Ride Level Descriptions


This summer we are again organizing our rides by experience level and riding ability so that we can better meet the needs of all bikers. Please read through the descriptions below to see which type of ride is best for you.


BEGINNER RIDES are for bike riders who

  • are first time riders with Pedal and Roll or new to trike and tandem riding
  • need to have a trike or tandem fitted, or who need help with determining adaptations such as special pedals or seat harnesses
  • may need support on trail, help of a caregiver to use a restroom, etc.


COMPANION RIDES are for bike riders who

  • have been fitted to a trike or tandem and know which adaptations they need such as pedals and seat belts
  • can get on and off trike or tandem with light assistance
  • demonstrate ability to safely pedal, steer and brake
  • know and follow bike riding safety rules and etiquette


INDEPENDENT RIDES are for bike riders who

  • can transport their bike to the starting point for the ride
  • maintain average pace >10 mph for an hour or more
  • can pedal up and down hills and ride on various road surfaces
  • demonstrate awareness of road crossings, obstacles, and bike safety
  • carry their own flat-tire kit, mobile phone, water, snacks and medications


****Helmet required for all rides.  No exceptions.****


for general information, contact: info@pedalandroll.org • mobile: 612-547-6550
Pedal and Roll is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization