Monthly Rides for December, 2013
|December 7 (Saturday)||New Kent Winery Ride |
|B||9 am||43||4||One||Larry Skalak, 757-871-6198, Lskalaks@aol.com|
Description: Other paces welcome. A 35 mile option is available. During the cold season the New Kent Winery serves a seasonal "mulled" wine (warmed wine with spices). Tastings are available. The winery has a "no cleats" policy so please respect that.
Directions: To get to the New Kent Winery - exit #211 off I-64 towards Talleysville. Proceed thru three roundabouts across New Kent Hwy. Winery is on the left.
|December 11 (Wednesday) ||RABA Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Party|
|6 pm ||Cash bar and Tex-Mex buffet|
|6:45 pm||Short business meeting and election of officers and directors|
|7:30 pm||Gift exchange|
|Location:||Deep Run Recreation Center Ballroom (Click here for Google Maps location).|
| ||9910 Ridgefield Parkway|
| ||Henrico, VA 23233|
At this meeting, we will be voting in the 2014 officers and directors, presenting awards for volunteer service, including the Harvey Award, and briefly conducting any other club business.
The meeting and election will take place after the serving of drinks and a Tex-Mex buffet. A cash bar will be available. Volunteers will receive one free drink. Thanks to everyone who helped out this year!
One of the fun parts of the evening will be the RABA Gift Swap- if you wish to participate, please bring a wrapped bicycling-related gift valued between $10 to $15. Gifts will be swapped according to very specific rules, , which will be explained at the party and followed for the most part. Under those rules, the wisdom of the Rolling Stones -- You don't always get what you want -- will be apparent. You probably won't get what you need either.
Join in the fun. Please RSVP by Dec. 6.
|December 148 (Saturday)
||4-H Center Ride
Description: Meet in Waverly to ride the quiet country roads of Sussex and Southampton Counties. There will be a rest stop at the lake at the 4-H Center south of Wakefield with restrooms and refreshments available. After the ride all riders are welcome to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly. This is a joint ride for RABA and WAB
Directions: The starting point is the parking lot behind the La
Hacienda (101 S County Drive, Waverly, Va. 23290) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40
(Main Street) in the town of Waverly. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 south to Rt. 460
east in the direction of Norfolk. Please watch your speed in the town of Waverly, the
speed limits are strictly enforced.
|December 14 (Saturday)|| James River Parade of Lights Tour |
|C||5 pm||20||3||many||Champe Burnley, 804-358-5801, email@example.com|
Description: Join fellow cyclists as we ride to Libby Hill to enjoy the 19th annual James River Parade of Lights, sponsored by our friends with the James River Advisory Council (see: www.jamesriveradvisorycouncil.com for details).
Bring hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, etc. We will have a sag vehicle at the start to carry goodies to Libby Hill. We want to bring the parade to the Hill, so don't hold back on the bike decorations and personal accoutrements. As with all evening rides, please bring appropriate lights, reflectors, spare batteries and blinkies. If someone is interested in driving a cooler with snacks to Libby Hill, please contact Champe at 358-5801.
Directions: We will depart from behind the Westhampton Theatre at 5:00, arriving at the dock at Rocketts at 6:00 to watch the decorated boats as they arrive in Richmond. We will then ride to Libby Hill where we will join our friends from JRAC for a barbecue and holiday cheer
|December 15 (Sunday)||Cosby to Skinquarter |
: We will track slightly further south in our monthly excursion around Chesterfield County. The group will leave Cosby High School and follow the back roads between the school and Skinquarter Road. Other paces are welcome and will form at the start. The cue sheet will be sent via email prior to the ride.
: The ride will leave from Cosby High School off Hull Street Road. The school is located at 14300 Fox Club Parkway in Midlothian.
Take Route 288 to the US 360 W/Hull Street Road exit and travel 4.4 miles to the stop light at Fox Club Parkway. Turn right on Fox Club Parkway and the school will be on the left in less than half a mile
|December 18 (Wednesday)
||RABA Annual Christmas Ride
and Tacky Light Tour
Description: Join your fellow RABA members for a RABA
holiday tradition, a casual cruise through the city to enjoy all of the spectacular
holiday lights. We'll ride to various locations around the city and take in as many of
the tackiest decorations as we can. Appropriate costumes and holiday regalia are
encouraged. Grinchs need not attend.
At the end of the ride, we will celebrate the spirit and fellowship of the season with
dinner/drinks at Palani Drive Restaurant around the corner from the Westhampton
Theatre. Please bring appropriate lights, reflectors, spare batteries and
Directions: Meet behind the Westhampton Theatre (5706 Grove Ave,
Richmond, VA 23226) at Grove and Libbie Avenues.
|December 31 (Tuesday)
||5th Annual New Year's Eve
Description: Celebrate the outgoing year with a RABA
favorite, the Cattle Drive! Enjoy a scenic ride filled with pastoral settings, milking
barns, and that lovely occasional whiff of bovine presence in the Manquin section of
Hanover. Meet at the Hanover Courthouse parking lot. There are two options, 37 miles
and 42 miles. All paces are welcome. Contact Jim if you would like to lead a
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
Road, Hanover, VA 23069) is on US Route 301 just south of the intersection of Routes 54