The following ride classifications can be used by by club members to help riders determine what rides are best suited for his/her capabilities.
|Speed Rating||Terrain Rating|
|A 19+ mph Road / 16+ mph gravel / 10+mph MTB
Advanced pace, few stops
|1 Hill mania. Hills, hills, and more hills. At least 100 feet of climbing per mile average.
|B 17–19 mph road / 14–16 mph gravel / 9–10 mph MTB
Vigorous pace, occasional stops
|2 Some long and/or steep hills|
|C 15–17 mph road / 12–14 mph gravel / 7–9 mph MTB
Steady pace, stops every hour
|3 Mostly rolling with moderate hills|
|D 13–15 mph road / 10–12 mph gravel / 6–7 mph MTB
Moderate pace, frequent stops
|4 Mostly flat to rolling with an occasional hill|
|E < 13 mph road / < 10 mph gravel / < 6 mph MTB
Mild pace, focus on riding as a group
|5 Flat rail-trail with no hills|
The following format should be used when posting a ride: <Speed Rating>/<Terrain Rating>/<Distance>
Example: B/2/55 would denote a 55 mile ride at a B pace with some long and/or steep hills.
1) Speed ratings represent average speed for the entire ride. Various factors will affect actual speeds during a ride such as terrain.
2) For rides posted as an A or B speed rating, the ride leader is not obligated to wait for slower riders if the riders know the route — they may do so at their discretion.
3) Rides posted as a C-E rating are all “No Drop” where the ride leader must wait for the rest of the group after a reasonable distance or before making any major turns.
4) Group rides may be posted with multiple options to suit various riding abilities. A ride leader must be designated to lead each group. Example: B/2/55 and D/2/25