CHILE PEPPER CHALLENGE REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 1, 2017. SAVE THE DATE!
Welcome to the El Paso Bicycle Club! We are a friendly, diverse group including a wide range of ages, beginners, intermediate and advanced cyclists who find common ground in a love of biking. We organize events and rides throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to ride with the El Paso Bicycle Club (EPBC). You do not need to be a club member to join us, but joining is easy.
A complete list of all the club sponsored rides can be found on our club calendar hosted by Meetup. The Club usually sponsors a ride every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. During the period of the year when we observe Daylight Savings Time we hold two week day evening rides: a training ride for beginning and intermediate riders (the BIG rides) and a leaderless ride on Wednesday evenings. Unless otherwise indicated our typical weekend rides are for road bikes. If you are a seeking a technical mountain biking experience we encourage you to visit our mountain biking friends at the Borderland Mountain Bike Association.
Pace – How fast will we ride? Each ride will have a stated pace. Rides are usually advertised as either beginner/easy, moderate or fast. Below are the speed ranges in miles per hour for the usual stated paces. The ranges are for rides on level ground, a smooth paved road surface and in good weather. Grade, road surface and weather (wind) can have a negative or a positive effect on the actual ride pace. Occasionally rides will include a different pace description, for example moderately fast or very moderate; or moderate hill climbing.
• Beginner/Easy – 10 to 14 mph
• Moderate – 15 to 18 mph
• Fast – 18 mph and above
The aim is to make the ride safe and fun for the whole group. So, if you are looking for a group to ride with, whether you live in El Paso or the surrounding area, or are visiting from out of town, we welcome you.