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Rider Types

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Whether you’re into it for the scenery, for fitness, or to suffer, you ride because riding bikes is fun. Conte’s Travel has a trip that will be perfect for you regardless of why you ride. Finding the right trip for you starts with identifying why you ride, how you ride, and what sounds the most fun.

1 | RECREATIONAL

Road Bike Adventures

The Rides: Miles: 15 – 35 | Daily Climbing: Less than 1000 feet | Ride Time: 1 – 2 Hours | Pace: 1-2 Watts/KG

The Rider: The recreational road rider is relatively fit and comfortable with flat to rolling terrain. While they love riding their bike, they’re also happy to take a day off for an excursion or to stop mid-ride for a walking tour, to see historic sites, or have a coffee. They may or may not use clipless pedals and may enjoy using an e-bike.

Mountain Bike Adventures

The Rides: Miles: 6 – 12 miles | Elevation: 200-500 feet | Ride Time: 1 – 3 Hours

The Rider: The recreational mountain bike rider has some mountain bike experience on double track and smooth, non-technical single-track riding.

Gravel Adventures

The Rides: Miles: 5 – 10 miles | Elevation 500-1000 feet | Ride Time 1-3 hours

The Rider: The recreational gravel rider typically rides on bike paths or smooth dirt roads but will occasionally take on crushed stone surfaces. They prefer flat to rolling terrain.

2 | SPORT

Road Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance 30 -50 miles | Elevation: 1,000 - 2,000 feet | Ride Time: 2 – 3 Hours | Pace: 2-3 Watts/KG

The Rider: The Sport Road Rider rides 2-4 times per week either for fitness, to commute to work, or for fun. They are generally fit, enjoy an occasional physical challenge, and may participate in charity rides, gran fondo events or century rides.

Mountain Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance: 8 – 14 miles | Elevation: 400-800 feet | Ride Time: 3 – 5 Hours

The Rider: The Sport Mountain Bike Rider has some experience riding trails or off-road terrain and has been mountain biking for at least one year. They can control speed and direction on smooth trails and handle moderately uneven or technical terrain but will often walk their bike when things get too rough.

Gravel Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance 10-20 miles | Elevation 1,000-2,500 feet | Ride Time: 2 – 3 hours

The Rider: The Sport Gravel Rider is generally comfortable riding a gravel bike on variable unpaved surfaces with short, gradual ascents and descents. They can control speed and direction on packed dirt and some loose gravel but may prefer to walk their bike when the road or path surface becomes too steep, loose, or uneven.

3 | ENTHUSIAST

Road Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance: 45 – 70 miles | Elevation: 2,000-7,000 feet | Ride Time: 3-5 Hours | Pace: 2.5-4 Watts/KG

The Rider: The Avid Road Rider rides 3-5 times per week, is comfortable riding in a group, and regularly rides 3-5 hours over varying terrain, including steep hills and some moderate mountain passes. They are comfortable and confident on moderately technical, fast descents.

Mountain Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance: 12 – 18 miles | Elevation: 800-2000 feet | Ride Time: 4 – 7 Hours

The Rider: The Avid Mountain Bike Rider has been mountain biking for at least two years and is comfortable riding on moderately steep and technical singletrack trails, including rocks, gravel, tree roots and small drops.

Gravel Bike Adventures

The Rides: Distance: 18 -50 miles | Elevation 3,500 feet | Ride Time: 3-5 hours

The Rider: The Avid Gravel Rider is comfortable riding a road or gravel bike on a variety of gravel surfaces, easily negotiating small sections of deep, loose gravel. They ride road and / or gravel bikes 3-5 times per week or more for 3-5 hours over varying terrain, including steep hills, uneven technical terrain.

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