If you’re targeting a Criterium, Road Race, or Time Trial, this is your group. Rides are generally in the 45-80 mile range and may include intervals, overloading, etc. These rides also serve riders who simply need to pack a lot hard work into a few hours. Routes include flat or moderately rolling terrain, but often also include steep, repetitive climbs that require and explosive efforts.
The Performance Group rider puts in between 150 and 200 miles per week that include at least one ride of 50-80 miles. A typical week might include the Saturday Performance Group ride, a recovery ride on Sunday, intervals or hill repeats on Tuesday, a recovery ride on Wednesday, and intervals on Thursday.
Cycle Folsom is the most versatile Cycling groups I’ve ever been associated with. They are a perfect blend of riders. There are serious climbing rides as well as more flat rides. There are training opportunities from the racing level to the beginning group riders. Their Grupetto Teaching Series is ingenious and emphasizes their focus on safety and developing new riders. The Performance and Peloton groups emphasize teamwork and excellence. This is a very accomplished club.
I started riding with Cycle Folsom a few years ago, and I loved the competitive camaraderie and friendships I developed in the club. Everybody was always friendly, helpful, the rides were challenging and often epic. We are lucky to have great places to ride in our community and an amazing club to share them with.