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Monthly Rides for June, 2016

June 4 (Saturday) Group Rides for New Riders
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All 8:30 am 20-32 3 One Chuck Jajesnica, 804-543-8967,

Description: This is the third of 5 rides for new riders, to be held on the first Saturday in April, May, June, July, and August. This ride is aimed at attracting new cyclists to RABA and getting more riders into the sport. The ride will depart from Laurel Park and follow the normal ABC route with a stopover at Ashland Coffee and Tea. For stronger riders, there will be a 12-mile extension. If you would like to volunteer to help Chuck, please arrive at 8 am. Contact Chuck for details.

Directions: This ride leaves from the Laurel Park Shopping Center at the corner of Woodman and Hungary Roads.

June 4 (Saturday) Waverly to Chippokes State Park
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:00 am 58 4 Three Sara Page,
C 9:00 am 58 4 Three Jack Huber,

Description: Meet in Waverly for a ride to Chippokes State Park and back. The route is very rural even by Waverly standards. There will be two special rest stops hosted by Shirley Cockes at her place in Surry County. Chippokes State Park is a beautiful spot with several impressive views of the lower James River.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind now closed La Hacienda restaurant (101 South County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890). From Richmond take Interstate 95 or I-295 south to Route 460 east (toward Norfolk). The parking lot is at the intersection of Routes 460 and 40 in the town of Waverly. Please park on the paved portion of the parking lot. Speed limits are strictly enforced on Route 460 and in Waverly so please be aware as you drive. After the ride all riders are invited to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly.

June 12 (Sunday) Ride with the RABA Board
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 62 3/4 1 Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935
B 8:30 am 51 3/4 1 Paul Johnson 432-4010
John Moore 338-9668
B+ 8:30 am 51 3/4 1 Gregg Hillmar 683-2503
C 9 am 31 3/4 1 Richard Halle 744-1760
Bud Vye
D 9 am 20 3/4 1 Peggy Merritt 266-7240
Wes Surina,

Description and Directions: This is our third year of reviving this ride and based on attendance from 2014 and 2015, we expect another robust turnout. Come ride and/or eat after the ride with the volunteers who make up the Board of Directors and Volunteer Chairs of RABA. The Board would love to meet new faces and see long-time friends for this year's edition. There are multiple paces and distances to appeal to a wide range of cyclists; the staggered start times are designed to help groups finish around the same time so that they may eat together. Bring extra fluids as weather may be hot by this time of the year and extra food in case stores are not open. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay for lunch and liquid refreshments at Legend Brewing Company. People may sit outside on the deck or, if the heat and humidity are too high, may cool off with air conditioning inside the restaurant.

Start / finish is at Legend Brewing Co, 321 W. 7th St. Please leave the Legend Brewing parking lot open to other patrons; alternative parking can be found on the street or in the lot across the street from Legend. Cue sheets will be provided as an attachment in reminder message a few days before the ride or at the ride start.

June 16 (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).

June 18 (Saturday)- 8:15 a.m. Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride

Information: Bud Vye, 262-9544,

Description: This is our second trash pickup of the year. Lets have a big group out there so we can 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.

June 18 (Saturday RATS Williamsburg Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/C+ 10 am 39/33 3 Two Reed & Karen Nester, 757-869-2949,

Description: Join the RATS (Richmond Area Tandem Society) for their First Annual Williamsburg Ride on Saturday, June 18. The ride starts at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, and is open to everyone. The ride is on portions of the Virginia Capital Trail and the Colonial Parkway. The long route has a loop on Jolly Pond Road and the Freedom Park Trail, with two good climbs. There will be a lunch stop at Merchants Square in Williamsburg. This is a 39 mile ride with an option to shorten to 33 miles.

Directions: The ride start is at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185. From Richmond, take Route 5 - the park is just across the Chickahominy River bridge. Park at the picnic shelter on the left as you enter the park, just past the swimming pool.

Sunday, June 26 Frog Level Metric
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 62 2/3 1 Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935

Description and Directions: This is a long-time club favorite pretty scenery, some challenging hills and low car traffic make this a must do. Plus, some of these very same roads will be on the Heart of Virginia event in mid-September. Come out to preview and prepare! The ride leaders would love to have additional ride leaders for B+ or B paces at the 62 or 38 mile option. If you are interested in co-leading, please contact the Moores.

The start / finish is at Hanover Courthouse Complex, 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, Va. 23069. The Complex is about 15 miles north of the City of Richmond limit, directly off of Rt. 301 North. Please plan for a little extra driving time

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: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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