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Fastest Paced Rides

The fastest paced club rides are our 'A' and 'B' category rides taking place on Saturdays and Thursdays. They are typically Between 40-80 miles at a 15-20 mph pace 3,000' or more of elevation gain.
While the format is definitely not a race, and is not timed or in any way competitive, the A group sets a pretty fast tempo and enjoys plenty of climbing.
All SCCCC rides are 'no drop' so don't worry if you find yourself at the back. The detailed route sheet/map and the ride leader will be there for you.

Look for 'A' and 'B' rides and start points on the Rides Calendar

Intermediate Paced Rides

Intermediate rides are our 'B' category taking place on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They feature 25-50 miles of cycling at a pace of 12-16 mph and 3,000' or less of elevation gain. Again the policy is no drop.
The start point for rides can be found on the Rides Calendar

Gentler Paced Rides

SCCCC prides itself on being highly inclusive and welcoming, with as much emphasis on social time and coffee as riding itself. If this describes you, then you'll fit right into the C group rides taking place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The C ride is typically between 25-35 miles at a pace of 10-14 mph and 2,000' or less of elevation gain.

D group rides take place every Thursday and are 20 miles on average and under 1300 feet of elevation. Pace is 10 to 12 mph.

Be sure to check  Rides Calendar for all rides. 


  • Q: Can I just come along and ride with the club?
    A: Guests are definitely welcome. Come along, and tell the ride leader so you can sign the right insurance waiver. Of course we'd love you to also join SCCCC as a full member.
  • Q: I'm not sure I'm fit enough
  • A: Consider taking our specially designed 6 week classes where you'll increase your distance and skills each week, culminating in joining the club Saturday C ride. You're also welcome to try the C or Lite ride. Just tell the ride leader at the start to watch out for you.
  • Q: What kind of bike should I bring?
    A: Pretty much anything with brakes and gears, except a cruiser. For C category and Lite,  hybrid bikes or even mountain bikes are OK. For A and B rides you'll need skinny tires. Flat handlebars OK on any ride.