P.V. Pedals Ride, Thursday 8/12/2021
I’d like to thank all of the 88 riders last week who helped not only to surprise me on my birthday but also provided me with a lot of good conversation on the ride, and afterwards. It was a really good night!
It was great to see so many new riders last week! For those that don’t know, helmets are required.
This week’s ride is going to be a hot one, so I made it easy. There is a good chance of rain showers, so I also made it a short one, 16.6 miles. This route will take a little willpower, with us passing Creekside around the halfway point.
We’ll begin by riding through the Narrows, with a left onto Rt. 192 and a right onto Shaffertown Rd. Follow around and take a left onto Madison Pike Rd, a left onto Rt. 192 and a right to head back through the Millheim Narrows. Go straight through the light. in Coburn, take a right onto Penns Creek Rd, right onto Long Lane and right onto Mill Street, with a left onto Penn Street to get back to Creekside.
With the chance of rain, take a minute to look at the map, just in case I can’t mark the route.
I will try to have Millheim Fire Company follow us through the Narrows to prevent any cars from needing to pass. But please stay in the right lane through the narrow and anticipate vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.
I apologize for harping on safety each week, but I continually see riders putting each other at risk and not sharing the road with vehicles. Last week the group ahead of me held up four cars by riding several across the lane on RT 45 for quite a while.
WE CAN DO BETTER.
- Stay in your lane or along the berm on Rt 192.
- Allow cars and riders to pass by falling into a single file position as they approach.
- To reduce the need for passing, faster riders, please try to be among the first to leave the parking lot.
Short-cuts…only one this week.
- Stop at Creekside half way through the route!
As you know, we roll how Creekside rolls. If they cancel, we cancel. Look for an email by 4:00 on Thursday with an update.
In an effort to start on time… we’d really appreciate it if those of you with extra time could arrive earlier so that we can get late-comers checked in more quickly.
This Sunday, September 19,2021 PVCA will hold their 18th Crickfest Celebration. If you would like one more group ride, meet at the pavilion at Coburn Park, Coburn, PA. The ride will leave at 11:00. Afterwards, you can enjoy the music and food at Crickfest 2021.
I’ve attached the 2021 Picnic Route. This route will be slightly longer than our weekly rides. As always feel free to change it to however suits you. The ride will leave at 10:30. We will require you to sign in. You will get a beer token for your $3.00 donation, which will go towards picnic costs.
This is the last weekday evening ride of the season. We’ll be riding the Apple Butter Loop (because it’s our favorite!). Don’t forget to RSVP for the end of Season party this Saturday.