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Old 06-27-08, 01:01 PM   #1
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Looking To Join A Bike Club

Are Any Of You Guys In A Bike Club?im From Reading Pa,do You Know Of Any Clubs In My Area?
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Old 06-27-08, 01:04 PM   #2
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goto your LBS they should be able to help you out.
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Old 06-27-08, 01:09 PM   #3
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I don't know about Reading, but down the road from you a ways is an organized ride in August, the Lancaster Covered Bridges Metric Century... Someone who rides that may know about things in your neck of the woods.

Check it out in the Northeast regional forum. And try to make the Covered Bridge ride... A group from Bikeforums meets up there every year, there is a thread in the Northeast regional forum with info.
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Old 06-27-08, 03:36 PM   #4
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The Berks county bicycle club is located in Temple about five miles up the road from you.

http://www.berksbicycle.com/
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Old 06-27-08, 06:16 PM   #5
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I don't know about Reading, but down the road from you a ways is an organized ride in August, the Lancaster Covered Bridges Metric Century... Someone who rides that may know about things in your neck of the woods.

Check it out in the Northeast regional forum. And try to make the Covered Bridge ride... A group from Bikeforums meets up there every year, there is a thread in the Northeast regional forum with info.
+1 on the Covered Bridge Metric Century..... I rode it last year (my 1st metric ) and had a blast! Was a great ride, well supported and great scenery! (I'm originally from Schuylkill County.)

Link to Lancaster Bike Club: http://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/index.php
Link to PA Bicycle Clubs: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/6213/pa.htm

I'm sure your local LBS or the Lancaster Bike Club can steer you in the right direction.
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Old 06-28-08, 07:16 AM   #6
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Well i looked at the Berk's bike club it does not look as if they have as much to offer compared to the Bike club of Philadelphia ...what do u guys think?
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Old 06-28-08, 12:19 PM   #7
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Well i looked at the Berk's bike club it does not look as if they have as much to offer compared to the Bike club of Philadelphia ...what do u guys think?
I'm hardly unbiased, since I'm a BCP member, but I like BCP. However, they usually don't organize rides as far out of the city as we are - Pottstown/Spring City/Limerick/Royersford/etc.

Brandywine Bicycle Club, in West Chester, organizes lots of rides in the western suburbs. And a bike 'club' is forming in Phoenixville - the Firebird Bicycle Club has informal Saturday and Sunday morning rides. In fact, they had a small 25 mile ride in Pottstown this morning from Memorial Park. I missed it, unfortunately.
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we should make our own if you Harrisburg / Reading guys wanna do some sorta long one day training ride i would be game (I wanna meet the famous Neils). I am near Cherry Hill NJ, but would love to come out there and find some hills ( i can go 30 miles and have an elevation gain of like 300 ft here in south jersey, but that is why we all love the MS 150
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we should make our own if you Harrisburg / Reading guys wanna do some sorta long one day training ride i would be game (I wanna meet the famous Neils). I am near Cherry Hill NJ, but would love to come out there and find some hills ( i can go 30 miles and have an elevation gain of like 300 ft here in south jersey, but that is why we all love the MS 150
You can meet one of them, at least. PM me and I'll try to set something up.
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