Group Ride Categories

Ride Key for Mountain Bike Group Rides
Category Ride pace, type, duration
Terrain Must Have Rest Stops Repairs Leader Rides

A-fast (Black)

Very rapid pace; flexible time limit Very difficult technical dirt trails, with roots, jumps, rocks, hills, logs, drop-offs, etc. Advanced MTB skills; spare tube, patch kit, pump, chain tool, water at group or rider’s discretion riders fix their own bikes anywhere

A-technical (Black)

Rapid pace but with frequent stops to ‘session’ technical obstacles or other features; flexible time limit Very difficult technical dirt trails, with roots, rocks, hills, logs, drop-offs, etc.  Advanced MTB skills; spare tube, patch kit, pump, chain tool, water at group or rider’s discretion riders fix their own bikes anywhere

A/B Bike Park (Blue & Black

Flexible time limit A bike park with intermediate to advanced pump tracks and freestyle jumps Intermediate to advanced MTB skills; spare tube, patch kit, pump, chain tool, water N/A riders fix their own bikes N/A

B (Blue)

Moderate pace; less than 4 hours singletrack dirt trails, some hills, technically intermediate intermediate MTB skills; spare tube, patch kit, pump, water at least 1 or 2 times each hour leader helps with the group – riders regroup occasionally

C (Green)

Slower pace; less than 2 hours singletrack dirt trails, few/small hills, no obstacles, beginner-level beginner MTB skills; spare tube, patch kit, water 2 or more times each hour leader helps with the group – riders regroup frequently

D (White)

Slower pace; less than 2 hours doubletrack dirt or grass trails, very minor hills, no obstacles water 2 or more times each hour leader helps with the group – riders regroup frequently

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