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Learning to Linger, Cumberland Valley Rail Trail
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM
Cumberland Valley Rail Trailhead
23 McFarland Street
Newville, PA 17241
a) Ride Leader Assigned
Registration is not Required
Bike Ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail (CVRT) - Newville to Shippensburg and Back
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 10:30 am
Distance: 22 miles
Speed 8 – 10 mph – Learning to Linger – D pace
The trail surface is fairly level (flat), well maintained, smooth crushed gravel, with paved road intersections. The trail goes to the southeast side of the Shippensburg University campus and connects to Earl Street on the south side of campus. The trail has been extended about two miles north of Newville. Those interested can ride an additional four miles at the end of the ride by riding the new section north.
Directions to the Newville trail head parking lot, which has restrooms:
From Harrisburg take Interstate 81 south to exit 37, Newville. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp on to route 233 north. Drive straight ahead for 3.8 miles. Turn left at the CVRT sign on to route 533 west, which is Vine Street. Continue 0.6 miles to the next CVRT sign which will be at the intersection of Rich Street. Turn left on Rich Street. The parking lot is about four blocks ahead at the intersection of Rich Street and McFarland Street. For GPS users, the address is: 23 McFarland Street, Newville, PA 17241.
The weather forecast for the day of the ride is mostly sunny and 55 degrees!
Helmets are required on Harrisburg Bicycle Club (HBC) rides. If you need to answer a phone call while riding, stop and pull over to answer the call. In-the-ear listening devices are not allowed on HBC rides. This is an out-and -back ride.
Bring water and a snack. We will take a break at the Shippensburg Township Park Pavilion (restrooms available).
Please arrive at 10:15 am and be ready to ride at 10:30 am.
If you have questions, call Karl Martz at 717-991-0409 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email if you are planning on joining me for the ride -- thanks!