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Monthly Rides for September, 2016

September 3 (Saturday) West Point Area Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:30 am 31 3 1 Rich Thompson;, 757-291-2548
C 9:30 am 31 3 1 Jack Huber;, 804-282-3872

Description: Rich Thompson & Jack Huber invite you to join them on one of their favorite rides in the West Point area/King William County approximately halfway between points of Richmond & Williamsburg. This ride features rural rolling country roads with low vehicle traffic. There will be one rest stop at an old turn of the century general store before we crank out the last 10/11 miles of ride back to West Point. Please note that this General Store Only Takes Cash!!

For a preview of the route and to get the GPX file for your Garmin use this link:

After the ride, Rich & Jack invite you to join them at the Farmer Daughter's restaurant for brunch. This place serves some really good omelets!

To confirm your spot on this ride, please call or email Rich or Jack by 12 PM on Friday September, 2. Your RSVP's better help us prepare our cue sheets counts but more importantly it helps the restaurant prepare seating and staffing to better serve us.

Directions: The ride will start at the West Point Middle School parking lot next to the water tower & tennis courts. Take the West Point exit on I-64 onto Route 33. Shortly after crossing the first big bridge into the Town of West Point turn left onto Main Street (Route 30) and go about half a mile. Then turn right onto Thompson Ave. The school and parking lot are about another half mile down Thompson Ave. on the left. The address is 1040 Thompson Ave, West Point, VA 23181

September 5 (Monday) Doughnut Run
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C-/D6 am274SeveralWes Surina, 687-3117 ,

Description and Directions: Come join me on Labor Day for an early morning ride. This is a casual ride to enjoy being on the bike, being with friends, and...aww, who am I kidding. It's about the DOUGHNUTS and riding "hole"-istically! The ride starts and ends at Laurel Park Shopping Center (Hungary and Woodman).

September 5 (Monday) Labor Day Ride and Picnic
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8:30 am 49 3 One TBD
B+ 8:30 am 49 3 One Dee Nuckols, 804-749-3400,
B 8:30 am 39 3 One TBD
B/C 9:30 am 26 3 One TBD

Description: Come out and join Dee and Suzanne for their annual Labor Day Ride and Picnic on Monday, September 5. There will be 49 and 39 mile routes that starts at 8:30 and a 26 mile route that starts at 9:30. Cold cuts and liquid refreshments will be provided. Please bring a side dish or desert and a lawn chair. Lunch starts at 12:30. Please RSVP if you are attending the picnic.

Cue Sheets: 26 Mile Option, 39 Mile Option, and 49 Mile Option.

The Nuckols address is: 11301 Cedar Glade Lane, Rockville, Va. 23146

Directions; West I-64, exit Oilville, right on 617, straight on 620, right at Cedar Glade Lane, 2.8 miles from I-64.

September 10 (Saturday) Rappahannock River Tour
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 10 am 43 3 Three Warren Green
B 10 am 43/30 3 Three Kenny Boles,
C 10 am 43/30 3 Three Jack Huber, 804-282-3872,

Description: RABA is once again teaming up with Northern Neck Cycling, (the bike club on Virginia's Northern Neck) for a leisurely ride through Lancaster County on Virginia's Northern Neck. The route starts at the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington and then heads out to Windmill Point beach for a great view of the mouth of the Rappahannock River. The route then travels around Fleets Bay into downtown Kilmarnock. Both pace groups will meet up in Kilmarnock for a casual lunch on the patio at Savannah Joe's Bar-B-Cue. Those who prefer burgers or vegetarian options may go across the street to NN Burgers.

After lunch, the shorter route returns to Irvington and the longer route travels down to the Corrotoman River, then into the historic village of Weems with two brief view stops - one on the Carters Creek side of Weems and another on the Corrotoman River side. From Weems, the route heads back to Irvington. Both routes pass historic Christ Church, which is a great stop if you feel like walking the grounds or taking the tour.

Paper cue sheets will not be available at the ride start. Consequently, you should print your own cue sheet prior to coming to the ride. Click here to download and print the cue sheet (which includes both routes). If you have any trouble finding the cue sheet on the RABA web site, email one of the ride leaders for a copy.

Directions: Irvington is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Richmond Airport so make sure you get an early start, especially if you are coming from the West End or the Southside. To reach Irvington, take Interstate 64 east to exit 220 for Route 33 East to West Point. Continue 17 miles past West Point to a stoplight at the crest of a hill in Glenns and turn left onto Route 33/ US 17 North. Stay on Route 33/US 17 North for 2 miles and bear right at the Hardees into Saluda. At the traffic light at the courthouse in Saluda, turn right onto Route 33 and proceed 6.8 miles to the stoplight at the Route 3 intersection. Turn left onto Route 3 West and continue for 7.4 miles over the Rappahannock River (on the Norris Bridge) into White Stone. Turn left at the first traffic signal in

White Stone onto Route 200 North (Irvington Rd might be "Chesapeake Drive" at the turn) and drive 2 miles into Irvington. Turn at the second left on Route 634 (King Carter Drive). The Steamboat Era Museum (156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480) will be on your right just past the bank. Find a parking place anywhere you can in the vicinity of the Steamboat Museum. There is some on-street parking along King Carter Drive

September 11 (Sunday) RATS Tandem Picnic
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B & C 9 am 32 3 Two Reed & Karen Nester, 757-869-2949,

Description: The RATS (Richmond Area Tandem Society) Annual Picnic is on Sunday, September 11. The rides start at Shelter 1 at Osborne Park and Boat Landing. The ride is open to everyone. Parts of the ride will be on the Virginia Capital Trail and Fort Harrison Battlefield Park. Riders will start together, separating out into B and C paces as we go along. The RATS Picnic will begin around noon when the ride ends.

Directions: The ride start, and the RATS Picnic, will be at Osborne Park and Boat Landing, 9530 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico, VA 23223. We will be at Shelter 1, the shelter closest to the James River

September 15 (Thursday) Downtown Happy Hour Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A/B+ 6 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).

September 12 (Saturday) Heart of Virginia Bike Festival
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
all 7:30 am 102 3 several self directed - English Century
all 8:30 am 65 3 several self directed - Metric Century
all 9:30 am 34 3 one self directed - Half Metric Century
all 10:30 am 10 3 none self-directed—Family Ride

Description: Join us for the annual Heart of Virginia Bike Festival! There’s something for every rider. Saturday’s rides feature a 10 mile Family Ride, a 34 mile Half Metric Century, a 65.5 mile Metric Century and the Heart of Virginia Century (102 mile). The rides are supported with rest stops featuring high-energy refreshments. Upon returning, join us for an outstanding lunch. Cue sheets will be provided.

Note: There is a registration fee for this ride.

Visit for more information or to register online.

Directions: The rides start and finish at the Hanover County Government Complex (7497 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069) on US Route 301 at just south of the intersection of Routes 54 and 301.

September 18 (Sunday) Charles City Courthouse Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 am 25 4 One Deb Young,
Jim Lee,

Description: Meet at Charles City County Courthouse and tour the area via both country roads and the Capital Trail. Cycle past most of the unique and historic plantations between Richmond and Jamestown.

The cue sheet for the ride is here:

Directions: The ride starts and ends at the Charles City County Courthouse (10780 Courthouse Rd, Charles City, VA 23030)

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, September 24, 2016

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