Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:15 am
Other Special Rides Ride. 51.6miles @ 12 mph

John Donoughe (L), Patty/Bill Baughman Karen/Steve Niebelink Joan/Jay Thome

Fall Tour to Cape May - Harrisburg to Ronks

Five members of the six pack started the tour at John's house at 8:20 Tuesday 09/19. Starting here were Patty & Bill Baughman (tandem), the XXXX and Steve Niebelink, and John Donoughe.  The Market Street Bridge was jammed up so we used City Island to get around it.  We headed south basically on PA 230. McD's provided a civilized biobreak opporunity in Steelton. In Middleton we continued south using PA 441 to Bainbridge.  Heading NE we went through Stacktown where we met up with our other two six-pack members Joan and Jay Thome on their tandem. The mandatory rest stop at Donegal Springs Church was tradition.  We then headed into Mt. Joy where we ate lunch at the Country Table Restaurant. From there we headed east again on PA 230. A stop at a Wawa took place in East Petersburg where the Thome's rode bak home to attend a meeting. After lunch a meandering route took us through two covered bridges, through Landis Valley Museum where Bill Baughman didn't miss a metal pole in the bike trail there, up the one challenging hill for today, and into Smoketown. After the leader took a small 'scenic detour' we rode into the La Quinta on PA 896.  That night we ate dinner as a group at the Olive Garden on US 30 at the Rockville outlets.