GET TO KNOW YOUR AVL-WBL RIDE GROUPS:
The AVL WBL presented by Hunter Subaru offers A, B+, B- & C groups with SAG support. All levels of cyclists encouraged and invited to attend.
A group = experienced, pro’s/elites, competitive, ‘team’ racers & can maintain 18-22 mph throughout entire ride. This is a DROP ride, if you can’t hang please join one of the B groups.
B+ group = experienced, mostly non-competitive, & can maintain 17-19 mph throughout the entire ride. This is a DROP ride, if you can’t hang please join B- group.
B- group = experienced, non-competitive & can maintain 15-17 mph throughout the entire ride. No Drop, but expected to keep B- pace.
C Group = novice/beginner riders, riding an easier pace. No one left behind.
Please note the groups offered and the paces associated with the AVL WBL groups.
- If you participate in the Tuesday Night Worlds rides in Etowah or along the river in Asheville and ride in the ‘A’ group this would be the same as the A group in the AVL WBL rides.
- B+ AVL WBL Group– If you have participated in the Kirbo Cycling ‘A’ group rides, the B+ group is considered the same as the Kirbo ‘A’ Rides.
- B- AVL WBL Group– is the same as the ‘B’ Kirbo Group. The B- Group is a NO DROP Ride, however, you still need to be able to maintain the expected B- pace overall. The leader will plan on stopping at key re-grouping points, but can’t expect to have the group waiting excessively for anyone that is consistently falling behind unreasonably, so make sure that you are at the proper level to sustain a B- pace.
- C Groups– are for riders wanting a gentler pace, to soak in the scenery, new to the bike and/or may not feel comfortable drafting or riding with a group. This is a NO DROP Ride.