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Date: Friday, June 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Phone Number: 717-329-3231
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
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.

Join Mary for a cycling/camping extended weekend, Friday, June 30th (set up camp) to Wednesday, July 5 (break down camp in the morning).   We will ride the Ghost Town Trail in  Nanty-Glo plus take a  field trip to ride the Three Rivers Heritage Trail around the City of Pittsburgh.  The campground I found is about 20 minutes from Ghost Town Trail and about 1 hour from Pitt (and, I would hope, better than the one we stayed in a couple summers ago!).  The rates on the website say 2016, but still valid for 2017 and they are pet friendly.   If you know of another campsite option, please let me know!

Campground Rates:



Tent (per site – 2 parents/2 children)


Water, Electric 30 amp


Creek Site- Water, Electric 30 amp


Water, Electric and Sewer 30 amp


Water, Electric 50 amp


Rental 5th Wheel Trailer

Rental trailer has frig,microwave,stove,ac,dish tv,dvd player and dishes (bring your own linens)

$80.00 +tax



So, please let me know if you are joining me, so I can reserve the sites.  I need to know by Monday, May 8th!  ).  NOTE:  You can come the whole time or just part of that time period, I just need to know so we can figure out who owes what and how many sites we should reserve.

Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Mary McClain
Sunrise Time: 5:41 AM
Sunset Time: 8:41 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


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