BBTC Ride Ratings
BBTC Rides are rated according to 3 criteria:
Each category above defines 5 levels of increasing difficulty as follows:
- Amount of climbing (hilliness).
- Technical difficulty (required skills).
Amount of Climbing
- Railroad grade
Rail-road grade trail, such as the Snoqualmie Valley Trail or John Wayne trail.
- Mostly flat
No real climbs but some ups and downs (St. Edwards, SeaTac)
- Rolling elevation
Occasional climbs, not too long (Tolt-McDonald's park, the Worm).
Some big climbs, occasional hike-a-biking maybe necessary. (Tiger Mt climb, Devil's gulch trail)
- Severe climbs
Long climbs with a lot of hike-a-biking (Ranger Creek, Deep Creek trails
- Leisurely pace
Allows for maintaining a conversation among all riders pretty much
at all times. Riders stay in one group. (The ride must be on a wide and easy double track).
- Social pace
Adjacent riders should be able to talk to each other. Riders stay in
- Moderate pace
Frequent re-groups (at least, at every major trail junction).
- Fast pace
Occasional re-groups (Each rider still waits for the one behind at most
- Race pace
No re-groups. (Any race or RATT rides).
A double track or a wide singletrack (John Wayne trail, logging roads on Tiger Mt).
Mostly straight and smooth singletrack (most trails in St. Edwards and
The ride may include some twisty and tight sections, occasional roots and
logs. (More difficult parts of St. Edwards, the DNA trail at the Worm)
The ride may include steep downhill sections, numerous roots, rocks, logs,
and small drops (Preston, Iverson trails on Tiger Mt, the Worm)
Northshore-style trails with stunts.
Last modified on 2004-01-06 19:02:14 by Igor Tatarinov.
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