Month Flat Week Day

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 8:00 am - 8:00 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: Varies
Ride Description: Fast Group Rides 30 miles Pace 17-19



Start Location: Aster Drive Harrisburg
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Wasser
Sunrise Time: 6:08 AM
Sunset Time: 8:18 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 9:00 am - 9:00 am
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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:08 AM
Sunset Time: 8:18 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 8:30 am
Ride Description:

Let’s meet this week at Memorial Lake, Lower Road Entrance where repairs to the restrooms are expected to be completed and plan to ride about 24 miles at an average speed of approximately 11 mph.  We will take mostly rural roads out thru Monroe Valley to the little summer cottages at Lake Strauss. Terrain is the typical rolling hills of beautiful Lebanon County.  No one will be dropped!

In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation email message to the D Plus distribution list no later than 7:30 Saturday morning. If the weather is questionable, check your emails, call or text me before you leave home. 

I think you will like this ride and hope you can make it. 

Larry Riley 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 6:08 AM
Sunset Time: 8:18 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 8:30 am
Ride Description:

 

NAME:  SATURDAY MORNING SOCIAL "C" 

RIDE NAME:  TRAIL HEAD-MOUNT GRETNA LOOP

STATS: 27.2 MILES

SPEED:  12-13 mph

START LOCATION:  ABANDONED GAS STATION NEAR TRAILHEAD OF CONEWAGO RECREATION TRAIL. TAKE TOLL HOUSE ROAD EXIT FROM 283 EAST.  TAKE 230 EAST TOWARD ELIZABETHTOWN.  ABANDONED GAS STATION IS ON THE LEFT JUST PAST HOFFER ROAD AND CONEWAGO CREEK.

 

WE WILL LEAVE THE PARKING AREA AND TAKE THE ROADS TO MOUNT GRETNA.  WE'LL TAKE LAKEVIEW DRIVE AROUND CONEWAGO LAKE AND BREAK AT THE JIGGER SHOP.  WE'LL CONTINUE BACK ON MOUNT GRETNA ROADF TO THE MOUNT GRETNA TRAILHEAD. ANYONE WANTING TO TAKE THE TRAIL BACK TO THE PARKING AREA IS WELCOME. WE'LL CONTINUE ON 241 AND 743 THROUGH ELIZABETHTOWN AND BACK TO THE PARKING AREA VIA ROUTE 230.

THE WEATHER THIS WEEK IS NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD, BUT THE PREDICTION IS TO CLEAR FOR THE WEEKEND.  IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE WEATHER, I'LL SEND OUT A CANCELLATION BY 7:30AM.

RIDE LEADER:  HALE BAKER   717-395-6281



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Hale Baker
Sunrise Time: 6:08 AM
Sunset Time: 8:18 PM

Saturday Morning C+

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 8:30 am - 8:30 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.

 

This week we’ll meet at the Conewago Trailhead on PA Route 230 between Middletown and Elizabethtown.  This is the same starting point as the C ride on Saturday.  Like the C, we will also meet at 8:30 a.m. 

 

The parking area where we will meet is an old abandoned Getty Gas Station adjacent to the trail parking area, used for overflow parking.  To get there, take the TOLL HOUSE ROAD Exit from Rt. 283 EAST.  Take Rt. 230 EAST toward ELIZABETHTOWN.  The gas station is on the left, just past HOFFER ROAD and the CONEWAGO CREEK.

 

The ride will follow a portion of the Cancer Research Century Route by heading over to 743, where we will pick up the Route into E-town.  We will go up and out of E-town and on to Middletown. There we’ll leave the route and take Colebrook Road into Lawn and on to Colebrook.  We’ll circle back taking Elizabethtown Rd./ Mt. Gretna Rd/Rt. 241, which parallels much of the Trail, and end up back on Rt. 230.

 

The total distance will be approximately 36 miles, with an elevation gain of roughly 1,600 feet, per Ride with GPS.  Our pace will average in the 14-15 mph range.

 

In the event of poor riding conditions, I will send a cancellation notice by 7:30 a.m.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Paul  

 

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Paul Piergallini
Sunrise Time: 6:08 AM
Sunset Time: 8:18 PM

Cycle Massachusetts

Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 9:00 am

State Bike Tour



Contact Name: Marie Lussier
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 416-644-9967

Event Description:

https://cyclema.com/state-bike-tour/

This event is known as The Friendliest Ride in the East! This year's ride will run from August 4 - 10 and begin and end in Amherst, MA. There are options for a week-end or 4-day ride as well. And, every day, there is an option for a short or a long ride. The routes are safe and scenic, and very well-marked, points of interest are flagged and identified on daily cue sheets and rest stops are well organised and plentiful. The food is great - as is the nightly entertainment - and the volunteers are friendly and responsive. Give us a try!!


Website Link: Click Here

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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.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Leader?  Send an email to becomealeader@harrisburgbicycleclub.org

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