The classifications are Beginner, Moderate, Intermediate, and Advanced. The
ride classifications were developed so each person can participate and
have fun within the club no matter what their skill level or riding style.
No rider will be left behind. The group will wait for all members at
stop signs, stop lights, and major turns.
BEGINNER - Beginner rides are for new riders,
riders who haven't done group riding before, or riders who want to ride with FWMR at a nice easy pace.
If you feel like a Moderate ride might be too fast for your comfort level, this is the ride you want to attend.
Speeds stay at legal limits, no corners are taken too fast, we ride at the pace of the slowest person, and we
make frequent stops. Nobody gets left behind, and we do our best to make sure nobody gets pushed to their limits.
MODERATE - Moderate are great for
riders who want a slightly faster pace than beginners but still slow enough to
be relaxed and comfortable on any sized bike, with a passenger, or learning to ride
with the group. The pace for a moderate ride is at or near posted speed limits.
On a Moderate ride the ride leader tries to keep a closer eye on the group and
adjust the speeds approperately.
INTERMEDIATE - Intermediate rides
are the most common rides hosted by the club. The pace on the country
roads is what we call spirited and has a tendency to remain above posted speeds.
On an Intermediate ride the ride leader will keep an eye on the group but is also focused
on riding his/her own ride. Intermediate rides the riders are expected to be comfortable
riding with the group and have good self control, allowing the ride leader to "relax" a bit.
Each rider must be familiar with FWMR group riding before going on these rides.
Because of this, we ask that you participate in a Moderate ride or two with the club
before joining us on an Intermediate ride.
These rides can seem fast to a person not accustomed to riding with us. No rider
will be left behind and the group will wait for all members at stop signs and lights.
Remember, we are never in a hurry, we just like moving quickly.
The speeds are always dictated by the conditions!
You are responsible for keeping your emotions and ego in check. Some very fast riders
ride in this club, you need to stay within your limits and make the club wait for you.
No one will be upset if you go too slow.
Ride, have fun, relax, and enjoy the blur.
ADVANCED - Advanced rides are by invitation only
(sorry). These are very, VERY quick rides and for safety, the FWMR has determined
that it is best to evaluate a rider's skill on several Intermediate rides before
inviting anyone on the Advanced rides.
Advanced rides are for small groups of 6 riders or less who are Club Members,
or are a well known Club Member guest. On an Advanced ride the Ride Leader will
lead the path and wait up for everyone at turns but will not be keeping much of an
eye on the group because everyone in the group is well known and trusted to be able to
handle what the road throws at them.
These rides, like all of the rides, are managed so that they remain as safe as possible.