Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 17 Feb, 2019

Mech HS C

Sun. 17 Feb, 2019 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: 6:57 AM
Sunset Time: 5:45 PM

Mon. 18 Feb, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 19 Feb, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 20 Feb, 2019

Silver Spokes Email Ride

Wed. 20 Feb, 2019 10:00 am
Ride Description:

 

WEDNESDAY'S 2/20/19 SILVER SPOKE RIDE CANCELED

Really no point in delaying the inevitable…tomorrows scheduled Silver Spokes ride is canceled due to weather; I’ll try again in March. A different course will be planned in the hopes that will break the bad weather cloud hanging over the past 2 scheduled rides with this route. Take care, happy shoveling, and be safe!

 

WEDNESDAY'S 2/20/19 SILVER SPOKE RIDE CANCELED

Well, tried this last month but canceled because of a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet. Not sure this Wednesday is going to fair much better based on the current forecast. Direct "cut and paste" from January's ride announcement. Only thing I'll add is that a ride cancellation notice will be sent by 8:00 am if the forecast does in fact hold true.

 

Weather doesn’t look promising for a Silver Spokes ride this Wednesday, but if we can fit it in, the planned point of departure for a 10:00am, 26.5 mile Fishing Creek Valley ride will be the Boyd Big Tree Preserve. The route will have us going east on Fishing Creek Valley Road/Mountain Road/Route 443 for about 10 miles before bearing right onto Manada Gap Rd, making our way past the Holiday Inn Grantville and ultimately the Exxon on Bow Creek Road for the only planned stop on the ride (~13.2 mile marker). After the stop, north on Bow Creek to get back to Mountain Road/Rt 443 and a left turn for the west return to Boyd’s. Lunch location can be decided on by the group.

 

Start/Stop Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve, 1451 Fishing Creek Valley Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Distance:  26.5 miles
Pace:  C pace (11-13 MPH, faster on decent, slower on climbs) – NO RIDER DROPPED!
Elevation Gain: 1,033’
Ride Leader: Bob Gilliland
Leader Contact: 717.564.7650 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ride Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29210143

WEDNESDAY'S 2/20/19 SILVER SPOKE RIDE CANCELED



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Bob Gilliland Jr
Sunrise Time: 6:53 AM
Sunset Time: 5:49 PM

Thu. 21 Feb, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 22 Feb, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 23 Feb, 2019

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 23 Feb, 2019 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: 6:48 AM
Sunset Time: 5:52 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 23 Feb, 2019 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: 6:48 AM
Sunset Time: 5:52 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 23 Feb, 2019 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Once again, we have no idea what the roadway conditions will be like for this Saturday morning. That being the case, we'll start this Saturday Morning's D Plus Ride at 9am from Memorial Lake State Park,  Middle Road Lot, 18 Boundary Road, Grantville Pa. 17028. Restrooms are available at the park.

Plan on riding from the park around Memorial Lake, west to the area of Levitz Park, then back east to our starting point at Memorial Lake. Distance for this circuit will be about 10 miles. We'll then do a similar route over again, making for an approximate 20 mile ride total. Speed will be 9-11mph, with both distance and speed 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 8:00am

Rick Radwanski

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Richard Radwanski
Sunrise Time: 6:48 AM
Sunset Time: 5:52 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 23 Feb, 2019 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Ride:  Saturday Morning Social

Ride Name:  Jonestown Loop

Ride Time:  9:00

Start Location:  East Hanover Township Building

8848 Jonestown Road-Grantville, PA 17028

Ride Distance: 29 miles

Ride Leader:  Hale Baker

 

We'll head out on Jonestown Road to Jonestown, and North Lancaster Road to Lickdale and Fischer Road, which will bring us back to Clement Ave/Mountain Road.  From there we'll wind out way back to Jonestown Road and the starting point.  This should be a fairly flat ride with 1300' of elevation gain over 29 miles.  Weather is calling for a chance of showers, so I will send out a cancellation by 7:30 in the event of poor riding conditions.

 

 

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Hale Baker
Sunrise Time: 6:48 AM
Sunset Time: 5:52 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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