Pace and Terrain Ratings

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Pace

A – Slow – Less than 10 MPH, no experience required, regroups often, families with children welcome, group ride leader will provide instruction to get riders comfortable.

B – Moderate – 12 to 15 MPH average, social pace, some experience required, ride leader focus on group riding, rider self sufficient (changing own tire), regroups every 30 min., waits for slower riders

C – Brisk – 14 to 17 MPH average on level terrain, experienced rider, introduction to pace-lining, regroups only as necessary

D – Training – Mostly level terrain, some climbing

E – Race – 25+ MPH on level terrain


Terrain

1 – Flat

2 – Rolling, easy grades (400’ in 15 miles)

3 – Hilly, some climbing (750’ in 15 miles)

4 – Very Hilly, moderate climbing (1,500’ – 2000’)

5 – Climbing (over 2000’)