The following ride classifications are used by the WPW Bicycle Club to help riders find the rides most suitable to their capabilities.
Note: Rating is the average speed for the entire ride. Ride leaders may designate the higher or lower ends of the classifications by using the + or – signs. For example, C+ or B-.
Ride descriptions should follow the Speed/Terrain/Distance format. Example: B/2/55 would denote a 55 mile ride at an average speed around 17 mph with some long and/or steep hills.
|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.
|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|