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Monthly Rides for November, 2017


November 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) Weekend Adventure to Orange
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 AM 60+/- 3 1-2 Andy Schafer, Andy.schafer99@gmail.com

Description Meet at Dee Nuckol's place (safe car parking- 11301 Cedar Glade Lane, Rockville VA 23146) on Saturday November 11 for a 9 AM departure. We'll be heading North and West toward Orange VA skirting the south shore of Lake Anna. For the return, we'll hit the saddles between 8:30-9 AM, and head toward Louisa and Hadensville, and then criss-cross Hwy 250 via Three Chopt back to Rockville. Expected ride time is between 5-6 hours per day.

The routes are approximately 60 miles per day using mostly different roads each day (loop, not out & back). Expect about 2300 feet of elevation gain daily. Pace will typically be in the 14-15 MPH (true B) range for the distance- other paces are welcome.

We'll plan for a couple of store stops (lunch) each day and an overnight at the Comfort Inn & Suites (breakfast included). I have reserved several double queen rooms- so please contact me for getting one of them. There are also several Bed & Breakfast options in Orange, as well as a Budget Inn across the driveway. Bags will be driven up by Paul Walaskay, so no need to carry gear (they will arrive about 4 PM). Dinner is planned at the Silk Mill Grille. Route slips and GPS files will be provided to those contacting me.

Please reply to andy.schafer99@GMAIL.COM, text or call 562-522-0161 if you are interested so we can have a headcount- significant others are also welcome

November 11 (Saturday) Pumpkin Pie Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:30 am 38 4 one Sara Page, Saral.gray@gmail.com
C 9:30 am 38 4 one Jack Huber, JHuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: The ride will start in Waverly and head north through the forests, fields and swamps of Sussex and Surry Counties. There will be a special rest stop hosted by Surry County's Watermelon Lady at her home. Don't expect watermelon this time, but something more fitting for the season: homemade pumpkin pie and church basement coffee! Cue sheets and maps will be available at the ride start. This is a joint ride with the Williamsburg Area Cyclists. After the ride all participants are invited to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind the former La Hacienda restaurant (101 S County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40 in the town of Waverly. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 to Route 460 east (toward Norfolk). Please watch your speed as you enter Waverly, speed limits are strictly enforced.

November 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) Weekend Adventure to Orange
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 AM 60+/- 3 1-2 Andy Schafer, Andy.schafer99@gmail.com

Description Meet at Dee Nuckol's place (safe car parking- 11301 Cedar Glade Lane, Rockville VA 23146) on Saturday November 11 for a 9 AM departure. We'll be heading North and West toward Orange VA skirting the south shore of Lake Anna. For the return, we'll hit the saddles between 8:30-9 AM, and head toward Louisa and Hadensville, and then criss-cross Hwy 250 via Three Chopt back to Rockville. Expected ride time is between 5-6 hours per day.

The routes are approximately 60 miles per day using mostly different roads each day (loop, not out & back). Expect about 2300 feet of elevation gain daily. Pace will typically be in the 14-15 MPH (true B) range for the distance- other paces are welcome.

We'll plan for a couple of store stops (lunch) each day and an overnight at the Comfort Inn & Suites (breakfast included). I have reserved several double queen rooms- so please contact me for getting one of them. There are also several Bed & Breakfast options in Orange, as well as a Budget Inn across the driveway. Bags will be driven up by Paul Walaskay, so no need to carry gear (they will arrive about 4 PM). Dinner is planned at the Silk Mill Grille. Route slips and GPS files will be provided to those contacting me.

Please reply to andy.schafer99@GMAIL.COM, text or call 562-522-0161 if you are interested so we can have a headcount- significant others are also welcome

November 16 (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 , mtodd@richmond.edu -

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).

November 19 (Sunday)- 2:00 pm Ashland Old Time Holiday Parade

RABA will once again be participating in the Ashland Holiday Parade. This is a fun event that helps to get the club's face out to people that would normally only see us as in their way.

The parade is sponsored by the Ashland Kiwanis. The parade is Sunday November 19th. Anyone interested in riding with the club please contact Wes Surina (wessurina@gmail.com ). We have a limited number of spots that we can use. We will gather at the parade start between, 1:30 and 2pm. The parade starts at 2:30, so all participants will need to be at our assigned start before that. We have spots for riders and for walkers. I would like to have enough walkers to carry our RABA banner this year.

I had the pleasure of riding in the parade last year. It is a great experience to ride along with people waving at you, and children pointing. This is an excellent opportunity to show how much cyclists contribute to the community and portray us in a friendly environment.

Pace for this one is Family. There are no rest stops and the distance is only about 1.5 miles.

November 23 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day Doughnut Run
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C-/D 7:30 am 27 4 Several Wes Surina, 687-3117 , wessurina@gmail.com

Description and Directions: Come join me on Thanksgiving, for an early morning ride. This is a casual ride to enjoy being on the bike, being with friends, and...aww, who am I kidding. It's about the DOUGHNUTS and riding "hole"-istically! The ride starts and ends at Laurel Park Shopping Center (Hungary and Woodman).

2015 Monthly Road Ride Director: Kim Moore, 804-358-0935, luvs2cycle@yahoo.com 2015 Weekly Road Ride Director: Charlie Thomas, 804-747-3428, charlievthomas@gmail.com  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
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