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Monthly Rides for March, 2015

March 14 (Saturday) 4-H Center Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9:30 am 37 4 One Jack Huber, 282-3872,

Description: Meet in Waverly to ride the quiet country roads of Sussex and Southampton Counties. There will be a rest stop at the lake at the 4-H Center south of Wakefield with restrooms and refreshments available. After the ride all riders are welcome to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly. This is a joint ride for RABA and WAB

Directions: The starting point is the parking lot behind the closed La Hacienda (101 S County Drive, Waverly, Va. 23290) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40 (Main Street) in the town of Waverly. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 south to Rt. 460 east in the direction of Norfolk. Please watch your speed in the town of Waverly, the speed limits are strictly enforced.

March 14 (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.

March 19 (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).

March 21 (Saturday)- 8:15 a.m. Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride

Information: Bud Vye, 262-9544,

Description: This will be the first trash pickup of the year, so all hands are needed if we are to 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 outfit.

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.

March 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

March 28 (Saturday) West Point Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 10 am 31 3 One Rich Thompson, 757-291-2548,
C 10 am 31 3 One Jack Huber, 804-282-3872,

Description : Rich Thompson & Jack Huber invite you to join them for for a beautiful ride in the West Point area. This ride features beautiful low vehicle country roads and one rest stop at a historic country store. After the ride, you can enjoy some local BBQUE on historic Main St. in downtown West Point. So please bring some cash and or your credit card. Note: The rest stop at the historic General Store Only Takes Cash.

To reserve your spot for this ride please confirm with Rich or Jack no later than 12 PM on Friday March 27 so that they can confirm seating at the restaurant.

Directions: The ride starts and ends at West Point Elementary/Middle 1040 Thompson Ave, West Point, VA 23181. Meet in the School Parking Lot next to the tennis courts and water tower

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, March 28, 2015

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