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RABA News and Events

June 6 (Saturday), 8:15 am New Rider Ride

Location: Laurel Park Shopping Center at the intersection of Woodman and Hungary Roads

This is the third of 5 rides for new riders, to be held on the first Saturday in April, May, June, July, and August. This ride is aimed at attracting new cyclists to RABA and getting more riders into the sport.

The ride will depart from Laurel Park and follow the normal ABC route with a stopover at Ashland Coffee and Tea. For stronger riders, there will be a 12-mile extension.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8967, cervelo55@verizon.net or Charlie Thomas, 804-747-3428, charlievthomas@gmail.com.

More information here.

Daily Rides for May 25, 2015

Monday Mondays with Mary
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 9 am 30-40 3 Some Mary Falterman, 741-2116, Barry Pullen, 561-3950

Description: The ride starts at a different location every week. Each week"s location will be announced to the RABA e-mail list. If you are not on the list, please contact one of the leaders.

May 25 (Monday) RABA Memorial Day Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 9 am 26/43/50 3 One Dee Nuckols, 804-749-3400, sdnuckols@yahoo.com

Description and Directions: Come out for a morning ride in Goochland and Hanover Counties and have time to get to the Memorial Day celebrations. This ride is for all paces with distances of 26, 43, and 50 miles leaving from 11301 Cedar Glade Lane, Rockville, Va., 23146. Dee is leading a B plus pace and other pace leaders are needed. Cue sheets are available here.

Monday New Kent Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9:30 am 30-40 3 Varies Deana Sun,MaElDsun@aol.com

Description and Directions: This ride meets at a different location each week for a ride of 30-40 miles, often followed by lunch. Each week's location will be announced on the RABA message board on the preceding Friday or Saturday.

Monday Prince George Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/B+ 5:30 pm 22-34 4 None Chip England, cbe89usma@verizon.net
Edwin Sulc, edwin.sulc@dynexcapital.com

Description and Directions: Ride departs weekly on Mondays at 5:30 pm from the Prince George Courthouse parking lot (Laurel Springs Road & Courts Drive). It's a mostly level rural ride with a few gentle hills. Route option distances average between 22 to 34 miles. It's-currently at a B to B+ pace with other paces welcome to form. Contact Chip England at cbe89usma@verizon.net with questions or just show up.

The route varies from week to week with routes with multiple mileage options starting and ending at the Prince George Courthouse parking lot. The slower pace groups may ride one of the shorter options and the faster pace groups will ride one of the longer options so that everyone finishes around the same time. Pace groups will be spaced out at the ride start to avoid large groups of cyclists on the road.

Paper cue sheets are not provided. You should print your own cue sheet prior to coming to the ride. GPX files and cue sheets are available on the RABA website. Click on the links below.

New members and those just getting started (or re-started) with cycling are encouraged to come out. You will not be dropped and left behind.

The routes coming up are:

Date Route Map/ Cue Sheet GPX File
May 4 Lamore Drive 22 mile Option PDF GPX
Lamore Drive 26 mile Option PDF GPX
Lamore Drive 30 mile Option PDF GPX
Lamore Drive 34 mile Option PDF GPX
May 11 Moody Road 23 mile Option PDF GPX
Moody Road 25 mile Option PDF GPX
Moody Road 31 mile Option PDF GPX
May 18 Hines Road 25 mile Option PDF GPX
Hines Road 27 mile Option PDF GPX
Hines Road 31 mile Option PDF GPX
May 25 TBD- Memorial Day
Monday Start the Week at West Creek
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
Varies 6:00 pm 6-30 3 many Chris Cook, 804-512-8207 chrisck@aol.com

Description: Riders can ride this 6-mile loop for as many miles as they want up to and beyond 30 miles. All ride levels are invited to attend. Be sure to have one white front light and a red blinkie for the rear of your bike.

Directions: Meet at the Virginia Farm Bureau parking lot (the one closest to the parkway) at 12580 West Creek Parkway. Take the Patterson Ave., exit off of Route 288 and head west (away from Richmond) for approximately one mile, turn right on the West Creek Parkway.

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.