P.V. Pedals Ride, Thursday 8/19/2021
This week’s ride is the Apple Butter Loop backwards. It’s slightly longer than the last several rides, at just over 20 miles. There are a few shortcuts on this route once you cross over Rt 45.
It was great to see even more new riders last week! For those that don’t know, helmets are required.
We’ll begin by riding straight through the light toward Coburn. Turn left onto Pine Creek Rd, left onto Quarry Rd, and cross over Rt 45 onto Apple Butter Rd (quick right-left). Turn right onto Cemetery Rd and continue straight onto Jackson Hill (passing Patchwork Farms). Follow around and take a left back onto Cemetery Rd. Cross over Rt. 45 to Pine Creek Rd. (quick left-right). At the T, take a right onto Coburn Rd back into Millheim.
With the chance of rain, take a minute to look at the map, just in case I can’t mark the route.
- Stay in your lane.
- Please be watchful as you cross Rt 45. You’ll be on 45 for less than a minute each time, but stay clear of traffic, travel single file, and communicate with other cyclists.
- Faster Riders – Please be the first to leave the parking area to reduce the need to pass.
After you cross over Rt 45:
- Turn right onto Middle Rd from Apple Butter Rd. Turn right onto Cemetery Rd to rejoin the route.
- While on Cemetery Rd, turn right to continue on Cemetery Rd (skipping Jackson Run Rd.). Turn right to continue on Cemetery Rd and rejoin the route toward Rt 45.
In an effort to start on time… we’d really appreciate it if those of you with extra time could arrive earlier so that we can get late-comers checked in more quickly.
UPDATE TO ROUTE!
Before I show you the route this week I want to take a minute to share something with the club. I get scared at the start of every weekly PV Pedals + Pints club ride. Yes, scared because I fear someone is going to get hurt…or worse.
This week we are riding one of our favorite routes, but for a different reason. Thursday we are “Pedaling for a Purpose” – with the purpose being the Dan Stearns Foundation. Please read the article to learn about how much more there was to Dan than just one of our weekly riders.
We’re riding to Madisonburg this week in Brush Valley. The route is rightfully named, the Brush Valley Reverse. This route takes us through the Millheim Narrows. I’ll once again try and arrange with Ed from the Millheim Fire Company to follow us through the Narrows for a enjoyable start to the ride. We are on our own for the return ride. Feel free to alter the route if riding in the Narrows makes you uncomfortable.