Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 9 Dec, 2018

Mech HS C

Sun. 9 Dec, 2018 1:30 pm
Ride Classification: C
Casual - – For the casual group cyclist who wants to socialize but likes some distance. Generally flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 11-13 mph, slow easy pace on hills, with distances 15 – 30 miles. Stops bout every 10 miles. No rider is dropped. Check the description of the specific ride for more precise pace.
Pace: 11-13 mph
Terrain: Rolling
Ride Description: _



Start Location: Mechanicsburg High School
Ride Leader: Marilyn Chastek
Sunrise Time: 7:19 AM
Sunset Time: 4:41 PM

Mon. 10 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 11 Dec, 2018

East Shore Flex

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Wright



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

Wed. 12 Dec, 2018

Silver Spokes Email Ride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 



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

Thu. 13 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 14 Dec, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018

Linglestown (Kellytron)

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 am
Ride Classification: B+
Training - For the experienced group rider in good physical condition and capable of maintaining a fast pace for distances up to 50 miles. Flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 17-19 mph, with distances up to 50 miles. Few stops if any. Riders unable to maintain classified pace may be dropped.
Pace: 17-19 mph
Terrain: Varies
Ride Description: Fast Group Rides 30 miles Pace 17-19



Start Location: Aster Drive Harrisburg
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Larry Wasser
Sunrise Time: 7:23 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

Mech HS C

Sat. 15 Dec, 2018 1:00 pm
Ride Classification: C
Casual - – For the casual group cyclist who wants to socialize but likes some distance. Generally flat to hilly terrain. Average speed 11-13 mph, slow easy pace on hills, with distances 15 – 30 miles. Stops bout every 10 miles. No rider is dropped. Check the description of the specific ride for more precise pace.
Pace: 11-13 mph
Terrain: Rolling
Ride Description: _



Start Location: Mechanicsburg High School
Ride Leader: Ride Leader Needed
Sunrise Time: 7:23 AM
Sunset Time: 4:42 PM

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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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