The Pedaler August 2019: A monthly publication of the Lancaster Bike Club

In This Issue

Covered Bridge Events, Lead From the Back, Legislation for Cyclists, Tour de Red Rose Photos, Rides from the Past, and August Ride Schedule

Lancaster covered bridge classic 2019:

Annual Club Fundraiser Features Weekend of Ride Events

The newly designed 2019 LCBC jersey shows off the iconic symbols of Lancaster County culture while also sporting the names of this year's event sponsors: Donegal Insurance Group, Kreider Farms, and Wegmans.

LCBC Features Four Routes of Varied Length

Swap Meet Open to Members and Riders on Day Prior to LCBC

Have an idea for an event? Contact Sandra Mannon.

Lead From the Back:

Special Rides in the Summer

by Dave Stauffer

LBC Members and Friends:

I hope you had a terrific Tour de Red Rose experience; I did, while having a blast seeing all the different people who were out riding. This event is a main reason why July has become my favorite month for riding with the club. Though the actual TdRR registration numbers were down, we experienced very high participation on the rides. Consider that registration was required only to earn awards, while our core existence as a club is riding. The more options we provide to ride, the better, since more enthusiasm is created, and more riders come out.

As August begins, some of you may be experiencing TdRR post-event withdrawal symptoms: anticipation of the everyday ride, navigation of start times, the hurt so good soreness in your legs that reminds you of how much exercise you are getting, and the anticipation of the weather call and the relief/disappointment when it is made. At the end, too, you should curb the extra food and beverage that you once included because of the exercise.

Remember that club rides do continue, and you can follow the schedule through August, September, and into October in usually decent temperatures. Other ways to keep up with regular riding are to commute to work if possible, lead impromptu rides for the club, ride with a friend, or create a ride of your own and invite others through Meetup.

An impromptu ride posted to Meetup that results in four or more riders during the ride can count towards a Ride Hero award, provided a properly completed and filed Ride Waiver is submitted. Impromptu rides may be scheduled on Meetup only by those members who have been granted Event Organizer status. Contact Rich Brown to be given “Event Organizer” status on Meetup and review the Ride Leader page of our website for more details. For those wishing to lead but not sure how, we have a Ride Leader in Training program where you will be mentored through three ride leads and receive Ride Hero credits. Contact Rich if interested.

Covered Bridge Classic

36 Covered Bridge Classic volunteer spots are still open as of writing this article. Go to the volunteering menu at https://lancasterbikeclub.net/ Some of these openings are before the event. The Covered Bridge Classic, on August 18, is how we give back to the community. We host over 2000 riders. Please help to keep this tradition alive.

Come and see me at the SAG tent. Let me know your thoughts on how we can better serve our club members or drop me an email.

See you on the road, Dave Stauffer


Please welcome our newest members to the Lancaster Bike Club: Chelsea Barr, Carol Campbell, Betsy DeLisle, Joe Geesey, Tiffany Leherr, Ann Linnell, Joan Nolin, Jennifer Phillips, Michael Rinier, and Cindy Strickler

Cyclists Invited to Visit Legislators

Tour de Red Rose Riders Journey For Miles

New routes featured in this year’s Tour de Red Rose resulted in increased mileage for both the short and long rides. Of the 20 scheduled “short” rides, cyclists who rode all the routes pedaled a total of 462 miles at an average of 23.1 miles per ride. Cyclists who rode the “short” routes on weekdays, along with a few “hard” routes” on some weekdays, and both long rides on the weekends covered a total of 639 miles at an average of 32 miles per ride.

Throughout the tour, cyclists cranked out of parking lots and pit stops, stopped for ice cream, ice, or inspiring photos, and embraced the fun of this seasonal members-only event.

The photo essay that follows features images taken and shared by club members Kyle Dunbar and Lucie Ewers.

Remarkable Rides From the Past

Ride Schedule for August 2019


Kyle Dunbar Lucie Ewers

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