The faster the average speed, the higher the level of group-riding skills that is 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.
See CYCLING TIPS for tips on riding in groups and other information. New members please check out the New Member page.
Please review the "Notes", "Items To Bring On A Ride" and "Ride Safely and Courteously" listed below the ride categories.
Pace Range on Typical Terrain
Average Speed on Flat Road
Typical Range of Distances
16 -18 mph
15 -17 mph
14 -16 mph
13 -15 mph
9 -11 mph
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|The Ride Leaders may use + or - to indicate that their ride is expected to be at the upper or lower end of the range for their category.|
Items to Bring on a Ride
Ride Safely and Courteously
We are all ultimately responsible for our own safety.
Bike riders are required by law to follow the same rules as cars.
Ride SMART -- Ride Accident Free
SAFETY = COMMUNICATION + PREDICTABILITY
For more information on safe cycling, please read the STREET SMARTS brochure.