Joining us for a Ride
Bicycling is a social sport. At B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County, we take both the “social” and the “sport” seriously. We enjoy each other’s company (and maybe a piece of pie) while seeing the sights and getting some exercise.
Your First Ride with BIKES
Non-members are welcome to ride with the club for an introductory ride. After that, we encourage you to join the club and support local cycling (plus it’s required by our insurance).
If you are coming on your first ride with us, consider both the distance and the speed. To enjoy a 20 mile group ride, you should have ridden at least 10 miles once or twice in the past month. To move up to 30 or 40 miles, ride 20 or 25 miles a few times with the club first.
B.I.K.E.S. Club rides range anywhere from 10 to 100 miles in length, with varying levels of difficulty from trails to mountain passes. Volunteer ride leaders sponsor weekend rides year-round and some also offer regular weekday rides.
Every ride has a listed pace, the speed at which the ride leader plans to go on flat ground. Some rides allow for varied rider speeds and abilities.
If you are unsure whether you are ready for a certain ride, feel free to call the ride leader in advance.
Every ride leader has his or her own style and personality – some ride slow and smell the roses, others like to put the hammer down. We welcome all members to lead the kind of rides they enjoy. Contact our Ride Coordinator Cindy Proctor for help planning and leading your first ride, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Leisurely / Under 10 MPH|
| Social / 10 -12 MPH
|| A Mostly flat / Norman Road
|Steady / 12 - 14 MPH|| B Rolling terrain / McClinchy Mile
| Moderate / 14 -16 MPH
|| C Rolling steeper hills / Kitsap Peninsula
| Brisk / 16 -18 MPH
|| D Difficult terrain / Whidbey Island
| Strenuous / Over 18 MPH
|| E Very Difficult / RAMROD