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Monthly Rides for November, 2014


Saturday, November 1, 9:00 AM Bikes for Kids Assembly Party

Location:
EnTrust Records Management Warehouse
1600 Rhoadmiller St, Richmond, VA 23220


We've been asking for your donations and you've been responding generously for some time now with the Bikes for Kids project. It's time now to ask for your time and effort - we need to put many bikes together!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 1, where we will gather for the Bikes for Kids Assembly Party. It's at last year's location, anEnTrust Records Management, http://www.entrustrm.com/ warehouse. It is located off of Hermitage Rd, in the City of Richmond, near the Robin Starr SPCA and across the street from FeedMore / Central Virginia Food Bank.

It's always fun to see and be part of the process that transforms a pile of boxed partially assembled bikes into rows of two-wheeled "freedom machines" that you know are going to light-up their recipients' eyes on Christmas morning. If you have a bike stand or simple tools like a wrench, screwdriver or a set of hex keys, bring them. But don't worry about it if you don't. There are lots of "tool-free" things to do! No experience is necessary.

We will have some coffee in the morning and ordering pizzas for lunch. If you would like be a part of the pizza order, please bring $5 cash or check with you. To keep track of our volunteers, lunch orders and allow easy and fast contact in case there are last-minute changes, please register at: http://www.viethconsulting.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=RABA&evid=10013969

Looking forward to see you there! If you have any questions, contact Andrew Mann at rabamann@aol.com.

November 1, (Saturday) Pumpkin Pie Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
C+ 9:30 am 38 5 One Jack Huber, 282-3872, jhuber1111@yahoo.com

Description: The ride will start in Waverly and head north through the forests, fields and swamps of Sussex and Surry Counties. There will be a special rest stop hosted by Surry County's Watermelon Lady at her home. Don't expect watermelon this time, but something more fitting for November: homemade pumpkin pie and church basement coffee! Maps and cue sheets will be available for those wishing to ride slower or faster than a the C+ pace. This is a joint ride with the Williamsburg Area Cyclists. After the ride all participants are invited to have lunch together at Giuseppe's on Main Street in Waverly.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot behind the former La Hacienda restaurant (101 S County Drive, Waverly, VA 23890) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40 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 enter Waverly by car - the speed limits are strictly enforced

November 2 (Sunday) Capital Trail/Virginia Thanksgiving Day
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All 11:30 am 25 3 1 Coleen Moore, 804.379.9880, coleenmoore4@msn.com

Description: Ride on the just completed Sherwood Forest segment of the Virginia Capital Trail down to the Chickahominy River Park and back (25 miles), followed by Berkeley Plantation's Annual Virginia Thanksgiving Festival.

All paces welcome. Terrain: Mainly Flat/Few Rolling Hills. Suitable for Road and Hybrid bikes.

After the ride: We'll head to Berkeley Plantation just off the Capital Trail. Enjoy the food and vendors at Berkeley Plantation's Annual Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. $5/per car. The formal program which begins at 3:00 includes music and the re-enactment of the 1619 landing of the ship Margaret with Captain Woodlief and his men who portray America's First Thanksgiving. The program ends with The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers inviting everyone to join them in the Friendship Dance. More Festival info: http://virginiathanksgivingfestival.com/

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

November 20 (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).

November 23 (Sunday) Debbie's Delight
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
All 10 am 27/35 3 1 Deb Young, dabikeva@gmail.com

Description and Directions: This is the first in a series of city rides. Deb LOVES riding along the James and in and around the city from her home in Stratford Hills! Yes, it can be hilly but the view of the James and the city makes it all worth it.

This ride starts from Stratford Hills Shopping Center. Here is the route and cue sheet. Warning - the cue sheet may make you dizzy but she does know the route :)

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6491140

Some of the sights and roads riders will see are Bicycle Route 1, the Nickel Bridge, the Carillon, the lakes at Byrd Park, Maymont, Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Tredegar Iron Works, the Virginia Capital Trail to Rocketts Landing, back and up to Church Hill and Chimborazo Park, on Main Street through Richmond city, across the Lee Bridge, and on Riverside Drive back to the ride start. Another 8 miles can be added by riding down to Pony Pasture, passing Huguenot Flatwater Park, looping up to Cherokee Drive and then riding back to the ride start.

All paces are welcome. Riders can break up into groups at the ride start.

Lunch afterwards at a restaurant to be determined in Stratford Hills Shopping Center.

November 23 (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.

November 27 (Thursday) Thanksgiving Day Ride
Pace Time Miles Terrain Stops Leader
B/B+ 9:30 am 38 3 None Jim Denoon, delaniewdeno@verizon.net

Description: Join Jim and other members for a ride to build up an appetite for your Thanksgiving Day dinner! The ride will follow the Cattledrive-38 route (http://www.raba.org/map/cattledrive-bb3.pdf). Riders should print their own cue sheet. It is unknown if the store at the store stop will be open on that day. Riders should assume it will be closed and bring extra water and food/energy bars for the ride. All paces are welcome.

Direction: The ride starts and finishes at the Government Center Parking Lot at Hanover Court House, 7497 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069, just South of the intersection of routes 301 & 54.

November 30 (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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