Daily Rides for July 24, 2014
||Unemployed Cyclists Ride
Description: This ride covers
parts of central Hanover County and the surrounding areas, which offer a lot of
beautiful countryside. Most routes include a few good hills. Some routes do not have a
store stop, so bring plenty of water. Notwithstanding the name of the ride, everyone is
invited to join us, whether employed or not.
Directions: The ride starts and finishes at the
Hanover County Government Complex (often called the "Hanover Courthouse"). The Hanover
County Government Complex (7497 County Complex Rd., Hanover, VA 23069) is on US Route
301 just south of the intersection of Routes 54 and 301. From I-295, take Exit 41 onto
Route 301, travel north for approximately 10.5 miles and turn right onto County Complex
Rd. From I-95, take Exit 92 (Rt. 54 East) towards Hanover. Travel approximately 5 miles
to the intersection with Rt. 301. Turn right onto Rt. 301. Travel approximately
one-half mile and turn left onto County Complex Rd.
Crump Park Options
: This evening ride features multiple
distances beginning in Henrico county progressing through Ashland and
western Hanover County. We have prepared cue sheets of 4 distances on
roads familiar to all RABA riders. The shortest ride is 24 miles and
basically flat. The longest is 38 miles and ascends 3 Sisters, Rocketts
Mill, and Horseshoe. Each week the ride leaders will choose the distance
for their group.
Download the cue sheet
: To get to the start, please take Staples
Mill Rd/Rt 33 West. Turn right onto Mountain Rd. Remain on Mountain Rd
for approximately 1.3 miles - park entrance will be on the left. Look for
bicyclists in the back lot, in the rear of the park.
||BDR (Before Dinner Ride)
Description: This ride leaves from the Laurel
Park Shopping Center at the corner of Woodman and Hungary Roads. The twenty mile
route follows the ABC route which is almost flat to Ashland and back to Laurel Park
Shopping Center. Longer routes have a few hills. Leaders will make sure that no
one is dropped from their group, regrouping as often as needed. This ride is open
to all cyclists. Due to the possibility of returning in low light, each rider should
have a working headlight and a rear blinkie. After the ride join your fellow riders
for dinner at Maria's or another local restaurant.
Directions: Laurel Park Shopping Center (9500 Woodman Rd, Richmond,
VA 23228) at Hungary and Woodman Roads.
||West End Manakin Ride
||Mike Dieter, 804-314-6616;
Description: Enjoy a ride with lots of rolling
hills, a few climbs, and nice scenery in eastern Goochland and western Hanover.
We will start with shorter options until daylight allows us to do the 29 and 30
mile options. The 30 mile option includes a mile climb on Patterson Avenue at the
end of the ride, the 29 mile option avoids this climb. This is a great way to get
your legs in shape quick! Remember your blinkie.
Meet at Dover Baptist Church, 635 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA. Take Patterson
Avenue (Route 6) west. Once you pass the traffic light at the intersection of Patterson/Lauderdale
in western Henrico, continue west on Patterson approximately 4.6 miles. Turn right
on Manakin Road (Route 621) which is just after the fire station. Go about 1/2 mile
on Manakin Road to Dover Baptist Church which is on the right. The church has asked
us to park on the right hand side of the parking lot, as far away from the church
||East End Black Creek Ride
Description: This Leader led evening ride features
an A and B/B+ pace cruise through eastern Hanover and New Kent Counties. The 32 mile cue sheet is here. The 28 mile cue sheet is here.
Directions to Black Creek Baptist Church, 6289 McClellan Rd., Mechanicsville,
VA 23111. : From I-64, take exit 197B (Highland Springs, Rte.156N) onto Airport
Drive (Rte. 156N), continue through 2 lights, over Rte 295, bear right at Market
Rd.(Rte. 630),continue and bear right again on Fox Hunter Lane at Black Creek Country
Store. Next, turn left on McClellan Rd.(Rte. 628). The Church is about 2 miles on
the left. Use parking lot on north side of the church.