Key to Ride Classes
This table shows average riding speeds [mph], typical ride distances [miles], and intervals between rest stops [miles].
For example: The CC ride class is highlighted in bold.
- Hilly CC ride averages 10-12 mph
- Moderate CC ride averages 12-14 mph
- Flat CC ride averages 14-16 mph
- Route length is typically 30-50 miles
- Rest stop intervals would average around 15-20 miles apart
- Pacelines (riding in straight lines and drafting) only happens occasionally
|Average Riding Speed
||Randonneuring is long-distance (endurance)
cycling over scenic and challenging terrain. Randonneur rides often
leave early in the morning and require lights, go under most weather
conditions, and typically are challenging all-day affairs with distance
and speed determined by the participants. This includes the annual
Brevet series of qualifying rides between 125 and 625 miles in length.
||These are rides for all-terrain or mountain
bikes. The individual ride descriptions should be read for specific
information regarding terrain (e.g., single-track, double-track, or
gravel roads), distance, and equipment requirements (e.g., type of bike
or tire width).
||Specialty rides for bikes with two or more
cyclists. Tandem ride leaders often choose routes that are particularly
well-suited to these types of bicycles, as they typically go much faster
on down-hill and flat sections, and slower uphill, than single bikes.|