Frog Hollow Bikes

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Monday – Friday: 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: 11AM – 4PM

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Frog Hollow Bikes – Strava Club

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1 per row on small
1 per row on small
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Group Ride Difficulty Scale Key

Road Rides

A – Very Demanding

Fast Paced on difficult terrain. Distance 30-50 miles. Pace lines may form. For riders with experience, in top condition and looking for an emphasis on conditioning. Ride leader could be anywhere in the group. If you have any doubts, try a B+ ride first.

  • Average Riding Speed – About 17-20 mph
  • Rest Stops – At leader’s discretion
  • Repairs – rider’s responsibility
  • No Drops Policy – Will Drop

B+ – Strenuous

Same as A, but slightly slower.

  • Average Riding Speed – About 16 mph
  • Rest Stops – At leader’s discretion
  • Repairs – rider’s responsibility
  • No Drops Policy – Regroup at major hills and intersections. No Sweep.

B – Quick

– Emphasis on riding, but more social. Terrain may be difficult. Distance 20-50 miles. Riders should have experience in group rides and be an intermediate bike handler.

  • Average Riding Speed – About 14 mph
  • Rest Stops – At leader’s discretion
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – Regroup at major hills and intersections. No Sweep.

C+ – Restrained

More chit-chat. Riders will have solo riding experience but may be new to group riding. Terrain and speed more moderate. Distance 15-25 miles. Ride leader may give advice to those not accustomed to riding in groups.

  • Average Riding Speed – About 12 mph
  • Rest Stops – Every 10-15 miles
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped. Ride leader sweeps.

C – Casual

Relaxed cruise. Ideal for a beginner. Distance 10-15 miles. Terrain as flat as possible (not an easy feat in Ridgefield!). Pace is slow, ride leader helpful in guiding new riders and giving pointers.

  • Average Riding Speed – About 10 mph
  • Rest Stops – Every 5-10 miles
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped. Ride leader sweeps.

Mountain Bike Rides

A – Advanced

Fast paced on mostly difficult singletrack. Distance 10-20 miles. For riders with experience, in top condition and looking for an emphasis on conditioning. Race-like pace. Manmade or natural trail obstacles will likely be encountered, but can be ridden around. Ride leader could be anywhere in the group. If you have any doubts, try a B+ ride first.

  • Average Riding Speed – At leader’s discretion
  • Repairs – rider’s responsibility
  • No Drops Policy – At leader’s discretion. Riders may get dropped. Leader assumes all riders can and will safely find their way back to trailhead.

B+ – Advanced Intermediate

Same as A, but slightly slower, and with more stops. Terrain includes technical singletrack with obstacles that may be avoided, although excellent bike handling skills are recommended in order to keep up with the group.

  • Brief
  • Rest Stops – Every 2-4 miles
  • Repairs – rider’s responsibility
  • No Drops Policy – Group will periodically wait to regroup when riders are dropped. If you find you’re in over your head, leader may give you directions back to trailhead at pace you can safely sustain.

B – Intermediate

Emphasis on riding, but more social. Terrain a mix of technical singletrack and fireroads. Distance 7-10 miles. Riders should have experience on the trail and be an intermediate bike handler. Technical obstacles present, but can be avoided.

  • Rest Stops – Longer stops – Every 1-2 miles
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped. Ride leader makes sure all riders follow route.

C+ – Novice

Less technical singletrack and fireroad. Riders should have some experience riding offroad. Terrain and speed more moderate. Distance 5-7 miles. Ride leader may give advice to those not accustomed to riding technical aspects of trail.

  • Rest Stops – Longer stops
  • Rest Stops – Every 0.5-1 miles (or as needed)
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped. Ride leader makes sure all riders follow route.

C – Beginner

Mostly fireroad, with some short, mellow stretches of singletrack. Distance 3-5. Ideal for a beginner. Pace is slow, ride leader helpful in guiding new riders and giving pointers on mtb fundamentals.

  • Rest Stops – Frequent and long enough for all riders to continue safely
  • Repairs – leader helps
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped. Ride leader makes sure all riders follow route

FR/DH/Freeride/Gravity

Slow climbing pace, but fast and aggressive when going downhill. Terrain will include drops, jumps, rollers and other manmade or natural obstacles. Frequent stops and multiple on technical terrain. May take place at lift-accessed resort or bike park. Full suspension bike with 6+’’ of rear travel rec’d

  • Rest Stops – As needed
  • Repairs – Rider’s responsibility
  • No Drops Policy – No one gets dropped since ride is not pace based
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