Group Info:

The A Group and B+ are DROP Rides, B is no drop but expected to keep B pace, C is a NO Drop ride.

A Group -  experienced, pro’s/elites, competitive, Tuesday Night World’s A Group + Bakery Ride, ‘team’ racers & can maintain 18-22 mph throughout entire ride.

The B+ Group, bumped up the pace slightly this year to 17-19 mph for the average (depends on weather, distance, hills of course) this group is comparable to the Kirbo ‘A’ Ride,  will pause at various intersections but you must know the route in case you get dropped from the main group. This is a DROP ride, if you can’t hang please join B group.

B 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, 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. 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. Leader and Sweeper during this ride.  

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.