The following ride classifications are use by the WPW Bicycle Club to help riders find the rides most suitable to their capabilities.

Note: Rating is the speed on level terrain.  Rating is not the average speed for the entire ride.  Average speed will decrease as terrain difficulty increases.

Rating is Speed/Terrain/Distance Example: B/2/55 would denote a 55 mile ride at an average speed around 17 mph with some long and/or steep hills.

Speed Ratings
Rating Description
A 19+mph Advanced pace, few stops
B 16-18mph Vigorous pace, occasional stops
C 12-15mph Steady pace, stops every hour
D 10-12mph Moderate pace, frequent stops
E 10-12mph Moderate pace, focus on riding as a group

Note: For rides listed as an A or B speed rating, the ride leader is not obligated to wait for slower riders if a map and cue sheet have been provided. They may do so at their discretion.

Terrain Ratings
Rating Description
1 Hill mania. Hills, hills and more hills
2 Some long and/or steep hills
3 Mostly rolling with moderate hills
4 Mostly flat to rolling with an occasional hill
5 Flat rail-trail with no hills

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