Monthly Rides for March, 2014
|March 8 (Saturday)
||Sussex and Surry Swamp Tour
Description: This is a joint ride for RABA and
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. The ride will start in Waverly and head north on quiet
country roads into Surry County. The terrain is flat and there will be a special rest
stop on the route hosted by Shirley Cockes, Surry County's "Watermelon Lady." No
watermelon this time, but something more seasonable. The route will cross the
Coppahaunk, Blackwater, Hazel, Cypress, Elwood and Johnchecohunk Swamps. Maps and cue
sheets will be provided (Downloadable Cue Sheet and GPX file).
Chuck will lead a "no drop" ride for those who wish to ride
slower. After the ride all participants are invited to have lunch together at
Giuseppe's in Waverly.
Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind the former 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. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 east (toward
Norfolk). Please watch your speed as you enter Waverly by car - speed limits are
|March 9 (Sunday)||Zoar State Forest |
| B|| 8:30 am||43||3||1|| || Larry Skalak (757-871-6198), Lskalaks@aol.com|
Description and Directions: Get some miles on the legs for spring by riding the New Year's Day RABA club route out of Zoar State Forest. The area offers good riding on roads with mostly light traffic. The Zoar State Forest parking lot is in Aylett just off of West River Road. Other paces are welcomed. Cue sheets for the route (and a 63 mile extension) will be available. Don't forget: Daylight savings begins that morning!
|March 15 (Saturday)
||West Point Ride
|| Rich Thompson, 757-291-2548, LeMondRdr@gmail.com
Description: Rich Thompson invites you to join him on some of the prettiest rolling country roads with low vehicle traffic in King William County. The ride originates from the town of West Point which is approximately halfway between Richmond & Williamsburg. Members of the Williamsburg Area Bicyclist Club will be invited to the ride too! There will be one rest stop offered at an historic old general store before we crank out the last 10-12 miles back to the West Point Middle School Parking Lot. So bring some cash if you want to purchase anything because I do not believe the owner takes credit cards.
After the ride, Rich invites you to join him for lunch in the town of West Point. So make sure that you bring your plastic or some more extra cash.
To confirm your spot on this traditionally spirited and beautiful ride, contact Rich No Later Than 9 PM on March 14. Remember, NO CONFIRMATION, NO RIDE!
Directions: Meet at West Point Middle School Parking Lot/Next to the Water Tower & Tennis Courts, West, VA, 1040 Thompson Avenue West Point, VA 23181
|March 22 (Saturday)- 8:15 a.m.
||Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride
Information: Bud Vye, 262-9544, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 23 (Sunday)||New Kent Winery |
Description: Bring in spring with a ride out of the New Kent Winery. Wine and tastings are available afterwards. The winery has a "no cleats" policy so please respect that.
Directions: New Kent Winery - exit #211 of of I-64 east towards Talleysville. Proceed thru 3 roundabouts to cross New Kent Highway. Winery is just past there on the left. Other paces are welcomed. Cue sheets for both routes will be available.
|March 23 (Sunday)||Cosby to Skinquarter |
: We will track slightly further south in our monthly excursion around Chesterfield County. The group will leave Cosby High School and follow the back roads between the school and Skinquarter Road. Other paces are welcome and will form at the start. The cue sheet will be sent via email prior to the ride.
: The ride will leave from Cosby High School off Hull Street Road. The school is located at 14300 Fox Club Parkway in Midlothian.
Take Route 288 to the US 360 W/Hull Street Road exit and travel 4.4 miles to the stop light at Fox Club Parkway. Turn right on Fox Club Parkway and the school will be on the left in less than half a mile