Fun & Fitness: No formal ride support, and generally no Dan Henrys. Maps provided. Similar in format to Grand Touring Rides, although shorter ride lengths (10 to 25 miles) and more local destinations. Group stays together or regroups regularly. Often held as a repeating ride.
Breakfast/Dinner Rides: These ride at a moderate pace (12 to 16 m.p.h.) and are usually 25 to 35 miles. Breakfast/Dinner rides have a smaller and more social group and are ideal for the newer riders. The rides typically goes as 1 or 2 groups to a restaurant, having a meal, then returning to the start location.
Instructional Rides: Speed, distance, and conduct strictly enforced by on-bike trainer according to group’s ability level. Pre-ride equipment check. Pre ride meeting stating objectives and expectations. Ride support provided by ride leader after the ride finishes. Maps or Dan Henrys may be provided but group stays together. Designed for ages 10 and over. Children must ride with parents. Emphasis on bike safety and handling.Family Rides: Designed for age 10 and under riders. Parents are expected to ride with their children. Ride Lengths are 5 to 10 miles in quiet neighborhoods. Emphasis on bike safety and handling.
Mountain Bike (MTB) Rides: No formal ride support, no Dan Henrys, and no maps. Groups goes to State Parks or private facility for off-road biking. Visit the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association site at www.hmba.org for details on MTB Rides.
Randonneuring: A long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature, and self-sufficiency is paramount. When riders participate in randonneuring events, they are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of cycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring. Refer to CIBA link to Indiana Randonneurs and/or www.rusa.org.