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Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Categories: e-mail Rides*
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
Ride Description: Saturday or Sunday "ad hoc" social rides (not EVERY week) in which we carpool/caravan to a trail/route outside the immediate metropolitan Harrisburg area or have weekend camping/biking adventures. Travel to venues will range from 45 minutes to 3 hours away. These are C/D+ rides which will have a 9-13 mph average and range from 20-45 miles.


UPDATE AS OF 3:15 on 3/31/13 (CANCELING RIDE, BUT...):     Looks like no one is interested in making the trip out to DC.  I am canceling, BUT I am riding with 2 friends from Virginia, so if you are interested in meeting us in Alexandria, VA to ride to DC at 1:00 tomorrow, 4/1, please TEXT me ASAP (tell me who you are too,  unless your number is saved in my phone with your name-LOL)!  

Directions to the Belle View Shopping Center in Alexandria (15 South, which turns into 270 South, take 495 toward N. Virginia, take exit for George Washington Parkway which goes through DC into Virginia, passing National Airport, through Old Town Alexandria, then right on Belle View Blvd; go about 3 blocks and turn into the parking lot of Belle View Shopping Center on the right.  Meet near Roy Rogers and Spoke, Etc Bike Shop.

Destination is:  Washington Monument, near 17th St NW and Constitution Ave (we can always visit other monuments and memorials).


Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mary McClain
Sunrise Time: 6:49 AM
Sunset Time: 7:32 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


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Show and Go Rides are NOT HBC Sanctioned.



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