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Date: Saturday, December 09, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Ride Description:


Name:   Boyds to Hollywood Casino

Stats:    32 miles (1,260 ft.)

Speed:  11-13 mph

Start Location:  Boyds Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area (A.K.A. Boyds Big            Tree Farm)



At 9:00 AM we’ll be starting at Boyd’s Big Tree Farm parking lot in Fishing Creek Valley and heading east which means we’ll miss the 2 hills on Route 443 that are to the West closer to Fort Hunter.  We’ll be taking a scenic ride heading east through Fishing Creek Valley to Manada Gap and then to Hollywood Casino.  The ride out will be along Route 443 and a number of side roads…some familiar and some not.  The entire ride back will be along Route 443 which is a net downhill (with the exception of Route 443 to the parking lot)!


Restroom facilities are available at Boyds.  We’ll take a scheduled break at the half-way turnaround.  I anticipate that we’ll finish pretty close to 12 mph.  No one will be left behind.  And yes, depending on how everyone is feeling, we can very easily cut the ride back to under 30 miles.


The current weather forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 38 degrees.  But, it’ll be pretty cool first thing in the morning so bring your winter riding clothes…as if anyone needed reminded of that!


For directions, you can enter “Boyd Big Tree Preserve” in Google Maps and it'll get you there.  Boyds is located on the south side of Route 443 about halfway between Fort Hunter and Blue Mountain Parkway.


The D+ group will be starting at a different location.


Looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Its been a while since I’ve been able to join you on a Saturday ride.


I'll cancel by 8:00 AM Saturday via email in the event of poor riding weather.




717-805-1251 (Text or call)

Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 7:19 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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