Riding bikes with friends is best enjoyed when everyone has some on best practices. Reference the following before the ride begins to ensure you know what to expect.
Depending on how many people show up, expect 2-3 individual groups. A slower conversational "no-drop" ride for people new to riding in groups ("C group"), a mid paced ride that always regroups ("B group"), and a faster, more challenging group ("A group"). Paces and distances are as follows: