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Date: Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Ride Classification: C+
Experienced - – For the experienced group cyclist. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 13-15 mph, with distances typically 20-45 miles. One brief stop midway in ride and when necessary. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 13-15 mph
Terrain: Rolling Terrain and Challenging Hills
Ride Description: The ride will include the rolling terrain and challenging hills of eastern Dauphin and western Lebanon counties. There will be infrequent stops and any that are necessary. Riders should be capable of sustained effort for two to three hours or more.

The ride will be for 45 miles beginning at 8 a.m.  We will meet in East Hanover Park, in Shellsville (near Grantville).  The forecast is for cooler weather on Saturday.  We will try the last route again, where the route had to be changed to higher ground due to numerous bridges being closed near the Swatara Creek due to flooding. After a rest stop at a General Store in Jonestown, the ride will run through McGillstown and Steelstown in Lebanon County and continue along the Swatara north of Hershey before the return to the Park.  At the start the ride will head through the Indiantown Gap and go over Moonshine.  It is less than a half mile climb, with a short steep part near the bottom.  From there we will go through through Monroe Valley, head into Jonestown and then go Southwest to return to the park from the south.  Pace 14+.

The address of East Hanover Park, Dauphin County - 8848 Jonestown Road, Grantville, Pennsylvania 17028.  This park has good bathroom facilities.

Directions

From I81 - Go south on Rt 39, make a left at the first light onto Jonestown Road.  Go 2 miles and make a left onto Manada Gap Road.  In 200' make a left into the large parking area for the park and township center.

From Rt. 39 from Hershey - Go north on rt 39.  About one mile after crossing Rt. 22, make a right at the light onto Jonestown Road.  Go two miles and make the left onto Manada Gap Road.  In 200' make a left into the parking lot.

RSVP are appreciated.  Last minute decision, just show up on time.  Runniing a couple of minutes late or just have questions.  Contact Robert Martin, 717 712-9988

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 6:42 AM
Sunset Time: 7:27 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

 

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