Please review the information below to assist you in picking a ride that matches your needs and skill level.
A: 18 to 22 mph average speed. “Training rides”. Mostly pace line. Infrequent stops. No obligation to wait for other riders. Self sufficiency a must (flat repair, navigation, food and water, etc.) Re-supply stops at the discretion of the “pack”. Ride Leader typically rides as part of the pack, not as a sweeper.
B: 15 to 18 mph average speed. Brisk paced rides. Experienced riders. Some pace line. Some regrouping. More opportunity for re-supply stops but come prepared. Ride Leader “floats” in the group. Self sufficiency important (group tends to spread, some temporary isolation possible). No drop if rider meets speed requirement.
C: 13 to 15 mph average speed. Moderate, Social rides. Good riders. Riders tend to stay grouped but not pace line. Typically scheduled re-supply stops. Regroups every 30-45 minutes (or so). Ride leader tends to “sweep” the group and help with navigation.
D: 10 to 13 mph average speed. Leisurely, easy rides. Basic riders. Group stays together, stops often. Rides tend to be relatively flat and use low traffic roads, bike paths, and bike routes. Ride Leader will stay with the group and look after slower riders. Help is usually available for flats or mechanical problems (always keep you bike maintained and carry your own flat repair kit).
O: Open paced ride. Ride at your own pace. Any or all of the above average speeds and descriptions may apply. This is typically used for rides where a large attendance is expected.
|1: Mt Everest –the hardest climbs you can think of around here|
|2: Mountains –most of the canyons and passes in Utah|
|3: Hilly – the benches or foothills|
|4: Mild Hills – the rollers and grades that occur in the valleys|
|5: Flat – the valley floors|
|a: Logan\Cache Valley area|
|b: Ogden area|
|c: Salt Lake area|
|d: Provo area|
|f: Summit/Wasatch Counties|