|Cat 8 Racing before the ride began|
I rode Sunday afternoon with the Cat 8 Racing group. The beginner racing Category is Category 5 or Cat 5 under USA Cycling designations. This group of riders refer to themselves as Cat 8 Racing because they don't race or pretend to be a group of racers. They are simply a fine group of people that enjoy riding their bicycles together.
The ride today began in Lewisville, NC at the town square. There are many wonderful routes to ride your bike when leaving from the Lewisville Square. The ride today was approximately 40 miles in length. I rode to and from the ride to get in a little extra mileage and to save gas.
The group started out as one large group. After regrouping a couple of times we split into 2 or more groups. It was a beautiful day to go for a bike ride. A strong headwind made the second half of the ride a little more challengeing, but it was still a lot of fun.
I would recommend this group to anyone looking for a great group to ride with. I hope to join one of their rides again in the near future.