While these rides are designed to help Fall Tour participants prepare for the journey from Harrisburg to Cape May, N.J., anyone is welcome to come on these rides. By the way, it's not too late to register for Fall Tour. Details can be found under the Special Events tab at the top of the HBC home page.
West Shore Fall Tour Warm-up Ride #1 Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.
Wegmans, 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg
48.8 miles Tour Pace(s) **
Ride Coordinator: Marilyn Chastek (717-798-4537)
This ride is a micro-version of the Fall Tour with several good climbs in the beginning and flatter riding in the second half of the ride. Most of the route is on quiet back roads. There are several options for rest rooms, food and water along the way. This ride will go rain or shine, unless weather conditions are hazardous. Some cue sheets will be provided but you might want to print your own or download the gps map. Use this link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9400498 Riders will break into small groups based on average speed, so come prepared to read cue sheets. Park near the Market Café, at the east end of the building. Park as far away from the building as possible as a courtesy to shoppers.
Gettysburg Fall Tour Warm-Up Ride # 2 Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 8:00 am
Warrington Township Municipal Building, Rossville,
69 Miles, Tour Pace(s) **
Ride Coordinator: John Donoughe (H: 774-5073 W: 787-6136)
Join John on one of the favorite rides of the HBC. The ‘Ride To Gettysburg Square’ will get us to the Pub and Restaurant or the Lincoln Diner in time for lunch. The terrain will include rolling hills. Maps and cue sheets will be provided.
Directions To Start: From the Lewisberry exit, #35 of I-83 take PA 177 west toward Pinchot State Park. Travel 8.7 miles. After you cross over the bridge spanning the extreme west-end of Pinchot Lake, pass the community park. The municipal building will be next on the right. From PA 74 at Rossville, take PA 177 east for 1/4 mile. The township municipal building will be on your left. Park neatly next to the building