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A
Fast Pace
(over 19 mph)
An "A" rider is in excellent condition, can maintain a 19 mph pace for extended periods, and complete a century (100 miles), even in adverse conditions of weather, traffic and terrain, in under 7 hours.
B
Moderately  Fast Pace
(15 - 19 mph)
A "B" rider is a strong rider, feels comfortable sharing the road with traffic, and can complete a century (100 miles) in under 8 hours.
C
Moderate Pace
(10 - 14 mph)
A "C" rider is a competent rider, in good condition, can handle most traffic conditions and can complete a 50 mile ride in under 6 hours.
D
Slow Pace
(5 - 9 mph)
A "D" rider is a steady rider who may not feel comfortable in traffic and does not wish to attempt rides in excess of 20 miles. Should be able to complete a 20 mile ride in less than 3 hours.
O
Open Pace
An "O" ride is one on which riders, including the Ride Leader, may ride at whatever pace they choose.
MTB
Mountain Bike
Trail rides which may require technical ability or special bikes. These trails may have obstacles such as rocks, mud, logs or stream crossings.
NR
New Rider
Rides specifically intended for new riders, who may be new to group riding. The Ride Leader will attempt to communicate "rules of the road" and will always stay with the slowest rider. Everyone is encouraged to ride together at the pace determined by those participating.
TRL
Trail
Rides which are entirely on trails or bike paths. They may be paved or hard packed.
T
Tourist
A special designation given to "C" and "D" rides which are designed to appeal to those who may desire to ride long distances but wish to take their time and see places of interest along the way. These rides will generally have a destination of special interest where time will be taken to explore, investigate and enjoy the sights. All riders will be encouraged to ride together in a group with the Ride Leader.



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