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Learning to Linger Email Ride

Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 9:30 am
Ride Description:

Ride Description: Soldiers and Sailors Loop

Ride Classification: D/D+/Easy C. No rider left behind.

Starting Point/Time: We will start at 9:30 from Soldiers and Sailors Park (1 Memorial Park Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055).  Park back by the swimming pool.  Be there 10-15 minutes early so that the ride can start on time.

Length/Duration/Terrain/Speed: 15-20 miles which should take about 2 to 2.5 hours (including stops) at an 8-11 mph pace while riding. Gently rolling hills.

Weather Forecast: The current forecast is calling for a high of about 78 with a 20% chance of rain and winds of about 10 mph. The temperature should be about 60 when we start. Bring water and a snack if you want one. In the event of rain, I will send out an email cancelling the ride by 8:00.

Additional Information: If you plan to participate, send me an email. In the event, no one responds, I reserve the right to change the starting location, time or to cancel the ride.

Lunch/Late Breakfast: After the ride, we can catch lunch or a late (second) breakfast in Mechanicsburg if anyone wants to.

Hope to see you on Friday.

Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Vince Kaminski
Sunrise Time: 6:18 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 10:30 am - 10:30 am
Ride Classification: D+
Social - - For the beginning cyclist who wants distance with an easy pace. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 9-11 mph, distances vary. Frequent stops. No rider is dropped
Pace: 9-11 mph
Terrain: Flat to rolling
Ride Description: These rides are for those interested in a more leisurely pace and are scheduled in an ad-hoc fashion. The pace runs D to D plus ( 8-12 mph), with distances 8 – 25 miles. Check the notice for leader name, exact pace and distance.

Let's go for a ride on the NW Lancaster River Trail to see the long row of cherry trees in bloom along Front Street in Marietta. We might see some eagles nesting along the way, too.

Approx. 22 miles at about 10-11 mph. 

This trail is almost all paved but there are two short sections of dirt.

Start: 10:30 at the Bainbridge Trailhead. Ride from there to Columbia and back, stopping for lunch at McCleary's Public House.

I'll cancel by 8:30 a.m. if necessary.

Take Route 441 to Bainbridge and look for the trail sign to direct you to the trailhead. Please note that to the north of Marietta, there is another trailhead sign near Falmouth, but that section of the trail is not complete and there is no parking. There is a port-a-pot at the Bainbridge trailhead and others along the way.




Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Marilyn Chastek
Sunrise Time: 6:18 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 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


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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