Saturday morning C ride for October 7, 2017
Departing at 8:30 a.m. from Conewago Recreation Trailhead at Route 230 outside Elizabethtown. Street address is 2385 N Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
Rather than fill up the Trail parking lot, please park in front of the abandoned Gettymart that is just next door to the Trail parking lot.
We will ride on paved roads northeast to Mt Gretna. That portion of the ride is very gradually uphill, with two short climbs that should be no problem for C riders. We'll take a break in Mt Gretna around mile 16.
Return leg will be via the Conewago Recreation Trail, which is packed cinders and generally fine for tires down to about 25 mm in width. If the trail is muddy or you do not wish to return on the trail, I will have a return path via Route 241 available. The Route 241 return option is about 2 miles longer and includes one short, steep hill.
Total distance will be about 28 miles with about 825 of elevation climb. Pace will be around 13 mph and no rider will be left behind.
Current weather forecast shows a 30% chance of rain for Friday night / Saturday morning. I’ll monitor and if necessary send out a cancellation by 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. My contact info is 717-982-1706.