Our next ride is September 13. See the ride list for more information.
Conducted by HABPI
ORGANIZED BICYCLE RIDES IN ADAMS COUNTY for 2014 are listed below.
Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) is planning to conduct several bicycle rides this year, both on road and off road. This year we are offering rides on Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, and some weekday evenings. These rides are intended for those with little or no experience with organized rides but all riders are welcome. The pace with be leisurely. Even though we may have 8-12 riders together, once you get going we will be spread apart and it will be easy to enjoy the scenery or visit with fellow riders.
If you plan to participate in a ride or have questions, please send us an email. If no one tells us they plan to join the ride, it could be canceled and if we need to change the ride schedule, we need a way to contact those who are interested.
On Sunday, May 18 we will ride on scenic country roads that circle Gettysburg. The ride will start at 1 pm in the parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park. The ride will cover about 13.3 miles and should take about 90 minutes, stopping once to rest and rehydrate. Here is a cue sheet or description of the route. Here is an overview map of the route from Google Earth. All the waypoint markers indicate a change in road.
On Monday, June 9 we will ride around Gettysburg Borough and Gettysburg National Military Park. The ride will start in the parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park at 6 pm. The 8.4 mile ride will take from 60-90 minutes and will go at a leisurely pace with a rest stop on the battlefield. The ride will include the new trail that goes out to the high school! Here is a cue sheet or description of the route.
On Sunday, June 22 we will ride the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail from Newville to Shippensburg, about 10-11 miles, and back. Participants can meet in the parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park and leave at 9:30 am sharp to drive together to Newville or meet at 10:30 am at the Newville trailhead, located at 23 McFarland Street in Newville. Some of us will eat lunch at a place in Shippensburg before returning to Newville. We will be passing the Shippensburg Township Park and that provides a nice place for a picnic lunch for those who prefer or riders can return to Newville and have lunch there. The total riding time will be a little over 2 hours. If you don't feel you can ride the full 22 miles, you can turn around at any time and return to Newville for a shorter ride. Visit Cumberland Valley Rail Trail for trail information.
On Wednesday, July 9 we will ride in and around Biglerville. The ride will start at 6 pm at the entrance to Oakside Park in Biglerville. The ride will use the trail to the high school and then go on country roads around Biglerville.
On Saturday, July 26 we will ride the York County Rail Trail from Hanover Junction to New Freedom and back. Participants can meet at 9:00 in the parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park and drive together to Hanover Junction or meet at 10:30 at Hanover Junction. The plan is to have lunch in New Freedom before returning to Hanover Junction but riders can choose whether to have lunch or return without lunch. Our ride leader will be Dennis Hickethier who has done this several times with his wife and friends. Visit York County Rail Trail for trail information.
See photos and video from the ride.
On Wednesday, August 6 we will ride on the cart paths at the old Gettysburg Country Club/Golf Course and on roads in the surrounding neighborhoods. The ride will start in the parking lot of the old Country Club at 6 pm. The ride will take about 60 minutes and will go at a leisurely pace.
On Saturday, August 23 we will ride on scenic country roads west of Gettysburg and will visit the Sachs Covered Bridge and cross Iron Bridge. This will be a fund raiser for HABPI. Riders are encouraged to collect donations from friends and businesses to support development of the Gettysburg Inner Loop Trail. People providing $50 of donations will receive a free HABPI t-shirt but donations are not required to participate. The ride will start at 9 am in the parking lot of the YWCA at 909 Fairfield Road (this is a change to the original start location so restrooms are available). The YWCA is contributing a free two week YWCA Trial Pass to all riders! The bike ride will cover about 13.7 miles and should take about 90 minutes, stopping to rest and rehydrate as necessary. The speed will be around 9 mph so you don't need to be a fast rider and a HABPI Board Member will stay at the back to provide help if needed. Here is the cue sheet.
On Saturday, September 13 we will ride on scenic country roads in and around Littlestown. The ride will start at 9:30 in the parking lot of the Littlestown High School at 200 East Myrtel Road. Please note that this ride was originally scheduled for September 27. Here is the cue sheet with route directions for the 15 mile ride.
On Sunday, September 21 we are organizing a kids' bicycle parade and ride at the Gettysburg Recreation Park as part of the Heritage Festival. Children are asked to decorate their bikes and ride or bring them to the Recreation Park and meet behind the stage at 12:30 pm. Free decorating materials will be available for anyone who needs them.
Following the first act and some comments by County Commissioner Martin, the children will ride their bicycles past the stage and onto the Biser Fitness Trail for a short ride. Anyone coming to the Heritage Festival who wears or shows a bicycle helmet will receive free apple juice drinks compliments of Knouse Foods.
On Saturday, September 27 we will meet at 8:30 AM in front of the Charlie Sterner Building at the Gettysburg Rec Park for a ten-mile ride around Gettysburg. This ride is part of the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority's (GARA) Community Wellness Challenge (CWC) and points may be earned for particpation. See GARA's website at http://www.gara-recpark.info for more information. This will also be the make-up for the fund-raiser ride that was supposed to take place on August 23. Anyone who still wants to donate money toward HABPI activities is encouraged to drop off their donation on this date and pick up a t-shirt for donations of $50 or more. Please note that this date was going to be used for a ride on scenic country roads in and around Littlestown but we moved that ride to September 13.
On Saturday, October 18 we will ride on scenic roads in and around Biglerville. The ride will leave from the first parking lot on the left as you enter Oakside Park off of Route 394/Table Rock Road. The ride will start at 9:30 am and use the trail to the high school and country roads around Biglerville for a distance around 10 miles. Here is the cue sheet with route directions.
Conducted by Hanover Cyclers
For rides conducted by Hanover Cyclers please see their site's ride information page.
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