East Shore Flex Ride. 48miles @ 13 mph
Albert T Brulo (L), Lori Brulo, Chris Wright, Susan Tussey, Howard Davison, Ann Mahalik, Bob and Emily Gilliland, Mike Loomis (S).
Ride Name: Sheetz To Columbia Via NW Lancaster River Trail
Start Location: Sheetz in Derry Township
Climb: 1,330 ft.
Weather At Finish: 93 degrees, sunny, and 4 mph SW wind
We left the Sheetz parking lot at 10:00 AM and it was already hot! We biked on Middletown Road to Middletown and then took Route 441 to the Falmouth Boat Launch where we picked up Bob Gilliland and his 9-yr old daughter Emily. You read that right! Emily did a great job biking all the way to Columbia and then back to Shanks Tavern in Marietta where we had lunch. Then we split up with 7 of us returning to Sheetz and Bob/Emily returning to Falmouth. Emily certainly brightened our ride up with her smiles and her bright pink biking gear. She did fantastic keeping up with the “experienced” bikers and fitting right in on her first group ride.
This turned out to be a good training ride for the upcoming 100 mile Cancer Ride in early August. If you haven’t already signed up for it, be sure to contact Scott Silverstine.
Thanks to Mike for doing a great job sweeping.
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