I'm thinking of riding in a fully supported charity ride to benefit a cancer organization this weekend. They have 3 different distances, but since I'm new at this and this will be my first ride, I'm picking the shortest one which is 16 miles. I have never been on my bike for 16 miles and have no idea if I'll be able to ride that far, especially on a folder. For those of you who have done this sort of thing, if you can't complete the ride or can't keep up with the others, what happens? Can you turn around and go back?
Also, is a longer ride on a folder any different from riding on a conventional sized bike?