Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 1 Oct, 2017

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:15 am
Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 mph
Terrain: flat
Ride Description: _



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: Howard Ross
Sunrise Time: 7:04 AM
Sunset Time: 6:48 PM

Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 10:00 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
Ride Description: Explore the rolling hills of Cumberland County



Start Location: K-Mart on Walnut Bottom Road
Directions: Directions to K-Mart: Take exit 45 from I-81 onto Walnut Bottom Road – going south make a left run onto Walnut Bottom or going north make a right turn onto Walnut Bottom. K-Mart is one mile on your left. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to Walnut Bottom Road.
Ride Leader: Jim Mader
Sunrise Time: 7:04 AM
Sunset Time: 6:48 PM

First Sunday Greenbelt

Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm
Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 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: Richard Norford
Sunrise Time: 7:04 AM
Sunset Time: 6:48 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 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: 7:04 AM
Sunset Time: 6:48 PM

Tue. 3 Oct, 2017

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Tue. 3 Oct, 2017 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Start:  Ashecomb's / TJ Rockwell's, 896 W. Grantham Rd. off Rt. 15 ... park on far side (to right as face TJ's)

Learning to Linger, easy 10/11 mph ave. pace, 37 miles + 4 if go around via Huntsdale Fish Hatchery (if Montsera Road still under construction).  Shorter distance possible if meet at 09:30am (or so) at Ledeigh Park.  Will strive to leave no one behind but directions and a map are always helpful if you'd like to print out ahead of time.

Ashecomb's Kings Gap 37 Miles

This is my shorter route and avoids a few hills (Gutshall Rd. and Red Tank).

Lunch after at TJ Rockwell's if we make good time.  Break at the King's Gap General Store.  No plans to go to the top and back (adds 8 miles) unless the group wants to do this.

Questions ... give me a call or send me an email.

This ride is weather dependent of course and I will try to cancel by 7:30am if it looks like Mother Nature is having a bad day for us.

 

Jeff McPartland

717 761-5109 (home)

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Jeff McPartland
Sunrise Time: 7:06 AM
Sunset Time: 6:45 PM

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017

Linglestown (Kellytron) A

Sat. 7 Oct, 2017 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Sun. 8 Oct, 2017

Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 10:00 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
Ride Description: Explore the rolling hills of Cumberland County



Start Location: K-Mart on Walnut Bottom Road
Directions: Directions to K-Mart: Take exit 45 from I-81 onto Walnut Bottom Road – going south make a left run onto Walnut Bottom or going north make a right turn onto Walnut Bottom. K-Mart is one mile on your left. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to Walnut Bottom Road.
Ride Leader: Terry Neiles
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 6:37 PM

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 7:15 am
Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 mph
Terrain: flat
Ride Description: _



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Marc E Farrell
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 6:37 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 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: David Kurth
Sunrise Time: 7:12 AM
Sunset Time: 6:37 PM

Tue. 10 Oct, 2017

Lenker Park B

Tue. 10 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm
Ride Classification: B
Fast - For the experienced group rider in good physical condition and capable of maintaining a steady pace. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 15-17 mph, with distances generally 25-50 miles. Few stops if any. Riders unable to maintain classified pace may be dropped.
Pace: 15-17 mph
Terrain: Rolling and Hilly
Ride Description: Rides are hillier than most. Riders not accustomed to lots of hills at a 15 mph pace or more may find these rides challenging. Distances run from 20 miles early and late season to as long as 45 in late June and early July. Terrain covered may go as far west as the river, as far north as Swatara State Park, as far east as Ono and LIckdale and as far South as the Middletown area. Three members share leading responsibilities:Rod Murray 717-579-5440, Joel Oberman, 717-545-1011 and Robert Martin, 717-540-5468

This will be a warm offseason ride on rolling terrain.  If you are retired or can make it to Lenker Park at 5:00 p.m. given your work schedule, there will be a ride.  Sunset will be about 6:35, so the ride will be for about 22 miles and run short of sunset.

 

If you chose to RSVP and I know that you ate coming, we can wait a couple of minutes.  Otherwise, be on time.

 

RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717 712-9988



Start Location: Lenker Park
Directions: Take Rt 22 West from Harrisburg. Travel 2 miles past the intersection of Rt 22 and Mountain Road to Jonestown Rd. Turn left at the traffic light onto Jonestown Rd. There is a Pennsylvania State Bank on the right hand corner. Continue 1.3 miles to Manor Drive. Turn left on Manor Drive.
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:14 AM
Sunset Time: 6:34 PM

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017

Linglestown (Kellytron) A

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 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: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 PM

CANCELLED Hershey B+

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 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) Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 PM

PD500 SHAKE OFF THE HILLS CHALLENGE

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:00 am

Benefits Parkinson's Disease research



Contact Name: Jodi Cianci
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 3027430500

Event Description:

Enjoy Chester County's gorgeous fall colors, scenic roads, historic places, and hilly terrain (930-4900 ft) in what Active.com recommended as "one of eight fall, scenic rides in the nation" and the only ride in Pennsylvania! http://www.active.com/cycling/articles/8-fall-metric-century-rides.  

Calling all hill seekers.  This challenging ride will start and end at Ludwigs Corner Horse Show Grounds in Glenmoore, PA.  You will begin your ride with hot cider and Northbrook Market’s famous apple cider donuts.  You will return to the show grounds to a fantastic post event celebration including hot food, cold beer from Dogfish Head Brewery, and live music starting at 11:00 am.  All proceeds benefit Parkinson's disease research.  For more information go to http://www.active.com/glenmoore-pa/cycling/pd500-shake-off-the-hills-challenge-2017

 


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Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

We'll start Saturday morning at 8:30am from Memorial Lake State Park, the Middle Road parking area. Restrooms are available at the park. Plan on riding from the park south, then southeast through the Ono, Mcgillstown, and Union Water Works areas on rural roads before heading back to our starting point at Memorial Lake. Total distance will be approximately 19 miles. Speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. No one gets dropped and we'll take breaks as necessary. 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 7:30am

Rick Radwanski

 

 


Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

Name:  Union Water Works Loop

Stats:    25.5 miles and 1500 climbing

Speed:   12-13 mph

We will meet this week at Memorial Lake, *Middle Road Entrance, where restrooms are available before and after the ride.  Plan to ride 25 to 26 miles over the typical rolling terrain of Lebanon County.  Speed will be 12 to 13 mph.  There is only one fairly steep hill on Black's Bridge Road, but we have climbed it many times and no one has ever really had any difficulty with it.  This is a rural ride thru farmlands and wooded areas with some nice scenic views.  

The D Plus Ride is leaving from the same time and location for those interested in a little shorter or slightly slower ride.  If you and your spouse or significant other ride at different speeds, you can come to the start together, choose different rides, and meet up afterwards.

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

In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation email to the 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.   

*Note:  For a variety of reasons the Memorial Lake Park personnel request that we use different parking areas on various days.  This week we are meeting at the Middle Road Entrance.

                       

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:45 am
Ride Description:

Learning to Linger "Barner's Church 25-Mile Route".

Barner's Church 27-Mile Route

This is an easy-paced ride, 10/11 mph average pace with no one left behind following the original hard copy 25-mile route passed out years back.  Expect hills ... 1643 ft. of elevation climb altogether and the last one back to the church is a doozy but of course 'we've never seen a hill we could not walk".

Start Time:  08:45am ... ride will begin at 9:00am

Location:  5 Barner's Church Rd., Liverpool ... about 40 miles North of Harrisburg off Rt. 15.

Lunch after ... this is the "Apple Butter Boil" event ... chicken corn soup, corn-on-the cob, apple butter sundaes.

Weather could be a factor but you can always skip the bike ride and just enjoy the good food and buy a jar of Apple Butter.

HBC normally has a bunch of participants and informal rides for this ride and there will no doubt be other rides going out at the same time at a faster pace and for the 50 mile route too. Other routes are available ... 12 miles and 50 miles and hard copy directions and maps available if you get there early.  Note that there are no road markings or SAG support for any of the rides and some roads may lack signs so it's best to go with someone familiar with the area unless you're really adventurous.

Drop me a line if you plan to join me for the 9am start!

See HBC articles on the harrisburgbicycleclub.org for more information about the history of this event.

Mech HS C

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 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: 6:28 PM

Mary's Meanderings

Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 10:00 am
Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 mph
Terrain:
Ride Description: Saturday or Sunday "ad hoc" social rides (not EVERY week) in which we carpool/caravan to a trail/route outside the immediate metropolitan Harrisburg area or have weekend camping/biking adventures. Travel to venues will range from 45 minutes to 3 hours away. These are C/D+ rides which will have a 9-13 mph average and range from 20-45 miles.

 

TIME CHANGE – 10:00 AM, MEET at 8:00 AM at shopping center!

Western Maryland Rail Trail starting in Hancock MD  - paved trail  http://www.westernmarylandrailtrail.org/WMRT/ .  Ride mileage and lunch location (after the ride) TBD by the riders.  I have plenty of quarters for parking (very cheap) and plan on returning in the early evening.

Lunch options:

Buddy Lou’s in Hancock – on trail - http://buddylous.com/

Weavers in Hancock - up the stairs from trail -  https://weaversbakeryandrestaurant.com/

Leaving at 9:00 a.m. from Hampden Shopping Center on Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg to carpool/caravan.  Park on far part of lot away from Karns.   



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mary McClain
Sunrise Time: 7:18 AM
Sunset Time: 6:28 PM

Sun. 15 Oct, 2017

Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 15 Oct, 2017 10:00 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
Ride Description: Explore the rolling hills of Cumberland County



Start Location: K-Mart on Walnut Bottom Road
Directions: Directions to K-Mart: Take exit 45 from I-81 onto Walnut Bottom Road – going south make a left run onto Walnut Bottom or going north make a right turn onto Walnut Bottom. K-Mart is one mile on your left. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to Walnut Bottom Road.
Ride Leader: Jim Mader
Sunrise Time: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 6:26 PM

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 15 Oct, 2017 7:15 am
Ride Description:

Note that because John and Barbara Humphries will be in Michigan for his brother's memorial gathering, Nancy Sherer will lead Owen's Sunday Sociable on Oct. 15. Come on out to join us in the freshness of autumn dawn.

The final "official" Owen's Sunday Sociable of 2017 will be October 29. John Humphries will lead. As sunrise gets later and later in November and on through the winter, many regular riders head first to Roxy's for breakfast. Then if weather is decent, a group often rides the anti-social for about 20 miles up to Ft. Hunter and back. This is an unofficial ride, not sanctioned by the HBC nor covered by club insurance, but a good thing to do anyway. 



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Nancy Sherer
Sunrise Time: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 6:26 PM

Central Bucks Bike Club

Sun. 15 Oct, 2017 7:30 am

2017 Covered Bridges Ride



Contact Name: Kathleen M. Cox
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 2152061532

Event Description:

Registration Now Open for Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride

 

Registration is now open for the 37th annual Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride, sponsored by the Central Bucks Bicycle Club. The ride will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (rain or shine) and will start and finish at Tinicum Park, 974 River Road, Erwinnna, PA.

 

Cyclists can choose from among five rides: flat, family-friendly 20 and 30 mile rides (suitable for wider-tire bikes) and challenging, hilly 33, 50 or 63 mile rides (road bikes recommended). The ride features the gorgeous fall colors, scenic roads and historic bridges of Upper Bucks County. Rides are marked and fully supported. Well-stocked rest stops offer snacks, baked goods, and fresh fruit. Enjoy our hearty Grand Finale lunch at the end

 

More details and registration information can be found at www.cbbikeclub.org


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Mech HS C

Sun. 15 Oct, 2017 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: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 6:26 PM

Fri. 20 Oct, 2017

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Fri. 20 Oct, 2017 9:30 am
Ride Description:

Ride Designation:   Soldiers and Sailors Park to New Kingston Loop

Starting Time:   9:30 am. Be there 10-15 minutes early so that the ride can start on time.

Starting Point:  Soldiers and Sailors Park  (1 Memorial Park Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055).  Park at the back of the park in the swimming pool lot.

Length/Duration/Terrain/Speed:   15-20 miles which should take about 2.5-3.0 hours including stops.  An 8-11 mph pace while riding.  Gently rolling hills.  No rider left behind.  There will be a potty stop at New Kingston.

Weather Forecast:  Is calling for a high of about 70 with a near zero chance of rain.  It should be in the mid-50s when we start and be in the mid-60s when we're done.  So dress in layers and bring water and a snack.  In the unlikely 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, Claire and I reserve the right to change the starting location, time or to cancel the ride.

Lunch:  After the ride, we can catch lunch at one of the local diners if anyone wants to. 

Hope see you on Friday.



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Vince Kaminski
Sunrise Time: 7:24 AM
Sunset Time: 6:19 PM

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017

Linglestown (Kellytron) A

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 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: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Hershey B+

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 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: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Saturday Morning C+

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 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.

The ride will be 35 to 40 miles on rural roads.  The ride will start heading Northeast and turn east through Steelstown Lebanon County.  The temperature will be 47 at 8 a.m. and will warm up to about 61 by 11:00 a.m.  This is an opportunity to get a good ride in and to be home for the afternoon.

RSVP by 6 p.m. Friday evening or just show up on time.

717 712-9988.

Directions

From I81.  Get off at Manada Exit (Hershey, Route 39).  Go South from the exit.  At the first light turn left onto Jonestown Road.  Go 2 miles and make a left onto Manada Gap Road.  Go 150 feet and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park.
From Hershey.  Proceed North on Rt 39.  Crossover route 22.  After a mile and at the first light make a right onto Jonestown Road.  Go 2 miles and turn left onto Manada Gap road.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park and Township Municipal Center.
From the location of the (now burnt down) Grantville Diner at the intersection of Rt 22 and Sandbeach Road.  Go north on Sandbeach Road, about one half mile to Jonestown Road.  Make a left.  Go about 200 yards.  At Manada Gap Road, make a right.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park and Township Municipal Center.


Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

East Hanover Township Park will be the starting location for this Saturday's D Plus ride. The park is located behind the township building at 8848 Jonestown Road, Grantville, PA. 17028. Entrance to the park is located on Manada Gap Road. Start time is 8:30am. Restrooms are available at the park. Plan on riding from the park east on familiar rural roads past the Penn National complex to Memorial Lake, where we'll take a short break. We'll then head west on Rt443 and work our way back to East Hanover Park. We haven't traveled some of the rural roads on this route in a while. Total distance will be approximately 20 miles. Speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. No one gets dropped and we'll take breaks as necessary. 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 7:30am

Rick Radwanski

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

 

Name:   Tour De Farms

Stats:    29 mi and 1,070 ft. climb 

Speed:  11-13 mph

Start Location:  Hummelstown Park-N-Ride

 

We’ll be starting at the Palmyra Borough Building at 8:30 AM where bathroom facilities may be available at the adjoining football field and they will be available at the Turkey Hill at mile 3 & Colebrook at mile 16.  We’ll take a scheduled break at Colebrook with additional unscheduled breaks.  I anticipate that we’ll finish pretty close to 12 mph.  No one will be left behind.

 

This is one of our favorite rides through the farmlands and countryside.  The weather forecast is for a beautiful mid October ride with bright blue skies and highs in the low 70s.  Come and take advantage of it because a wooly caterpillar recently told me that this weather won't last next week.  I’m sure we’ll see lots of pumpkins but we’re still early for the fall foliage.  That’ll come on a later ride by Larry.  There will be only about about 1,070 ft. of climb with a good portion of that coming on 2 hills at miles 7 and 17. 

 

For directions, you can enter “Palmyra Borough Municipal Building” in Google Maps and it'll get you there.  It’s located on South Railroad St. just a few blocks south of the square in Palmyra.

 

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

 

And here's a shameless plug...If you're interested, please go to your profile page and signup for the new email ride called "East Shore Flex".  Just like it sounds, it's a ride with flexible times, paces, distances and starting locations per the specific ride/leader.  Now that we're into the season when most of the regular rides are in hibernation, this can be a way for you to find a few extra rides through the late Fall, Winter and early Spring.  Rides will be during both the week days and weekends without conflicting with our Saturday AM rides.

 

I'll cancel by 7:30 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: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 21 Oct, 2017 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: Patty Baughman
Sunrise Time: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 6:18 PM

Sun. 22 Oct, 2017

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 7:15 am
Ride Classification: D
Social - – For the beginning cyclist who wants a leisurely ride with lots of conversation. Generally flat terrain and low traffic roads as much as possible. Average speed 8-10 mph, with distances typically 8-12 miles. Water breaks every 3-5 miles. Family friendly. No rider is dropped.
Pace: 8-10 mph
Terrain: flat
Ride Description: _



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: David Young
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 6:16 PM

Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 10:00 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
Ride Description: Explore the rolling hills of Cumberland County



Start Location: K-Mart on Walnut Bottom Road
Directions: Directions to K-Mart: Take exit 45 from I-81 onto Walnut Bottom Road – going south make a left run onto Walnut Bottom or going north make a right turn onto Walnut Bottom. K-Mart is one mile on your left. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to Walnut Bottom Road.
Ride Leader: Mark Dolheimer
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 6:16 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 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: Cynthia Gorski
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 6:16 PM

East Shore Flex

Sun. 22 Oct, 2017 10:00 am
Ride Description:

 

Name:   Pine Creek Rail Trail

Stats:    52 mi. 

Speed:  11-13 mph

Start Location:  Jersey Shore at Railroad Street and Humes Street

 

Well, this is called the East Shore Flex Ride and we’ll be really flexin’ it on Sunday morning when we start on the east shore of Pine Creek at Jersey Shore for our bike ride along the Grand Canyon of PA. 

 

Lori & I and a couple of others are meeting 9:45 AM at the southern-most parking lot of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Jersey Shore.  We’ll be riding by 10:00 AM along the Pine Creek Rail Trail on what will be a gorgeous, sunny and warm fall day.  We don’t get too many of these!  So, if you are able, please take advantage and join us to see the fall foliage in the Grand Canyon of PA. 

 

It’s a generally flat ride with a slight upgrade for 26 mi. as we ride upstream at the start and a slight downgrade as we finish the last 26 mi.  The trail is packed cinders and my understanding is that it’s in good shape.  I’d recommend a bike with minimum 28 mm tires…that’s what Lori & I are using.   

 

We’ll be enjoying lunch on the deck overlooking Pine Creek around 12:15 PM at the halfway point at the Hotel Manor Bar & Restaurant in Slate Run (www.hotel-manor.com).

 

Following is the itinerary with approximate times:

       7:15 AM - Depart from Harrisburg (Your departure time will depend on your home location.  It’s a 2 hr. 15 min. ride from our house in Lower Paxton Township.)

     10:00 AM – Begin biking.

     12:15 PM – Lunch

       1:15 PM – Begin biking back.

       3:30 PM – Arrive at parking lot.

      6:00 PM – Arrive home.

 

For directions, you can enter “Railroad St and Humes St, Jersey Shore” in Google Maps and it'll get you to the parking lot.

 

Please send me a text if you are planning on joining us so we can have a bike count before leaving at 10:00 AM.

 

Al

717-805-1251 (Text or call)



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 6:16 PM

Fri. 27 Oct, 2017

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Fri. 27 Oct, 2017 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Learning to Linger ... Thompsontown ... 09:00am departure ... easy 10-12 mph ave. pace ... no one left behind but expect a few small hills and a couple of longer gradual climbs (1664 ft. elevation climb) ... 35 miles total.  Weather dependent and I'll send out an email by 7:30am if the ride is cancelled.  Scenic ride and little traffic generally.

Start:  Haldeman Park, 14 E. Main Street behind The Corner Deli, 40 E. Main St., Thompsontown ... about 40 miles North of Harrisburg off Rt. 322/22.  Restrooms in the park or at the Deli next door.

Lunch:  Corner Deli after the ride, good soups & sandwiches

Let me know if you plan to do this ride (email or phone).

This will be the reverse of the previous two rides ... Pfoutz Valley Rd, Cocolamus Creek Rd to Cedar Springs Rd, stop at the Van Wert Cheese Shop ...

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25623212

Cue sheet

Turn left onto E Main St 0.0 mi
Turn left onto Pfoutz Valley Rd 1.6 mi
Turn left onto Persimmon Dr 2.8 mi
Continue onto Pfoutz Valley Rd 3.6 mi
Turn left onto Cocolamus Creek Rd 5.3 mi
Turn left onto Goodville Rd 6.7 mi
Turn right onto PA-333 E 10.9 mi
Turn left onto Cedar Springs Rd 11.3 mi
Turn left onto Doe Run Rd 17.0 mi
Turn left onto Landis St 20.2 mi
Turn right onto E River Rd/T-380 20.3 mi
Turn left onto PA-75 S 22.0 mi
Turn right onto E Main St 34.1 mi
Turn left onto PA-333 W 34.3 mi


Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Jeff McPartland
Sunrise Time: 7:32 AM
Sunset Time: 6:10 PM

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Fri. 27 Oct, 2017 10:00 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.

Please join George Haverstraw and Charlie Sproule for an L&L ride on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail on Friday October 27th. This trail is paved except for a couple of short gravel stretches. We will begin at the trail head in Bainbridge at Koser Park at the end of Race Street at 10am. This is a fair weather leisure ride of 9-11mph. We will not ride in the event of rain. We will do lunch in Marietta on the return leg . Any questions, contact George at 717-583-0142.

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'George Haverstraw
Sunrise Time: 7:32 AM
Sunset Time: 6:10 PM

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017

Linglestown (Kellytron) A

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 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: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Hershey B+

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 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: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

Let's try to catch the leaves changing this Saturday morning by taking a ride along the mountains. We'll start Saturday morning at 8:30am from Memorial Lake State Park, the UPPER ROAD LOT parking area, a new start location for us. The entrance to the Upper Road Lot is marked and along Boundary Road. Restrooms are available at the parking area. Plan on riding from the park east through Fort Indiantown Gap to Lake Strause, Fredericksburg, Pa, and back. Total distance will be about 24 miles and speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. No one gets dropped and we'll take breaks as necessary. If you desire a faster pace, or longer route, the Saturday Morning Social C Ride will start from the same place at the same time. 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,  ride cancellation notification will be sent out by 7:30am

Rick Radwanski



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 8:30 am
Ride Description:

Name:  Second Annual Tour de Fall Foliage and Halloween Special 

Stats:    Approximately 30 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Speed:  About 12 mph

Start Location:  Memorial Lake, *Upper Road Entrance*

This Saturday looks like it might be the best one for viewing the fall foliage.  Join us at Memorial Lake, Upper Road Entrance, where restrooms are available at the parking area.  

Plan to ride about 30 miles of mostly rural roads thru many wooded areas around the remote outskirts of Fort Indiantown Gap.  When we reach Swatara State Park, we will ride down into the park onto the old abandoned highway (old Route 72), cross the Waterville Bridge on the Appalachian Trail, take a short break, and leave the park on Old State Road.  We will then also check the foliage along the tree lined and paved portion of the Swatara Rail Trail before returning to Memorial Lake.  

There are some hills on this ride, especially during the first half, but that's part of the beauty and most ascents are followed with a refreshing descent.  None of the hills are killers and we have all done them (or similar ones) in the past.  Ride with GPS shows this route has an elevation gain of 1,400 feet and we will probably average about 12 mph.  There are two very short areas of dirt or hard packed gravel, but each one is less than a mile and road bikes have never had any difficulty on the hard packed areas.

In recognition of Halloween, we will stop at the very old and allegedly haunted cemetery where the murder victim of the Blue Eyed Six is buried.  We will also pass two cemeteries where four bodies of the six killers were buried after they were hung.  I will provide more details before and during the ride, but if you want more information, Google "The Blue Eyed Six".  

The D Plus Ride is starting at the same time and location, so couples can come together and choose separate rides, if desired.

Send me an email if you have any questions.  In the event of rain, I will send a cancellation email no later than 7:00 Saturday Morning.  If the weather is questionable, check your email messages, call, or text me before you leave home.

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

Larry Riley

*Note the new starting location.  As requested by park personnel, we are meeting this week at the Upper Road Entrance.  

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Saturday Morning C+

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 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.

We will meet at the usual East Hanover Park and be ready to ride for about 40 miles at 8:30 a.m.  The estimated pace will be about 14 to 15 mph.

We again are going to have good weather.  I want to start a half hour later than the recent 8:00 a.m. starts with the intent to start the ride at 48F instead of 44F.  It should warm up nicely with mostly sunny skies forecast.  We will take on the rolling terrain North of Palmyra and Annville.  Have your bicycles ready and come ready to go.

Contact my by replying to this mailing or by calling my cell 717 712-9988, if you are running marginally late.  RSVPs are helpful if you are certain of coming, but not necessary.  

For those who want to use a GPS to East Hanover Park, the address is -  8848 Jonestown Rd., Grantville, PA 17028

Directions

From I81.  Get off at Manada Exit (Hershey, Route 39).  Go South from the exit.  At the first light turn left onto Jonestown Road.  Go about 2 miles and make a left onto Manada Gap Road.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park.
From Hershey.  Proceed North on Rt 39.  Crossover route 22.  After a mile or so, make a right onto Jonestown Road.  Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Manada Gap road.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park and Township Municipal Center.

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 28 Oct, 2017 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: 7:33 AM
Sunset Time: 6:08 PM

Sun. 29 Oct, 2017

CANCELLED Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 10:00 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
Ride Description: Explore the rolling hills of Cumberland County



Start Location: K-Mart on Walnut Bottom Road
Directions: Directions to K-Mart: Take exit 45 from I-81 onto Walnut Bottom Road – going south make a left run onto Walnut Bottom or going north make a right turn onto Walnut Bottom. K-Mart is one mile on your left. We meet in the parking lot adjacent to Walnut Bottom Road.
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 7:34 AM
Sunset Time: 6:07 PM

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 7:15 am
Ride Description:

Come join us for the final Owen's Sunday Sociable of the year. As usual, we'll pedal around at a leisurely pace for about an hour.  Optional post-ride breakfast at Roxy's, corner of N 3rd and North Streets. Optional additional 20 mile ride to Ft. Hunter departs Roxy's after breakfast. Starting in November and continuing through next March, you are welcome to join HBC regulars who gather at Roxy's on most Sundays during the winter months: bring your bike if weather looks promising for a post-breakfast ride.



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'John Humphries
Sunrise Time: 7:34 AM
Sunset Time: 6:07 PM

Chairman to Chairman Cycling Challenge

Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 9:00 am



Contact Name: Gail Wickwire
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 7178056118

Event Description:

The Chairman to Chairman Cycling Challenge

To Support Fair Redistricting 

October 28-29th, 2017

Starting in Everett, PA

Ending in Cranberry, PA and Lebanon, PA

 

My name is Jim Highland and I am organizing a cycling event for the last weekend of October. The Challenge is meant to help move legislation forward to make the redistricting of PA's voting districts more fair and transparent, and more representative of the people by having an eleven-member, non-politician panel coordinate redistricting, so that voters once again choose their politicians, instead of politicians choosing their voters. 

LOGISTICS:  I am asking if you, and any of the cyclists you know in PA, would participate in the Chairman to Chairman Cycling Challenge, on the weekend of October 28-29th The distance is roughly 280 miles. The Challenge will begin at a half-way point between the route that links the offices of each of the Chairmen, with one team heading West and one heading East, each covering about 140 miles.  After talking with Paul Mathison, co-founder of Fair Districts PA, and the man who, in 2011, ran over 1000 miles around the state of Pennsylvania to promote fair redistricting, I've worked out a route that is good for cyclists, and has a starting point in Everett, PA (near Breezewood)  Cyclists from the Western part of the state (Team West) will head west and north, to Greensburg on Saturday, Oct. 28th, and on Sunday, Oct. 29th to Cranberry, PA (Rep. Metcalfe's home office).  Cyclists from the Eastern part of the state (Team East) will head East, to Gettysburg on Saturday, Oct. 28th, and on Sunday, Oct. 29th to Lebanon (Rep. Folmer's home office). Each "team" will cover roughly 140 miles total; so that should be very do-able in two days, Saturday and Sunday, ending at either Metcalfe's or Folmer's office.  We will make local and state media aware of the Challenge and coordinate with members of Fair Districts PA who live in the vicinity of the route, for supplies and support vehicles.

 

The nonpartisan, nonProfit, Fair Districts PA (FDPA), began in 2016  and helped introduce legislation to change the PA Constitution to eliminate the current five-member panel of party leaders, that currently carves up new districts every ten years, and instead, create an eleven-member panel of Pennsylvanians who are not elected officials, nor closely related to current politicians.  FDPA has held talks throughout the state to inform people about the new technologies of data-mining and precision-mapping that have allowed party leaders to create voting districts that keep them safe, locking out other people.  The districts are designed to favor one party or the other, instead of creating districts that allow politicians to more easily communicate with and represent their constituents' needs.  They also discourage politicians from voting their conscience, and encourage loyalty to the top party bosses.  Bills have been co-sponsored by almost half of the state representatives (both parties), but two chairmen are keeping them locked up in committees, so we cannot have debate or votes on them, even though they have a lot of support.

 

As members of FDPA have shown, even though Pennsylvanians cast roughly the same number of Democrat as Republican votes (we ARE a swing state), the way the lines are drawn can give us 5 Democrats and 13 Republicans in the US House of Representatives, or drawn another way, 5 Republicans and 13 Democrats.  Why allow a five person panel to do that to us, decade after decade?  Why discourage politicians from working across party lines?  Why not have a non-partisan panel that also includes people outside the two major parties, and specifically keeps out politicians and their families?  California was successful in doing this after a long struggle, led in part by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was tired of hearing politicians tell him that something was a “good idea” but that they just couldn't vote for it because of party bosses.  You can find out more at https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/ and by googling these issues on Youtube and Facebook.

 

If you are a cyclist or just want to help make this a success, please contact me, Jim Highland, FDPA, Mercer County local group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.';document.getElementById('cloak23df39cc293f358d7aafbccaaa98f81b').innerHTML += ''+addy_text23df39cc293f358d7aafbccaaa98f81b+'<\/a>'; so we can work out how and when you can help out.  If, for some bizarre reason, the chairmen change their minds and release the bills before the Cycling Challenge, we will rename it the Chairman to Chairman Cycling “Thank You”  

 

Thank you for supporting a fair, transparent redistricting process in Pennsylvania!

 

Jim Highland

FDPA, Mercer County Local Group

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https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/events/2017/10/28/chairman-to-chairman-cycling-challenge

 




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CANCELLED Mech HS C

Sun. 29 Oct, 2017 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 Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 7:34 AM
Sunset Time: 6:07 PM

Tue. 31 Oct, 2017

Learning to Linger Email Ride

Tue. 31 Oct, 2017 9:30 am
Ride Description:

Thompsontown Learning to Linger Halloween Happening!  Scenic ride and the Fall colors are at their peak (or a little past).  Wildlife sometimes about ... saw a bald eagle on an earlier ride and a black bear was captured on film crossing the road near the Port Royal bridge a few days ago.

Start:  Haldeman Park, 18 E. Main St., Thompsontown (about 40 miles North of Harrisburg off Rt. 22/322).  Restrooms available (but park restroom closes Nov. 1 - April).

36 miles ... if via Dimmsville Rd with 1868 ft climbing ... 40 miles if via Seven Stars Rd and 2147 ft. of climbing ... 11-12 mph ave. pace and we will leave no one behind but of course a little slower on the uphill and a little faster on the downhill.  Expect lots of little hills and one long climb.  We'll go counter-clockwise which has more hills early and since it likely will be brisk this will keep us warmer.

The Corner Deli next to Haldeman Park after with delicious soups and sandwiches.

Weather dependent and will try to post a notice by  07:30am if cancel.  Call me if questions.  Let me know if you plan to come (email or phone)

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Jeff McPartland
Sunrise Time: 7:37 AM
Sunset Time: 6:05 PM

East Shore Flex

Tue. 31 Oct, 2017 1:00 pm
Ride Description:

On Tuesday October 31 we will have an East Shore Flex ride leaving from Fort Hunter at 1:00 p.m.  Please park in the lot on the east side of Front St, near the restrooms.

Our route will take us up Fishing Creek Valley Rd and other roads, with a halfway break at Manada Golf Course where restrooms are available.  We will return via Fishing Creek Valley Rd and may take a slight diversion up Potato Valley Rd depending on the weather conditions. 

Total ride length will be between 27 and 29 miles and elevation will be about 1100 ft of climb.  Pace will be around 13 mph.  Forecast is for temps in the low 50s with winds around 12 mph so dress accordingly. 

For further information or questions my contact info is:

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717-982-1706 (call or text)

Chris Wright

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:37 AM
Sunset Time: 6:05 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.