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Ride Levels

RBC ride groups are divided into 6 numbered levels to help riders find a group that best matches their riding abilities. Some events will combine levels into a single group on days when there are few riders in a specific level.

 Group  Average MPH

Average

Miles

 Style
 A or 1

22+ for Tues., Thur. & Saturday - Drop Ride

18 - 21 for Sunday rides - Drop Ride (multiple rest stops)

30 - 100

 Aggressive 

 Grueling Pace

 Racers Attacking

 B or 2

19  - 21 Tues @ Reston, Thurs & Saturday @ Herndon - Drop Ride

Tues & Thur Fox Mill is 21+ mph - ride regroups

16.5 to 18 mph for Sunday rides, ride breaks up into 2 groups - Drop Ride

25 - 75

 Fast Riders

 Demanding Pace

 CC or 3 17 - 20 Tues @ Reston, Thurs & Saturday @ Herndon - Drop Ride 20 - 60

 Strong Riders 

 Demanding Pace

 C or 4

16 - 18 Saturday ride, rides break up into 2 groups - Drop Ride

15 to 16.5 Sunday ride, ride breaks up into 2 groups - Drop Ride

20 - 50

 Average Riders 

 Moderate Pace

 D or 5

15- 18 for 5s at 5 ride breaks up in 2 groups - No Drop Ride

15 - 16 Monday Green Lizard Women's Ride - No Drop Ride

20 - 40

 Average Riders

 Slowing on Hills

 S or 6

14 - 15 Thursday Women's Ride from the Lake House - No Drop Ride

12 + Wednesday Ramble - No Drop Ride

Monday Women's Bike Lane Ride, new to riding, No Drop Ride

15 - 30

 New & Casual Riders

 Easy Pace


Select a level or speed that you can comfortably maintain over 1.5 - 2 hours without falling behind. If you are unsure which group is the best fit, we strongly encourage you to choose conservatively.

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