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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Phone Number: 717-982-1706
Ride Description:

It’s time for a nice ride in the country!  We will take advantage of the beautiful weather that is forecast for Saturday to do a ride from Colebrook to Mt. Gretna and back.

Our departure will be at 9:00 a.m. from the abandoned GettyMart parking lot along Rte 230 just northwest of Elizabethtown.  If you have not been to this location, it is right next door to the Conewago Recreation Trail parking lot, which has the street address 2385 N Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Please park in the lot that is in front of the abandoned GettyMart; do not park in the Recreation Trail parking lot. 

The route I have planned will be entirely on paved roads; we will not be riding on the trail.

Our route will take us northeast on back roads through Lawn and Colebrook, with a restroom stop at mile 11 and a lap around the Mt. Gretna lake before a break.  Our return route will follow Rte 241 into Elizabethtown and finish with an exciting 1 mile downhill run back to the parking lot. 

Ride with GPS shows the distance as 27 miles with elevation climb of 930 ft.  If you would like more info on the route, see the attached link.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25838812

Our speed will be the normal C pace for the Saturday Social ride, and no rider will be left behind.  This ride typically averages around 12 mph.  Faster riders are expected to stay with the speed of the pack; slower riders are expected to be able to average at least 11 mph.

If you have questions please contact me at 717-982-1706 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In the event of a need to cancel I will send a notice out by 8am Saturday.

Chris Wright



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 6:29 AM
Sunset Time: 7:45 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 ridecaptain@harrisburgbicycleclub.org

 

Helmets are required on HBC rides.  A trained Ride leader is obligated to collect waiver signatures prior to the ride to be an HBC Sanctioned Ride.

Show and Go Rides are NOT HBC Sanctioned.

 

 

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and indicate Ride Category and Location you are interested in and we will connect you with a Ride Lead Mentor.