Monthly Rides for October, 2017

October 8 (Sunday) Jamestown Ferry to Smithfield Lunch Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 am 54 3 one Sara Page,
C 9 am 54 3 one Jack Huber,

Description: Meet at Jamestown High School (3761 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185) for the fall version of this popular ride. We'll ride a few miles on the Virginia Capital Trail to the Jamestown Ferry and cross the James River. After 24 more quiet miles on Surry and Isle of Wight County roads, the group will have lunch at the Smithfield Station on the Pagan River. After lunch there will be an optional ice cream stop at the farm stand in Surry County. The return route will pass by Bacon's Castle and Chippokes State Park to Scotland Wharf on the way to the ferry. This is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

Directions: Take I-64 east to the Route 199 exit and travel south to Route 5 (John Tyler Highway) and turn right. Go west on Route 5 about 3.5 miles. Jamestown High School (3751 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185) is on the left at the intersection of Route 5 and Eagle Way. Allow at least 1 hour and 10 minutes of driving time from Richmond. Please arrive prior to the starting time in order to be ready to ride at 9 a.m. sharp. We have a ferry to catch!

October 14 (Saturday)Waverly Big Woods Tour
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:30 am 40 4 one Sara Page,
C 9:30 am 40 4 one Jack Huber,

Description and Directions: The October Waverly ride will be a repeat of September's ride through Sussex, Surry and Southampton Counties. The roads are flat (even by Waverly standards) with light car traffic. The route will pass through the Big Woods Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County and past some plantings of the endangered long-leaf pine. Rest stop at the Circle K store in Wakefield. Copies of the cue sheet will be available at the ride start or contact Jack for an advance copy or the GPS file. After the ride, everyone is welcome to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly.

Meet behind the closed La Hacienda restaurant (101 South County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890). Please do not park in the unpaved portion of the parking lot. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 to Route 460 East (toward Norfolk). The parking lot is at the intersection of Routes 460 and 40 (Main Street) in the town of Waverly. Please remember that speed limits are strictly enforced in Waverly

October 19 (Thursday) Downtown Happy Hour Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A/B+ 6 pm 20 2 (some steep) None Michael Todd, 908.419.7322 , -

Description and Directions: Start Location: 600 East Main Street (Main Street Center Courtyard). Starting downtown, we'll cross the river on Belvedere/US 301 and head west on Riverside Drive, we'll continue on Riverside after a brief connection point over the Powhite via Forest Hill, we'll cross back over the river via the Huguenot Bridge, take a short excursion through UofR campus before connecting with Grove Avenue, which we'll take all the way back downtown.

What to Expect: This ride is meant to be a quick workout after a day in the office. It is an urban route with traffic expected, we'll stay on an easier pace on the heavily trafficked roads to maximize safety and hopefully push ourselves a bit on the stretches of Riverside, UofR's campus and Grove, which are all bike friendly routes. With total mileage of just under 20 miles, it shouldn't take any more than 1.5 hours. (bring a light).

October 21 (Saturday)- 8:15 a.m. Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride

Information: Bud Vye, 262-9544,

Description: This is our third trash pickup of the year. Lets have a big group out there so we can continue our recent practice of knocking out this task in about an hour and 20 minutes. After the job is completed, the club will treat the pickers to a muffin and coffee at Ashland Coffee & Tea, following which the pickers who wish to do so may ride. As always, bring your gloves and wear long trousers over your riding outfit.

Directions: Meet at the south end of RABA’s adopted highway segment, which is on Route 626 just across the railroad tracks from the old Elmont Market, at the intersection of Elmont Road and Old Elmont Road on the ABC Route.

October 28 (Saturday) Halloween Costume ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C 10 am 28 5 one Deb Young,

Description and Directions: Enjoy a RideWithGPS Ride Ambassador route out of Fort Harrison National Visitor Center at a true C pace (12-14). This 28-mile route is filled with Civil War history. You will cycle through several major battlefields and cemeteries within the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Ronnie has invited us to lunch at Ronnie's BBQ after!

Click on the following link for a detailed ride description, pictures, map, cue sheet and gpx file:

No go in rain and I will post a cancellation online early Saturday morning.

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