Lesley and I participated in our first ever race on 2/19/2011. It was an individual time trial on the Silver Comet trail near Atlanta. The race was advertised as 10 miles but in reality it was 12 miles (6 out and back).
I was very proud of both of us. We were both nervous but did great. We both averaged around 20.5mph.
Here's the video I took of it. I used my Kodak PlaySport camera and edited the video in Windows Movie Maker. Very easy process.