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Date: Saturday, October 06, 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.

Time for another ride out of Grantville or more specifically out of Shellsville.  Riding temperature at the start should be in the low to mid 60's and at the end 68.  Club weekday evening rides are over.  So, here is the opportunity to get a workout, fresh air and enjoy some camaraderie.  You can also get into condition for the no frills Apple Butter Boil Ride on October 13.  That ride offers a 25 mile and a 50 mile route. 

The ride will meet at the East Hanover Park, at 8:00 a.m.   The distance will be 40 - 43 miles. The terrain will be rolling and run from northwest Lebanon County to the Palmyra and Annville area.  Pace will run about 14 - 15 mph.  No one is dropped.  There will be a mid-ride rest stop.  

Stay posted or double-check the ride calendar for an adjusted ride start time if rain is in the forecast for the morning.  At this time one forecast is for early morning rain, while the other shows no rain.  And the Apple Butter Boil Ride - Search for it on the club website for more information.  If you go, be sure to get affordable lunch and an apple butter Sundae after the ride.

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 route 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.  Running 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: 7:09 AM
Sunset Time: 6:41 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 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.