Ride Levels

Ride Level descriptions:


Scott Johnson Beginner Ride: Distance is 10 miles at 10 mph, and of course no drop! Sometimes we go a little longer depending on who shows up. Any sort of bicycle is welcome, from fancy road bike to hybrid to mountain bike to recumbent. Great for folks who haven’t ridden in a long time or are just starting out!

Advanced Beginner “D” Ride:  Any Scott Johnson cyclists who are wishing for a longer ride may want to add an additional loop to their usual Saturday morning cycle.  There will be an opportunity for those who are willing to continue riding at 10 mph for a distance that depends on the group consensus for that day.

C Ride: Distance is 25-35 miles at an average of  12-13 mph. No drop. This is a great ride for people who’ve gotten a little more experience and are comfortably able to ride 25 miles on their own.

C+ Ride: Distance is 25-45 miles at an average of 12-14 mph. No drop. When you’ve gotten a little more range beyond C and can go a little faster!

B Ride: Distance is 35-50 miles at an average of 13-15 mph. No drop.  There may be instruction on pace line and other group riding skills.

Alt-B Ride:  Distance is 30 to 40 miles at an average pace of 14 -15 mph.  This ride will go a little shorter and a little faster than the traditional B ride with a greater focus on developing group riding skills.

B+ Ride: Distance is 25-70 miles at an average of 14-16 mph. No drop. Pace line skills are appreciated. This ride is often adventurous, exploring back roads, hills, and sometimes dirt roads!

A- Ride: Distance is 35-70 miles at an average of 16+ mph. Paceline skills are recommended. This group may spread out and regroup at intersections.

A ride: This ride is traditionally ad hoc with leader and distance decided when gathering on Saturday morning in the parking lot. 17+ mph average. This group may spread out and regroup at intersections.

Default Rides: We have created three “leaderless” default-route options for the rare Saturday that a leader is unavailable, or for any other day when you want to ride from NWS.  There’s a 26 mile/1,221 ft climbing route, a 36 mile/1,976 feet route, and a 45 mile/2,569 feet route.  Each route will be marked with a different color “TCC frog” at all turns.

GPS maps and cue sheets for Default Rides are linked below:

26 mile default ride   Look for the BLUE frogs

36 mile default ride  Look for the WHITE frogs

45 mile default ride  Start with the BLUE frogs, then follow the YELLOW frogs