Ride Ratings

In the interest of helping to describe a ride, here's a ride rating system the other bike clubs in the area currently use. The rating system uses a letter, A through F, to indicate the difficulty of the terrain the riders should expect to encounter. The system is as follows

A = Steep Mostly steep grades: strong riders only
B = Steep/Moderate Some relief from steep grades
C = Moderate Hilly, a challenge for the average rider
D = Moderate/Easy Rolling hills, a challenge for beginners
E = Easy Some gentle grades, but no problems
F = Flat If any route is really flat

This letter rating will be followed by a number, this number indicates the distance of the ride. As an example a ride with an rating of "C35" will be a 35 mile ride that will entail a good amount of climbing. An "F15" ride will be 15 miles of flat road or bike trail.

This information will be in the title of the calendar posting so if you are interested you can open the event and get more information. Once you open the calendar you will see a ride summary with the following information:

Ride Summary

  • Terrain: Flat - Hills/high and low traffic areas/major concerns.
  • Distance: approx miles of the ride
  • Speed: desired pace of the ride
  • Rider Level: Beginner/intermediate/Advanced
  • Sweep: Yes/No

For those that don't know, the sweep option indicates that the ride with have a rider bringing up the rear to make sure everyone makes it back OK. In a nutshell, no one gets left behind.

If you have any questions about if a ride is right for you please feel free to contact the ride organizer.

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