Have you ever hosted a group ride?
Have you ever been on a group ride?
What did you like? What did you not like?
Were there rules, or was it a free-for-all.
Would you do it again?
I have hosted a few types of rides. I hosted an "all girls" ride and I hosted a "slow ride." What I hated about most group rides (at least in the NOVA area) is everyone wanted to go balls to the wall, and everyone was at different experience levels...it's one thing if it's a group like WOS where they all know each other, but general group rides can be really dangerous.
I posted on a local board I was involved with and hosted a "slow ride." I made it clear it was going to be a fun ride that was not going to be 20 people riding around at 100 mph...It would never be more than 15 over the limit (I had about 500 miles under my belt of riding)...that's it. Well, to my surprise, 50 people showed up. We wound up dividing into three groups, a fast, medium and slow. We gave instructions and rules to the groups before we left and it turned out to be a lot of fun.
I just prefer riding with a group of people that I know, that way I am familiar with their riding skills, that way I don't have to worry about some idiot who doesn't know how to ride riding over his head and taking me out.