Ride Speed Index
CSP Express uses the following speed classifications for our group rides:
This speed is based on the average sustained moving speed of the group.
Ride average speed is significantly impacted by things such as road conditions, traffic lights, hills, wind and distance.
During our group rides, you should be able to maintain the following speeds while in a pace-line.
At times, the group may be riding at speeds outside of these ranges unless specified otherwise in the ride details.
A 22 - 28+ mph
B 18 - 22 mph
C 16 - 18 mph
TT 20 - 26+ mph / *Tri Bike Specific
*TT is a non-drafting triathlon training group.
This group will make a best effort to stay together but riders should be prepared if they get separated from the group.
This may include a run after ride if posted.
Being able to maintain these speeds will increase the enjoyability of your ride.
If you doubt your capabilities, drop down to the lower level until you gain more experience.
Being dropped is NO FUN but the fact is, it's a part of this sport and the slowest rider cannot dictate the speed of the entire group.
Know your limitations.
Please follow the guidelines above.
*Headphones, Ear Buds and Speakers are strictly PROHIBITED on all CSP Express rides.
*Aero bars are welcome, but NOT ALLOWED while in a paceline or rotation.
When using aero bars, either ride off to the left side or stay in the rear.
This is for your safety as well as the safety of others around you.
CSP Express requires all event / training ride participants to wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws (i.e. respect signals, stop signs, yield signs, etc.).
Use caution at intersections and respect all other road users (other cyclists, pedestrians and motorists).
As a participant, you recognize that cycling is a potentially hazardous activity and you assume all risks associated therewith.