Weekly Standing Rides

For additions and corrections to this page, please contact Jen Faas:
jnfaas@gmail.com

On this page you will find our weekly recurring rides, organized by season.

  • A pace: 18-22 mph rolling speed
  • B pace: 15-17 mph rolling speed
  • C pace: 11-14 mph rolling speed
  • Casual: Up to 11 mph (group will wait for all cyclists)
  • + or - indicates the ride will be either at the top end or bottom end of pace range.

Summer
*Occur weekly, April through September, except as noted. Also check the winter and year-round rides further down the page.


Mondays:

  • Yorktown - Utne Ride
    • 6:00 pm
    • York Hall (301 Main St, Yorktown. Park behind building @ 116 Church Street ).
    • 'A-' Pace, 27 miles.
    • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19829363


      For 2019, this ride starts on March 11.
      No ride on Memorial Day, May 27 or Labor Day, September 2, 2019.


      Anyone who did this ride with Brian Utne would probably agree that he always made every effort to maintain its reputation as "the friendliest 'A' ride you will find".
      In memory of our good friend, we would like to make sure the friendly spirit of his ride lives on :-)

      We will be doing about 27 miles at an A- Pace, keeping the rolling speed between 19-22 mph and regrouping at stop signs & intersections.

      Come out and enjoy an awesome ride with great company!

      Contact
      :

      Donald Alexander on Facebook
      Brian LeCount
      -
      Cell: 757-272-5608; *Prefers Email: brianlecount@aol.com
      Donna Moyer
      -
      Cell: 757-876-1200; Email: donnamoyer@lizmoore.com

      **Watch the PBA Facebook Page and Back Alley Ride Facebook Page for updates & cancellations**
      Updated 03/10/2019

       
    • Poquoson
      • 6:00 pm
      • Wendy's Parking Lot (454 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson)
      • 'C' Pace, 17-20 miles

        For 2019 this ride starts April 1 and ends August 26.
        No ride on Memorial Day May 27 or Labor Day September 2, 2019.

        This PBA ride is C pace, rolling 12-14 mph with a couple sprint options and one rest stop. 17-20 miles depending on daylight. One leader leads and one sweeps for half the ride then they swap for the second half.

        Contact: Tom Bauer - Cell: 757–879-0225, Email: sallieb31565@verizon.net 
                          Robb Myer - Cell: 757-812-9942, Email: threespeed67-pba-ride-leader@yahoo.com.
        *Route sheets available by email.

        **Follow the PBA Facebook Page and check the day before the ride for updates**

        Updated 03/09/2019

        Please arrive 15 minutes early.

        Helmets Required



    • Hampton: Tour de Fox - Fort Monroe to Fox Hill and back
    • Begins April 8th, 2019

      Come help make it great!

      **Weather call by 4:30 if necessary**


      Contact: Justin Wilbur on Facebook

       **Watch the PBA Facebook Page for updates**

      Updated 04/08/2019



Tuesdays:



  Wednesdays:

  • Newport News - Rivah Cruise
    • 6:00 pm
    • Hilton Elementary School (225 River Road, Newport News)
    • Casual Pace, 9 miles
    • Route: RideWithGPS - Rivah Cruise


       For 2019, this ride will start on March 20.

      This is a casual ride. Great for beginners, anyone new to group riding, or anybody who just wants to enjoy an easy ride with some great people. We will do a 9 mile loop keeping speed below a 'C' Pace, probably no more than about 10 mph, or as fast as the slowest rider. Nobody will be dropped.

      Contact:
      Tregg Hartley -
      Cell: 757-969-7408; Email: pbafatmanriding@gmail.com

      **Watch the PBA Facebook Page for updates and cancellations.**
      Updated 03/11/19



  • Newport News - Whole Foods Pub Ride
    • 6:00 PM
    • Whole Foods NN (12090 Jefferson Ave Ste 100, Newport News)
    • B+/A- Pace, 30miles (28 during March - loop added based on light)
    • Route: RideWithGPS-Whole Foods Pub Ride


      Ride occurs weekly from March through October.
      Continues in light rain, but will be canceled by heavy rain, lightning, and temperatures below 35 degrees.
      **Cancellations for weather will typically be made by 4:30 pm.**

      Stay for beverages at Whole Foods after the ride!

      Contact Jake Smith through Facebook with any questions.

      **Watch the PBA Facebook Page for updates and cancellations.**
      Updated 04/05/19




      Thursdays:

      • Yorktown
        • 5:30 pm
        • Patriot's Square Shopping Center (8100 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown)
        • 'A-' Pace, 30 miles
        • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29484662

          For 2019, this ride will start April 4th.

          Meet in the parking lot at the end by Pizza Hut.

          This will be a no drop ride, but plan on maintaining 19-21 mph on the flats. Rear flashing light recommended.


          Contact:
          David Belvin -
          Cell: 757-705-0884 *Prefers text over call; Email: davebelvin@gmail.com

          **
          Watch the PBA Facebook Page
          for updates and cancellations.**
          Updated 05/05/2019 JSB


      • Tabb/Yorktown - Tabb Library Ride
        • 6:00 pm
        • Tabb Library (100 Long Green Blvd, Yorktown ) April-August
          *Moves to
          Running Man Recreation Associates, 800 Running Man Trail, 23693 in September
        • 'B-' Pace, 20-25 miles

          For 2019, this ride starts April 11 and ends on September 26. 
          No ride on July 4.


          This PBA ride is B- pace, rolling 14-16 mph with a couple sprint options. 20-25 miles depending on daylight. One leader leads and one sweeps for half the ride then they swap for the second half.

          Contact: JD Hawthorne- Cell: 757-218-3529 
                             Robb Myer - Cell: 757-812-9942,
           
          Email: threespeed67-pba-ride-leader@yahoo.com 
          *route sheets available by email. 


          **Follow the PBA Facebook Page and check the day before the ride for updates**


          Updated 03/08/2019

          Please arrive 15 minutes early.

          Helmets Required





      Fri
      days:

      • Poquoson- Happy Hour Ride
        • 5:30 pm
        • Old Farm Fresh (454 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson)
        • 'B/B+' Pace, 25-30 miles
        • Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29865063


            *For 2019 this ride will run May 3rd-Sept 6th*

          Join us for a Friday night "Happy Hour" ride, followed by optional drinks and/or food at The Corner Bistro :-)


          Meet in the parking lot of the old Farm Fresh on Wythe Creek Road (NOT in the lot by the Bistro).

          Contact: Jamie Abston - Cell:
          757-344-7893

          **
          Watch the PBA Facebook Page
          for updates and cancellations.**

          Updated 03/11/2019




      Winter

      • Monday - Thursday

        The Kiln Creek Riding Experience
        5:30 pm
        Kiln Creek Park (
        2901 Kiln Creek Parkway, Yorktown)
        All Paces Welcome

        This ride is an option to get some miles in during the winter when it's too dark after work for the regular summer evening rides.
        Clockwise on the Kiln Creek Loop, 3.3 miles per lap, 6 - 12 Laps.

        We start around 5:30 pm, but since this is on a short loop, riders will be lapping past the park about every 10 minutes, so it's easy to join in at any point.


        **Watch the
        PBA Facebook Page and Back Alley Ride Facebook Page  for info & cancellations**

        Updated 03/11/2019




      Year-Round

      Saturday:

      • Grafton/Bethel
        • April
          • 'A' pace and 'B' pace groups; 35 miles
        • May - September
          • 'A' pace and 'B' pace groups; 50 miles
        • October - March
          • 'A' pace group only; 35 miles.


        • 'A' pace group, led by Kevin Butler-Au:
          • 35 mile route follows the same route as the B pace ride, so if you drop off the B's will pick you up.

          • 50 mile route follows the same route as the B pace ride until Surrender Road, so if you drop off prior to that point the B's will pick you up.

        • B pace group, led by Rebecca Wheeler and John Bright:

          • Purpose: B pace ride without "pace creep", practicing group and motor vehicle friendly techniques.

          • Group size limit twelve; then we recruit a leader and form two groups a couple minutes apart.

          • Rolls at 16 to 17 mph on the no-wind flats. (The end of ride average speed will be less.)

          • Two sprint opportunities on sparsely trafficked dead end roads;

          • There is no weather cancellation date.

          • Riders must be able to hold on at the 16 to 17 mph group pace.

        • Weather:

          • Weather cancellations posted on Facebook a minimum of 90 minutes before ride start.

          • A ride rolls at Kevin Butler-Au’s discretion, ref Facebook posting.

          • B ride rolls if:

            • Prevailing temperature prediction is at or above 50 F during the ride.

            • Surface Wind at or below 15 mph.

            • Wind Gusts at or below 20 mph.

            • Rain chance at or below 33%:

              • And at ride leader’s discretion with ref to NOAA radar Base Loop

              • At ride leader’s discretion with ref to wind, temperature, and chance of getting wet.

        • Contact:
          Kevin Butler-Au; Facebook or Cell:
          337-424-9857 (Prefers text) 
          Rebecca Wheeler; Cell: 757-651-3659, Email: rebeccawheeler001@gmail.com
          John Bright;
          Cell: 757-812-1909, Email: john_s_bright@yahoo.com

          **Watch the PBA Facebook Page for updates and cancellations.**
          Updated 03/18/2019





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