Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018 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: 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: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

We'll start Saturday Morning's D Plus Ride at 9:00am from Memorial Lake State Park, the Middle Road Lot, 18 Boundary Road, Grantville, Pa. 17028. Restrooms are available at the park. Plan on riding from the park east through Fort Indiantown Gap and Bordnersville to the Swatara Park area in Lickdale, then back to our starting point. Total distance will be approximately 18-20 miles and speed will be 9-11mph, both depending on the group. 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.

Rick Radwanski

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 1 Dec, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

This week's Saturday Morning Social ride will depart at 9:00 a.m. from the Middle Road parking lot of Memorial Lake, located at 18 Boundary Rd, Grantville, PA 17028.  Restrooms are available at this location.

The D+ ride being led by Rick Radwanski will also be departing at 9:00 a.m. from Middle Road so riders will have a choice of rides.

I am still working on the route but you can figure on 24 to 28 miles with about 1200 ft of climb or less.  Our pace will be within the C range of 11 mph to 13 mph and no rider will be dropped.  This time of year we are just looking to get out and ride, so I will keep the hills to a minimum and we will place priority on staying together within the C pace.   If faster riders want to go ahead I will have cue sheets for them.

The weather forecast for Saturday includes a chance of rain after 1pm.  Temps will be in the low 40's but probably feel a bit cooler than that due to moisture.  In the event we need to cancel, I'll send a note out by 8:00 a.m.

For questions I can be reached via phone or text at 717-982-1706.  Hope to see you Saturday!

Chris Wright

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:11 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Sun. 2 Dec, 2018

First Sunday Greenbelt

Sun. 2 Dec, 2018 1:00 pm
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: Rolling/flat
Ride Description: The regular First Sunday of each month is scheduled. Meet at the entrance to the Greenbelt behind City Line Diner on Derry Street. Easy D riide. A beautiful way to see the Capital Area. We are so lucky to have the wonderful emerald necklace loop. 18.8 miles. Due to remaining snow the ride on Feb 7 will be cancelled. Stay tuned for next month.



Start Location: Greenbelt Entrance off Derry Street behind the City Line Diner
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 2 Dec, 2018 1:30 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: Mark Dolheimer
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Wed. 5 Dec, 2018

East Shore Flex

Wed. 5 Dec, 2018 12:30 pm
Ride Description:

Name:   Loop From Koons Park To Manada Gap to Fort Hunter

Stats:    32 miles (1,300 ft.)

Speed:  12-13 mph

Start Location:  Koons Park In Linglestown

 

 

Lori and I were planning on biking this route with Silver Spokes at 10:00 this morning but that ride was just cancelled due to the cold morning temperatures.  So, we quickly hustled to plan a very similar East Shore Flex route that will start at 12:30 this afternoon to take advantage of the warming temps up to 35 degrees.  And, it will be calm this afternoon making for a cool but comfortable ride.

 

At 12:30 PM we’ll be starting at Koons Park in Linglestown and we’ll head out passing the East Hanover Township Community Park on our way to Manada Gap.  Then, we’ll take Route 443 to Fort Hunter followed by Linglestown Road back to Koons Park. 

 

I know it’s a late announcement but we’re hoping a few bikers can join us this afternoon.

 

Al

717-805-1251 (Text or call)



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 7:15 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018 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: 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: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

The temps this Saturday morning are currently forecasted to be rather cold. We'll start Saturday Morning's D Plus Ride at 9:00am from Memorial Lake State Park, the Middle Road Lot, 18 Boundary Road, Grantville, Pa. 17028. Restrooms are available at the park. Plan on riding a couple of circuits from Memorial Lake, each about 10 miles in distance, along familiar rural roadways west of the lake.  If it is too cold, we can drop off after one circuit and be back at our vehicles. Total distance for both loops will be approximately 18-20 miles and speed will be 9-11mph, both depending on the riders present. 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.

Rick Radwanski

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Name:   Memorial Lake Via Harpers Tavern & Ono

Stats:    27 miles (1,235 ft.)

Speed:  11-13 mph

Start Location:  East Hanover Community Park

 

 

At 9:00 AM we’ll be starting at the East Hanover Community Park. 

 

We’ll bike east through Harpers Tavern and Ono before working our way to the Middle Road parking lot at Memorial Lake where we’ll take our mid-ride break at mile 17.  Restroom facilities will be available at East Hanover Community Park (porta-john) and at Memorial Lake (heated restroom).  Then, we’ll take Route 443 to Manada Gap and back to the East Hanover Community Park.

 

This is a relatively light climb of 1,235 ft for a 27 mile bike ride in central PA with no humdinger hills.  I anticipate that we’ll finish between 12-13 mph and no one will be left behind. 

 

For directions, you can enter “East Hanover Community Park” in Google Maps and it'll get you there.  It’s located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Jonestown Road and Manada Gap Road.

 

The D+ group will be starting at a different location.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Its been a while since I’ve been able to join you on a Saturday ride.

 

I'll cancel by 8:00 AM Saturday via email in the event of poor riding weather.

 

Al

717-805-1251 (Text or call)



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Sun. 9 Dec, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 1:30 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: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018

East Shore Flex

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm
Ride Description:

Looks like good riding weather Tuesday so we will reprise one of our favorite rides in the Newport area for an East Shore Flex ride.  Departure will be at Noon from the Weis Markets in Newport, street address 316 Walnut St, Newport PA 17074.  We will park on the right side of the lot, next to the post office lot.  There is a rest room available inside of Weis Markets  

Our ride will be at a C pace around 12 to 13 mph.  We will make a few stops and stay together as a group with no rider being dropped.  Distance will be just under 30 miles and elevation is about 1300 ft. 

This is one of my favorite routes in Central PA with great scenery, manageable hills, and little traffic.  We did this route on Oct 26 and the bridge we walked over then is now finished.  

Hope you can join us Tuesday.  Please note the Noon departure time, which will give us adequate daylight.  For questions I can be reached at 717-982-1706. 

Chris Wright



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018

Silver Spokes Email Ride

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

With limited clouds forecasted for Wednesday and a sun rise of 7:20am, we should be basking in the sun for a 25-mile Silver Spoke ride this Wednesday the 12th. Unfortunately, I need to be on a conference call at noon, so our 9:00am start time will be meet with brisk temperatures I’m sure. The only planned break, 8.4 miles into the ride, will be at the Sheetz in Hummelstown. Heated bathrooms & food/beverage available and we can use this time to make any needed layer adjustments.

Start and stop will be at the Paxtang trail head of The Capital Area Greenbelt while we “Trek” (or Specialize, Raleigh, Cannondale, Surly, etc.) east on Derry and Pleasant View Rd on our way to Hummelstown. Departing Sheetz, Old West Chocolate Ave will help us touch “west” Hershey for our most eastern part of the ride. Being that close to my guilty pleasure of “everything” Peanut Butter and Reese, we’ll pedal in front of the factory before making our way to the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail. That trail, between Bullfrog Valley Road and Waltonville Rd, will be the biggest climb at that point of the ride as I have tried to keep the event relatively “flat” (not to worry climbers, there is “a” big one). The trail will usher the group back to the south side of Hummelstown ultimately making our way to Fiddlers Elbow Rd (and “the” climb).

Once on Fiddlers Elbow, a right-hand turn onto Longview Dr and another on Strites Rd will produce the biggest/longest climb of the day. 380’ of gain over a 3 mile stretch with an average grade of 2% and a max of 5% will be experienced until reaching the top of Chambers Hill. Chambers Hill Rd will connect us to Harrsiburg St/Rt 441 and allows us to take in Five Sense Garden and the newly paved trail up to Paxton St.End of last week’s fresh paving of the CAG section around the Rutherford House will be used (skinny tires welcomed!) to get the pack back into Paxtang.

Plenty of eating options within walking distance of parking for those that want to fellowship afterwards. Work commitments will keep me from breaking bread but I’ll be there in spirit! I’ll be riding this route no matter what the temperature, so a cancellation notice will only go out if they missed precipitation in the forecast. Yes, I’m prepared to both lead and sweep if needed!

*** If I don’t see you Wednesday (and I’m sure that’s most, if not all, of you), have a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year’s and looking forward to the 2019 bike season. ***

For those with a ridewithgps.com account, you should be able to preview the planned route at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29026614


Start/Stop Location:  Paxtang Trail-Head of The Capital Area Greenbelt (use 3302 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 for directions)
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Distance:  25 miles
Pace:  12-13 mph average, (will slow on hills, will be faster on descents – NO RIDER DROPPED)
Elevation Gain: 1,100'
Ride Leader: Bob Gilliland
Leader Contact: 717.564.7650
Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29026614

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Bob Gilliland Jr
Sunrise Time: 7:21 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 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: 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: 7:23 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:23 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 1:30 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:24 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Christmas Lights Walk

Sun. 16 Dec, 2018 6:30 pm

Christmas Lights Walk

Sunday, Dec. 17, 6:00 p.m.

 

Cornerstone Coffeehouse, 2133 Market Street, Camp Hill

 

Additional parking is available next door behind Holmes Cycling and

Fitness, as they are closed on Sunday.

 

Join us for a bit of holiday cheer as we meander around Camp Hill to view all the lovely

light displays.  We'll walk for about an hour (2-3 miles) and then return to the Cornerstone for

some delicious warm beverages, good conversation and perhaps some live music.  Shortcuts back to the Cornerstone are available for anyone who wants to walk a shorter distance.  Who knows...maybe we'll be in the mood to sing a carol or two!

 

Bring a flashlight to help light the way.  The walk will be canceled if it is raining or icy.

 

Marilyn Chastek  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   717-798-4537

 

 

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 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: 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: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 4:45 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 22 Dec, 2018 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 4:45 PM

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 23 Dec, 2018 1:30 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 4:46 PM

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 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: 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: 7:29 AM
Sunset Time: 4:50 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 29 Dec, 2018 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:29 AM
Sunset Time: 4:50 PM

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 30 Dec, 2018 1:30 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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:29 AM
Sunset Time: 4:50 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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