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September 5 (Saturday), 7 pm RABA Night With the Kickers

Location: City Stadium (3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221)

More information here.

Daily Rides for September 2, 2015


Wednesday Retiree's Midweek Ride and Lunch
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 am 25 to 40 Varies Varies Barry Pullen, 561-3950
C 9 am 25 to 40 Varies Varies Bud Vye, 262-9544

Description: This ride meets at a different location each week for a ride of 25 to 40 miles, followed by lunch. All riders are invited. Each week"s location will be announced to the RABA E-mail lists. If you are not on the list, please call Bud Vye, 262-9544 or Barry Pullen, 561-3950.

Wednesday (Note: Start Time Change and Last Ride is Sept. 9) Chesterfield County Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 5:30 pm 25 3 None See below
B+ 5:30 pm 25 3 None Al & Lois Farrell 744-9306 lojafarrell@verizon.net
B 5:30 pm 25 3 None Jesse Archer, 739-6952, jcarc91@gmail.com

Description: Join us for this ride on some smooth, scenic, and generally little traveled back roads in Chesterfield County. This year we have both a B+ and B pace ride leader. There is also nearly always a group of faster (A/A+) riders to join if you are so inclined, but currently no designated A pace leader. We are looking for volunteers to lead faster or slower paces (please contact us if interested!). Maps will be available to those wishing to ride at their own pace. Shorter options are available. We generally do not ride if there is a high probability of rain so check your email or look out the window if the weather is questionable.

Directions: The ride leaves from the Bethia Methodist Church at the corner of Winterpock and Beach. Take Hull Street 2.2 miles west of 288. Turn left at the light just past Lowes onto Winterpock. The church is 2.8 miles on the right just before the Stop sign at Beach. Please park in the front parking lot away from the church. Be sure to allow time for traffic on Hull Street on your way to the ride.

Wednesday Rocketts Landing Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+/A 5:45 pm 26-38 3 to 4 None Edwin Sulc - 731-4399 - ebj4ever@comcast.net
B 5:45 pm 26-38 3 to 4 None Dave Stuart - 387-9766 - dabbytoo@hotmail.com

Description: This ride departs from Orleans Street between Main Street (Rt 5) and Williamsburg Ave (Rt 60). Currently we ride at a B to an A pace, but other paces are welcome to form. Please contact either Edwin Sulc or Dave Stuart with questions, or just show up. Pace groups will be spaced out at the ride start to avoid large groups of cyclists on the road. Cue sheets are available on the RABA website under Rockett's Landing - 26, Rocketts Landing - 32, and Rockett's Landing - 38. Limited cue sheets will be available but you are encouraged to print out your own.

Parking: Please park on Orleans Street between Williamsburg Road and Route 5.

Wednesday Endorphin Fitness Wednesday Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
Various 6 pm 30 3 None Andy Welch (804) 741-1599

Description: The ride starts at Endorphin Fitness and heads out toward River Road and into beautiful Goochland horse country before looping back to the start. Total distance approx 30 miles. All ride paces are welcome. Please bring plenty of fluid and food with you as there are no store stops on the loop. Parking will be in the Endorphin Fitness parking lot. The route is here. Be sure to bring your blinkies this month as we're going to be racing a quickly setting sun!

Directions: Ride start is from Endorphin Fitness, 8908 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23229

Wednesday Ashland Dinner Club
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C 7 pm 20 5 None Bill Britton, 804-347-5114, billbritton@comcast.net

Description and Directions: This nighttime ride leaves from the Laurel Park Shopping Center at the corner of Woodman and Hungary Roads. We ride to Ashland and have dinner before returning to Laurel Park.

The group will ride at a C or faster pace depending on the pleasure of the group.

Note: The ADC is a nighttime ride. It is not recommended for novice riders! You must be comfortable with group riding and be confident with your bike handling skills. Adequate lights, blinkies and reflective clothing are absolutely mandatory. Two rear blinkies and a primary plus spare headlight is strongly recommended.

Remember to bring:

  • at least one headlight which provides enough light to illuminate the road in front of you. A second, spare light with charged batteries is strongly recommended.
  • at least one bright-red blinkie for the rear of your bike. (Two are recommended.)
  • fully charged and/ or spare batteries for all lights.
  • lots of reflective clothing, vests, legbands, and/or armbands.

CHECK ALL LIGHTS AND BATTERIES BEFORE YOU GET TO LAUREL PARK. CALL THE RIDE LEADER IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

Richmond Area Bicycling Association Home Monthly Rides Weekly Rides Non-RABA MMS RABA Main A 18-20+ mph B+ 16-18 mph B 14-16 mph C 12-14 mph D 8-12 mph Paces:
Note: Club Members should check the Message Board or their email for notices regarding ride changes or cancellations.
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