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Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 am - 10:00 am
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Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 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.


TIME CHANGE – 10:00 AM, MEET at 8:00 AM at shopping center!

Western Maryland Rail Trail starting in Hancock MD  - paved trail .  Ride mileage and lunch location (after the ride) TBD by the riders.  I have plenty of quarters for parking (very cheap) and plan on returning in the early evening.

Lunch options:

Buddy Lou’s in Hancock – on trail -

Weavers in Hancock - up the stairs from trail -

Leaving at 9:00 a.m. from Hampden Shopping Center on Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg to carpool/caravan.  Park on far part of lot away from Karns.   

Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mary McClain
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 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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