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Monthly Rides for January, 2015

January 1 (Thursday) Polar Bear Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 11 am 35 3 2-3 Coleen Moore,, 804.379.9880

Description: Let's start the first day of the New Year doing what we love! Bundle up and meet me in Rockville. After the ride, let's head to AW Shucks for eats and a New Year's brew!

The ride is listed at a B pace but other pace leaders welcome and encouraged. Contact Coleen if you would like to lead another group). Also note that the stops are not necessarily store stops. Please bring water and snacks in case stores are not available.

Please print cue sheet prior to ride. You can download it here.

Directions: The ride starts at the Rockville Little League fields at 17347 Pouncey Tract Rd

January 10 (Saturday) Twin Hickory Food Lion Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 1 pm 30-35 3 1 Sameer Kumar (804.385.0503);

Description and Directions: Ride the scenic (and sometimes hilly) roads of Henrico, Hanover and Goochland. Though there'll be a stop, it won't be at a store so be sure to bring your supplies. The ride starts at 11371 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Meet to the left of the store.

January 15 (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).

January 31 (Saturday) RATS FYBO (Freeze Your Butt Off) Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 2pm 44 3 1 TBD
B 2pm 31 3 1 Jinx Lucas and Paul Walaskay, 358-1155,
C 2pm 31 3 1 TBD

Other paces are welcome. There will be a shorter option.

Description: Join the Richmond Area Tandem Society (RATS) for our traditional FYBO ride. While this day may be cold, the annual ride has been over 70 degrees at least twice. Cue sheets will be provided. There are no store stops on this ride, so come prepared.

Directions to ride: Meet in the Rural Point Elementary School parking lot at Studley and Rural Point Rds. From 301, at 3 miles north of 295, turn right onto Rural Pt. Rd. Go about 2.5 miles and turn right onto Studley Rd. Turn left into the parking lot after the school sign

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: Sunday, January 25, 2015

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