PACE / TERRAIN
refers to the average speed of the ride. Speeds on the uphill sections will be
slower and the downhill sections will be faster. You should also factor in the
terrain of the ride along with its average speed. The average speed excludes
stops for lunch or regrouping.
If you are new to group riding and do not know your pace level, when coming to your Club first group ride, it is better to start with a ride that is one level lower than what you think your pace would be. It is easier to enjoy your first group ride a level slower than to struggle through a ride that is too hard.
The faster the average speed, the higher the level of group-riding skills required to ensure that rides remain safe. Some rides may be more appropriate than others for you to learn the skills needed to enjoy riding safely. Ride leaders will be happy to give you details regarding what is expected of you on rides. Please call the ride leader if it is your first ride at that level or if it is your first club ride.
New members please check out the “Become a Member” .