Fast Training / Advanced Workout

Brisk / Fitness

Moderate Touring / Non-Competitive

Leisurely / Relaxed / Beginner
 
Fast Training / Advanced Workout
(18 - 20+ mph)


For strong experienced cyclists with substantial group riding experience wishing to improve riding skills as well as physical fitness. Expect pace lines, some sprinting, intervals, etc. Stragglers or individuals with mechanical difficulties might be left behind. Maybe a few members of the group will stop and lend assistance, including "pulls" to rejoin main group. No obligation to wait. Infrequent stops for water and regroupings. Although physically challenging, emphasis is still on group riding for fun!
Brisk / Fitness
(16 - 18 mph)


For experienced cyclists with group riding experience wishing to improve individual and group riding skills as well as physical fitness. Some sprinting and intervals. Occasional stops to regroup. Although physically challenging, emphasis is on group riding. Individuals with mechanical difficulties can expect a few members of the group to stop and lend assistance, including "pulls" to rejoin the main group.
Moderate Touring / Non-Competitive
(12 - 16 mph)


For riders with knowledge of basic safety and bike handling skills, may or may not have experience riding in a group. Group format with the pace set to encourage socializing. Individuals should not ride too far ahead of the group. This social pace ride, regroups occasionally to wait for slower riders. No one will be left to ride alone behind the group. Anyone with mechanical difficulties can expect the group to stop and lend assistance.
Leisurely / Relaxed / Beginner
(8 - 12 mph)


For families, individuals, children, and those who like a slower pace. Group will wait for stragglers, stop as needed and regroup often. Some riding skills required. These are friendly, social rides with emphasis on fun as well as learning basic safety and bicycling skills. Expect to ride as a group - no one will be left to ride alone behind the group. Anyone having mechanical or physical difficulties can expect the group to stop and lend assistance.
 

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Channahon Route

Miles: 12.3*

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Helmets are required on all rides, and your bike should be in good working order.

(*Miles are approximate.)

 

Route Description

This route starts in Channahon, IL at the I&M Canal Trail Head, or 25439 W. Bridge Street. It's an out and back route, and we stop halfway at Corleone's Restaurant.