Pace Group Definitions


Note:  All paces listed below are moving averages for the entire ride.  At times the group may ride significantly faster or slower than the moving average depending on wind and other conditions.

 

A Pace (competitive) is for the competitive cyclist in a training race-like environment looking for the challenge to ride at the upper end of their abilities within a group that will push the pace; however, our group rides are not races. There is no waiting up for the slower riders. (A+ average pace >24 mph, A average pace is 22-24mph)

  B Pace (spirited/enthusiast) is for the cyclist who enjoys riding at an average pace, likes a challenge but is not interested in race-like training conditions where the pace is challenged by different paces or top-end speeds. (B+ average pace is 20-22 mph, B average pace is 18-20 mph, B- is 17 to 18 mph) 
  C Pace (recreational) is for the cyclist who is more interested in a more recreational ride, with planned rest breaks if necessary and with the option of stopping along the way for breakfast, a quick snack, a water break, etc.  (C+ average pace is 16 to 17 mpg, C average pace is 15-16 mph and C- average pace is 14-15 mph)
 
Casual Pace (social)
 is for the cyclist mostly interested in socializing and getting a little exercise. The ride leader will try and make sure that no one is dropped. The group will stop whenever anyone needs water, a rest or just wants to take in the sea air. Road bikes are not required - comfort bikes, hybrids, and cruisers are all welcome. This is ride is focused on safety, moderate exercise, and socializing - not speed. If you are looking for a tight pace line or an intense workout, this may not be the ride for you.(Average pace is 10 to 14 mph depending on the group)
  Mountain Biking rides are not regularly scheduled, but occasionally some of the members of the club will organize an outing to places such as Santos (south of Ocala), or Alafia River State Park (southwest of Tampa), or to the somewhat local trails in Brevard county just north of us.  Every year the club's off-roaders participate in the 'Vuelta a Sebastian Inlet' ride, a great ride showing off the Sebastian Inlet's lesser known byways.

None of our rides are races. If you do not have experience riding in a group, please make the ride leader aware.



    Vero Cycling, Inc - Vero Beach, Florida

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software