Average speed for the ride will be between 17-19 mph, with speeds reaching in the mid-high 20's. Must be able to sit in during a pace line on flat roads, we will re group at the top of long climbs. The objective is to move the entire group from point A to point B at a brisk pace, utilizing the horse power in the group. If a rider feels particularly strong he/she can take longer pulls at the front of the group. Attacking the pace line, breaking the pace line to chase down other riders who pass us will be frowned upon.
Distance will vary between 50-70 miles.
Riders should be able and willing to learn to ride in pace lines at high speeds.
Routes will very from week to week and some rides will have extensive climbing included anywhere from[masked] feet. Routes will be posted on the Cycle Craft Rides Facebook page a couple days prior to the ride and reiterated the morning of the ride.
Riders should be comfortable riding in a group and bring enough food and fluid to get through a 3-4 hour ride. Stops will be made for refueling when necessary. Riders should all carry at least one tube, pump or co2, tire levers and a cell phone. This is a drop ride, however if you can sit in the pace line on flat road, you do not have to take a pull, you can do this ride.