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Ride Intensity Levels




Ride Categories

If you want to add a slower or faster level group; please, request it be included by the Recreational Rides Director; or, post it as a comment on Facebook.

 One may find rated rides on the Calendar of Events.

FCCC members can join

FCCC "The Morning Ride" on "Band" to schedule, join, and comment-on ride/events.


 

Ease-paced

Average speed: Less than 14-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Flat, or nominal hills
Pace-lines: Not expected.  
Ride Leader/Sweeper: Always, as these are 'no-drop' rides.

Moderate-paced

Average speed: 14- to 17-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Flat, or rolling terrain with infrequent short climbs
Pace-lines: Possible; but, not expected

Advance-paced

Average speed: 17- to 20-mph on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: May have moderate or long climbs
Pace-lines: Expected and beneficial


Expert-paced

Average speed: 20-mph or faster on relatively flat terrain with no wind
Terrain: Probably to include steep or long climbs
Pace-lines: Expected and probably necessary

Note: anticipated speed is an indication of anticipated intensity: Actual average speed may be affected by wind and other factors.

(For example: Actual average speed may be less than 14-mph, or more than 17-mph, on a ride which is rated Moderate-paced.)

FCCC - Fort Collins Cycling Club


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