Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 6 Jan, 2018

Hershey B+

Sat. 6 Jan, 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: 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: 7:30 AM
Sunset Time: 4:57 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 6 Jan, 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: 7:30 AM
Sunset Time: 4:57 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 6 Jan, 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: 7:30 AM
Sunset Time: 4:57 PM

Sun. 7 Jan, 2018

First Sunday Greenbelt

Sun. 7 Jan, 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: 7:30 AM
Sunset Time: 4:58 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 7 Jan, 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: 7:30 AM
Sunset Time: 4:58 PM

Wed. 10 Jan, 2018

General Membership Meeting

Wed. 10 Jan, 2018 7:00 pm

Location: HACC Midtown

Sat. 13 Jan, 2018

Hershey B+

Sat. 13 Jan, 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: 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: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:04 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 13 Jan, 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: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:04 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 13 Jan, 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: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:04 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 13 Jan, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Join us this week (weather permitting) at Memorial Lake State Park, Middle Road Entrance, and plan to ride 20-25 miles over and thru the rolling terrain of Lebanon County. Actual mileage will be determined by weather conditions. There is a heated restroom available at the start/end location.  

There is no real destination, just a 20-25 mile loop out to the Union Water Works area of Ono and back.  It is on mostly rural, country roads thru farmlands and wooded areas. We usually see some wildlife, as well as many farm animals.  There is only on fairly steep hill on Black’s Bridge Road, but no one has had any real difficulty with it in the past.  We did this ride a few times last year and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was also scheduled in mid December, but cancelled because of the weather. 

The weather Saturday morning is again questionable with a possible wintry mix of snow flurries and/or rain. (Boo Hiss) If conditions aren’t suitable for cycling, 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. 

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

If you are interested in a little shorter ride, the D Plus group is starting at the same time and location. Check that email distribution list or the club website for those details.

Larry Riley 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:04 PM

Saturday Morning C

Sat. 13 Jan, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Join us this week (weather permitting) at Memorial Lake State Park, Middle Road Entrance, and plan to ride 20-25 miles over and thru the rolling terrain of Lebanon County. Actual mileage will be determined by weather conditions. There is a heated restroom available at the start/end location.  

There is no real destination, just a 20-25 mile loop out to the Union Water Works area of Ono and back.  It is on mostly rural, country roads thru farmlands and wooded areas. We usually see some wildlife, as well as many farm animals.  There is only on fairly steep hill on Black’s Bridge Road, but no one has had any real difficulty with it in the past.  We did this ride a few times last year and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was also scheduled in mid December, but cancelled because of the weather. 

The weather Saturday morning is again questionable with a possible wintry mix of snow flurries and/or rain. (Boo Hiss) If conditions aren’t suitable for cycling, 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. 

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

If you are interested in a little shorter ride, the D Plus group is starting at the same time and location. Check that email distribution list or the club website for those details.

Larry Riley 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:04 PM

Sun. 14 Jan, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 14 Jan, 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: 7:28 AM
Sunset Time: 5:05 PM

Mon. 15 Jan, 2018

CANCELLED East Shore Flex

Mon. 15 Jan, 2018 12:30 pm
Ride Description:

The roads are clear, so...there will be an East Shore Flex ride on Monday January 15th at 12:30pm. 

We will meet at the Greenbelt trail head parking lot behind City Line Diner on Derry St.  Street address of the diner is 3302 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111

This will be a "Greenbelt Plus" ride where we will cover the 20 mile distance of the Greenbelt and perhaps a few more miles depending on group preference. We will stick to the paved sections of the Greenbelt and bypass the gravel area behind the PennDot building.

Total distance will be between 20 and 25 miles and our pace will be around 12 mph.  For these winter rides we are not looking to maximize pace, just get in some nice base miles for general fitness, and no rider will be dropped. 

Temps are expected to be in the mid 20's with partly sunny skies and 7mph winds.  If you haven't ridden in these conditions yet, we strongly recommend you bring out the warmest gear you have.  We will stick together as a group and take a restroom break somewhere around the midway point at City Island.

My contact information is attached. 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 7:27 AM
Sunset Time: 5:06 PM

Sat. 20 Jan, 2018

Hershey B+

Sat. 20 Jan, 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: 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: 5:12 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 20 Jan, 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: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 5:12 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 20 Jan, 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: David Powell
Sunrise Time: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 5:12 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 20 Jan, 2018 9:30 am
Ride Description:

Meet this week at Fort Hunter on the east side (barn side) of Front Street and plan to ride about 29 miles at about 12 mph with one fairly long hill on Piketown Road. The rest of the ride has the usual up and down rollers of Dauphin County.  

I drove many of the roads of Dauphin and Lebanon County Friday afternoon and found the conditions in Dauphin County a little better than those in Lebanon.  Nevertheless, most secondary roads have at least some areas of snow, ice, slush or water, so we will keep this ride mostly on the main roads by heading from Fort Hunter straight up Linglestown Road to Koon's Park to Piketown Road.  After climbing the long hill on Piketown, (if no one kills me for leading the group up this long hill), we will head down the mountain on Appleby to Rt. 443 and back to Fort Hunter.  Total distance is 28.4 miles with an elevation gain of 1340 feet.

NOTE THE 9:30 START TIME.  The weather is suppose to be nice for mid January and by starting at 9:30 most of the ice from the overnight refreeze should be melted; and it should be a little warmer.  If necessary, I will send a cancellation email to our distribution list no later than 8:00 am Saturday morning.  If the weather is questionable, check your emails, call, text, or email me before you leave home.

I hope you can make it!

Larry Riley



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Riley
Sunrise Time: 7:25 AM
Sunset Time: 5:12 PM

Sun. 21 Jan, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 21 Jan, 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: Cynthia Gorski
Sunrise Time: 7:24 AM
Sunset Time: 5:13 PM

Thu. 25 Jan, 2018

East Shore Flex

Thu. 25 Jan, 2018 1:00 pm
Ride Description:

Thursday looks like the best choice to ride this week so we'll have an East Shore Flex ride at 1:00 p.m.  Departure point will be Koons Park in Linglestown; street address is 630 Larue St, Linglestown, PA 17112

Recognizing that it's January and different folks are at differing fitness levels right now, we'll treat this as a "base miles" ride.  Average pace will be 11 to 12 mph and distance will be about 26 miles.  No rider will be dropped.

The route I'm planning will take us east on back roads past Penn National, then return west on Rte 443 and other back roads. Although this route contains rolling hills, the steepest climb is less than 4% grade. 

There are rest rooms at Koons Park and we'll have a rest room / break stop somewhere in the middle of the ride.

Weather forecast currently calls for temperature around 34 deg F and partly sunny skies with 9 mph winds.  If cancellation is required I'll send it out by Noon.  My contact information is attached.  Hope to see you there!

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:21 AM
Sunset Time: 5:18 PM

Fri. 26 Jan, 2018

Silver Spokes Friday Ride with lunch option

Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 12:30 pm

 

11:30 a.m. Optional lunch at Sal's Pizza, 304 N. York Street, Mechanicsburg  Sal's is very close to Pleasant View Park and offers good pizza, subs, salads, entrees and more. https://www.bringmethat.com/t/pa/mechanicsburg/17055/sals-pizza


12:30 p.m. departure from Pleasant View Park, 90 Pleasant View Dr., Mechanicsburg 
About 25 miles of gentle terrain at an 11-12 mph pace. There will be a rest stop along the way.
Leader: Marilyn Chastek 717-888-4537This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Event

Fri. 26 Jan, 2018 7:30 pm



Contact Name: Felix Thau
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 717-580-5962

Event Description:

Ooops, I may have misused this posting method as I am not promoting a ride. I am gathering a group of HBC members who  want to attend an indoor soccer match at the New Holland Arena of the Farm Show, Friday, January 26, 2018. Game time is 7:35 pm. I expect to purchase $20.00 tickets. Wear HBC paraphenialia. The the home team is the Harrisburg Heat, now in its second year of new ownership, with a playoff berth under the Heat's belt last year.  The Heat play the Baltimofre Blast, their arch rivals.There are enough games left for the Heat to repeat that effort. Check out www.harrisburgheat.com for more information. The games are streamed through Youtube so you can watch some away games between now and January 26.  I already have two folks committed to the gathering. RSVP by Friday, January 19, 2018.  Felix Thau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Sat. 27 Jan, 2018

Hershey B+

Sat. 27 Jan, 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: 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: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 5:20 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 27 Jan, 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: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 5:20 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 27 Jan, 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: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 5:20 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 9:30 am
Ride Description:

NEW START TIME - 9:30AM

We'll start Saturday morning at 9:30am from Memorial Lake State Park, the Middle Road Lot parking area. Please park in the lot area farthest from the lake. Restrooms are available at the park. Plan on riding from the park around Memorial Lake, west on Rt443 to the Manada Gap area, then south to East Hanover Township Park. After a mid-ride break there, we'll head east past the Penn National/Hollywood Casino complex and back to Memorial Lake. Speed will be 9-11mph, depending on the group. Total distance will be approximately 18 miles. 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 8:00am

Rick Radwanski



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 5:20 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 27 Jan, 2018 9:30 am
Ride Description:

This week's Saturday Morning Social C ride will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Middle Road parking lot of Memorial Lake State Park.   Street address is 18 Boundary Rd, Annville, PA 17028.   Please park in the area of the lot closer to Boundary Rd (away from the lake).  Restrooms are available at this location.

I'm still working on the route but plan on riding about 25 miles or so.  Recognizing that it's January and we may have new riders or snowbirds along with us, we'll stick to a pace around 12 mph, depending upon the group.  No rider will be dropped and we'll have several breaks along the way. 

The D+ ride led by Rick Radwanski will also be leaving from Middle Road at the same time, so you will have your choice of rides.

Temperatures are forecast to be around 38 deg F at start time with 7 mph winds and cloudy skies, rising to the mid 40's by the time we're done. 

If you have questions I can be reached via call or text at 717-982-1706. In the event of need for cancellation, I'll send a note out by 8:30 a.m.

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Chris Wright
Sunrise Time: 7:20 AM
Sunset Time: 5:20 PM

Sun. 28 Jan, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 28 Jan, 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: Cynthia Gorski
Sunrise Time: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 5:22 PM

East Shore Flex

Sun. 28 Jan, 2018 1:30 pm
Ride Description:

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      Start Location:  Koons Park in Linglestown

Stats:                  About 30 mi.

Speed:                11-13 mph

  

At 1:30 PM we’ll be starting at Koons Park and head east along residential roads to typical east shore backroads and return along Route 443 and Piketown Road.  We’ll do one major hill as we climb Sleepy Hollow to Piketown.  We’ve done this hill before and it’s an easier climb to the top than Appleby.  We’ll definitely take a break at the top to regroup and refresh.  We’ll take one other break/bathroom stop along the route.

 

The current weather forecast calls for rain tonight into early Sunday morning.  But, then the rains will stop by mid-morning with some sun poking through and highs approaching 50 degrees!  It’ll be good to get this ride in before some snow on Monday night and rain/snow later in the week. 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

 

I'll cancel by noon on Sunday 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: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 5:22 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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