TempAdero Ride Rules


The TempAdero Ride is a group cyclists who get together on Saturdays for a ride. These road cycling rides take place in North San Luis Obispo County and cover the cities of Atascadero, Templeton, and Paso Robles, as well as outlying areas including Cambria, San Miguel, Pozo, Creston and Shandon, The road surface varies from good to rough and roads often have little to no shoulder.

All are welcome, but please be aware: you ride at your own risk, you need to be healthy enough to ride 60 miles at a moderate to high effort, you need to be comfortable riding in a group, your bike needs to be in good working order, and you need to be self-sufficient in regards to navigation, flat repair, and other issues as you may get separated from the group(s). The general ride details are below:

Speed: Standard group: 15-16.5 mph avg and Tempo 17.5+ avg mph over hilly terrain.
Distance: 60-ish miles. On ocassion a ride may be as short as 55 or as long as 65.
Stops: 3-4 brief stops per ride. A group of riders may depart a stop after 3 minutes, without waiting for other riders/groups to arrive.
Style: Drops allowed. Riders are not obligated to wait for other riders/groups at the stops. 
Effort: Steady-state. No sprints, intervals, attacks, riding people off your wheel.
Location: Alertnating Saturdays between Atascadero Zoo and Templeton Park (5th St), Templeton. There will be occasional special start locations.
Start Times: Meet at 8:30am during cold months and 8:00am during warmer months. Start is 5 minutes after the meet time. Times may be later on really cold days and earlier on really hot days
Courtesy: We stop when someone gets a flat or a mechanical.
The default group is the Standard group of 15-16.5 mph avg. If you seek a faster ride, we simply ask that you communicate you want to ride/create a Tempo group. We welcome riders who want to ride at a slower pace, but please know you may end up on your own during the course of the ride. However, the more riders we have the more likely you will have someone with which to ride.