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Linglestown (Kellytron) A

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Ride Classification: A
Competitive - For riders in top physical shape and seriously interested in competitive bicycling. Average speed 19+ mph, with varying distances. Emphasis on conditioning. Few stops if any. Riders unable to maintain classified pace may be dropped.
Pace: 19+ mph
Terrain: Varies
Ride Description: Fast Group Rides 40+ miles



Start Location: Aster Drive Harrisburg
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Wasser
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Hershey B+

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Ride Classification: B+
Training - For the experienced group rider in good physical condition and capable of maintaining a fast pace for distances up to 50 miles. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 17-19 mph, with distances up to 50 miles. Few stops if any. Riders unable to maintain classified pace may be dropped.
Pace: 17-19 mph
Terrain: Rolling
Ride Description: -



Start Location: Hershey Briarcrest Square
Directions: From Harrisburg, follow Route 422 towards Hershey. At the traffic light at Friendly’s turn right onto University Drive. Take the first left onto Briarcrest Drive and right into the Briarcrest Center parking lot.
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Gavin Robertson
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Main Line Animal Rescue

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 7:30 am

MLAR Gran Fondo Cycling Event



Contact Name: Lee Halladay
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 610-299-8024

Event Description:

Join Main Line Animal Rescue (www,mlar.org) and an anticipated 600+ riders for our 2nd Annual MLAR Gran Fondo Cycling Event.

Fundraising is not required, but appreciated.

Registrants have the choice of four amazing rides on the beautiful country roads of Chester County, Pennsylvania

followed by a fabulous Beer Garden on our 60-acre farm that is home to Main Line Animal Rescue.

The rides have been designed to accommodate recreational riders to the serious cyclist.

  • 100K Ride (Approx. 62 Miles): Intermediate to advanced riders with four (4) timed climbs
  • 50K Ride (Approx. 31 Miles): Recreational to intermediate rider with three 9 (3) timed climbs
  • 40K Ride (Approx. 25 Miles): Recreational to intermediate rider with three (3) timed climbs
  • 15K Ride (Approx. 9 Miles): Recreational rider with one (1) timed climb

Included: Ride, long-sleeved t-shirt, SAG Support, 3 Fully Stocked Gourmet Rest-Stops, Lunch, Band, Awards, Beer, Games and family fun.

IMPORTANT PRICES, DATES & REGISTER NOWDEADLINES

Registration Fee: $85 until September 17, 2017. (Must register by September 17th to receive free long-sleeved t-shirt)

Registration Fee After September 17th: $105 (Day of registration is permitted)

Meal Ticket Only: $25, children 12 and under are free of charge (Day of registration is permitted)

Custom, Limited Edition Cycling Jersey: $85, must order by August 9, 2017


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Saturday Morning C+

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 8:00 am - 8:00 am
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.

So, many of us are not getting a week night  rides with the club any longer; so come on out.  We will meet, as usual, at the East Hanover Park and Township Center by the intersection of Jonestown Road and Manada Gap road.  The ride will be about 35 miles.  We will go through Fort Indiantown Gap onto more roads of Northern Lebanon County.  The pace will run 14 to 15 mph average.

Call 717 712-9988 if you are coming by Friday, 6 p.m. and we will look for you.  Last minute decision - just show up on time to join the ride.

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 8:30 am - 8:30 am
Ride Description:

Saturday morning C ride for October 7, 2017

Departing at 8:30 a.m. from Conewago Recreation Trailhead at Route 230 outside Elizabethtown.  Street address is 2385 N Market St, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. 

Rather than fill up the Trail parking lot, please park in front of the abandoned Gettymart that is just next door to the Trail parking lot.

We will ride on paved roads northeast to Mt Gretna.  That portion of the ride is very gradually uphill, with two short climbs that should be no problem for C riders.  We'll take a break in Mt Gretna around mile 16.

Return leg will be via the Conewago Recreation Trail, which is packed cinders and generally fine for tires down to about 25 mm in width.  If the trail is muddy or you do not wish to return on the trail, I will have a return path via Route 241 available. The Route 241 return option is about 2 miles longer and includes one short, steep hill.

Total distance will be about 28 miles with about 825 of elevation climb. Pace will be around 13 mph and no rider will be left behind.

Current weather forecast shows a 30% chance of rain for Friday night / Saturday morning.  I’ll monitor and if necessary send out a cancellation by 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.  My contact info is 717-982-1706.

Chris Wright



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ride Classification: C
Casual - – For the casual group cyclist who wants to socialize but likes some distance. Generally flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 11-13 mph, slow easy pace on hills, with distances 15 – 30 miles. Stops bout every 10 miles. No rider is dropped. Check the description of the specific ride for more precise pace.
Pace: 11-13 mph
Terrain: Rolling
Ride Description: _



Start Location: Mechanicsburg High School
Ride Leader: Marilyn Chastek
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Saturday Morning D Plus Greenbelt Ride

Diane Riley has volunteered to co-lead the Saturday Morning D+ ride with me .  It will be my first Harrisburg Greenbelt ride and with her knowledge of the 20 mile loop around Harrisburg she assures me we will not get lost.  October is Breast Cancer Month....feel free to wear PINK. Diane is a 22 year Breast Cancer survivor and she would love to see the “fellows” in pink !  We welcome all to come out on what should be a gorgeous Fall day. This would be a wonderful ride to invite someone new to join us ! 

We will start the ride at 9:00 am at the Benjamin Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park, north of Harrisburg. Street address is 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  If you have not been to this location, best access is via the Cameron Street exit off I-81.  Turn right (west) on Wildwood Park Drive and go past the entrance to HACC, at which point the road curves to the right and becomes Industrial Rd.  Wildwood Way is just under the I-81 bridge overpass.  Turn right into Wildwood Way and park in the lot along the right side.

Plan on touring the Harrisburg Greenbelt, on paved, gravel, and trail roadways. The route includes a few hills, none of which are extreme. A hybrid bike would probably be best suited for this route, however road bikes shouldn't have any problems. Total distance will be approximately 20-22 miles. Speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. No one gets dropped and we'll take breaks as necessary along the route. Restrooms are available at several locations. If you have any questions or concerns, please call, 717-865-5707, or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you Saturday morning. In the event of inclement weather causing a ride cancellation, notification will be sent out by 8:00am. You can also call Diane Riley 717 576-0003 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Diane will be providing some treats!  Like we say: We are an eating club with a biking disorder .

Rick Radwanski



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 PM

Perry County Email Ride

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Riders,

 

 Perry County Covered Bridge Series - Ride #5 Red Bridge

Weather is looking pretty nice this weekend!  Visit Red Bridge; the 14th and final Perry County Covered Bridge in this series.  We will also get a sneak preview of some of the Apple Butter Boil roads (one of my favorite rides!).

Start Location:  Little Buffalo State Park Parking Lot next to Swimming Pool (Note change in start location due to Little Buffalo Festival).  The swimming pool parking lot is on the west end of the park and is the location used for the Bike4Books ride. 

Distance: 42.7 miles

Pace: 12-14 mph adjusted to the slowest rider. NO ONE WILL BE DROPPED!

Terrain:  Some hills.  2422' of elevation change.

Ride Leader: Keith Douglass Ph. 582-2951.  Call if you need help with directions.

 

Cancellation:  In the event of inclement weather, a cancellation e-mail will be sent by 7:00 Saturday morning.

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Keith Douglass
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 6:39 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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