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Ride Classifications

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Ride Classifications – A/B/C

A =  Very Fast 19+mph

Vigorous riding with excellent bike handling skills. Expect cooperative contribution to group within abilities. No sweep, possible regrouping. Riders are expected to navigate on own if dropped.

B =  Fast 16-18mph 

Brisk to vigorous riding with above average bike handling skills. Expect cooperative contribution to group within abilities. No sweep, possible regrouping. Riders are expected to navigate on own if dropped.

C = Intermediate Below 16mph

Moderate riding, sightseeing and destination-oriented.  Regroups often.  A sweep may be appointed.  Riders should be capable of riding at least 30 miles.

Ride Leaders should announce the following rules before the start of a ride for safe riding: 

■ Use hand signals to communicate turns, slowing, stopping and road surface hazards

■ Slow and stop at all stop signs and traffic lights; announce approach to railroad tracks

■ Keep a safe distance between you and the rider in front of you

■ Ride no more than two abreast on quiet roads and only where it is safe to do so

■ Ride single file on all busy roads

■ Ride alert with your head up and eyes up the road