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Ride Classifications


All rides are listed according to guidelines that include pace, distance, terrain, etc.




The pace classification refers to the range of speeds on level ground without breaks. Downhills may be faster, uphills slower.


  • Easy: Under 10 mph
  • Leisurely: 10-12 mph
  • Steady: 12-14 mph
  • Moderate: 14-16 mph
  • Brisk: 16-18 mph
  •  Strenuous: 19+ mph


Note: for rides described as HILLY, consider choosing a pace one step down from your usual comfort level.




These descriptions should be considered in the context of the pace and length of the ride.


  • Flat: mostly flat trails and/or roads with a possible gentle upgrade.
  • Rolling: climbs are short and easy, not too numerous.
  • Some hills: a few short, steep hills, some moderate upgrades and/or longer gentle climbs.
  • Hilly: many true hills but none outrageous.
  • Extremely hilly: steep and long climbs with grades ñ9% and/or mountain passes.
  • Unlimited: for those sure of their ability to handle any grade, any distance at advertised pace.
  • Off road: significant unpaved sections.
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