On Again, Off Again to York, PA

Hoss and Hops, April 2012

Hoss and Hops, April 2012

Our next outing is another city to city journey. It is one of my favorite routes; ride short segments of the Rail Trail up to York, PA alternating with short stretches of surrounding roads. You get the peace and quiet of the trail for a few miles and we switch over to road. We roll up and down road in the Little Gunpowder valley for a few miles and switch over to trail.

Sounds great. And it is, but it’s tricky managing these two extremes. The trail is bumpy, so you’ll want a comfortable bike with wider tires. The road segments are hilly, so you’ll want a stiffer bike with narrow tires. Finding the right compromise is up to you. Generally, a road bike with 28-35mm tires and a wide range of gears works well. One nice thing about this ride is that you can easily stay on the trail if the road climbs are too strenuous. Bring a bike bell if you have one- it helps on the trail sections.

Route: On Again/Off Again. 98mi, 7300ft. of climbing
Date/Time: Sunday, April 13th. 7:50AM meet up, 8:00AM push off.
Start: Hunt Valley STARTMAP
Route Map (click EXPORT for GPS files): On/Off Route
Cue Sheet (print one, or ask me to bring you one): On/Off Cue

Start getting in shape now. Monument to Monument is Sunday, May 4th 2012


About randoramble

long distance bike rider
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5 Responses to On Again, Off Again to York, PA

  1. Pingback: on again off again 2014 | bikesncoffee

  2. randoramble says:

    Sunday is also race day for Paris Roubaix. I’m thinking of heading to Die Kleine Duivel in Hampden for some Belgian beer and the race on big screen. see: https://www.facebook.com/events/790453874315488/?ref=5&source=1

  3. Ken says:

    This ones a custom event/date and will not be on the list. The heavy is mostly 40 years or order with 40 folks participating, couple youngins were added to fill the roster, but most over 40. We did it last year in DC, Starts May 3 7AM ends 24+ hrs later.

  4. randoramble says:

    it lists the boston goruck date as April 19th. sure that’s right?

  5. Ken says:

    Darn, double darn. May 3rd I will be in Boston for 24 hrs of fun. https://www.goruck.com/heavy

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