Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the Recreation Rides Committee if you would like to submit another question.

To see all questions and answers; please, click the links with each answer, or FAQ Answers page .
  1. Can you provide an overview of the Ride Guidelines?  Our Answer: 4-5-8
  2. What are FCCC's major objectives in its approach to providing Rides for its members and revising its Ride Guidelines?  Our Answer: Eight Goals
  3. How can I find out about Show and Go rides?  Our Answer: Show and Go Calendar and Facebook

Can you provide an overview of the Ride Guidelines? 

Our Answer: 4-5-8 (links to all references in this answer are in our Ride Guidelines)


Most important, please don’t feel like you have to memorize information on our web site or conduct a detailed study before you join us for a ride.  The most experienced and accomplished riders in our club make occasional mistakes AND are still looking to make improvements in their riding capability, technique, and safety.  With this overview comment, we would encourage you to think about 4-5-8:

FOUR:     Use our four ride classification system and the Ride Organizer’s description to determine if a ride is right for you.  If you are an Intermediate or beginning rider, please do not overestimate your capabilities.  


Easy () rides are not just for beginning cyclists.  You will find some of our strongest riders will join rides with Green Circle designations to enjoy a casual pedal, experience different scenery, or focus a bit more on socializing.


FIVE:          FCCC’s Safety Policies are based on best practices endorsed by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB).  Our first priority is adherence to their Five Rules of the Road and the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Colorado Bicycling Manual. 

EIGHT:     There are eight specific responsibilities for all FCCC Ride Participants.  They are summarized as follows:

  1. Acknowledge your responsibilities
  2. Evaluate the ride
  3. Be on Time
  4. Prepare
  5. Know the Route
  6. Emergency Contact
  7. Communicate and Support
  8. Be Open to Learning and Thoughtful About Addressing Safety Concerns

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