Month Flat Week Day

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

Mon. 9 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

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

Wed. 11 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 12 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 13 Oct, 2017

There are no events on this day.

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

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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.