Weekly Standing Rides

For additions and corrections to this page, please contact John Bright:
john_s_bright@yahoo.com
Cell: 757-812-1909


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



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


Mondays:

  • Yorktown
    6:00 pm
    York Hall (301 Main St, Yorktown. Park behind building @ 116 Church Street ).
    'A-' Pace, 27 miles.

     

    For 2019, this ride unofficially starts on March 11 at 5:30 pm, with ride time moving to 6:00
    when daylight allows.
    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!

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19829363


    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
      6:00 pm
      Oozlefinch Brewery (1052, 81 Patch Rd, Hampton)
      'B+' Pace, 26 miles

    • Start date TBD

       **Watch the PBA Facebook Page for updates**

      Contact: Justin Wilbur on Facebook, no cell info yet.


      Updated 03/10/2019



Tuesdays:

  • Newport News
    6:00 pm
    Todd Stadium (12465 Warwick Blvd, Newport News)
    'C' Pace

    **As of now, this ride has no leader. If you are interested in taking it on, contact Jen Faas on Facebook or cell (301-655-9487)

    This is one of PBA's signature beginner-friendly rides. 
    C pace, no one dropped. We
    do about 20 miles similar to the Squirrel Scalper route -- Deep Creek, Maxwell Gardens, Hidenwood, Riverside, Lions' Bridge, Warwick on the James, Brandon Heights, Hilton Village and back through the Mariner's Museum and CNU.
    Contact: Rebecca Wheeler - Cell: 757-651-3659; Email: rebeccawheeler001@gmail.com



     Wednesdays:

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

      For 2019, this ride will start on March 20 at 5:30 pm. Start time will move to 6:00 when daylight allows.

      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



        Thursdays:

        • Yorktown
           5:30 pm

           Patriot's Square Shopping Center (near Pizza Hut). NE corner of Rt 17 and Ft Eustis BLVD
           'A-' Pace, 30 miles

          For 2019, this ride will start April 4.
          This will be a no drop ride, but plan on maintaining 18-20 mph on the flats. Please have front and rear lights.
          *Link to route:
          https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2351524783

          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 03/10/2019



        • Tabb/Yorktown
          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




        Fridays:

        • Poquoson- Happy Hour Ride
          5:30 pm
          The Corner Bistro (200 Fountains Lane, Poquoson)
          'B/B+' Pace, 25-30 miles
           
          *Start date for 2019 TBD

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


          Park in the Food Lion parking lot at the end closest to the bistro (left side when facing Food Lion).

          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
          8:00 am May-Sept, 9:30 am October-April
          Grafton-Bethel Elementary School (410 Lakeside Dr, Yorktown)
          'A' & 'B' Pace Groups, 35-50 Miles (varies by season)


          • 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.

          • Route Links:
            RidewithGPS A/B 35 Mile Route

            RidewithGPS A-Group 53 Mile Route
            RidewithGPS B-Group 50 Mile Route

          • 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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