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Ride Categories

Here are the details of the CSCC bike ride categories. Since we are in Colorado, we have borrowed our difficulty designations from the well known ski trail markers of green, blue, blue/black and black.

Green: Rides about 5 to 20 miles with an average speed around 8 mph and fairly flat terrain. No-drop rides use a leader-and-sweep system, ensuring no one is left behind and the group regularly regroups.

Blue: No-drop rides about 10 to 25 miles with an average speed around 8-11 mph and some rolling terrain – elevation gain not more than 1,000 ft.

Blue/Black: No-drop rides about 15 to 40 miles with an average speed around 11-13 mph and some hilly terrain – elevation gain greater than 1,000 ft.

Black: Rides about 20 to 80 miles and steeper than Blue/Black with an average speed based on the abilities of the riders. You set your own pace and should be prepared to be a self-sufficient. Riders of similar abilities are encouraged to ride together.

See our list of upcoming rides on the CSCC Ride Calendar (on Meetup).

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