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  • April 01, 2017 9:50 AM | John Bright (Administrator)

    Our latest newsletter is out and packed with info about rides, members, out-of-town bicycling adventures, bicycle advocacy, Tour de Cure, Bike MS and more!

    Get the PDF here.

  • March 26, 2017 6:22 PM | John Bright (Administrator)

    We're developing online routes. Check it out here.

  • February 28, 2017 7:36 PM | Robb Myer (Administrator)

    Through the end of February, members logged over 16,991 miles on Bike Journal.


    Basic Bike Journal membership is free. Point your browser to http://www.bikejournal.com/ to sign up and create a profile. Complete your profile through the “Riders” menu, to include email and real name. Configure your journal from the “Journal” menu. Be sure to join the “Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA)” club through the “Club” menu. After you ride, visit Bike Journal and add the ride. Don’t worry — you may enter multiple rides and rides from previous days, bulk load miles by the week or longer, or edit past rides.

  • February 24, 2017 11:00 AM | Robb Myer (Administrator)

    You may preorder your "Historic Hampton Roads" jersey.
    Mail a check made our the "Peninsula Bicycling Association" for $50.00 to

    Peninsula Bicycling Association
    P.O. Box 12115
    Newport News, VA
    23612-2115

    In the remarks section include the size(s) desired. Additionally email me at "threespeed67-pba-ride-leader@yahoo.com" with the size, check number and date the check was mailed. Our minimum order is 15 male jersey. Last year nearly 80% of the women ordered a male jersey, just order one size smaller than the size chart shows (e.g. Women size large, order a men medium). The Primal fit guide https://www.primalwear.com/pages/fit-guide
    You will be notified when the jerseys arrive.

    Once we have the minimum order we'll open the store will open or individual orders. The price will still be $50 but there is a $10 shipping charge per order, so unless you are out of the local area it is more efficient to preorder.

  • February 20, 2017 8:37 PM | Sharon Bochman (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce the date for our 26th annual Surry Century.  Mark your calendar, it will be Saturday, September 9th from the Surry Athletic Fields located at 45 School St. in Surry VA.  This is a local staple, many locals make this their first century after training all summer.  The ride consists of three loops, one 50 miles loop and two 25 mile loops.  You can ride anywhere from 25-100 miles... it's your call.  No pressure!  

  • January 27, 2017 8:50 AM | Robb Myer (Administrator)

    The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB) challenged us to ride more miles in 2017 than they do and we've accepted.

    Just continue to log your miles on Bike Journal as you currently do for the 1000 Miles Challenge.

    Tandem stoker and e-bike mileage are allowed but spinning classes are not. The total miles for the top thirty riders of each club count in the challenge with the subtotals announced quarterly. A celebratory ride on the Virginia Capital Trail is planned for early 2018 (notionally President's Day Weekend) from Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The winning club President will be presented a certificate by the second place finisher after which everyone will partake of hot chocolate, etc.

    Don't have an account, see the 'Announcements' on the club home page for the steps to get a free account. You may also email your miles monthly at 'threespeed67-pba-ride-leader@yahoo.com' but Bike Journal logging is likely easier. Members of both clubs may either chose one club or both to count their miles (the latter essentially cancels out).

  • January 10, 2017 11:40 AM | Melanie Payne (Administrator)

    There are three age categories for the Birthday Club.

     

    Vanilla:  age 50-59

    Peaches and Cream: age 60-69

    Rocky Road: age 70 and over


    Each 2016 qualifier will be entered in drawing among category qualifiers at the annual awards meeting (i.e. January 16, 2017).

    Qualification for 2017 opened January 1, 2017


    • "Birthday Club" membership must be renewed each year.
    • Members over the age of 75 may deduct a mile for every year over 75. Example: a member who is 78 years old only has to ride 72 miles to qualify for the "Birthday Club".
    •  Members with birthdays in January or February have until March 15 to ride their age.
    • The Smithfield Challenge is a designated "Catch Up" day. Anyone’s birthday which falls before the May ride, may qualify for membership on the ride.
    • The Surry Century is designated as "Open Season" day. Any Members may qualify within their age category for the Birthday Club during the ride. 
    • Members who volunteer to work either the Smithfield Challenge or Surry Century may select the date of their choice as their "Catch Up" day.
    • PBA members younger than 50 are encouraged to the ride the Metric on the Smithfield Challenge and the Century during the Surry Century. It will not be long until you qualify for the "Birthday Club".
    • Notify the club statistician, Robb Myer  rmyer3@verizon.net, once you qualify for membership.
     
  • December 30, 2016 1:30 PM | John Bright (Administrator)

    The January / February / March newsletter is out.

    • January Meeting / Awards Banquet
    • President's farewell after three years.
    • New President.
    • 2017 Officers and Committee Chairs
    • Hampton Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


    Thanks to our Newsletter Editor, Melanie Payne!


  • November 23, 2016 12:27 PM | John Bright (Administrator)

    A plan is underway to build a pedestrian and bicycle path that will connect Richmond all the way to South Hampton Roads.

    The proposed 60-mile path would connect the existing Capital Trail - a 52-mile trail between Richmond and Jamestown - to the South Hampton Roads Trail, via new paths on both sides of the James River.

    Link to Daily Press article of November 17, 2016


  • August 09, 2016 7:36 AM | Sharon Bochman (Administrator)

    It has come to my attention that two PBA riders were spotted riding two abreast on the Colonial Parkway.  The Colonial Parkway is owned by the National Park Service and it is ILLEGAL to ride two abreast on that road.  If a Park Ranger sees this, you WILL get a ticket.  


    If you want to ride on the Battlefield Roads in Yorktown, you need to stop by the Visitor's Center to get a pass or you are subject to a fine.  Active duty military personnel can get a pass for free.  They are offering a few dates where everyone can enter for free and it is on their website.  Go to https://www.nps.gov/york/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm to plan your visit.




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