Ride with Rich photos by Rosalie Hunter Mooredetails
Organized Bike Rides
Conducted by HABPI
In 2018 Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) is planning to conduct several bicycle rides, both on road and off road. A couple will be faster rides (13-15 mph) but the rest of the rides are at a leisurely pace (8-11 mph) intended for those with little or no experience with organized rides but all riders are welcome and faster riders can always go ahead of the group.
If you plan to participate in a ride or have questions, please send an email to: email@example.com. If no one tells us they plan to join the ride, it could be canceled and if we need to change the ride schedule or cancel due to weather, we need a way to contact those who are interested. To receive ride updates you can also go to our FACEBOOK page by searching for Healthy Adams Bicycle or @habpitrails. Once there, click on Events to find our rides. You can click on interested or going on any or all of these ride events to get updates.
Riders also need to complete a "Release Form" prior to their first ride. You can print, complete and bring this with you or complete it at the ride start.
Some ride dates are still to be determined (TBD) so please check back periodically and like us on FACEBOOK.
On Saturday, May 12 we will ride the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail from Newville to Shippensburg Township Park and back, but riders can stop at any point and turn around for a shorter ride. The total ride is about 22 miles. Participants can meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Winebrenner parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park (on South Howard Avenue) and drive together to Newville or meet at 10:30 at the Newville Trailhead at 23 McFarland Street. The plan is to have lunch in Shippensburg before returning to Newville but riders can choose to have lunch anywhere on the trail or return without lunch. Our ride leader has done this several times with friends and knows a fun place for lunch. Visit Cumberland Valley Rail Trail for trail information.
On Wednesday, June 13 we will conduct a "faster" ride (11-14 mph) on the country roads around Gettysburg. This "ice cream" ride will start at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind Mr. G's ice cream store downtown. The 20-mile ride will take around 90 minutes.
On Saturday, June ??(TBD) we will conduct a Children's Bicycle Rodeo for children in grades 3-6. Children will learn about bicyle safety and rules of the road. Experienced adult riders will ensure that children are properly fitted for their bicycle and will do a safety check of the bike, teaching children and parents how to do the same. Children will ride their bicycles in challenging drills and fun games. A special treat will be provided to participants. Check back here for more details that will be posted by the end of April.
On some weekdays and weekends in June/July(TBD) a ride will be conducted out of Carroll Valley. The ride is a 14 mile loop that involves several serious climbs followed by a rewarding downhill gradient back to the start. Check back here for more details and dates.
On Saturday, July 14 we will ride on scenic roads in and around Biglerville. The ride will leave from the first parking lot on the left as you enter Oakside Park off of Route 394/Table Rock Road. The ride will start at 9:30 am and use the trail to the high school and country roads around Biglerville for a distance around 10 miles. Here is the cue sheet with route directions.
On Sunday, September 16 we are organizing a children's bicycle parade and ride at the Gettysburg Recreation Park as part of the Heritage Festival. Children are asked to ride or bring their bikes to the Recreation Park and meet behind the stage at 12:30 p.m. to decorate their bikes. Free decorating materials will be available for anyone who needs them. Following the first act and some comments by a local official, the children will ride their bicycles past the stage and onto the Biser Fitness Trail for a short ride. All riders will receive free apple juice drinks compliments of Knouse Foods. At the "HABPI" table people can learn what HABPI is doing to develop trails for bicycling and walking in Adams County. See photos of the 2014 ride.
On Saturday, September 22 we will conduct our third annual "Ride for Trails" (previously Rich's Ride for Trails). This is our annual ride to raise money for development of off-road trails for bicycling and walking in Adams County. Two different routes are being offered; a 25-mile ride and a 12-mile ride. Both rides will start and end at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Park on Long Lane. The longer ride will leave at 9:00 a.m. and the shorter ride at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $35 and starts at 8:00 a.m. but online registration is available here. Both rides travel through the Gettysburg National Military Park and over the picturesque Sachs Covered Bridge. The longer ride will also wind its way through the quiet roads of southern Adams County. To make the event complete, a lunch will be provided after the rides, starting at 11 a.m. Even if you do not ride in this event, we encourage you to donate to our activities at this time and people providing a donation of $50 or more will receive a free HABPI t-shirt. HABPI supporters are encouraged to collect and bring donations from friends and businesses to support development of trails in Adams County.
On Saturday, October 6 we will ride the York County Rail Trail from Hanover Junction to New Freedom and back. Total miles are around 20 but riders can stop at any point and turn around for a shorter ride. Participants can meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Winebrenner parking lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park (on South Howard Avenue) and drive together to Hanover Junction or meet at 10:30 at Hanover Junction. The plan is to have lunch in New Freedom before returning to Hanover Junction but riders can choose when and where to have lunch. We have conducted this ride several times. Visit York County Heritage Rail Trail Park for trail information.
Here is the 2017 ride schedule for printing. Check back after April 15 for the complete 2018 schedule for printing.
Conducted by Adams County, PA, Cycling
For more and faster rides in Adams County, like "Adams County, PA, Cycling" on FACEBOOK.
Conducted by Hanover Cyclers
For rides conducted by Hanover Cyclers please see
their site's ride information page.
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