Monthly Rides for November, 2015
|November 7 (Saturday)
||West Point Ride
Description: Rich Thompson & Jack Huber invite
you to join them for the popular West Point Area ride. Those that have ridden this
route previously can vouch that the route offers a variety of scenic country back
roads, with low vehicle traffic, and a rolling terrain which makes this ride such
a treat. Another highlight of this ride is that the rest stop is at a turn of the
century general store before the last 10 miles of the ride. Yes, it is like stepping
back in Time. The owner of the General Store does not take credit cards so remember
to bring cash.
After the ride, Rich & Jack invite you to join them for lunch at one of West Point's
local eateries. So please bring some extra cash or your credit card.
To reserve your spot on this popular ride, please contact Rich or Jack No
Later Than 7 PM on Friday, November 6.
Directions: The ride starts and ends at West Point Middle School
Parking Lot (Next to the Tennis Courts & Water Tower), 1040 Thompson Ave, West Point,
|November 14 (Saturday)
||South to Sussex Court House
Description: Meet in Waverly for a ride on the
flat, lightly traveled country roads of Sussex County to historic Sussex Court House.
Rest stop at cycling friendly Thornton's General Store in the middle of the route.
The cue sheet and GPX file for the route are available on the RABA web page and
paper copies of the cue sheet will also be available at the ride start. This is
a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. Riders are invited to have
lunch together at Giuseppi's in Waverly after the ride.
Directions: The starting point is the parking lot behind the 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. Please park on the paved portion
of the parking lot. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 to Route 460 east (toward Norfolk).
Please watch your speed as you drive on Route 460 and especially in the town of
Waverly. Speed limits are strictly enforced.
|November 19 (Thursday)
||Downtown Happy Hour Ride
||2 (some steep)
||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
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 22 (Sunday)
||Ron Roades, 804-774-6540,
Description: A ride in the county is a great way
to start your week as we make our way in a wide circle around Ashcake crossing Campbell
Creek, Crump Creek, and Totopotomoy Creek. This country ride will offer us a close
up and personal view of the fall colors.
Ride Route: http://www.plotaroute.com/route/118993.
Directions: Meet in front of the American Family Fitness facility
at Virginia Center Commons located in northern Henrico County along U.S. Route 1
near the intersection of Interstate 295. 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059