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Monthly Rides for October, 2014


October 4 (Saturday) RATS/RABA Dorey Park Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 9 am 32/43 3 1 TBD
B+ 9 am 32 3 1 TBD
B 9 am 32 3 1 Jinx Lucas and Paul Walaskay 338-1838; jinxl@verizon.net
C 9 am 23/32 3 1 TBD

Description and Directions: Join the RATS (Richmond Area Tandem Society) for a ride through eastern Henrico County from Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231) to the Horizon Store. Two mileage options- 23 or 32, with an optional 11 mile extension. Meet at the rear of the first parking lot on the left.

Lunch will follow at a restaurant to be determined.

October 4 (Saturday) Cap to Cap 50 and Hogtoberfest
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/B+ 9:30 am 50 3 1 Coleen Moore, coleenmoore4@msn.com

Description: Please join Coleen on Saturday morning for a re-do of the 2014 Cap to Cap Route-50 Miles. The group will try to stay to together as much as possible; however, this is not a no drop ride so please bring a cue sheet with you. She will have a few printed copies with me. Bring: Helmet, water and snacks.

Other pace hosts are welcome. If you're interested, please let her know.

After the ride, we will head over to Church Hill for bbq, brews and bands at Hogtoberfest.

Cue Sheet: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/c2c-2014-richmond-50.pdf

Parking/Departing/Returning: Rockett's Landing 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23231. Meet in the public parking lot across from Conch Republic.

October 5 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 55 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: 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.

October 5 (Sunday) Jamestown Ferry to Smithfield Lunch Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 8:45 am 54 3 one Jack Huber; 804-282-3872, jhuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: Meet at Jamestown High School (3761 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185) for the fall version of this popular ride. We'll ride the Virginia Capital Trail to the Jamestown Ferry and cross the James River. After 24 quiet miles on Surry and Isle of Wight County roads, the group will have lunch at the Smithfield Station on the Pagan River. After lunch there will be an optional stop at the ice cream parlor on Main Street in Smithfield. The return route will pass by Bacon's Castle and Chippokes State Park to Scotland Wharf on the way to the ferry. This is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

Directions: Take I-64 east to the Route 199 exit and travel south to Route 5 (John Tyler Highway) and turn right. Go west on Route 5 about 3.5 miles. Jamestown High School (3751 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185) is on the left at the intersection of Route 5 and Eagle Way. Allow about 1 hour and 10 minutes of driving time from Richmond.

October 11 (Saturday) South to Sussex Court House
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9:30 am 39 4 one Jack Huber, 804-282-3872, jhuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: Meet in Waverly for a ride on the flat, lightly traveled country roads of Sussex County to historic Sussex Court House. Rest stop at cycling friendly Thornton's General Store in the middle of the route. Jack will lead a C+ pace group, but maps and cue sheets will be available for those wishing to ride faster. This is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. Riders are invited to have lunch together at Giuseppi's in Waverly after the ride.

Directions: The starting point is the parking lot behind the closed 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 to Route 460 east (toward Norfolk). Please watch your speed as you drive on Route 460 and especially in the town of Waverly - speed limits are strictly enforced.

October 12 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 7:30 am 47 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: 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.

October 12 (Sunday) Ashland Area Ramble
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 2 pm 28 3 None Gregg Hillmar, 804.683.2503, bike@hillmardesign.com

Description and Directions: Meet Gregg at the parking lot behind Duncan Memorial Church on the Randolph-Macon College Campus. 205 Henry Street, Ashland 23005. It's a block and a half north of Rt 54, a block east of the train tracks. Wheels rolling at 2pm. He's still riding what has been referred to as a “killer B" pace, (16-17mph average- faster than a B, slower than most B+), and would welcome other pace leaders. Cue sheets provided; gpx available upon request. There are restrooms available at the start/finish, but no store stops planned. The planned route runs south and east of Ashland, then returns. Some hills similar to the usual rides to/from Ashland.

October 15 (Wednesday) Capital Trail Ribbon Cutting Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C 9 am 25+/- 4 None Bud Vye, 262-9544

Description: Join the RABA Retirees and the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists for a ride on the just completed Sherwood Forest segment of the Virginia Capital Trail down to the Chickahominy River Park and back (25 miles), returning in time to participate in the official opening of the segment which will be marked by a ribbon cutting by Virginia First Lady McAuliffe at 11 am.

All paces welcome. If you are running late, you may turn around prior to the Park, in order to return in time for the ceremony. Following the ceremony, we will have lunch at Cul's Courthouse Grill.  Wear your RABA jersey, as we will try to outnumber those from the Williamsburg Club.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot at Charles City Courthouse, 10780 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030. From Richmond take I-295 to Exit 22A and follow Route 5 East for approximately 19.5 miles to Charles City Courthouse; or take I-64 to Exit 214 (Providence Forge), turn right on Route 155 (Courthouse Road) and go south approximately 11.5 miles to Charles City Courthouse.

October 18 (Saturday) Charles City Cruise
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:00 am 41 4 Two Reed & Karen Nester, 757-869-2949, reednester@gmail.com
C+ 9:00 am 41 4 Two Jack Huber, 804-282-3872, jhuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: Join us for a cruise around the scenic back roads of Charles City County. This is a joint ride for RABA, Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB) and Richmond Area Tandem Society (RATS). The route starts at the historic Charles City Courthouse, loops through Ruthville, then heads west to the Malvern Hill battlefield before returning to Charles City. Less than two miles of the ride is on Route 5. There will be store stops at the Horizon store on Charles City Road, and at Colonial Mart on Roxbury Road. After the ride join the group for lunch at Cul’s Courthouse Grill in Charles City.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot at Charles City Courthouse, 10780 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030. From Richmond take I-295 to Exit 22A and follow Route 5 East for approximately 19.5 miles to Charles City Courthouse; or take I-64 to Exit 214 (Providence Forge), turn right on Route 155 (Courthouse Road) and go south approximately 11.5 miles to Charles City Courthouse.

October 18 (Saturday) Tour de COTU-2
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 10:30 am 35-40 3 One Andrew Mann, 266-9048, rabamann@aol.com
B 10:30 am 35-40 3 One Ed Hellermann, ed.hellermann@gmail.com

Description: You are invited to meet at the "Center of the Universe" Brewery for a group ride through the rolling hills of Hanover County in support of 'Bikes for Kids' charity and enjoy post-ride beer(s) at the brewery! Website: www.cotubrewing.com.

Directions: Center of the Universe Brewery, 11293 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005

October 19 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 8 am 47 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: 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.

October 23 (Thursday) Downtown Happy Hour Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A/B+ 5:30 pm 20 2 (some steep) 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).

October 25 (Saturday) Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pick Up and Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
Varies 8:15 am varies 3 One Bud Vye, 262-9544

Description: Our last pick up was in June, and the segment does not appear to have been badly trashed since then, so we should be able to make short work (70 minutes or less) of the pick up if we have a good turnout. As usual, the club will treat the pickers to coffee and a bagel at Ashland Coffee after we complete the pickup, following which the pickers who wish to do so will ride. Don't forget your long trousers and gloves. We’ve got the rest of the equipment you’ll need.

Directions: Meet at the south end of RABA's adopted highway segment, which is on Rt. 626 just across the RR tracks from the Elmont Market, at the intersection of Elmont Rd. & Old Elmont Rd., Ashland, VA 23005 on the ABC route.

October 25 (Saturday) Cul's Courthouse Grille Lunch Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 10 am 40/50+ 4 Two Rich Thompson (757) 291-2548, lemondrdr@gmail.com

Description and Directions: Rich Thompson invites you to join him for a beautiful Fall ride from the Jamestown Settlement Parking in Williamsburg, VA lot (2110 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185) to Cul's Courthouse Grille in Charles City County for lunch. If fully completed as advertised the ride will be on the VA Capital Trail for an out and back 40+ mile ride. If for some unforeseen reason that the VA Capital is Not Completed by the date of ride, Rich will reroute the ride to Cul's Courthouse Grille off of the trail via the beautiful low vehicle country roads of Wilcox Neck and Glebe for a 50+ mile round trip ride. To confirm your spot on this beautiful Fall ride please contact Rich by NO LATER THAN 12 PM on Friday, October 24th so that he can confirm seating at Cul's Courthouse Grille.

October 26 (Sunday) Spring Run/Beach Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B+ 8 am 47 3 One Kris Van Allen, krislva@hotmail.com

Description and Directions: 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.

October 26 (Sunday) Ashland Area Ramble
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 2 pm 28 3 None Gregg Hillmar, 804.683.2503, bike@hillmardesign.com

Description and Directions: Meet Gregg at the parking lot behind Duncan Memorial Church on the Randolph-Macon College Campus. 205 Henry Street, Ashland 23005. It's a block and a half north of Rt 54, a block east of the train tracks. Wheels rolling at 2pm. He's still riding what has been referred to as a “killer B" pace, (16-17mph average- faster than a B, slower than most B+), and would welcome other pace leaders. Cue sheets provided; gpx available upon request. There are restrooms available at the start/finish, but no store stops planned. The planned route runs south and east of Ashland, then returns. Some hills similar to the usual rides to/from Ashland.

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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