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Riding Paces


Our on road support services are planned to support a wide range of riding paces.

The average riding pace of our participants is around 14 mph, not including stopping time at rest stops. We can easily support you if your average riding pace is either below or significantly above this average, including riders whose pace averages well above 20 mph.

Your arrival time in the next stopping town is highly dependent on your average pace, the daily distances and terrain, the options you choose to ride, how much time you spend at the rest stops, inclement weather conditions such as rain or headwinds, and any mechanical or medical problems you night encounter on the road. Arrival times range anywhere from late morning for our fastest participants on shorter days to late evening for our slowest participants on longer days.

Maximum Average Riding Pace
We will plan on accommodating a maximum cumulative riding pace of 24.0 mph which is the fastest pace that has actually been experienced. This pace includes time at rest stops so your cumulative on road riding pace can actually be even higher than that if you stop at rest stops.

Minimum Average Riding Pace
In order to complete the ride during the alloted riding time, you must ride fast enough to maintain the minimum cumulative riding pace throughout the entire ride. This pace INCLUDES the time spent at rest stops and is calculated simply by dividing the total length of the ride by the total daylight time available to complete the ride.

In addition, based on our experience we plan on the slowest riders being able to spend 15 minutes at each rest stop. The minimum cumulative ON ROAD riding pace is the slowest pace you must maintain actually riding on the road in order to account for the non-riding time spent at rest stops. This pace DOES NOT INCLUDE the time spent at rest stops and is calculated by dividing the total length of the ride by the total daylight time available to complete the ride minus 15 minutes spent at each rest stop.

Unless otherwise noted, our minimum cumulative ON ROAD riding pace for all events is 8.0 mph.

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