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Date: Saturday, August 05, 2017 8:30 am - 8:30 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Ride Description:

We're going to start this week's ride from a new location, Swatara State Park, located in the Lickdale Pa. area. The location is basically on the east end of Fort Indiantown Gap, a bit of a drive from the Harrisburg area, however I believe you will think the route is worth the drive. There is no park address, so directions are: take I81 north from the Harrisburg area to exit 90, Rt72 Lebanon/ Lickdale. At the exit traffic light, turn left onto Fisher Ave, travel .1 mile to the traffic light at Rt72. Turn left and travel about 1 mile, turn right onto Monroe Valley Rd. A few hundred yards later, take the first right turn into the Lickdale Trailhead and travel along the lane until reaching the parking area. We'll be riding from Swatara Park northeast through the Monroe Valley to Lake Strause. We'll then return past our start point at about the 8 mile mark, travel through Bordnersville and the Lickdale area, before returning to the park. This is a beautiful area to ride with rolling hills. Total distance will be about 18 miles and speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. No one gets dropped and we'll take breaks as necessary. If you have any questions or concerns, please call, 717-865-5707, or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you Saturday morning. In the event of inclement weather causing a ride cancellation, notification will be sent out by 7:30am.

Rick Radwanski


Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 6:10 AM
Sunset Time: 8:16 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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