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Monthly Rides for July, 2016

July 2 (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 fourth 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.

July 2 (Saturday) Reedville Lunch, Ice Cream and Ferry Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 10 am 42 some hills 3+ Sara Page,
C 10 am 42 some hills 3+ Jack Huber, 804-356-7018,

Description: Meet in Heathsville on Route 360 on the Northern Neck for a fun holiday ride. From Heathsville, the route travels to Fairport where we will have lunch at T-Bones Dockside restaurant overlooking Cockrell's Creek. After lunch, we will head into Reedville for ice cream at Chitterchats. From Reedville, we will take back roads up to the Little Wicomico river, cross the river on the Sunnybank Ferry and head back to Heathsville. The cue sheet and GPX file for your bike GPS are on the RABA website.

We will probably linger a while at the various stops. Plus, it can take some time for everyone to get across the river on the ferry. So, riders should plan to spend most of the day enjoying the beautiful Northern Neck. We expect to be joined by some members of the local Northern Neck cycling club.

Download the cue sheet here: HeathsvilleToReedville.pdf

Directions: The ride starts at the Northumberland County courthouse/administrative offices in Heathsville (set your GPS for 72 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473). From Richmond, take Route 360 East to Tappahannock. Turn right on 360 East in Tappahannock towards Heathsville. Once in Heathsville look for the old courthouse on 360 on the right. Turn right onto the road beside the old courthouse and proceed to the large parking lot adjacent to the new courthouse. Heathsville is approximately 75 miles from downtown Richmond and the drive typically takes about 1.5 hours.

July 4 (Monday) Doughnut Run
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C-/D6 am274SeveralWes Surina, 687-3117 ,

Description and Directions: Come join me on Independence Day July 4th for an early morning ride. This is a casual ride to enjoy being on the bike, being with friends, and…aww, who am I kidding. It’s about the DOUGHNUTS and riding “hole”-istically! The ride starts and ends at Laurel Park Shopping Center (Hungary and Woodman).

July 9 (Saturday) South to Stony Creek
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9 am 52 4 Two Sara Page,
C 9 am 52 4 Two Jack Huber, 804-356-7018,

Description: Come on down to Waverly for a mid-summer ride in Sussex County. Meet behind the closed La Hacienda restaurant in Waverly to ride to the quiet town of Stony Creek. There will be a rest stop in the middle of the ride and a stop to check out the cannon left at Stony Creek by retreating Confederates in 1864. As with most of the Waverly rides, the terrain is relatively flat and the traffic is very light. After the ride many from the group will have lunch together at Giuseppe's in Waverly . This ride is a joint ride for RABA and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. The cue sheet is on the RABA website and paper copies will be available at the ride start.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind La Hacienda Mexican restaurant (101 South County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890). Please do not park in the unpaved portion of the parking lot. From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 to Route 460 East (toward Norfolk). The parking lot is at the intersection of Routes 460 and 40 (Main Street) in the town of Waverly. Please remember that speed limits are strictly enforced in Waverly

July 10 (Sunday) Lake Anna Loop
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 66 2/3 One Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935

Description: The ride leaders hope to have a good turnout to see the scenic areas around Lake Anna. There are also some good climbs on the route to challenge you and your heart rate. Please bring plenty of fluids and extra food just in case stores are closed and to cope with the likely hot temperatures. If there are others who would like to co-lead a shorter route and/or more social pace, please contact Kim Moore by July 8 so that she can get the word out.

Directions: The start / finish is in the center of Ashland, in the parking lot across from the AmTrak station, 112 N Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005.

July 16 (Saturday) Hanover Town (RATS Ride)
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/C 9 am 38 3 None Erick Roper, 804-241-1298,

Description: All are welcome on this ride! This route is a 38 mile loop ride from the Hanover Government Center (often called the "Hanover Courthouse"). As with many of the Hanover Courthouse routes, this route includes a climb up Bleak Hill. The route is named for Hanovertown, the site of Hanover's first major settlement (1676). Cornwallis burned warehouses and destroyed military supplies at Hanovertown in 1781. The settlement was still in existence in 1864, when the Army of the Potomac passed through on the way to Cold Harbor. However, only a monument on River Road remains now to mark the existence of Hanovertown. Although not listed on the cue sheet, there is an optional store stop at the Studley Store at mile 27.5.

The Hanover Tavern at end of ride is a lovely lunch spot for those interested.

Cue Sheet:

Directions: The ride starts and finishes 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.

July 16 (Saturday) Surry Steamer
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B 9:15 am 50 4 Two Sara Page,
C 9:15 am 50 4 Two Jack Huber, 804-356-7018,

Description: Meet behind the Surry Government Center, located on School Street just off Rt. 31/10 in the town of Surry. This is a joint ride with the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB). We will ride on the quiet back roads of Surry and Sussex Counties to Waverly. There will be a rest stop in the middle of the ride at a store with rest rooms and another stop on the return trip at Union Church. The "Steamer" in the ride name does not indicate the riding pace, but refers to the heat and humidity we sometimes encounter in late July. If you are heat sensitive, please check the weather forecast before joining this ride. After the ride all riders are invited to have lunch at Anna's in Surry.

Directions: From Richmond take I-95 or I-295 to Rt. 10 east. Continue east on Rt. 10 through Hopewell. The town of Surry is about 30 miles east of Hopewell. Shortly after you enter the town of Surry turn right on School Street (route 1002). The parking lot is on the left behind the county government building.

July 21 (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).

July 23 (Saturday) Dogtown Revision Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 58+/- 3 One Mike & Kim Moore 358-0935

Description and Directions: To avoid increased construction in the Manchester District and car traffic from more people living in the area, the ride leaders have moved the start of their long-time ride from Camden's Dogtown Market Cafe to the Stone Brewing parking lot on Nicholson St, near the corner of Nicholson and E. Main Sts. This will shorten the ride a little since the start / finish is not in the city limits, but the after-ride lunch will still be at Camden's Dogtown Market Cafe, 201 W 7th St, Richmond, VA 23224. The menu offers delicious food! As always for this time of the year, please bring plenty of fluids and extra food.

July 24 (Sunday) Doswell Dreamin'
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
A 8 am 54 3 One Andrew Mann, 804-266-9048,

Other paces are encouraged. Options for 68 miles and 32 miles are available. Contact Andrew Mann if you are interested.

Description: Yes, we are starting at 8 am in order to beat the July heat. We will follow the regular route out to Ashland and then go out the Three Sisters to Doswell, Andrew's birthplace. We will cross over Route 1 and wind our way back through central Hanover and have a store stop in Doswell. Please bring lots of fluids as it will be hot out there!

Directions: The ride starts at Glen Allen Elementary School (11101 Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060). Take I-295 to Staples Mill Road and head East, back towards Richmond, take a left onto Mountain Road and a left onto Mill Road at the Firehouse. The school is on your right.

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: Saturday, July 30, 2016

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