Monthly Rides for February, 2015
|February 16 (Monday)
||Washington's Birthday Ride
Description: Deana and Ken are planning a 10:00
am start, but will send out an e-mail for a delayed 11:00 am start, depending on
the temperature. All rides are on the Cap to Cap Trail.
Deana will lead a C+ pace 20 mile ride over the Chickahominy Bridge and return.
Ken will lead a B+ pace 40 mile ride with an option for 56 miles to Jamestown and
return (the additional 16 mile option is continuing west beyond the Courthouse for
8 miles where the trail now ends and then returning to Cul's.
Since the route is on the Cap to Cap trail the entire ride, anyone can ride at whatever
pace they choose.
Riders are welcome to stay for lunch after the rides.
Directions: The ride will start at Cul's Courthouse Grille, located
just across the street from the Charles City Courthouse at 10801 Courthouse Rd.,
Charles City, VA 23030
|February 19 (Thursday)
||Downtown Happy Hour Ride
||2 (some steep)
||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
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 (Saturday)
||Ashland 20 and Bluegrass Jam
||Coleen Moore, 804.379.9880,
Description: We'll do the Ashland 20 mile route.
On the way back, we'll check out the Bluegrass Jam at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts
Center. 4 stages, 30 bands. Food Trucks/Beer on site. Free event. Donations requested.
Ride Details: 20 miles, All paces welcome. One quick stop at halfway point (at Ashland
Coffee). This is a no drop ride. However, please print
will have a few copies with her. If you would like to lead A, B, C, or D pace group,
please contact Coleen. She will be covering the No Drop part of this ride. Leaving
promptly at 11am. Arrive early to pump tires, get in groups, etc.
Blue Grass Jam Details: Now a local tradition, the Richmond Bluegrass Jam raises
money for the Richmond Fisher House, a home-away-from-home for military families
while their loved ones recover at McGuire Veterans Medical Center.
Directions: This ride leaves from the Laurel Park Shopping Center
at the corner of Woodman and Hungary Roads
|February 22 (Sunday)
||West End Loop Ride
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