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Date: Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 am
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Ride Description:

Saturday is December's your chance to say you rode into the last month of 2017!

This Saturday's C ride will depart at 9:00 a.m. sharp from the Conewago Recreation Trail parking lot on Route 230 northeast of Elizabethtown.  However, this is NOT a trail ride and we will be on paved roads the entire route. 

The address of the departure point is:

Conewago Recreation Trail
2385 N Market St
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Since we are not actually using the trail, and that parking lot can get full at times, please park in the lot next door in front of the abandoned GettyMart.  There is a porta-potty located in the trail head parking lot.
Our route will take us northeast on back roads into Mt Gretna, where we will have a break at mile 13.  We will then return via Route 241, which will include a brief dip into the outskirts of Elizabethtown.   Total distance will be about 27 miles.  Elevation climb is estimated by Ride With GPS at 900 ft.  While this is relatively low climb for a 27 mile ride, please be aware that there are two 6% climbs on this route.  For reference, the first climb is Hill Rd and we've done that many times on rides in this area. 
As a reminder, this is a C ride and I'm going to be extra diligent about staying within a C pace.  If you choose to ride faster you will likely be well ahead of the rest of the group and therefore not on the club ride.  I want to make sure that all C riders are along for what should be an enjoyable route.  
In the event of bad weather I'll cancel by 8am.  For questions I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 717-982-1706 (text or call).
Hope to see you Saturday!

Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 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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