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Monthly Rides for September, 2014


September 1 (Monday) Labor Day at the Nuckols
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 8:30 am 49 3 One Dee Nuckols, 749-3400, sdnuckols@yahoo.com
Varies 9:30 am 26 3 One TBD

Description: Join Dee for a Labor Day ride through western Hanover and Goochland counties. He will be doing the 49 mile route, but if you prefer, there is also a 26 mile workout. After the ride, everyone is invited to stay and join Dee and Suzanne for lunch. Bring a lawn chair and a side dish to share. Cold cuts, beverages, etc. will be provided. Please RSVP by August 30, so Dee and Suzanne will know how many to expect, and what you're bringing.

Directions: To reach Dee’s and Suzanne’s house (11301 Cedar Glade Lane, Rockville, VA 23146) from Richmond, travel west on I-64 to Oilville (exit 167). Turn right (north) on 617 staying straight when the road number changes to 620. 2.8 miles after leaving I-64, turn right on Cedar Glade Lane and continue approximately .3 miles to the grassy parking area on the left of the drive. Look for the yellow bicycle.

September 6 (Saturday) RATS Tandem Picnic
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 am 38/28 4 Two Reed & Karen Nester, 757-869-2949, reednester@gmail.com
C 9 am 38/28 4 Two TBD

Description: The RATS (Richmond Area Tandem Society) Annual Picnic has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 6. The rides start at Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park in Charles City County. The rides are open to everyone, and will be on the quiet roads of Charles City County. This is a 38 mile ride with an option to shorten to 28 miles. Riders will start together, separating out into B and C paces as we go along.

The RATS Picnic will begin when the rides end between 12:30 and 1:00. Sizzling grills, utensils and condiments will be provided. Please bring something to grill, something to drink, and a side dish to share. Come out and enjoy a great summer ride, friends and good food. Please call Reed and Karen Nester at 757-869-2949 or email reednester@gmail.com to let them know you are coming.

Directions: The ride start, and the picnic, will be at Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park, 12400 Wilcox Wharf Road, Charles City, VA 23030. The Park is located two miles west of Charles City off of Route 5. From Richmond, turn right on Wilcox Wharf Road, which is just past Charles City Tavern, and follow the road to the Park. Parking is very limited at Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park, so if you are just coming for the ride we suggest that you park at Charles City Courthouse and ride the Capital Trail to Wilcox Wharf Road and then to the park, which is a 3 mile ride [from Charles City Courthouse, turn left onto Courthouse Road and proceed to the Capital Trail; at mile 2.1 turn left onto Wilcox Wharf Road (Rt. 618) and ride to the Park for the ride start].

September 6 (Saturday) Bald Eagle Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9 am 42 3 1 Jack Huber; 804-282-3872, jhuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: This is an old club favorite that explores rural Prince George County. It is sometimes called the Brandon Loop ride because it travels on the lightly traveled roads past several James River plantations. Bald eagles are occasionally seen on the Brandon loop. Other highlights of the ride are the Burrowsville Rosenwald School site and the Upper Brandon Church with its two Tiffany stained glass windows.

There will be a rest stop at the Burrowsville Library with rest rooms available. Thomas Huber will provide refreshments at the library.

Directions: The ride starts at Prince George High School; 7801 Laurel Spring Rd., Prince George, Va. 23875. Take I-95 or I-295 to Rt. 460 south to W. Quaker Rd (Rt. 629) and turn left. Drive about 3 miles and turn left on Prince George Dr (Rt. 156). Continue about 1.5 miles and turn left onto Laurel Spring Rd (Rt. 616). Prince George High School is about a quarter-mile on the left.

September 7 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 42 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: We're doing this ride with an early start to try to beat the heat. Meet at the VDOT parking lot at the intersection of Beach and Spring Run Roads in Chesterfield. The ride will go through the Spring Run, Beach and Woodpecker Road areas of Chesterfield County.

September 7 (Sunday) Maidens Adventure Loop
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 9 am 38 2 One Dee Nuckols, 382-6744, sdnuckols@yahoo.com
B 9 am 38 2 One Jeanne Minnix, 405-6433, minnix1@verizon.net
B (social) 9 am 38 2 One Deb Anderson, dabikeva@gmail.com

Call or email Jeanne if you're willing to lead other paces.

Description: Here's a chance for adventure, some hills and a double crossing of the James River! Starting location: Goochland High School. The route follows Carl Armstrong's Maidens Adventure cue sheet, finding some sturdy ups and downs on the way to the Cartersville river crossing. The route returns along Cartersville/Cosby on the south side of the James crossing over Maidens boat landing before returning to the starting point. Make sure to download the cue sheet HERE bring it to the ride.

Directions: To get to Goochland High School (3250 River Road West):

  • from Interstate 64 take the Goochland exit at Rte 522, follow 522 south to River Road/Route 6 and turn right; the HS is on your right in less than a mile; or
  • follow Patterson Avenue/Route 6 west from Richmond; or
  • take Midlothian/Route 60 or Huguenot Trail/Rt 711 west to Route 522, follow 522 north to its merge with Route 6, and stay on River Road/Route 6 when Route 522 splits off to the right.
September 11 (Thursday) Midlothian River View Pedal
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/B+ (no drop) 5:45 pm 20 3 One Coleen Moore, 804.379.9880, coleenmoore4@msn.com

Description:Join me for a suburban ride in Midlothian this Thursday (9/11/2014). Route leaves from Walton Park neighborhood, through Salisbury to Robious Landing Park. After a brief stop to check out the Rivah, we will head back through Salisbury via a nice strength building hill. Traffic is pretty minimal with the exception of a few roads.

Ride leaves at 5:45pm. I'm not sure if I'll have cue sheets made up by then but it will be no drop. Bring blinkies and headlights.

After the ride, we'll head to Game on Sports for 40 cent wings, some cold ones and Thursday night football.

Directions:Start and finish at Walton Park Clubhouse, 530 Walton Park Rd, Midlothian, VA, 23114

September 13 (Saturday) Heart of Virginia Bike Festival
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
all 8 am 101 3 several self directed - English Century
all 8:30 am 64 3 several self directed - Metric Century
all 9:00 am 34 3 one self directed - Half Metric Century
all 9:30 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 64 mile Metric Century and the Bon Secours Richmond Health System Century (101 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 www.heartofvabikefestival.org 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 14 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 42 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: We're doing this ride with an early start to try to beat the heat. Meet at the VDOT parking lot at the intersection of Beach and Spring Run Roads in Chesterfield. The ride will go through the Spring Run, Beach and Woodpecker Road areas of Chesterfield County.

September 18 (Thursday) Downtown Happy Hour Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/C 5:30 pm 20 3 None Michael Todd, 908.419.7322 , mtodd@richmond.edu -

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 20 (Saturday) Riding Through Dogtown
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 62 miles 4 1 Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935

Description: Join the Moores for their summer season favorite of riding various parts of the East End and then eating at Camden's Dogtown Market Cafe after the ride. Other paces are welcome to lead the 62 mile or shorter distances like 20-31-40. If interested, please contact the Moores.

Directions: The address is 201 West 7th St (corner of Porter and 7th Streets), Richmond, VA 23224. The restaurant is located south of the James River, in the Old Manchester District, on the first floor of the Corrugated Box building. Free parking is available on the street or directly behind the restaurant. Cue sheets will be provided.

September 21 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 42 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: We're doing this ride with an early start to try to beat the heat. Meet at the VDOT parking lot at the intersection of Beach and Spring Run Roads in Chesterfield. The ride will go through the Spring Run, Beach and Woodpecker Road areas of Chesterfield County.

September 21 (Sunday) G80 Mural Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C-ish 8 am 20 3 27+ Jan Waldron, alienaardvark@gmail.com

Description: This will be a Downtown Social City Ride. Over the past several years National Artists have made trips to Richmond to paint Murals on a variety of downtown Buildings. I thought it would be fun to take a Sunday morning bike ride to many of these locations. This would be a purely social, C- ish pace with stops to admire the paintings before we move on. I don't see multiple Paces to this ride, but staying together in several groups.

The main route is merely 15miles, with optional loop for those who would like to take a trip through Hollywood Cemetery which we pass. Start and finish at Legend Brewery. I will bring Cuesheets, and a few supporting maps for those who want to help me out. Last year we had a tremendous turn-out for this ride, which took longer than I thought. I moved the start time up to 8AM to keep us out of traffic. I have not yet identified the new murals painted this summer, but am working on adding and updating cuesheet for this ride. Let me know if you are willing to help breaking into smaller groups to manage a "LARGE" group moving through downtown. This is a good ride to bring your kids, or non-riding friends as an intro to group rides. I plan to have lunch @ Legends afterwards for any who want to join us.

Directions:Start and finish at Legend Brewery. The address is 321 West 7th St, Richmond, VA 23224. It is located south of the James River, in the Old Manchester District. Free parking is available on the street.

September 28 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 42 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: We're doing this ride with an early start to try to beat the heat. Meet at the VDOT parking lot at the intersection of Beach and Spring Run Roads in Chesterfield. The ride will go through the Spring Run, Beach and Woodpecker Road areas of Chesterfield County.

September 28 (Sunday) Prince George Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/B+ 8 am 50-60 3 None Joe Nazur, jsnaz@earthlink.net

Description and Directions: Ride starts at Prince George High School located at 7801 Laurel Spring Rd, Prince George, VA 23875. It's a mostly level rural ride with a few gentle hills. Add a little variety into your cycling by riding in an area where few of the usual RABA routes go.

2014 Monthly Road Ride Director: Kim Moore, 804-358-0935, luvs2cycle@yahoo.com 2014 Weekly Road Ride Director: Jim Venning, 550-7250, jalisvenn@gmail.com 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 2014 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
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