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Old 04-03-07, 03:39 PM   #176
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My suggestion would be to do both. Riding alone will make you stronger mentally and physically - no one to pull you along through tough spots; and group riding will teach you all sorts of riding tips and handling skills. Hang in the middle of the group, watch and listen. You'll pick up a lot!

Check the websites for both the Harrisburg Bike Club and the Lancaster Bike Club; they post their ride schedules.

http://www.harrisburgbicycleclub.org/
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Thanks i'll look into both of those...

I am just wondering if I will be the only kid there or not..I am 22..so an adult..but a college student.
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Thanks i'll look into both of those...

I am just wondering if I will be the only kid there or not..I am 22..so an adult..but a college student.
You won't be the only "kid" there - the age range is pretty wide for the group rides. It really is all about the bike!

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So I finally got my bike! Its pretty great so far. I dont know if I should try to find a group to ride with or just ride by myself for a long time and get in better shape. I live in Lancaster and Harrisburg.
The Harrisburg Bike Club has a number of really nice ride for "beginners". My adult daughter is a beginner so we often go on these rides. They are great little rides with really nice people.

The club web site says “Introductory Rides - This is that beginner's ride you've been looking for. Nice and easy, no one gets left behind, and all questions are welcomed along with new riders. These rides are perfect for families, with the kids on that bike seat or on their own bike. The Wednesday night rides always leave at 6:00pm and are 8-10 miles long at an 8-10 mph pace. They have resumed.”

If you are an early riser there is also a Sunday Morning ride that starts at City Island and goes all around the city. Since it’s before 8 am the streets are empty and you get a taste of riding in downtown. There is a breakfast at a local restaurant after the ride. We’ve been on this one too and it’s a blast no mater how experienced you are or aren’t.

Go to their web site and click on he newsletter archives to download the newsletter. All the details are in there.

Yo don't have to be a member to ride with us. You just need a bike and a helmet. Hope to see you on one of the rides.
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Thanks i'll look into both of those...

I am just wondering if I will be the only kid there or not..I am 22..so an adult..but a college student.
There are all ages. My daughter who goes to the Wednesday Night rides a lot, is 24.
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So I finally got my bike! Its pretty great so far. I dont know if I should try to find a group to ride with or just ride by myself for a long time and get in better shape. I live in Lancaster and Harrisburg.
One more ride to look out for is the "Greenbelt" ride. It's a big ride (hundreds of riders - many young). It goes around Harrisburg on a bike path called the "Greenbelt". It is really a fun day with snack stops and food at the end. Go to http://www.caga.org/tourdebelt/TourHome.html for details.
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One more ride to look out for is the "Greenbelt" ride. It's a big ride (hundreds of riders - many young). It goes around Harrisburg on a bike path called the "Greenbelt". It is really a fun day with snack stops and food at the end. Go to http://www.caga.org/tourdebelt/TourHome.html for details.
thank you for all the info! I'll try and stop by a ride as soon as I can....Sadly..I hear it is suppose to snow on saturday and get quite cold for the rest of the week!
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thank you for all the info! I'll try and stop by a ride as soon as I can....Sadly..I hear it is suppose to snow on saturday and get quite cold for the rest of the week!
Yes, we were planning to ride tonight (Wednesday), but they call for rain - and then a few days of cold. If it's nice next Wednesday we will probably ride then. I don't often get to the Sunday morning rides, but I like them.
If you are a little faster there are rides out of Mechanicsburg High on Saturday and Sunday that I like.

Maybe I'll meet you when spring REALLY gets here. You'll know it's me - I ride a red Trek with wodden fenders and a bike license plate that says "Mike"
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Royersford PA here, about 15 minutes from King of Prussia. Im pretty new to cycling and have stuck mainly to fairly easy trails like the Thun and Perkiomen. Anyone near ride those?
I'm in Phoenixville/Spring City. I'm also new and ride on those trails.
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anyone bike @ valley green?

i bike starting there on sundays. then i take lincon drive to kelly drive, then to fairmount park
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Anyone here ride in Mt. Gretna, or Brickerville?
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Anyone here ride in Mt. Gretna, or Brickerville?
no, it is 90 miles from me! why u gota tease me with your pms
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Anyone here ride in Mt. Gretna, or Brickerville?

A couple of times a year I'll pedal up to Mt Gretna just to stop at Jiggers for some ice cream, it's about a 45 mile round trip so I don't feel bad if I scarf down a large ice cream sundae.
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Anyone here ride in Mt. Gretna, or Brickerville?
Yup, frequently - one of my favorite loops is out of Hershey thru Palmyra, Cornwall, Cornwall Furnace, up the mountain and down into Mt. Gretna. Depending on the group, an occasional breakfast ride with a stop at LaSorrelle is an option. Otherwise, it's out and back.

The State Police Metric (next Saturday, the 28th) route goes thru Gretna. Wanna ride?

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Yup, frequently - one of my favorite loops is out of Hershey thru Palmyra, Cornwall, Cornwall Furnace, up the mountain and down into Mt. Gretna. Depending on the group, an occasional breakfast ride with a stop at LaSorrelle is an option. Otherwise, it's out and back.

The State Police Metric (next Saturday, the 28th) route goes thru Gretna. Wanna ride?

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Hi everybody, I'm from downingtown, Chester County. There are a lot of nice rides in the area and I'll be home in May if anyone wants to meet up for a road or mountain bike ride.
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A couple of times a year I'll pedal up to Mt Gretna just to stop at Jiggers for some ice cream, it's about a 45 mile round trip so I don't feel bad if I scarf down a large ice cream sundae.
45 mile round trip? I see you're from Lebanon, that's only 10 miles away from Gretna. You must take the lollipop way out there
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no, it is 90 miles from me! why u gota tease me with your pms
If you want to come up some day and ride I can deffinetly give you some good directions. I didn't realize you were so far away. Do you ride at Wiss? I keep hereing about that place and would love to check it out some time.
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Yup, frequently - one of my favorite loops is out of Hershey thru Palmyra, Cornwall, Cornwall Furnace, up the mountain and down into Mt. Gretna. Depending on the group, an occasional breakfast ride with a stop at LaSorrelle is an option. Otherwise, it's out and back.

The State Police Metric (next Saturday, the 28th) route goes thru Gretna. Wanna ride?

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I'll be at that.

I've been wanting to show up at the HBC Mechanicsburg rides on the weekends, but with the weather lately I haven't been sure anyone would be there.
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Yup, frequently - one of my favorite loops is out of Hershey thru Palmyra, Cornwall, Cornwall Furnace, up the mountain and down into Mt. Gretna. Depending on the group, an occasional breakfast ride with a stop at LaSorrelle is an option. Otherwise, it's out and back.

The State Police Metric (next Saturday, the 28th) route goes thru Gretna. Wanna ride?

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LaSorrelle is great for breakfast I'm originally from Gretna, born and raised. And rented a house of my own for some time.
Sounds like you're into road riding, if you ride Mt., let me know, I'm always looking for more people to ride with.

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I'll be at that.

I've been wanting to show up at the HBC Mechanicsburg rides on the weekends, but with the weather lately I haven't been sure anyone would be there.
I believe you haven't missed anything yet. This Saturday should be different.
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I'll be at that.

I've been wanting to show up at the HBC Mechanicsburg rides on the weekends, but with the weather lately I haven't been sure anyone would be there.
There's usually someone at the Mechanicsburg rides even in 'Ify' weather.
The PSP ride will have plenty of people if it doesn't rain. I'll be there but I'm a turtle. My goal is to be the first to start and the last to finish (as long as I finish)
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I believe you haven't missed anything yet. This Saturday should be different.
That's for sure! EVERYONE will be out this weekend.
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