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Fall Foliage Ride
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
~ For Members Only ~
Welcome! This event is for members of PBC only. If you're not a member of PBC yet, click here to join. Members of PBC can log into their account to register for this event.
Join us for our ALL NEW 3rd Annual Fall Foliage Event!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
We're heading to New Wilmington, PA to enjoy quiet Amish country roads and scenery. Our 3rd annual Fall Foliage ride promises to be bigger and better than ever!
Members can log into their website account to register and non-members can join our club and activate their own account to register themselves too.
COST: Registration is ONLY $20 through Monday, September 30, 2019.
Your registration fee includes: a lunch catered by Auluzio's catering (gourmet chili, brown rice, mixed greens salad, rolls, and a sticky bun, compliments of Tavern on the Square); 5 routes including GPS files and cue sheets; and rest stop beverages and ride nutrition.
When you check-in at the event, you'll receive an event wristband. To receive your lunch and other event support, you must have your wristband on.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 30th
~ This event is RAIN or SHINE ~
Following the event, there are numerous brewery, winery, and restaurant options nearby. New Wilmington is only a 5-minute drive away from Marti Park, and you may want to try some of the great menu items in a historic building by our event sponsor The Tavern on the Square. Didn't get enough of their famous sticky buns during the day, they have boxes to go. Thanks to the hard work of township personnel at Marti Park, lots of literature from area businesses will be available for you to take during the day of the event. They are rolling out the red carpet for PBC and are glad to have us riding in their community. New Wilmington and the nearby town of Volant are great places to visit, and you may want to make a weekend of it. There are a number of motels and B&Bs nearby. Marti Park is only a 1-hour drive from Pittsburgh.
Please note that the consumption of alcoholic beverages in not permitted in Marti Park.
LEND A HAND
We need help with registration check-in from 8:00 am to 8:45 am. We also need help with setting up for lunch and cleaning up.
To volunteer, click the button below.
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All five routes available to riders begin and end at Marti Park, where water, other beverages, and riding nutrition, as well as restrooms, will be available (and, of course, you can access your vehicle for additional supplies). All routes are 26 miles or less, so a SAG vehicle will not be driving these routes, but if you experience a bike failure that prevents you from finishing one of the routes, a vehicle will be available to pick you and your bike up at your location and return you to Marti Park. All riders should have the necessary equipment and knowledge to change a flat tire (or make sure you're riding with someone who does), a SAG vehicle will not be available for this purpose!
START TIME AND THE ROUTES
Check-in time for ALL riders is: 8:15 - 8:45 AM
Ride briefing for ALL rides is: 8:50 AM sharp. It's very important to be there to hear about the various routes before your selection(s) since not all routes are created equally!
ALL rides begin at: 9:00 AM, or whenever you and your riding partner(s) decide to leave after that time
Lunch will be served between 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Try to end one of your routes during that time if you want lunch. You're free to continue riding additional routes after lunch, we have the pavilion all day, but support services will end at 4 PM.
ALL routes will begin and end at Marti Park. Thus, you can ride a route, return to our pavilion to replenish your water and energy, perhaps enjoying a hot cup of cider or coffee, and head out on another route.
There are four "longer" routes ranging from 24-26 miles each, with between 1,300 and 1,750 feet of elevation gain in each route. There is a shorter route of 15 miles, with 855 feet of gain. Several routes have longer sections of smooth roads with good shoulders, but all routes will take you on back country roads through farmlands and Amish country. None of the routes include dirt or gravel roads, but be aware that you may experience some gravel and dirt on the roads, especially near farm barns, as well as occasional "horse exhaust." The strengths and potential challenges of each ride will be covered in the pre-ride briefing at 8:50 AM. As you might expect, several of the routes have some overlap, for example, 3 of the routes take you through the covered one-lane bridge you see on the right before going in different directions. In sum, you can choose to ride as many or few routes as you want, and as time and daylight permits. It's a tall order given the conditions, but if you do them all you could log 115.6 miles and do 7,246 feet of elevation gain!
There are no formal ride leaders for this event. However, you are required to ride with at least one other rider! It is highly recommended that at least one rider in your group has downloaded the routes to their cycling computer and can do GPS navigation.
Active links for download of all 5 routes
will be emailed to all those who preregister.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Marti Park, 985 Phillips School Road
New Wilmington, PA 16142
Club Special Event
Full refund if you cancel BEFORE Friday, September 27, 2019. No refunds possible after that date.