Monthly Rides for June, 2016
|June 4 (Saturday)
||Group Rides for New Riders
||Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8967, email@example.com
Description: This is the third 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.
|June 4 (Saturday)
||Waverly to Chippokes State Park
||Jack Huber, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Meet in Waverly for a ride to Chippokes
State Park and back. The route is very rural even by Waverly standards. There will
be two special rest stops hosted by Shirley Cockes at her place in Surry County.
Chippokes State Park is a beautiful spot with several impressive views of the lower
Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind now closed La Hacienda
restaurant (101 South County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890). From Richmond take Interstate
95 or I-295 south to Route 460 east (toward Norfolk). The parking lot is at the
intersection of Routes 460 and 40 in the town of Waverly. Please park on the paved
portion of the parking lot. Speed limits are strictly enforced on Route 460 and
in Waverly so please be aware as you drive. After the ride all riders are invited
to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly.
|June 12 (Sunday)
||Ride with the RABA Board
Description and Directions: This is our third
year of reviving this ride and based on attendance from 2014 and 2015, we expect
another robust turnout. Come ride and/or eat after the ride with the volunteers
who make up the Board of Directors and Volunteer Chairs of RABA. The Board would
love to meet new faces and see long-time friends for this year's edition. There
are multiple paces and distances to appeal to a wide range of cyclists; the staggered
start times are designed to help groups finish around the same time so that they
may eat together. Bring extra fluids as weather may be hot by this time of the year
and extra food in case stores are not open. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay
for lunch and liquid refreshments at Legend Brewing Company. People may sit outside
on the deck or, if the heat and humidity are too high, may cool off with air conditioning
inside the restaurant.
Start / finish is at Legend Brewing Co, 321 W. 7th St. Please leave the Legend Brewing
parking lot open to other patrons; alternative parking can be found on the street
or in the lot across the street from Legend. Cue sheets will be provided as an attachment
in reminder message a few days before the ride or at the ride start.
|June 16 (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).
|June 18 (Saturday)- 8:15 a.m.
||Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride
Information: Bud Vye, 262-9544, email@example.com
Description: This is our second trash pickup of the year. Lets have a big group out there so we can continue our recent practice of knocking out this task in about
an hour and 20 minutes. After the job is completed, the club will treat the pickers to
a muffin and coffee at Ashland Coffee & Tea, following which the pickers who wish
to do so may ride. As always, bring your gloves and wear long trousers over your riding
Directions: Meet at the south end of RABA’s adopted highway
segment, which is on Route 626 just across the railroad tracks from the old Elmont
Market, at the intersection of Elmont Road and Old Elmont Road on the ABC Route.
|June 18 (Saturday
||RATS Williamsburg Ride
||Reed & Karen Nester, 757-869-2949,
Description: Join the RATS (Richmond Area Tandem
Society) for their First Annual Williamsburg Ride on Saturday, June 18. The ride
starts at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, and is open to everyone. The ride is on
portions of the Virginia Capital Trail and the Colonial Parkway. The long route
has a loop on Jolly Pond Road and the Freedom Park Trail, with two good climbs.
There will be a lunch stop at Merchants Square in Williamsburg. This is a 39 mile
ride with an option to shorten to 33 miles.
Directions: The ride start is at Chickahominy Riverfront Park,
1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185. From Richmond, take Route 5 - the
park is just across the Chickahominy River bridge. Park at the picnic shelter on
the left as you enter the park, just past the swimming pool.
|Sunday, June 26
||Frog Level Metric
||Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935
Description and Directions: This is a long-time
club favorite – pretty scenery, some challenging hills and low car traffic make
this a must do. Plus, some of these very same roads will be on the Heart of Virginia
event in mid-September. Come out to preview and prepare! The ride leaders would
love to have additional ride leaders for B+ or B paces at the 62 or 38 mile option.
If you are interested in co-leading, please contact the Moores.
The start / finish is at Hanover Courthouse Complex, 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover,
Va. 23069. The Complex is about 15 miles north of the City of Richmond limit, directly
off of Rt. 301 North. Please plan for a little extra driving time