Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 15 Apr, 2018

CANCELLED Carlisle Action C+

Sun. 15 Apr, 2018 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: 6:27 AM
Sunset Time: 7:46 PM

Owen's Sunday Sociable

Sun. 15 Apr, 2018 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: _

Surely your tax returns are prepped and filed, so come out for a nice bike ride. Pedal with a congenial group at an easy pace, exploring the city and riverside towns before traffic builds. Some folks end the ride with breakfast at Roxy's, N. 3rd corner of North Street.

 



Start Location: City Island
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'John Humphries
Sunrise Time: 6:27 AM
Sunset Time: 7:46 PM

Mech HS C

Sun. 15 Apr, 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: 6:27 AM
Sunset Time: 7:46 PM

Mon. 16 Apr, 2018

CANCELLED Hershey C+

Mon. 16 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: _



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: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:26 AM
Sunset Time: 7:47 PM

CANCELLED Hershey C

Mon. 16 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: 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: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:26 AM
Sunset Time: 7:47 PM

Hershey B

Mon. 16 Apr, 2018 6:00 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
Ride Description: Hershey B; Rides leave from Briarcrest Square Mondays and Thursdays, April through September. The pace is 15 to 17mph sometimes slower for hillier rides. Distances are typically from 20 to 45 miles. Rides cover Southern Dauphin, Western Lancaster and Lebanon counties.



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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:26 AM
Sunset Time: 7:47 PM

CANCELLED Hershey B+

Mon. 16 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: 6:26 AM
Sunset Time: 7:47 PM

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018

Hershey A

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 5:30 pm
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:
Ride Description: This is a Training ride for current and inspiring racers (or those who just like going fast) -New riders, please print out the Cue Sheets for this ride. after the 9 mile mark (trailer park outside of campbelltown) we will not wait for people off the back UNTIL the 27th mile marker (colebrook). -we will be doing the same route each Monday, so you will be able to learn the dynamics of the ride (where the hard efforts, cool downs, and sprints will be)



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: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

CANCELLED Upper Allen Friendship Park C+

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: _



Start Location: Upper Allen Friendship Park
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

CANCELLED Upper Allen Friendship Park C

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: Upper Allen Friendship Park
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

Upper Allen Friendship Park D

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: Flat to Rolling
Ride Description: -



Start Location: Upper Allen Friendship Park
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mary McClain
Sunrise Time: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

CANCELLED Lenker Park B

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 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



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: (click to email) Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

CANCELLED East Shore Tuesday

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: Call Ride Leader as Start Location varies by week. Your other option is to subscribe to the East Shore Tuesday Rides in your profile.



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Cancelled
Sunrise Time: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron - Tue)

Tue. 17 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: 6:24 AM
Sunset Time: 7:48 PM

Wed. 18 Apr, 2018

Hershey Wednesday B+

Wed. 18 Apr, 2018 5:30 pm
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: 6:23 AM
Sunset Time: 7:49 PM

Camp Hill D

Wed. 18 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: Varies
Ride Description: Depending on the level of the riders we have options. If the riders are not too confident yet we can stay within Camp Hill and zig and zag around. If the riders are more accomplished we can cross the Bypass and go into Hampden, or continue south into New Cumberland, or continue into other municipalities around the area.



Start Location: Camp Hill Boro Office
Directions: Parking lot across street from Camp Hill Boro Office
Ride Leader: Diana Bermingham
Sunrise Time: 6:23 AM
Sunset Time: 7:49 PM

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018

Hershey C+

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: _



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: Mike Deiling
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

Hershey C

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: 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: John Donoughe
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

Hershey B

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 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
Ride Description: Hershey B; Rides leave from Briarcrest Square Mondays and Thursdays, April through September. The pace is 15 to 17mph sometimes slower for hillier rides. Distances are typically from 20 to 45 miles. Rides cover Southern Dauphin, Western Lancaster and Lebanon counties.



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: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

Upper Allen Friendship Park C

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 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: Upper Allen Friendship Park
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

CANCELLED Hershey A

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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:
Ride Description: This is a Training ride for current and inspiring racers (or those who just like going fast) -New riders, please print out the Cue Sheets for this ride. after the 9 mile mark (trailer park outside of campbelltown) we will not wait for people off the back UNTIL the 27th mile marker (colebrook). -we will be doing the same route each Monday, so you will be able to learn the dynamics of the ride (where the hard efforts, cool downs, and sprints will be)



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: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

Linglestown (Kellytron - Thur)

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: Various
Ride Description: Fast Group Rides 30 miles Pace 17-19



Start Location: Aster Drive Harrisburg
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Wasser
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

HBC Briarcresters on STRAVA

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm

New HBC STRAVA Group



Contact Name: Gavin Robertson
Contact eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: 717-307-8296

Event Description:

Sign up online for STRAVA and join the Harrisburg Bicycle Club "Briarcresters".  The "Briarcresters" are cyclists who ride with the Harrisburg Bicycle Club and whose rides start and finish at the Briarcrest Shopping Center in Hershey, PA. Rides are April to September on Monday or Thursday at 6 pm for the A (19+mph), B (15-19 mph), C (11-15 mph) and D (8-11 mph) level cyclists. The A group also ride on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and the B+ (17-19 mph) riders at 5:30 on Wednesdays. All are welcome!


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Upper Allen Friendship Park C+

Thu. 19 Apr, 2018 6:00 pm
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: _



Start Location: Upper Allen Friendship Park
Ride Leader: (click to email) Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:21 AM
Sunset Time: 7:51 PM

Fri. 20 Apr, 2018

Friday Night Social

Fri. 20 Apr, 2018 6:15 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: Flat to Rolling
Ride Description: Harrisburg Bicycle Club offers riding/dining options during the summer riding season. Each Friday a different leader will lead us on a ride from a different location in our riding area of central Pennsylvania. Rides start at 6:15 PM. These rides are short, 15 - 20 miles at a slow "C" pace 11-13 mph. no one gets dropped. After the ride we dine at an establishment reserved by the leader. Sometimes it is at the home of the leader. These are fun social rides. You should give it a try. Each week a notice reminder will be sent out via email describing the upcoming Friday ride. You MUST sign up on the HBC website to receive these email notices. To sign up: Log on to the HBC web site. At top of page click "My Account" Click "Update My Information or Password" in the drop down. Click "Email Lists". Scroll down to "Friday Night Social (Email Ride)" Check the box on the right. Go to bottom of page and click "Update" You are done. Watch for weekly notices describing the upcoming ride. Come ride with us. Dave Powell, Coordinator Friday Night Rides Listing Friday Night Social rides summer 2016 April 15 Martha Ruff The Waterfront, Marysville April 22 Sue & Darrell Casto TJ Rockwell’s, Williams Grove April 29 John Donoughe Marco Polo, Hershey May 06 Marilyn Chastek Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center May 13 Dennis & Rose Watts From their alpaca farm, Dillsburg May 20 Mollie Clark Glass Lounge, Harrisburg May 27 Howard Ross Giotti’s Italian, Linglestown June 03 Marilyn Chastek Giuseppe’s, Mechanicsburg June 10 Mollie Clark From Mollie’s home, Shiremanstown June 17 Dave Powell DaVinci’s, Hogestown June 24 Dave Young From Dave’s home, Dillsburg July 01 Glenn Wareham Hogan’s, Valley Green, Etters July 08 Grace House Anilie’s, Boiling Springs July 15 Marie Roof From Marie’s home, Lisburn July 22 Glenn Wareham The Fieldhouse, Etters July 29 Howard Ross Zorba’s, Harrisburg August 05 Sue & Darrell Casto Noonan’s Tavern, Dillsburg August 12 Dick Norford Stoney’s, Dauphin August 19 Pam & Mike McMullen Herbie’s, Bressler August 26 Chris Mummert Capriccio’s, Lititz Sept. 02 LABOR DAY week end No ride scheduled Sept 09 John Donoughe Pizza Grille, Camp Hill Sept 16 Joan Short Nick’s 114 Café, New Cumberland



Start Location:
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 6:20 AM
Sunset Time: 7:52 PM

Sat. 21 Apr, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 21 Apr, 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: 6:19 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 21 Apr, 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: 6:19 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 PM

Saturday Morning D+

Sat. 21 Apr, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

The starting location for this Saturday's 9:00am ride is East Hanover Township Park, located behind the township building at 8848 Jonestown Road, Grantville, PA. 17028. Entrance to the park is located on Manada Gap Road. An unheated restroom is available at the park. We'll plan to ride from the park east on familiar roads around the Penn National/Hollywood Casino complex and take a mid-ride break at Memorial Lake. We'll then travel west on Rt443 to the Manada Gap area and head south to our starting point. Total distance will be about 18 miles and speed will be 9-10mph, 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: 6:19 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 PM

Saturday Morning Social

Sat. 21 Apr, 2018 9:00 am
Ride Description:

Name:   Blacks Bridge Road

Stats:    27 miles (1,265 ft.)

Speed:  11-13 mph

Start Location:  East Hanover Community Park

 

 

At 9:00 AM on Saturday we’ll be starting at the East Hanover Township Park where restroom facilities are available. 

 

We’ll head south for 5 miles towards the Swatara Creek.  We’ll turn left and head east 8 miles past the eagles’ nest along the Swatara Creek.  Then, we’ll turn left and head north 6 miles towards Route 443 via Blacks Bridge, Crooked and Harrison School Roads.  We’ll turn left and head west 5 miles along Route 443 to Manada Gap Road.  Then, we’ll turn left one last time and head south 3 miles back to the East Hanover Township Park forming a nice square on your mapping centered around Grantville…just check the math, compass directions and distances if you’re an engineering or math geek.

 

The ride has a nice mix of views of farmlands, creek bottoms and mountains.  It has the very typical climb of 1,265 ft. for our area.  It’s not too hilly and not too flat…Goldilocks for everyone.  We have a scheduled break at mile 14 at the top of the Blacks Bridge Road Hill (Yea, that short but steep climb with a sharp left curve at the top that always looks easier than it is) followed by the refreshing ride down the backside of the hill to Swatara Creek.  The ride will end with a good ride along Route 443 where you can stretch your legs out and bang it a bit if you’d like.  Don’t worry, no one will be left behind and we’ll average 11-13 mph.

 

Restroom facilities will be readily available all along the farmlands, creek bottoms and mountains.  For the shy bikers, they’ll also be available at the Manada Golf Course but, beware, that’ll be at mile 23.

 

The current weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 55 degrees and a NW wind of only 6-8 mph.  That’s as good as it gets this Spring!

 

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

 

The D+ group will be starting at the same location and time for your flexibility in choosing between rides.

 

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

 

Al

717-805-1251 (Text or call)



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Albert T Brulo
Sunrise Time: 6:19 AM
Sunset Time: 7:53 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.

 

 

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

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