RIDER LEVELS

Cycling is a fantastic sport because everyone can do it!  We try to cater to all levels of riders.  More ride options will become available as the club grows and progresses.

  

Below you’ll be able to identify the type of rider you are.  We hope to group riders of similar ability together to maintain and nurture the camaraderie between the group.  Many rides are open to all difficulty levels, the difference simply being the repetitions each of us can complete in a certain amount of time! 

When picking your level be honest with yourself.  Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment when you ‘level up’!

 

LEVEL 5 - RACER

You are a very competitive athlete who races Cat 1/2 on the road and can win your age group in a regional triathlon or large gran fondo. You’re at the front of the pack during your weekly group rides and you thrive off of big days with tons of climbing.

  • Weekly rides: 5+

  • Current average weekly distance: ~300km+

  • Average meters in elevation (one ride): ~1800+

  • The distance you’re capable of riding in one day: 200km

  • Average speed on a typical ride: 34 –40 km/h

LEVEL 1 - CASUAL

A rider who enjoys taking your time pedalling while sightseeing. You’re most comfortable riding on bike paths and most of your riding is done while commuting or quick trips and/or running errands

  • Weekly rides: 1

  • Average weekly distance: ~40km

  • Average meters in elevation (one ride): ~300m

  • The distance you’re capable of riding in one day: ~40km

  • Average speed on a typical ride: 16–22 km/h

LEVEL 2 - RECREATIONAL

You are a fit person who enjoys taking part in gran fondos or bike charity events. You may have raced in the past, but no longer have the passion or being competitive but you are still drawn to a challenge. You can comfortably handle a few hours on the bike.

  • Weekly rides: 2

  • Average weekly distance: 80km

  • Average meters in elevation (one ride): 600m

  • Distance you’re capable of riding in one day: ~90km

  • Average speed on a typical ride: 23 –27 km/h

LEVEL 3 - AVID

A casual amateur athlete who competes in the occasional bike race. You enjoy long days in the saddle every once in a while your competitive nature comes through!

  • Weekly rides: 3

  • Average weekly distance: 160km+

  • Average meters in elevation (one ride): 800m

  • The distance you’re capable of riding in one day: ~130km

  • Average speed on a typical ride: 28 –30 km/h

LEVEL 4 - WEEKEND WARRIOR

You are a competitive amateur athlete who races Cat 2/3 or can podium in your age group. You regularly ride with fast-paced riders and are comfortable with technical descents and challenging climbs.

  • Weekly rides: 4

  • Average weekly distance: 240km+

  • Average meters in elevation (one ride): 1100+

  • Distance you’re capable of riding in one day: ~160km

  • Average speed on a typical ride: 31 –33 km/h