vehicle owner(s).

There are real costs other than fuel and vehicle owners should be fairly compensated for the use of their vehicles. The following is a suggested guideline: