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November, 2019

Friday
1
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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A nice ride through the 3M Counties. Rain or winds above 20 mph cancel. 25+ miles. Riders are expected to use mirrors.
DENNIS WHITNEY OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Friday
1
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Contact leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Saturday
2
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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~50 miles at a B+ pace for the Fall/Winter.
Saturday
2
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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44 miles with less than 1,200 ft.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31390715

Averaging around 16mph or a bit more. One rest stop at mile 28.
Saturday
2
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:30 AM
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Note 9:30 start time
Saturday
2
D & R Canal Parking Lot (Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum)
10:00 AM
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Enjoy a scenic and flat gravel ride to Frenchtown starting in Lambertville. Rest stop at Maria‘s coffee shop in Frenchtown. Hybrid or MTB recommended. Must contact ride leader no later than 6 AM day of ride. Wet/sloppy trail conditions cancel.
Saturday
2
TEXT RIDE LEADER BY 11AM 917-842-3620 FOR START LOCATION
12:00 PM
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TEXT BRUCE 917-842-3620 BY 11AM RSVP IF YOU WANT TO RIDE
30-35 MILES AT 13.5 MPH AND LOCATION START
Sunday
3
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday
3
Princeton North Shopping Center near the Burger King
9:00 AM
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45 miles B pace, start at the Burger King parking lot in Rocky Hill, going north through Hillsborough and back via the canal. Mostly flat.
Sunday
3
Six Mile Run parking lot on Canal Rd. Near the intersection of Canal Rd and Blackwell Mills Rd
9:00 AM
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34 miles. Rest Stop at Bagel Barn @ Mile 22.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31411676

Target moving Average between 13.5 and 14.9 mph. It will be sunny and in 40’s.
Sunday
3
Sourland Coffee
9:00 AM
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We‘ll ride at a social pace in the Sourlands and find some coffee somewhere. Contact me for extra miles. *Remember to set your clocks back on Saturday night!*
Sunday
3
Bruno’s Bicycle Shop: Park on Main St, or gravel lot behind store, or Municipal lot on Church St.
10:00 AM
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Leisurely paced ride through scenic farmland areas with a mid-ride rest stop. Wet roads/high wind cancels. Registration required - contact ride leader no later than 6 AM day of ride.
Sunday
3
Sergeantsville, Delaware Twp. Elementary school 40.446779, -74.936355
10:00 AM
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28 or 45 miles with 13 mph avg. Enjoy this hilly but scenic ride through the back roads. For those who want to ride longer than 28 miles, we can add an optional loop after a stop at the Sergeantsville General Store.
Sunday
3
TEXT RIDE LEADER BY 11AM TO CONFIRM RIDE LOCATION 917-842-3620
12:00 PM
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30-40 MILES AT 13.5 MPH PACE
CONTACT BRUCE FOR LOCATION START
TEXT 917-842-3620 BY 11.00 AM
NO TEXT NO RIDE
Sunday
3
Mercer County Park Marina 40.264474, -74.641872
1:15 PM
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A mostly flat afternoon social B+ ride with pace to match the group. 40-45 Mi. Average pace 17-19 mph. Wet roads, cancel.
Monday
4
Etra lake Park, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Where we go only the leader knows. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below, 40, cancel, 25+ miles, DENNIS WHITNEY, OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Riders are expected to use mirrors.
Monday
4
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Check with leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Monday
4
Princeton Municipal Building, Conference Room A. Enter via door from the parking lot.
7:00 PM
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Members are welcome to attend. If you wish to attend and/or have a specific topic to discuss, please contact a board member to request space on the agenda, identify your topic and confirm the meeting place.
Wednesday
6
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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We will seek quiet, less traveled
roads. Rain or winds above 20 mph or temps below 40, cancel. Riders are
expected to use mirrors. 25+ miles. Leader: Dennis Whitney or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Wednesday
6
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror & lights recommended. Contact leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Wednesday
6
Titusville Academy Parking lot
6:00 PM
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Mountain, Hybred, Gravel and Fat bikes to ride the towpath 15/20 miles.
Bring lights and reflective gear.
Social dinner after
Friday
8
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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A nice ride through the 3M Counties. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles. Riders are expected to use mirrors.
DENNIS WHITNEY OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Friday
8
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Contact leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Saturday
9
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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~50 miles at a B+ pace for the Fall/Winter.
Saturday
9
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
10:00 AM
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Ride with friends on familiar roads. Average pace 13-14 mph (true C+). 30-45 miles. Wet roads or temps below 30 degrees or wind above 15mph may cancel the ride. When in doubt check back here on the morning of the ride or register to get cancellation notice by email.
Saturday
9
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Cruise the beautiful countryside of Monmouth, Mercer or Burlington counties on quiet back roads with horse farms. Some gentle hills. Approximately 25 miles. Includes a rest stop. A friendly true C pace ride.
Saturday
9
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
10:00 AM
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Changing the start time to 10 AM

Could be a cold day, find your winter gear now.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31430478/

B pace with target moving average speed around 16+ mph. 45 miles to Montgomery on mostly flat roads.
Sunday
10
Princeton Shopping Center - park by Walgreens
9:00 AM
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Plan is to do hills at your own pace, regroup at the top, and social between the hills. 4-5 hills about 2,100 ft of climbing.
Sunday
10
Mercer County Park East picnic Area - parking lot off Edinburg Road
9:30 AM
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This will be an easy B ride on flat to rolling roads. The ride will be between 40-45 miles with one stop. Here is the probably route for the ride https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31437409
Sunday
10
Prallsville Mills, NJ 29, about a mile north of the Stockton Inn
10:00 AM
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Enjoy the Hunterdon County scenery on this hilly ride through the Sourlands on back roads at a social pace with a stop in Frenchtown.
Sunday
10
Bruno’s Bicycle Shop: Park on Main St, or gravel lot behind store, or Municipal lot on Church St.
11:00 AM
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Leisurely paced ride through scenic farmland areas with a mid-ride rest stop. Note later start time, distance dependent on temperature. Wet roads/high wind cancels. Registration required - contact ride leader no later than 6 AM day of ride.
Sunday
10
Six Mile Run parking lot on Canal Rd. Near the intersection of Canal Rd and Blackwell Mills Rd 643
12:00 PM
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Hoping for temperatures to be in early 50’s. Could be slightly windy.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31445318
Sunday
10
Mercer County Park Marina 40.264474, -74.641872
1:15 PM
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A mostly flat afternoon social B+ ride with pace to match the group. 40-45 Mi. Average pace 17-19 mph. Wet roads, cancel.
Monday
11
Veterans Day / Remembrance Day
Monday
11
Etra lake Park, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Where we go only the leader knows. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or, temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles Leader: DENNIS WHITNEY or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Riders are expected to use mirrors.
Monday
11
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Check with leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Wednesday
13
Willamson park n. Delmorr Ave Morrisville PA
9:30 AM
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Ride the canal path south
Wednesday
13
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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We will seek quiet, less traveled
roads. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. Riders are
expected to use mirrors. 25+ miles. Leader: Dennis Whitney or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Wednesday
13
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror & lights recommended. Contact leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Wednesday
13
Titusville Academy parking lot
6:00 PM
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Mountain, Hybred, Gravel, Fat bikes to ride the towpath 15/20 miles. Bring lights and reflective gear.
Social dinner after
Wednesday
13
Titusville academy parking lot
6:00 PM
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Mountain, hybrid, gravel bikes to ride towpath 15/20 miles.
Bring reflective gear and lights. Social dinner after
Friday
15
Washington Crossing Park, Parking lot on NJ side, 40°17'49. 74°52'03
10:30 AM
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Hilly ride at a social pace (13 mph average) through the Sourland Mountains with a rest stop in Hopewell.
Friday
15
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
11:00 AM
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A nice ride through the 3M Counties. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles. Riders are expected to use mirrors.Ride will start at 11:00 AM when it is warmer. Please register for ride or we will have to cancel.
DENNIS WHITNEY OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Friday
15
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
12:00 PM
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Expect ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Check Thur eve for updates. Register or contact Al by 7PM Thur to ensure ride. No contacts, no ride. Snow, 15mph winds cancel. Contact leader if it’s your first C+ with PFW. Al Porter (609) 213-8440; portera@mccc.edu.
Saturday
16
Washington Crossing Park, Parking lot on NJ side, 40°17'49. 74°52'03
9:00 AM
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It‘s going to be too cold for me to ride on the road so I‘m planning on doing a MTB ride along the Delaware. Ride should be between 20-30 miles.
Saturday
16
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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~50 miles at a B+ pace for the Fall/Winter.
Saturday
16
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31453918

One rest stop at Wawa after mile 26. Moving average of 16+ but less than 17.
Saturday
16
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
10:00 AM
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Depending on how cold the temps are, 25-30 mile route
With the shorter route there might not be a rest stop.
Sunday
17
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:20 AM
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37 miles. Bring $15 to spend on groceries; we‘ll support the Princeton Cranksgiving. Go see the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cranksgivingprinceton/ At least 2 must register or let me know they are coming via text for ride to go on.

and here‘s how it works: some of us start at the Village Park in Cranbury. We‘ll leave at 9:25 am, and go about eight miles to the Cranksgiving gathering place (at a C+ish pace; we‘ll get to the gathering place at about 10am or so). Folks who didn‘t want to do the whole ride from Cranbury can join us there. We‘ll do the 22-mile route, stopping at the stores and buying the groceries (we do this at no predictable pace; the nature of the route and the event don‘t support a steady pace). The route goes back to the Cranksgiving gathering place, where the short-riders can depart; the rest of us will return to Cranbury with the joy of giving suffusing our hearts, and chills in our fingers and toes.

So either start from the Cranbury Village Park at 9:25, or from the Lifetime Athletic, 7 Forrestal Road South, at 10 or so. Dress warm, and bring cash!

The words from "and" to "cash! were generously written and donated by Plain Jim. Thank you.
Sunday
17
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EDIT: Just 22 miles. Bring $15 to spend on groceries; we‘ll support the Princeton Cranksgiving. Go see the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cranksgivingprinceton/ and my blog post at https://seemingverb.blogspot.com/2019/11/cranksgiving-princeton-ride.html
Sunday
17
REI Parking lot
12:00 PM
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Mountain, Hybrid to ride towpath 20 plus miles.
Sunday
17
Mercer County Park Marina 40.264474, -74.641872
1:15 PM
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A mostly flat afternoon social B+ ride with pace to match the group. 40-45 Mi. Average pace 17-19 mph. Wet roads, cancel.
Monday
18
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com. Bill Babakian (732) 266-7397; williambabakian@yahoo.com
Monday
18
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Where we go only the leader knows. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below, 40, cancel. 25+ miles Leader: DENNIS WHITNEY or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Riders are expected to use mirrors.
Wednesday
20
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com.
Wednesday
20
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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We will seek quiet, less traveled
roads. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below, 40, cancel. Riders are
expected to use mirrors. 25+ miles. Leader: Dennis Whitney or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Friday
22
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Eddie Ledner, 732-801-3697, erl.creations@gmail.com
Friday
22
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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A nice ride through the 3M Counties. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles. Riders are expected to use mirrors.
DENNIS WHITNEY OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Saturday
23
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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~50 miles at a B+ pace for the Fall/Winter.
Saturday
23
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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Ride to somewhere with a rest stop around 25th mile

Expected elevation of 30ft/mile

Will be a no drop ride, with target average of 16mph. Maybe be slightly more if we all can keep up.
Saturday
23
Lambertville Station parking lot at end of Bridge St in lambertville
10:00 AM
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We‘ll meet at Lambertville Station parking lot and hike up to the overlook used by George Washington that provides a beautiful view of the Delaware River, then back down. About 4 miles.
Sunday
24
Mercer County Park Marina 40.264474, -74.641872
1:15 PM
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A mostly flat afternoon social B+ ride with pace to match the group. 40-45 Mi. Average pace 17-19 mph. Wet roads, cancel.
Monday
25
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com.
Monday
25
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Where we go only the leader knows. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles Leader: DENNIS WHITNEY or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Riders are expected to use mirrors.
Wednesday
27
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Eddie Ledner, 732-801-3697; erl.creations@gmail.com
Wednesday
27
Byron Johnson Park, 40°10'15.0"N 74°35'39.1"W
9:30 AM
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We will seek quiet, less traveled
roads. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. Riders are
expected to use mirrors. 25+ miles. Leader: Dennis Whitney or NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Wednesday
27
La Piazza Restaurant
12:00 PM
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La Piazza, Allentown, at noon after the ride. No need to ride. BYO. Additional parking in adjacent church lot
Thursday
28
Thanksgiving
Thursday
28
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Want a route with a rest stop open on Thanksgiving Day at mile 20? Then use the following route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31464444
Thursday
28
Mercer County Park East picnic Area - parking lot off Edinburg Road
8:30 AM
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Get a ride in before the big meal! Route is posted below making all B riders welcome as well! Early start gets the B+ riders back by 10:30AM, B riders shortly thereafter.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28886783
Friday
29
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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Typically ~35mi, ~14.5mph. Rain, 20mph winds cancel. Mirror, lights recommended. Joe Miller (215) 858-2944; jam49bikes@gmail.com.
Friday
29
Etra lake Park on Disbrow Hill Rd, 40°15'06.4"N 74°29'51.2"W
9:30 AM
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A nice ride through the 3M Counties. Rain or winds above 20 mph, or temps below 40, cancel. 25+ miles. Riders are expected to use mirrors.
DENNIS WHITNEY OR NEWELL BENEDICT, 609-575-6547
Saturday
30
Village Park From Main St turn on Westminster and go one block to park. 40.312118, -74.511734
9:00 AM
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~50 miles at a B+ pace for the Fall/Winter.
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