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Monthly Rides for February, 2015

February 16 (Monday) Washington's Birthday Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 10 am 40/56 4 One Ken Robertson,
C+ 10 am 28 4 One Deana Sun,

Description: Deana and Ken are planning a 10:00 am start, but will send out an e-mail for a delayed 11:00 am start, depending on the temperature. All rides are on the Cap to Cap Trail.

Deana will lead a C+ pace 20 mile ride over the Chickahominy Bridge and return.

Ken will lead a B+ pace 40 mile ride with an option for 56 miles to Jamestown and return (the additional 16 mile option is continuing west beyond the Courthouse for 8 miles where the trail now ends and then returning to Cul's.

Since the route is on the Cap to Cap trail the entire ride, anyone can ride at whatever pace they choose.

Riders are welcome to stay for lunch after the rides.

Directions: The ride will start at Cul's Courthouse Grille, located just across the street from the Charles City Courthouse at 10801 Courthouse Rd., Charles City, VA 23030

February 19 (Thursday) Downtown Happy Hour Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A/B+ 5:30 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).

February 21 (Saturday) Ashland 20 and Bluegrass Jam
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All Paces 11 am 20 4 One Coleen Moore, 804.379.9880,

Description: We'll do the Ashland 20 mile route. On the way back, we'll check out the Bluegrass Jam at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. 4 stages, 30 bands. Food Trucks/Beer on site. Free event. Donations requested.

Ride Details: 20 miles, All paces welcome. One quick stop at halfway point (at Ashland Coffee). This is a no drop ride. However, please print cue sheet...Coleen will have a few copies with her. If you would like to lead A, B, C, or D pace group, please contact Coleen. She will be covering the No Drop part of this ride. Leaving promptly at 11am. Arrive early to pump tires, get in groups, etc.

Blue Grass Jam Details: Now a local tradition, the Richmond Bluegrass Jam raises money for the Richmond Fisher House, a home-away-from-home for military families while their loved ones recover at McGuire Veterans Medical Center.

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

February 22 (Sunday) West End Loop Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 10 am 41 2 None Steven Herzog, 337-1450,

Description: This ride combines elements of Tuesday's Deep Run High School Options Ride, Thursday's West End Manakin Ride, and Steve's Training Ride. You should be comfortable riding with traffic to come on this ride as we will be riding on some busier roads such as Patterson Avenue for several miles. There are lots of rollers and a few good hills on this ride. There is no store stop on the shorter version of this ride so make sure you bring enough food and liquid.

Download the cue sheet here.

Directions: Meet at the Shoppes at Wellesley parking lot which is located at the corner of Lauderdale Drive and Park Terrace Drive in western Henrico County at 3434 Lauderdale Drive. The Shoppes are located at the second intersection of Lauderdale Drive and Park Terrace Drive if you are heading south from Broad Street and the first if you are heading north from Patterson Avenue on Lauderdale Drive

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: Saturday, February 28, 2015

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