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Monthly Rides for May, 2015

May 2 (Saturday) Group Rides for New Riders
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All 8:30 am 20-32 3 One Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8967,

Description: This is the second 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 would like to volunteer to help Chuck, please arrive at 8 am. Contact Chuck for details.

Directions: This ride leaves from the Laurel Park Shopping Center at the corner of Woodman and Hungary Roads.

May 2 (Saturday) VCU Alumni and Community Bike Ride/Cap2Cap Training Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All paces 9 am 28 2 1 Ken Kolb, 357-6076
All paces 9 am 50 2 2

All paces are welcome

Description: Join us for the 2015 VCU Alumni and VCU Division of Student Affairs Community Bike Ride. There will be a meet and greet with snacks from 8-9 am; the ride begins shortly afterward. There are two distances- 28 & 50 miles. Both the 28-mile and 50 mile routes begin at the VCU Student Commons, and travel through Varina on Osborne Turnpike (Route 5). There will be a rest stop at Osborne Boat Landing (snacks provided) for both routes. The 28 miler returns to campus from the rest stop and has a SAG vehicle.

Cue Sheets:
VCU Alumni 29 mile Ride.pdf
VCU Alumni 50 mile Ride.pdf

Directions: The rides leave from University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA

Registration: Please register for this ride to insure that adequate snacks are available. There is no fee.

May 2 (Saturday) A Ride Back in Time
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9:00 am 40 5 Two Jack Huber, 282-3872,

Description: This is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Cyclists and is a continuation of the monthly Waverly ride series. We will start in Waverly and head north on quiet country roads into Surry County. A special attraction this month is a rest stop courtesy of historic Carsley Methodist Church where refreshments and restrooms will be available. Laura Sheffield, a life-long member of the church will be on hand to tell us a little about the history of the church and the area. Cue sheets will be provided and all pace groups are welcome. After the ride all participants are invited to have lunch together at Giuseppe"s in Waverly.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind the now closed La Hacienda restaurant (101 S County Drive Waverly, VA 23890) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40 (Main Street) in the town of Waverly. From Richmond go south on I-95 or I-295 to Rt. 460 east (toward Norfolk). Watch your speed as you enter Waverly by car -- speed limits are strictly enforced. Please park on the paved portion of the parking lot, the unpaved portion is a right-of-way for a nearby business.

May 3 (Sunday) Cap2Cap Training Ride Three
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C 9 am 40 3 Three Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8367,
C 9 am 40 3 Three John Moore (RABA), 804-338-9668,

Description: This is the third training ride Chuck and John are doing for riders interested in completing the 50 on Cap2Cap ride (May 9th). This is a NO DROP ride. All paces are welcome but John and Chuck will be doing a lower C pace. This ride will leave Laurel Park Shopping Center follow the ABC Route to Ashland, then ride to Hanover Courthouse and return to LPSC.

Cue sheets will be sent out in advance on the RABA email lists. Please print a cue bring it with you.

Directions: Laurel Park Shopping Center (9500 Woodman Rd, Richmond, VA 23228) is located at Hungary and Woodman Roads.

May 3 (Sunday) Montpelier-Buckner Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 9 am 37/50 3 Two TBD
B+ 9 am 37/50 3 Two Dee Nuckols, 804-749-3400,
Gary Thabet, 804-402-9105,
B 9 am 37/50 3 Two TBD

Description: This ride has distances of 37 and 50 miles with store stops at 19.3 and 28.2 and goes to Bumpass, Buckner on the 37 mile route. The 50 route proceeds to Lake Anna. All paces are welcome. Ride leaders at this time are Dee Nuckols and Gary Thabet. Weather cancelation by 7AM if needed.

Some printed cue sheets will be available, but you can download and print your own from

Directions: The ride starts and ends at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center at the intersection of Rt. 33 and Rt. 715 Beaverdam Rd.

May 17 (Sunday) Charles City Courthouse Capital Trail Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C 9 am 28 - 40 3 Three Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8367,
C 9 am 28 - 40 3 Three John Moore (RABA), 804-338-9668,

Description: Come join Chuck and John for a ride on the Capital Trail from the Charles City Courthouse. Chuck and John are doing a no-drop C pace from the courthouse to Chickahominy Park and return (24 miles). After the ride join them for lunch at Cul's Courthouse Grill.

The trail is an almost flat ride which is great for new riders or riders in recovery mode. Another option is ride on the trail to Jamestown and back about 40 miles. As always other pace groups are welcome.

Directions: Charles City Courthouse is located at 10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030. Park in the parking lot across the street from Cul's Courthouse Grill.

May 21 (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).

May 24 (Sunday) Jamestown Ferry to Smithfield Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 8:45 am 54 4 one Rich Thompson, 757-291-2548,
C+ 8:45 am 54 4 one Jack Huber, 282-3872,

Description: Meet at Jamestown High School (3761 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185) for the spring version of this popular ride. We'll ride the Virginia Capital Trail to the Jamestown Ferry and cross the James River. After 24 quiet miles on Surry and Isle of Wight County roads, the group will have lunch at the Smithfield Station on the Pagan River. The return route will pass by Bacon's Castle and Chippokes State Park to Scotland Wharf for the return trip on the ferry. Jack will ride at a C+ pace, but cuesheets will be available and all pace levels are welcome. This is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

We must start riding at 9 o'clock sharp to catch the ferry - please get to the parking lot no later than 8:45 so you'll have time to get ready and go on time!

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 about 1 hour and 10 minutes of driving time from Richmond.

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,

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.

May 30 (Saturday) West Point Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 10 am 43 4 One Rich Thompson, 757-291-2548,
C 10 am 31 4 One Jack Huber, 804-282-3872,

Description : Rich Thompson & Jack Huber invite you to join them for for a beautiful ride in the West Point area. This ride features beautiful low vehicle country roads and one rest stop at a historic country store. After the ride, you can enjoy some local BBQUE on historic Main St. in downtown West Point. So please bring some cash and or your credit card. Note: The rest stop at the historic General Store Only Takes Cash.

To reserve your spot for this ride please confirm with Rich or Jack no later than 12 PM on Friday May 29 so that they can confirm seating at the restaurant.

Directions: The ride starts and ends at West Point Elementary/Middle 1040 Thompson Ave, West Point, VA 23181. Meet in the School Parking Lot next to the tennis courts and water tower

May 31 (Sunday) Chesterfield Ramble
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 9 am 40 4 1 Stephen J. Slingerland,

Description and Directions: Meet at Woodlake Commons Shopping Center, north end (near police station). The address is 6812 Woodlake Commons Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112.

Enjoy a casual ride through Chesterfield and Powhatan counties, possible cafe stop in Powhatan if attendees are interested. Will regroup at turns.

2015 Monthly Road Ride Director: Kim Moore, 804-358-0935, 2015 Weekly Road Ride Director: Charlie Thomas, 804-747-3428,  New Riders: Please call the ride leader ahead of ride time to be sure that the ride will be at your pace and skill level. Ride Leaders: Please submit Monthly Ride sign-up sheets to Kim Moore, 2007 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA  23220. Ride times listed are departure times. Check RABA  E-mail distribution lists for latest updates

Today is: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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