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Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Categories: e-mail Rides*
Phone Number: 540-5468
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 Terrain and Challenging Hills
Ride Description: The ride will include the rolling terrain and challenging hills of eastern Dauphin and western Lebanon counties. There will be infrequent stops and any that are necessary. Riders should be capable of sustained effort for two to three hours or more.

The ride tomorrow out of East Hanover Park at 8:00.  We will ride about 40 miles, passing through the Monroe Valley.  The intended average speed will be 14 to 15 mph.  AT 8:00 a.m. the temperature was forecasted to be 62F, while at 11:00 a.m., 67F.   So, that is good riding weather, and to that we will add good roads.  Be sure to bring plenty of water or suitable drink with electrolytes to keep hydrated.

For those familiar with the old ride start location, we have been using a new one, not far from the burnt down diner.  The parking lot is spacious at a more relaxed venue.  Directions are at below.

Directions

From I81.  Get off at Manada Exit (Hershey, Route 39).  Go South from the exit.  At the first light turn left onto Jonestown Road.  Go about 2 miles and make a left onto Manada Gap Road.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park.

From Hershey.  Proceed North on Rt 39.  Crossover route 22.  After a mile or so, make a right onto Jonestown Road.  Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Manada Gap road.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park and Township Municipal Center.

From the location of the (now burnt down) Grantville Diner at the intersection of Rt 22 and Sandbeach Road.  Go north on Sandbeach Road, about one half mile to Jonestown Road.  Make a left.  Go about 200 yards.  At Manada Gap Road, make a right.  Go 150 feet or so and make a left into the Parking lot of East Hanover Park and Township Municipal Center.

 



Start Location: Varies - see description
Ride Leader: (click to email) 'Robert Martin
Sunrise Time: 5:46 AM
Sunset Time: 8:22 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.

 

 

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