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Monthly Rides for February, 2016

February 12 (Friday) 2015 Club Mileage Recognition and Social

When: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Where: Martin's Food Market - Community Center Room, 2nd Fl., 10250 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23228

Join us for our annual ceremony to recognize those club members who rode 1000 miles or more in 2015 and were tracking their mileage in Bike Journal! A member who qualified for recognition will receive a certificate noting the total miles that he/she rode.

There will be special plaques given to the top male and female mileage rider. The awards are named in honor of late RABA member Larry Skalak. Larry died suddenly in September of 2014 while beginning his 6th Trans-America bike tour between San Francisco, California and Boulder, Colorado.

There will be a pizza social to celebrate. Please register to be included in the catering headcount. Note: this event is open only to current RABA members.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 10, 5 PM. Register at the following link:

February 18 (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).

February 21 (Sunday) West End Loop Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 10 am 41 2 1 Steven Herzog, 337-1450,

Description: This ride combines elements of Steve’s Training Ride, Thursday’s West End Manakin Ride, and Tuesday's Deep Run High School Options Ride. There are lots of rollers and a few good hills. The ride starts and ends in Short Pump so there can be some heavier traffic at the beginning and end of the ride. Those that want can have lunch together at Vinnie’s Italian Grill after the ride. 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

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, February 14, 2016

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