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DayStartPace/Terrain/
Miles/Climb(ft)
Starting PointLeaderTour/Ride Signup
Sat08/01
7:15amD+/C+/30/1382Pluckemin (Bedminster I)David Drescher457 - Pluckemin-Mountainville 2
Sat08/01
8:00amC+/A/38/2868Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen194 - Loantaka-El Camino Diablo Verde
Sat08/01
8:00amC/B/38/2447Far Hills R.R.Sal Rizzo82 - Far Hills-Mountainville
Sat08/01
8:00amD+/C/23/812Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceJack Brohal793 - KVSP Goodale Johnsonburg Meander
Sat08/01
8:15amD+/C/28/704Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Carl Wheeldon778 - Great Swamp Classic
Sat08/01
8:30amB/C+/51/2278White Oak Park - BranchburgPeter Miko979 - Lambertville Lucky Strike
Sat08/01
8:30amC/B/38/2447Far Hills R.R.Alan Rishty82 - Far Hills-Mountainville
Sat08/01
8:30amC/C/32/1235Ghost Lake, AllamuchyKathleen Caccavale484 - Ghost Lake-Fredon-Marksboro
Sat08/01
8:30amD+/D/32/725Colonial Park, Lot FLes Garber555 - Colonial Princeton (Snowden)
Sat08/01
8:45amC/C/34/1335Ghost Lake, AllamuchyArlene Whalen36 - Ghost Lake Double Loop
Sat08/01
9:00amC/B/38/2447Far Hills R.R.George Decker82 - Far Hills-Mountainville
Sat08/01
9:00amC/B/36/1976Hope Park & RideRichard Poore500 - Hope-View The Gap Plus Bagels
Sun08/02
7:00amD+/C/31/1019Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceDavid Drescher625 - KVSP/Goodale - Hunts Pond **CANCELED**
Sun08/02
7:30amD+/C/31/1019Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceLen Sanders625 - KVSP/Goodale - Hunts Pond **CANCELED**
Mon08/03
7:30amC/C+/45/2074Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Noreen Drucker4 - Loantaka-Schley Mountain
Mon08/03
7:45amD+/C/31/1092Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Jim Williams777 - Loantaka-Lib Corner, Roads Less Traveled
Mon08/03
8:15amC/C+/43/1763White Oak Park - BranchburgArlene Whalen985 - Mountain Church Melody
Mon08/03
8:30amC+/C+/43/2113Summer Road Park, ReadingtonJohn Parsekian164 - Stockton for City Slackers II
Mon08/03
8:30amC/B/38/1900Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Helene Motyka921 - Hunts Pond Extended
Mon08/03
8:30amD+/C/37/1284Colonial Park, Lot FLes Garber1050 - The Dude Abides
Mon08/03
9:00amC/B/38/1900Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Jay Marowitz921 - Hunts Pond Extended **CANCELED**
Mon08/03
6:30pmC/C/23/831Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Paulo Piedade113 - Loantaka-Great Swamp-Meyersville
Wed08/05
7:00amD+/B/29/1702Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.David Drescher947 - Loantaka to downtown M & M
Wed08/05
8:00amC/C/40/1461Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Marvin Schwinder381 - Kittatinny-Great Meadows Ride
Wed08/05
8:30amD+/C/41/1405Duke Island ParkArtur Holl695 - Somerset-Flemington-Neshanic Station
Wed08/05
8:30amD+/C+/29/1227Otto Farm Parkchaim schreiber1209 - Lindberg's Lift
Wed08/05
6:00pmD+/C/27/987Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Susan Smyth177 - Loantaka-Great Swamp-Eagles Nest
Thu08/06
8:00amB/B/41/2614Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Peter Miko1084 - Over Hill and Dale and Hill and Dale
Thu08/06
8:15amC/C/29/929Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Buz Tomasino781 - Hay Wagons and Dairy Farms
Thu08/06
8:15amC/C+/43/2005Ghost Lake, AllamuchyNoreen Drucker536 - Ghost Lake-A&B bagels #2
Thu08/06
8:30amB+/C+/59/2874White Oak Park - BranchburgAlex Cefalu980 - Goat Hill Fest **CANCELED**
Thu08/06
8:30amD+/C+/43/2005Ghost Lake, AllamuchyJack Brohal536 - Ghost Lake-A&B bagels #2
Thu08/06
8:45amD+/C+/43/2005Ghost Lake, AllamuchyKathleen Caccavale536 - Ghost Lake-A&B bagels #2
Thu08/06
9:00amC/C+/35/1662Denville Savage RdArnie Cohen470 - Denville-Butler
Thu08/06
2:00pmC+/C+/42/2021Ghost Lake, AllamuchyMerritt Peterson249 - Ghost Lake-Swartswood Lake
Thu08/06
5:45pmTB/C+/28/1189Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Shapanka1023 - Pluckemin-Pottersville Cut and Paste
Thu08/06
5:45pmTD/C/25/857Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Sal Rizzo641 - Great Swamp Cut & Paste
Thu08/06
6:00pmTC/C+/24/1080Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen301 - Loantaka-Great Swamp Circuit
Fri08/07
9:30amC/B/34/1951Harry Dunham ParkAlan Rishty809 - Liberty Corner-Taylors Mill
Sat08/08
7:00amD+/B/34/1749Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceDavid Drescher644 - KVSPGoodale Paralleling the Paulins Kill
Sat08/08
8:00amC+/C/34/1237Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen592 - Loantaka to Livingston
Sat08/08
8:15amC+/C/34/1237Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Mark Fischer592 - Loantaka to Livingston
Sat08/08
8:30amC/C/41/1263Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Sam (Sumant) Chandiramani515 - Pluckemin-Three Bridges-Stanton
Sat08/08
8:30amD+/C/36/1371Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceLen Sanders121 - KVSP / Goodale - Hunts Pond Extended
Sat08/08
8:30amD+/C/38/946Colonial Park, Lot FLes Garber1043 - Leave the Gun Take the Cannoli
Sat08/08
8:45amB/B/43/2308Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Shapanka1049 - Pluckemin to 935 Feet-High in Tewksbury
Sat08/08
8:45amC/C+/46/1852Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceArlene Whalen634 - KVSP/Goodale - To Hope & Back
Sat08/08
9:00amC/C+/46/1852Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceSal Rizzo634 - KVSP/Goodale - To Hope & Back
Sat08/08
9:00amD+/C/41/1263Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Andrew Stroukoff515 - Pluckemin-Three Bridges-Stanton
Sat08/08
9:30amC/B/34/1951Harry Dunham ParkAlan Rishty809 - Liberty Corner-Taylors Mill
Sun08/09
7:45amC/B/30/1578Denville Savage RdLynda DeLuca848 - Denville-Wildcat Ridge and Bagels
Sun08/09
8:00amC+/C+/52/2381White Oak Park - BranchburgDave Hall1079 - Milstein's Magic Moment
Sun08/09
8:00amD+/B/34/1749Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceDavid Drescher644 - KVSPGoodale Paralleling the Paulins Kill **CANCELED**
Sun08/09
8:30amB/C+/41/1970Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Steven Lindner73 - Loantaka-AJ's One Ride
Sun08/09
8:30amC/C/40/1276Colonial Park, Lot FSam (Sumant) Chandiramani223 - Colonial-Hopewell
Sun08/09
8:45amC/C+/32/1452Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Sal Rizzo99 - Loantaka-Great Swamp Roundabout
Mon08/10
8:00amC+/C/58/1865Colonial Park, Lot FRoy Fischman660 - Colonial Park-Lambertville
Mon08/10
8:00amC/C+/30/1273Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Buz Tomasino426 - Kittatinny-Augusta Hill
Mon08/10
8:30amD+/C+/30/1478Blackwell Parkchaim schreiber1223 - Federal Twist Folly
Tue08/11
8:15amD+/B/34/1730Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Jim Williams367 - Loantaka-Hardscrabble Jaunt
Tue08/11
9:30amC/B/35/1762Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty548 - Pluckemin-Hacklebarney **CANCELED**
Tue08/11
9:30amC/C+/30/1382Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty457 - Pluckemin-Mountainville 2
Tue08/11
5:30pmTB/C+/30/1382Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Seth Cohen457 - Pluckemin-Mountainville 2
Tue08/11
5:45pmTC/B/22/1571Central Park of Morris CountyDrew Thraen556 - Greystone - Jockey Hollow
Tue08/11
5:45pmTD/C/24/891Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Mark Jay1041 - Deja vu - Whitehouse Again and Again
Tue08/11
6:00pmTC/C+/25/1077Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Steve Bach525 - Loantaka-Bailey's Mill
Wed08/12
7:15amD+/B/31/1794Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.David Drescher184 - Loantaka-Jockey Hollow
Wed08/12
7:45amB//46/2350Mine Brook ParkMark Fischer1137 - WILD BUCKS
Wed08/12
8:30amD+/C+/30/1478Blackwell Parkchaim schreiber1223 - Federal Twist Folly **CANCELED**
Wed08/12
8:30amD+/C/38/1489Ghost Lake, AllamuchyLen Sanders961 - A Bit of Hope Scenically in Reverse
Wed08/12
8:30amD+/C/31/1082Duke Island ParkLes Garber512 - Somerset-Hunterdon-Flemington
Wed08/12
9:00amC/C/31/1082Duke Island ParkJay Marowitz512 - Somerset-Hunterdon-Flemington
Thu08/13
8:00amC/C/33/1156Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Buz Tomasino427 - Kittatinny-Greendell
Thu08/13
8:15amC/B/42/2302Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Jim Williams509 - Pluckemin-Left in Mountainville **CANCELED**
Thu08/13
8:15amC/C+/41/1836Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Jim Williams566 - Pluckemin-Hacklebarney Long **CANCELED**
Thu08/13
9:30amC/B/31/1734Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty298 - A Few Roads Less Traveled 2
Thu08/13
5:45pmTB/C+/28/1189Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Shapanka1023 - Pluckemin-Pottersville Cut and Paste
Thu08/13
5:45pmTC/C/26/921Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Paulo Piedade312 - Loantaka-Great Swamp Clockwise
Thu08/13
6:00pmTC/C+/29/1254Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Steve Bach640 - Loantaka-Liberty Corner #3
Fri08/14
8:30amC/C+/38/1686Summer Road Park, Readingtonmark baumeister1092 - Stonybrook Steamer
Fri08/14
9:00amC/C/35/1048Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Sal Rizzo336 - Loantaka-Liberty Corner #2
Fri08/14
9:00amD+/C+/35/1139Colonial Park, Lot FLes Garber1196 - Weston Wonderland
Sat08/15
7:15amC/B/34/1749Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceDavid Drescher644 - KVSPGoodale Paralleling the Paulins Kill
Sat08/15
8:15amC/B/30/1578Denville Savage RdLynda DeLuca848 - Denville-Wildcat Ridge and Bagels
Sat08/15
8:15amC/B/40/2513Far Hills R.R.Merritt Peterson996 - Far Hills Forty
Sat08/15
8:30amB/C+/59/2874White Oak Park - BranchburgAlex Cefalu980 - Goat Hill Fest
Sat08/15
8:30amB/B/41/2339Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Peter Miko866 - Hacklebarney Long II
Sat08/15
8:30amC/B/40/2513Far Hills R.R.Sal Rizzo996 - Far Hills Forty
Sat08/15
8:30amC/C+/42/1722Ghost Lake, AllamuchySam (Sumant) Chandiramani984 - Hope and Tranquillity
Sat08/15
8:30amD+/B/31/1852Denville Savage RdLen Sanders1217 - Old Beach Glen the Easier Way
Sat08/15
8:45amC/B/40/2513Far Hills R.R.George Decker996 - Far Hills Forty
Sat08/15
8:45amD+/C/37/1324Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Chenkin651 - Pluckemin-Oldwick-Whitehouse
Sat08/15
9:00amD+/C/28/704Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Carl Wheeldon778 - Great Swamp Classic
Sat08/15
9:30amC/B/31/1734Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty298 - A Few Roads Less Traveled 2
Sun08/16
7:15amD+/C+/27/1295Pluckemin (Bedminster I)David Drescher1094 - Over the Hill and Back to Bed **CANCELED**
Sun08/16
8:15amD+/C+/44/1783Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceHelene Motyka622 - KVSP/Goodale - Hope-Roundabout **CANCELED**
Sun08/16
8:30amC/C+/44/1783Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceSam (Sumant) Chandiramani622 - KVSP/Goodale - Hope-Roundabout **CANCELED**
Sun08/16
8:45amC+/C+/44/1783Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntrancePaulo Piedade622 - KVSP/Goodale - Hope-Roundabout **CANCELED**
Mon08/17
8:15amC/C/29/1019Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Buz Tomasino33 - Kittatinny-Lafayette-Green
Mon08/17
8:15amC/C+/38/1915Three Bridgesmark baumeister862 - Three Bridges to Lambertville
Mon08/17
8:30amD+/C+/38/1915Three BridgesLes Garber862 - Three Bridges to Lambertville
Mon08/17
9:00amD+/C/35/1048Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Carl Wheeldon336 - Loantaka-Liberty Corner #2
Mon08/17
9:00amD+/C+/41/2022Mine Brook ParkMuffin Williams1109 - Centre Bridge - No Diving Allowed
Mon08/17
9:30amC/C+/30/1382Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty457 - Pluckemin-Mountainville 2
Tue08/18
6:00amTC/C/20/688Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen337 - Loantaka-Great Swamp Clockwise # 2 **CANCELED**
Tue08/18
8:30amB/B/41/2614Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Peter Miko1084 - Over Hill and Dale and Hill and Dale
Tue08/18
8:30amD+/C+/42/1722Ghost Lake, AllamuchyLen Sanders984 - Hope and Tranquillity
Tue08/18
9:00amC/C/35/1048Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Richard Poore336 - Loantaka-Liberty Corner #2
Tue08/18
5:30pmTB/B/34/1898Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Seth Cohen7 - Pluckemin-Mountainville
Tue08/18
5:30pmTD/C+/28/1373Duke Island ParkKimberly Lembo1025 - Almost Skirting the Sourlands but Shorter
Tue08/18
5:45pmTC/C+/28/1189Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Craig Levin1023 - Pluckemin-Pottersville Cut and Paste
Tue08/18
5:45pmTC/C+/25/1077Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Paulo Piedade525 - Loantaka-Bailey's Mill
Tue08/18
6:00pmTC/C/20/688Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen337 - Loantaka-Great Swamp Clockwise # 2
Wed08/19
7:15amD+/C+/29/1178Harry Dunham ParkDavid Drescher856 - Liberty Corner-Meyersville **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
8:00amC+/C+/35/1708Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Peter Hogendorn133 - Loantaka-Great Swamp-Jockey Hollow **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
8:00amC/C/34/1183Kittatinny St. Park - Limecrest Rd.Buz Tomasino514 - Kittatinny-Andover Pancake Ride
Wed08/19
8:15amC/C+/33/1432Otto Farm ParkGen Belfiglio1214 - Stoney Brook Surprise **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
8:30amD+/C+/33/1432Otto Farm Parkchaim schreiber1214 - Stoney Brook Surprise **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
8:30amD+/C/42/1515Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Jim Williams790 - Loantaka - Long Hill - Liberty Corner #1 **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
9:00amB/C+/42/2008Summer Road Park, Readingtonmadeleine roese169 - Ringoes Short II **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
9:00amD/C+/28/1123Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Petra Strickland779 - Pluckemin-Along Mill Rivers **CANCELED**
Wed08/19
4:15pmD+/C+/29/1178Harry Dunham ParkDavid Drescher856 - Liberty Corner-Meyersville
Thu08/20
8:30amB/B/51/2481Pickell Mtn. Park, Whitehouse StationPeter Miko772 - Whitehouse Station to Frenchtown
Thu08/20
8:30amC/B/35/2100Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Kathleen Caccavale310 - Loantaka-Far Hills
Thu08/20
8:45amD+/B/35/2100Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Jim Williams310 - Loantaka-Far Hills
Thu08/20
9:30amC/C+/30/1382Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty457 - Pluckemin-Mountainville 2
Thu08/20
5:30pmTB/C+/28/1189Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Shapanka1023 - Pluckemin-Pottersville Cut and Paste
Thu08/20
5:30pmTD/C/22/818Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Mark Jay116 - Loantaka-Weekday Explorer #1
Thu08/20
5:45pmTC/C/25/857Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Sal Rizzo641 - Great Swamp Cut & Paste
Thu08/20
6:00pmC+/C/22/818Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen116 - Loantaka-Weekday Explorer #1 **CANCELED**
Thu08/20
6:00pmTC/C/22/818Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Drew Thraen116 - Loantaka-Weekday Explorer #1
Fri08/21
7:45amC+/C/30/960Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Dave Hall13 - Loantaka-Liberty Corner
Fri08/21
8:30amD+/C+/33/1432Otto Farm Parkchaim schreiber1214 - Stoney Brook Surprise
Fri08/21
8:30amD+/C+/43/2005Ghost Lake, AllamuchyLen Sanders536 - Ghost Lake-A&B bagels #2
Fri08/21
9:30amC/B/34/1951Harry Dunham ParkAlan Rishty809 - Liberty Corner-Taylors Mill
Sat08/22
7:30amC/B/31/1852Denville Savage RdNoreen Drucker1217 - Old Beach Glen the Easier Way
Sat08/22
7:30amD+/C+/27/1295Pluckemin (Bedminster I)David Drescher1094 - Over the Hill and Back to Bed
Sat08/22
8:15amC+/C+/48/2381Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceGeorge Ebel650 - KVSP/Goodale-Up Yours, Phil Harden
Sat08/22
8:15amC/B/39/2838Far Hills R.R.Sal Rizzo103 - Far Hills woundabout
Sat08/22
8:30amC+/B/39/2838Far Hills R.R.Drew Thraen103 - Far Hills woundabout
Sat08/22
8:30amC/C+/48/2381Kittatinny St. Park - Goodale EntranceSteve Bach650 - KVSP/Goodale-Up Yours, Phil Harden
Sat08/22
8:30amD+/C+/38/1780Ghost Lake, AllamuchyKathleen Caccavale31 - Ghost Lake-Flirting With Jenny
Sat08/22
8:45amB/B/39/2838Far Hills R.R.Dennis Sinauskas103 - Far Hills woundabout
Sat08/22
9:00amB/B/43/2308Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Michael Shapanka1049 - Pluckemin to 935 Feet-High in Tewksbury
Sat08/22
9:00amC/C/35/1360Loantaka-South St., Morris Twp.Richard Poore185 - Great Swamp - How Come It Ain't Flat?
Sat08/22
9:30amC/B/31/1734Pluckemin (Bedminster I)Alan Rishty298 - A Few Roads Less Traveled 2

Road Day & Evening

When choosing the pace you want to do, please consider:

    • if you are new to the club it is better to start with a slower pace and your work your way up to faster paces
    • choose the right pace for you on that day and don’t pigeon-hole yourself into a single pace classification. Factors impacting your pace include
    • terrain
    • how much you have been riding
    • who you are riding with
    • your conditioning
    • distance – note that you should increase the maximum length of your rides gradually. It is recommended that you do not attempt a ride any longer than 20% more than your longest ride of the season.

Pace classifications use average speed, which is the total distance divided by the moving time. This is the average speed reported by most by bicycle computers, although you might have to adjust the options to exclude time while not moving. It is critical to realize that your average speed is significantly less (typically 3/4 or less) than your “cruising” speed on flat terrain.

 

DAYTIME PACES  (Updated: April 2015)

Pace

Minimum Average Speed

 

  Description

A

18+ mph

Hard fast riding, few stops, slower riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.

B+

17 mph

For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines.

B

16 mph

For fit cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops. Leader sweeps no slower than 16 mph.  BUT if there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C+ ride, or the ride leader has posted “no sweep” in the ride comments, the leader rides a B pace and does not sweep.

C+

14.5 mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 14.5 mph. If there is a concurrent identical (same tour #, same start time) C ride, the Ride Leader may choose not to sweep and depend on the C ride to look after slower C+ riders.

C

13 mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, up to 30 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph.

D+

11 mph

For experienced cyclists who want an easier pace, up to 20 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph.

D

9 mph

Relaxed riding for experienced cyclists, easier terrain, up to 15 miles between rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 9 mph (typically no longer than 35 miles and on terrain not more difficult than C+).

CA(Casual)

Casual

Relaxed riding, no steep hills, frequent stops, group stays together.

S (Special)

varies

Special ride. Click on ‘More’ (after login) to read special comments.

EVENING TRAINING RIDE PACES
Paces for evening rides have a T prefix to indicate that they are “training” rides. Training means that the rides are typically shorter, do not have rest stops and riders generally ride at a faster average compared to day rides.

Pace

Average Speed

 

  Description

TA

18+ mph

Hard fast riding, few stops, slower riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.

TB

16.5+ mph

For very fit cyclists, slower riders will be dropped, leader rides at listed pace, occasional pace lines

TC

15+ mph

For accomplished cyclists, terrain varies, leader sweeps no slower than 15 mph.

TD

13+ mph

For experienced cyclists, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph

TE

11+ mph

For any cyclists who can average 11 mph and ride the posted distance without a rest stop, leader sweeps no slower than 11 mph

 

Ride leaders on A, B+, B, TA and TB rides are not required to sweep, so riders on such rides should either be confident that they can keep up with the pace of the group or be comfortable riding independently.

Ride Leaders on C+, C, D+, D, TC, TD and TE pace rides are required to sweep. However, riders on those rides must be able to average at least that minimum speed, making only the scheduled rest stops, or they may be dropped.

TERRAIN RATINGS:

The terrain rating for a tour is determined by “average climb”. That is the total climb, as determined by ridewithgps.com as per the club’s map of the tour, divided by the length of the tour. Total climb is the total uphill climb ignoring the downhills. Note that the total climb as reported by ridewithgps.com is almost always lower than the climb reported by bike computers doing a route. That difference is “built into” the classifications below.

    • The ratings are:
    • Rating   Average Climb (ft/mile)
    • A           greater than 75
    • B           50 to 75
    • C+         40 to 50
    • C           25 to 40
    • D           less than 25

Two tours with the same terrain classification may have very different terrain profiles. For example one C+ terrain route may be relatively flat with one big climb, while another C+ terrain route may have lots of “rollers” but no big climbs. The best way to determine the type of terrain a route covers is to click the “MAP” link for the ride from the ride schedule and look at the terrain profile at the bottom of the ridewithGPS.com page for that tour.

Path & Trail Rides

ALL PATH AND TRAIL RIDES ARE SCHEDULED DURING FULL DAYLIGHT HOURS

     PACE: Varies with type, terrain and group. 
  • MB   Mountain bike required  (Bike with 26-inch or 29-inch knobby tires, flat bars)

  • HB   For MB’s or Hybrids (road-sized frame with flat bars, wide tires, pedals that allow EZ off and on)  Tires should be at least 28mm or 1 1/2 inches wide; some road bikes will accept 28mm tires, but road bikes not recommended.

   TERRAIN:

    For MB  rides (Trail)
  • HT     Highly technical – may include steep climbs/descents, very rocky, large intentional obstacles, drop-offs – for very experienced riders only

  • MT     Moderately technical – may include some steep climbs/descents, water crossings, some rocks or roots – for lower intermediate riders and up

  • NT     Not technical – relatively smooth hard pack with few or no steep hills or obstacles – riders of all abilities

   For HB  rides (Path)
  • NH     Not technical for hybrid bikes. All HB rides will have an NH terrain rating. Trails are generally hard pack and may be partially paved – riders of all abilities. Road bikes with 28 mm tires OK, but hybrid still better.