Saturday Morning C

Saturday, April 04, 2015 9:30 am - 9:30 am
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Ride Description:

The changing weather forecast for Saturday morning is now indicating 20-30 mph winds with temperatures in the forties. If that isn't too breezy for you, let's meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028.  Plan to ride about 20 miles of rolling terrain at 11-12 mph.  If the weather conditions are unsuitable, I will send a cancellation no later than 8:00 am Saturday morning. If the weather is questionable, check your emails or call me before you leave home.  



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:45 AM
Sunset Time: 7:35 PM

Friday Night Social

Friday, April 10, 2015 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ride Classification: D+
Social - - For the beginning cyclist who wants distance with an easy pace. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 9-11 mph, distances vary. Frequent stops. No rider is dropped
Pace: 9-11 mph
Terrain: Flat to Rolling
Ride Description: Join us for a short (10-15 mile) ride followed by dinner. Location of ride and dinner varies.

Friday, April 10, 2015                    

Friday Night Social – Depart 6:15 pm

Red Robin (520-1776), at the Hershey Tanger Outlets, Hershey, PA

Casual (10-12 mph), 14-15 miles

John Donoughe, 774-5073

 

Join John at the Red Robin Restaurant at the Tanger Outlets in Hershey.  This starting location offers lots of interesting rural and urban roads for riding not to mention the great American food for the after-ride dining and socializing.  You have no reason for missing the ride this night, because you still have five days left to work on your taxes.

 

Red Robin is located on the western end of the Tanger Outlets complex.  It is visible from Hersheypark Drive.  Take Hersheypark Drive just past the intersection of PA 743 and just past the Hershey Park Complex   But, please park in the spots well away from the restaurant and somewhat near Wendy’s  Look for John’s van and park near it.  This way, we can be considerate of Red Robin and their other patrons while we are out riding. 

 

If you only want to dine and socialize and the weather is good, join us at 7:45 pm after we return from the bike ride.  If the weather is not-so-good for riding, come out anyway to socialize; we’ll dine at 7:00 in that case. 



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'David Powell
Sunrise Time: 6:35 AM
Sunset Time: 7:41 PM

Saturday Morning C+

Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Classification: C+
Experienced - – For the experienced group cyclist. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 13-15 mph, with distances typically 20-45 miles. One brief stop midway in ride and when necessary. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 13-15 mph
Terrain: Rolling Terrain and Challenging Hills
Ride Description: The ride will include the rolling terrain and challenging hills of eastern Dauphin and western Lebanon counties. There will be infrequent stops and any that are necessary. Riders should be capable of sustained effort for two to three hours or more.

We will be riding out of Grantville for about 30 to 35 miles.  As is early in the year the pace will be kept about 14mph.  Terrain will be rolling in western Lebanon and Dauphin Counties.  Ride time is an hour earlier than the C ride, so show up and be ready for an 8:30 a.m. departure.  Accuweather currently show a high of 60 for Saturday and 50F at 8:30 and mostly sunny.   So come and enjoy.

 



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 6:34 AM
Sunset Time: 7:42 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:30 am - 9:30 am
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Ride Classification: C
Casual - – For the casual group cyclist who wants to socialize but likes some distance. Generally flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 11-13 mph, slow easy pace on hills, with distances 15 – 30 miles. Stops bout every 10 miles. No rider is dropped. Check the description of the specific ride for more precise pace.
Pace: 11-13 mph
Terrain: Rolling
Ride Description: Come out and ride the beautiful rolling hills of Lebanon and/or Dauphin Counties. Distance will be 20-25 miles @ 11-13 mph. Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028. If ride conditions are unfavorable, ride leader will cancel no later than 8:00 am on ride day. If the weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home.



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:34 AM
Sunset Time: 7:42 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Sunday, April 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ride Description:

Ride Classification:  Learn to Linger

Starting Point:  Mechanicsburg High School:

Starting Time:  2:00 PM

This is a Learn to Linger ride.  The Harrisburg Bike Club generally describes LTL rides as rides for those riders interested in a more leisurely pace. 

This specific ride will be an D or  D+" ride. 

The average speed will be in the 9-11 mph range with slower speeds on hills (and there aren't many on the 2 routes described below).  In any event, no rider will be left behind. We will make water/rest stops every 3-5 miles.  Be sure to bring water to keep hydrated.

The ride  will be in 2 parts.  Both parts will start and end at Mechanicsburg HS.  The first leg of the ride will be about 10 miles plus or minus 1 to 2 miles.  The second and (optional) leg will be about 5 miles.

The weather forecast for Sunday calls for a high in the mid-60s, sunny with little wind and little chance of rain.  Sounds like perfect biking weather.

Come out and join Claire and me for a relaxing and enjoyable ride.  If you plan to participate in one or both parts of the ride, let me know.



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Vince Kaminski
Sunrise Time: 6:32 AM
Sunset Time: 7:43 PM

Saturday Morning C+

Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Classification: C+
Experienced - – For the experienced group cyclist. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 13-15 mph, with distances typically 20-45 miles. One brief stop midway in ride and when necessary. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 13-15 mph
Terrain: Rolling Terrain and Challenging Hills
Ride Description: The ride will include the rolling terrain and challenging hills of eastern Dauphin and western Lebanon counties. There will be infrequent stops and any that are necessary. Riders should be capable of sustained effort for two to three hours or more.

The ride will be on rolling terrain in eastern Dauphin and western Lebanon county.  We will keep a comfortable pace around 14mph average.  The ride will run about 35 miles this week.  Accuweather shows the termparture to be about 61F at 8:30 a.m. and partly sunny.  So, what better day can there be to ride.  Do not confuse this ride with the C ride which will leave a little later in the morning from the same location.  Ride leaves from parking lot of the Grantville Restaurant on the south side of 22 before Sandbeach road..  



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 6:23 AM
Sunset Time: 7:49 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 am - 9:00 am
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Ride Description:

NOTE THE NEW WARMER WEATHER START TIME OF 9:00 AM.  Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 and plan to ride 20-23 miles at 11-12 mph.  We will most likely take one of our many routes to Memorial Lake and back.  Terrain is rolling with a few small hills and we will adjust the pace to accommodate riders who have not been on their bikes for awhile. The weather forecast for this Saturday looks great, but if it changes I will send a cancellation no later than 7:30 am on Saturday morning. If the weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home. Hope you can make it!



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:23 AM
Sunset Time: 7:49 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 am
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Ride Description:

This is a modified Capital Greenbelt ride. We will start at the entrance to the Capital Greenbelt located at the back of the Capital City Diner.  The ride will be a D/D+ ride of about 18 miles. We are taking out 2 of the tough hills on the normal Greenbelt ride. No rider will be left behind.  The ride should take about 2 to 2.5 hours including frequent water/rest stops and a potty stop at Wildwood Park.  Bring water and a snack.

Sorry for the short notice but a number of people have church and/or family commitment on Sunday and it's calling for rain on Monday.  Note:  This ride is not intended to conflict with the C and Easy C and C+ rides leaving out of Grantville.  The weather is supposed to be sunny and highs in the mid-70s.  So come out for an enjoyable ride.  If anyone wants we can stop at the City Line Diner (3302 Derry Street Harrisburg) for lunch after the ride.

Let me know if you plan to do the ride.  Be there 10-15 minutes early so that we can leave promptly at 10:00

 



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Vince Kaminski
Sunrise Time: 6:23 AM
Sunset Time: 7:49 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 am - 9:00 am
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Ride Description:

NOTE: The new warmer weather start time is 9:00 AM.  Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 and plan to ride 20-23 miles at 11-12 mph.  We will most likely take one of our many routes to Memorial Lake and back.  Terrain is rolling with a few small hills and we will adjust the pace to accommodate riders who have not been on their bikes for awhile. The weather forecast for Saturday looks okay, but if it changes I will send a cancellation no later than 7:30 am on Saturday morning. If the weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home. Hope you can make it!



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:13 AM
Sunset Time: 7:56 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:30 am - 9:30 am
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Ride Description:

LTL ... 18 miles ... lunch after nearby ... Marie's or Sophia's on Market ... short notice but the weather looks promising and I find myself riding this route often by myself so please join me tomorrow if you can or I can forward the route and you can try it for yourself sometime.  Learn about PA Bike Route S which I've been exploring starting in Pittsburgh or about the latest efforts to make Camp Hill more pedestrian and bike-friendly as we ride.  

Start:  Corner of Carlisle Pike and Saint Johns South (next to the Philly Pretzel Factory, 4401 Carlisle Pike).  Lots of little hills but nothing too steep and we'll start by going down Orrs Bridge Road and across the bridge to get to the back streets and roads.  Easy pace and no one left behind ... very scenic along the creek, through the tunnel and up along the skyline at Negley Park.

Parking:  suggest along South Saint Johns Drive.

 



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Jeff McPartland
Sunrise Time: 6:09 AM
Sunset Time: 7:59 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, May 02, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Greetings Saturday Morning Riders,

A request for assistance has gone out for a fellow HBC member.  Jo Anderson is facing a very serious illness and needs some assistance.  A few members from Jo Anderson’s church have organized a “mulching party” at her residence Saturday morning at 11:00 am and additional volunteers are needed to help with this project.  Jo has always been a highly regarded HBC member, as well as a regular rider in our Saturday morning rides, and we are going to try to help with this project on Saturday.  Therefore, the regular Saturday Morning Ride is going to start a little earlier at 8:30 am in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028.  Please arrive early enough so we can be underway at 8:30 am.  We will ride approximately twenty miles at 11-12 mph and plan to return to the starting location by 10:30 to 10:45 am.  Rick Radwanski and I are then going to drive to Jo’s residence in Hershey to help with the mulching project.  Come out for the ride as usual, keeping in mind the earlier start time, and if you can also help with the mulching project it will be greatly appreciated.  Bring whatever tools you might use at home to do bed edging and mulching.  With enough volunteers, we should be able to complete this project in a few hours. 

Please come out for the ride and if you can spare a few hours for the mulching project it would be terrific.  If you cannot participate in the mulching project, still come to the ride.  Or, if you can’t make the ride, but want to help with the project, you can go directly to Jo’s residence at 11:00 am Saturday morning.  Jo resides at 812 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA.  It is directly across from the Antique Barn. 

Hope to see you on the ride and/or at the “mulching project”.

Larry



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:04 AM
Sunset Time: 8:04 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, May 09, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 and plan to ride 22-25 miles of rolling hills in beautiful Lebanon and Dauphin Counties.  Pace will be in the 11-13 mph range and will be adjusted for any riders that have not been on their bikes for awhile.  Joanne has not, yet, met Ed and Edith, so if she can make it this week, we will ride out past the eagles nest and visit them before continuing on to our Memorial Lake destination.  Rick also knows of a newly discovered bald eagles nest near Lake Marquette that we may visit .  Last week's 8:30 am start time seemed popular with riders, so we will start again this week at 8:30.  Please arrive early enough to actually start riding at 8:30 am.  In the event of inclement weather, I will send a cancellation email no later than 7:30 Saturday morning.  If weather is questionalble, check your email messaages or call me before you leave home.  



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 5:56 AM
Sunset Time: 8:11 PM

Friday Night Social

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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Ride Description:

Friday Night Social 5/15/15, depart time 6:15 PM
15-20 Miles @ 11-13 mph pace
Mollie Clark leader 737-1776
Glass Lounge, 4745 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Cruise local roads north of Harrisburg.
In event of inclement weather, meet at 6:30 for dinner and conversation



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mollie Clark
Sunrise Time: 5:50 AM
Sunset Time: 8:16 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 where we will take one of our many routes to the Memorial Lake area and back. Distance will be 22-25 miles at 11-12 mph. Terrain is rolling with a few small hills. In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation no later than 7:30 am Saturday morning. If weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home.  All are welcome!



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 5:49 AM
Sunset Time: 8:17 PM

Saturday Morning EZ-C

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Hello Easy Riders,

Meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 where we will take one of our many routes to the Memorial Lake area and back. Distance will be 15-20 miles at 10-11 mph. Terrain is rolling with a few small hills.

In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation no later than 7:30 am Saturday morning. If weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home.  Currently there is a ZERO % chance of rain in the morning.  Saturday afternoon chances of rain jump to 70-80% !

Bill Engle

cell-497-7132

home-583-0675

 


Start Location: Grantville Restaurant
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Bill Engle
Sunrise Time: 5:49 AM
Sunset Time: 8:17 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Friday, May 22, 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 am
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Ride Description:

Starting Point:  Soldiers and Sailors Park, 2 Memorial Park Drive, Mechanicsburg.  Park at the back of the park by the swimming pool.

Starting Time:  10:00 but be there 10-15 minutes early so that we can leave on time.

Ride Classification:  D, D+, Easy C

Average Speed:  8-11 mph when riding

Terrain:  Fairly flat but a few rolling hills.

Ride Length:  Approximately15-18 miles

Ride Duration:  ~2.0-2.5 hours including stops

Other Information:  Frequent water/rest stops.  No rider left behind.

This is a Learn to Linger ride.  The Harrisburg Bike Club generally describes LTL rides as rides for those riders interested in a more leisurely pace.  This specific ride will be a "D, D+, Easy C" ride leaving from Soldiers and Sailors Park in Mechanicsburg.  The average speed will be in the 8-11 mph range with slower speeds on hills.  In any event, no rider will be left behind.  We will make water/rest stops every 3-5 miles.  There will be an opportunity for at least one and maybe 2 potty stops on the proposed route.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me.  If you plan to participate, send me an email so that we know you’ll be coming.  In the event of bad weather, we will let you know at least an hour before the start of the ride. The weather forecast is calling for clear skies with a high of about 75. Perfect biking weather.  Make sure to bring something to drink and a snack if you want one.  If you have any additional questions, call me at 732-3205.

Lunch ?:  After the ride, we can catch lunch in Mechanicsburg if anyone wants too.



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Vince Kaminski
Sunrise Time: 5:45 AM
Sunset Time: 8:23 PM

Friday Night Social

Friday, May 22, 2015 6:15 pm
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Ride Description:

Marysville, Friday Social bike ride;  15-20 miles @ 11-13 mph. 
This is a very scenic area, but has limited routes for biking, expect some hills which we will do slowly.
Riders will meet at the gravel parking lot under the Stone Arch Railroad Bridge on S. Main St.
Directions to ride:
You can get there by taking the Marysville exit of Rt. 81 and going N. on rt. 11 until you see the turn for rt. 850 on your Left. Turn onto 850 and then take another immediate Left turn. Proceed through a parking area and look for a sharp Left to go through the tunnel under the railroad tracks. When you get to the river side of the tunnel, turn Right and pass the Waterfront Restaurant, going about 1/2 mile to the parking area under the Stone Arch Bridge.
If traffic is a problem on 11/15 North then use the Enola exit and Turn Right at the light on Valley St.
Turn Right immediately on to 1st. St. and Right again on to Miller which goes over 81. Another Right at the "T" which is Belle Vista Dr., and down the hill, up the river to the parking area under the Stone Arch Bridge.
You might want to GPS the Restaurant and find the parking lot from there.

Martha Ruff 717-579-6452
Waterfront Bar and Grill

13 S. Main St.
Marysville, PA
http://www.thewaterfrontbarandgrill.com/



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Martha Ruff
Sunrise Time: 5:45 AM
Sunset Time: 8:23 PM

Saturday Morning EZ-C

Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Hi Easy-Riders and all,

I know it's only Tuesday but the long-range forecast is good for Saturday morning; keep your fingers crossed!  We'll do one of the variations to the Gap n Back at a s-l-o-w pace, (10-11 MPH).  Distance will be 15-20 miles and avoiding as many hills as possible on the chosen route; NOLB, (no one left behind). Stops will be frequent and hopefully, we will return by 11:30 AM.

Starting Location: The former Grantville Restaurant parking lot  9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028.

Time: Departure at 8:30. Please be early so that we can leave on time.

Leader: Bill Engle

 



Start Location: Grantville Restaurant
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Bill Engle
Sunrise Time: 5:44 AM
Sunset Time: 8:24 PM

Saturday Morning C

Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:30 am - 8:30 am
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Ride Description:

Don't look now, but it's Memorial Day Weekend already!  If you want to make a bike ride part of your holiday plans, meet in the parking lot of the former Grantville Restaurant, 9147 Allentown Blvd, Grantville, PA 17028 where we will take one of our many routes to the Memorial Lake area and back. Distance will be 22-25 miles at 11-12 mph. Terrain is rolling with a few small hills. In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation no later than 7:30 am Saturday morning. If weather is questionable, check your email messages or call me before you leave home.  All are welcome!



Start Location: Varies
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 5:44 AM
Sunset Time: 8:24 PM

Friday Night Social

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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Ride Description:

FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL:  15 TO 20 MILES @ A SOCIABLE PACE OF 11-13 MPH.

 

DATE:  FRIDAY, MAY 29,2015 DEPART TIME 6:15PM

 

LEADER:  JOHN HUMPHRIES (C)717.315.9541  (H) 717.697.2033

 

LOCATION:  SUNLITE DINER, 4793 GETTYSBURG ROAD MECHANICSBURG, PA. 17055

 

 

DIRECTIONS: GOING SOUTH ON ROUTE 15 EXIT AT WESLEY DRIVE. GO ONE BLOCK TO THE RIGHT AND TURN RIGHT ONTO GETTYSBURG ROAD. THE RESTAURANT IS ON THE IMMEDIATE RIGHT.  PARK IN THE BACK SO WE LEAVE ROOM FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS.

 

 

 

RIDE DESCRIPTION: THIS WILL BE AN EASY RIDE OF 15 TO 20 MILES THROUGH THE MECHANICSBURG AREA. THIS RIDE WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOSEN UP YOUR LEGS AND TO SOCIALIZE WITH THOSE AROUND YOU. THE SUNLITE DINER IS KNOWN FOR ITS GOOD COOKING AT REASONABLE PRICES.



Start Location:
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'John Humphries
Sunrise Time: 5:40 AM
Sunset Time: 8:29 PM

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Ride Classifications:

Pace for Rides:
A: 19+ mph
B+: 17-19
B: 15-17
C+: 13-15
C: 11-13
D+: 9-11
D: 8-10

 

Please note that these are average speeds. If you are new to club rides and aren't sure what pace you can maintain, be conservative with your first ride! Direct all questions, cancellations or updates to  the contact shown on the ride event, or Jeff Hoch at ridecaptain@harrisburgbicycleclub.org

 

Helmets are required on HBC rides.  A trained Ride leader is obligated to collect waiver signatures prior to the ride to be an HBC Sanctioned Ride.

Show and Go Rides are NOT HBC Sanctioned.

 

 

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