Ride Calendar Legend Explanation
Our Ride Calendar legend uses a color coded system that allows users to easily differentiate by color, different types of rides or events posted on our Ride/Event Calendar. For road rides we use a ride classification of A, B and C type rides, more fully explained below.
“A” rides are meant to be faster paced, longer distance and/or a more hilly terrain and should require a high degree effort to complete. Riders should be in good biking condition for an “A” ride.
“B” rides are the most common club ride and in general are intended to be at a more comfortable pace of 14-16 mph over a mostly flat to slightly rolling terrain and a distance of not more than 50-60 miles. These rides can often have multiple routes to accommodate those wanting shorter or longer rides. Many of these rides do contain a social element (stopping for coffee, etc).
“C” rides are the most inclusive and social of our rides and are typically much shorter distances (10-30 miles) and conducted at a slower pace (10-14 mph) and almost always include a food or beverage stop along the way.
It is important that all riders properly assess their abilities and make sure they are capable of riding the distance, pace and terrain of the posted ride they have chosen. Maps will be provided at most of our rides, but not all. Please check out our new Route Maps page, where we offer downloadable RWGPS formatted files as well as printable PDF versions of 25 of our club’s most popular routes.