Ride Intensity Levels and Guidance

 One may find rated rides on the Calendar of Events
 This club is not for an unattended beginner-cyclist, except on Green_Circle/Easy/rides.
 A bicycle trailer is not allowed on most club rides, except Easy/Green_Circle/C rides.

 




Ride Categories


If you want to add a slower or faster level group; please, request it be included by the Recreational Rides Director; or, post it as a comment on Facebook.

 

GREEN_CIRCLE/EASY/C
Distance: Typically 20 miles or less
Average speed: Less than 14-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Flat, or nominal hills
Pace-lines: Not expected.  
Ride Leader/Sweeper: Should always have one
(These are 'no-drop' rides.)
  BLUE_SQUARE/INTERMEDIATE/MODERATE/B
Distance
: Typically 20 to 40 miles.
Average speed: 14- to 17-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Flat, or rolling terrain with infrequent short climbs
Pace-lines: Possible; but, not expected

  BLACK_DIAMOND/CHALLENGING/A
Distance
: Typically 40 to 60 miles.
Average speed: 17- to 20-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: May have moderate or long climbs
Pace-lines: Expected and beneficial

  DOUBLE_BLACK_DIAMOND/EXPERT/AX
Distance: Typically 60 miles or longer
Average speed: 20-mph or faster on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Probably to include steep or long climbs
Pace-lines: Expected and probably necessary

Note: anticipated speed is an indication of anticipated intensity: Actual average speed may be affected by wind and other factors.

(For example: Actual average speed may be less than 14-mph, or more than 17-mph, on a ride which is rated BLUE_SQUARE!)

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