Weather Forecast for this Ride Date & Start Location - No weather forcast data available (location not specified)
Month Flat Week Day
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Phone Number: 805-1251
Ride Description:

Unfortunately, as I look out the window it's raining cats and dogs.  Also, portions of the NW Lancaster River Trail have been under water this week with a river stage of about 9 ft at Harrisburg and a 13 ft crest predicted for Saturday.  This means we are moving our ride this Saturday from the NW Lancaster River Trail to the Conewago Trail.  We'll be sure to reschedule the NW Lancaster River Trail for better conditions so we can fully appreciate the ride.

We'll meet at the western-most trailhead of the Conewago Trail but we'll park in the adjacent abandoned Getty Mart parking lot where we have parked the last few years.  For those who haven't previously joined us on this ride, just enter "Conewago Trail North Market Street" in your Google Maps and you'll easily find it.  It's generally located just south of Saturday's Market along Route 230.

We'll ride about 26 miles with about the first half on hard roads and the last half on hard packed trail.  The trail is suitable for both road and hybrid bikes.  A mountain bike would likely be too disadvantageous for the first half of the ride.  The trail ride portion is all slightly downhill.  We'll be averaging 11-13 mph with no one left behind....kinda sounds like Seal Team 6.  This ride is also relatively flat with one short steep climb near the beginning.  

I'll send an email by 7:30 AM on Saturday if we need to cancel because of unsuitable weather.

The D+ ride will not be starting at the same location.

Feel free to text/call me at 717-805-1251 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Al

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 6:38 AM
Sunset Time: 7:39 PM

Print Friendly Ride Calendar

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.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Leader?  Send an email to becomealeader@harrisburgbicycleclub.org

and indicate Ride Category and Location you are interested in and we will connect you with a Ride Lead Mentor.