Rides average two to two and half hours for 29-35 miles, plus or minus both time and distance depending on the ride leader and group preference. Rides include water breaks as needed and a short rest break.
Inclement weather. Always check the ride listing before leaving for the ride. Leaders have the discretion to cancel or delay the start of a ride due to inclement weather or other unexpected conditions. In addition, the leader may, upon arriving at the start location, determine that riding conditions are unsafe, and cancel the ride.
Helmets are required, headsets are prohibited, and please carry identification and emergency contact information.
A Ride Starter is generally available to open the ride with a Welcome statement and introduction of any non-members and new members. The Starter will ask if there are any announcements, such as club events or other items of interest to the members. Safety reminders will be made and then groups will be asked to separate by speed into separate areas of the parking lot. Each group identifies their own leader and discusses, as necessary, speed, distance, route. Groups disburse by the fastest first in descending order down to the leisure group. Note: There is no guarantee that all ride speeds will be represented. Members are encouraged to check with known leaders as to whether they will be available to lead.