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Shepherdstown - Mondays (top)

  Stopped for season
Start Time
6:00 PM
Meeting Place
Shepherdstown Food Lion
Point of Contact Marianne & Rob McDonald
Distance 15-20 Depending on rider ability.
Classification  B and C/D

Leaving from the Shepherdstown Food Lion Parking lot at 5:45 pm sharp. We stop at all corners and nobody gets left behind. This ride will have two groups: B riding 18-20 miles and C/D riding 14-16 miles. The C/D group avoids the biggest hills and roads with a lot of traffic. The rides will be canceled if the roads are wet.  First time riders early in the season may fall into the E classification, but generally become C or D riders throughout the year.

Bakerton/Bavarian - Wednesdays (top)

Stopped for season
Start Time
A/B: 5:45pm; C: 5:30pm  New time
Meeting Place
Bakerton Store or Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown
 Start alternates each week
Point of Contact Scott Bean
Distance 23 Miles
Classification A/B & C

The Bakerton/Bavarian ride is 17-23 miles of rolling, and in some cases hilly terrain. An occasional C & D ride generally leaves 30 minutes before the A & B ride. Though they may leave at different times, groups arrive back at the start at nearly the same time. Riders stop and regroup at most, if not all, of the turns along the way. Even the shortest of options is still a challenging ride. This is not a beginner friendly ride due to it's length & terrain. Start time will move to 6:00 as daylight increases. *The Bakerton/Bavarian Ride will alternate leaving from and returning to the Bakerton Store and Bavarian Brothers Brewing in Shepherdstown every other week.  Check the club facebook pages or contact Scott for start point. Riders may opt* to stay for beverages after the ride.

Canal Ride - Wednesday                           This is a casual, slower-paced ride for folks. Our speed, distance and direction will be determined by the riders who attend.  If the towpath is too muddy to ride we will cancel, so be sure to sign up for RainedOut.

 StatusNeed a ride leader!
 Start Time 5:30 PM
 Meeting  PlaceLarge parking lot on Canal Rd.
 Point of Contact 
 Distance 10-15 miles
 Classificaton Family Friendly                                       

Summit Point Road Ride - Tuesday(top)

Stopped for season
Start Time
Meeting Place
Cheryl & Brad's House - 4708 Summit Point Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
Point of ContactJacques Lamarre
Distance18-25 Miles
ClassificationB/C Intermediate

This is an intermediate ride...Route options from 14-23ish miles, most often in the middle. Average pace 13-15 mph.

Mountain Bike Ride

Status  NOT ACTIVE                                                                                                                        Start Time  6:00 pm                                                                                                                            Meeting Place Rolling Ridge, Poor House Farm, or Sleepy Creek                                                                                                  *Check member site for information                                                                          POC Cheryl or Brad Coffman                                                                                                  Distance 6-11 miles                                                                                           Classification Beginner thru Advanced

This ride is for those who want to venture off the pavement.  Where we go and how far will depend on interest from the group, so check the Facebook and/or club page for details the week of the ride.  Please have your bike in good working order, bring usual gear: helmet, gloves, flat fixing supplies, drinks, snacks, and possibly knee and elbow pads.  Let's have some fun in the woods!

Path Ride - Thursdays (top)             

Stopped for season
Start Time
5:30pm - 10/24 last ride, impromptu after
Meeting Place
Currie Ln Trailhead Parking Lot - Corner of Charles Town Road & Currie Lane, Ranson, WV
Point of ContactRuth Burns
DistanceVarying, at least 5 Miles

This ride was designed to be a ride for beginners to come ride with the club 'veterans' and learn about riding on the roads while building the strength & endurance to eventually come out to other, more challenging, weekly rides. The route is mostly flat and the pace is slower. Riders stop to regroup at every turning point.

The Thursday Beginner/Entry Level Ride is a D/E level ride commencing with an initial 5 mile loop at 5:30 pm (pace 10 mph) follow-by a 10-20 mile ride at 6pm (pace 12 mph). The 6 pm pace can increase as the season progresses dependent on the rider pool that is present. The ride initially introduces beginner riders to the bike path and low-grade road riding, but can branch out into more road based riding as the season/rider pool advances. Come and spread your love of cycling, encouraging words, and expertise to newer riders. I hope to see you all in the saddle this season!
With regards - Ruth

Weekend Warmup Ride - Fridays (top)

Start Time5:30pm
Meeting PlacePoor House Farm Park / Varying Locations
Point of ContactChris Burns Please RSVP to Chris or post if you plan to ride.
Distance20-30 Miles

This ride will be endurance plus ride that will be a no drop on the first 10 mile lap.  2nd and 3rd laps will be at a pace dictated by the group of riders present each week. This ride is by RSVP only, therefore please post up or contact Chris Burns of your attendance each week.

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Address: Panhandle Pedalers Cycling Club, P.O. Box 1358, Charles Town, WV 25414

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