- You pretty much take it easy in your day to day life.
- Physically active one or two hours a week.
- No significant mobility issues.
- Able to ride a bike for one hour at a time on pathways.
- Consecutive ride days would be a challenge.
- Physically active up to 3 hours per week.
- Able to tackle some hills on your bike rides.
- Wouldn't mind a 2 hour bike ride at a moderate pace (with breaks)
- Might even consider going again the next day.
- Over 3 hours of exercise per week.
- Comfortable climbing hills on a trail.
- Moderate pace over 2-4 hours of riding (with snack and chit-chat breaks) sounds good to you.
- Can ride multiple times per week.
- High level of fitness
- Can maintain a steady pace on climbs for extended periods, with minimal breaks.
- Capable of riding at a moderate to strenuous pace multiple times per week.
- Can carry your bike.
- High levels of cardio and strength.
- Comfortable with pushing the pace over longer periods of time.
- Capable of long hike-a-bike accesses.
- Can ride every day all day.
- Comfortable riding on pathways.
- Limited experience with dirt and trails.
- Comfortable on wide dirt and not-steep trails (green level mountain bike trails)
- Have ridden a mountain bike before.
- Can ride blue level singletrack trail.
- Comfortable with some rooty or rocky terrain, rolling over small obstacles with both wheels on the ground.
- Can climb and descend under control on moderately steep sections of trail.
- Confident on blue trails, can tackle most black trails.
- Can assess and ride terrain on the go, (rocky, rooty, loose).
- Capable of getting over larger obstacles using dynamic movements such as front wheel lifts.
- Confident on black trails (steep, loose, technical terrain).
- Ready and willing to get your wheels off the ground (drops, jumps).
- Comfortable with a variety of corner types at higher speeds.