• Nature Preserve Germansville

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    Head towards the preserve via Horse Shoe. Then Mill Creek to Church Germansville return via Kistler 34 miles 2650 climbing

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  • SouthernHills Mine/SallyAnnFurnace Rds Climb B-(hilly).

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    We will climb up Mine & SallyAnnFurnace Rd. 28miles/1600ft climbing. Check out my route
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33482757
    No one dropped. We will regroup after each climb.
    BRING- waterbottle,helmet, eye protection, road or gravel bike in good working order and a rear blinking light. Info call/text Ken [masked]

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  • Weisenberg Park to Wanamakers - Version 5

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    Back from riding the flats through New Jersey and Maryland so want to do some hills. We'll retry this route that was canceled due to fog and rain last time.

    Another route version going from Weisenberg Park to Wanamakers. This one is 36 miles and 2200 ft of climbing. I expect to ride a B pace - around 14 to 15 mph. Here's the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39393554

  • Beginner Level D ride (8-10 mph) - 10 miles

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    Level D Ride - approximately 10 miles, leaving at 5:30 pm. Please read information below.

    LWA Level D ride classification: For riders who are new to cycling or are working to build or regain fitness and skill. Distance: 10-20 miles; Average pace: 8-10 mph, Terrain: Generally rolling with no long or steep climbs.

    No one will be dropped. The route will not be posted in advance, but will be available before we leave for the ride (for anyone who wants this).

    Please bring a bike that's in good mechanical condition that you're comfortable riding on the road. Helmet and water are required. Also bring spare tube.

    Ride will be cancelled in the event of rain, temps above 95, or high winds. Please check back 90 minutes before the ride to see if there are any updates.

  • PPRAC review and Monthly Meeting

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    This month, join your cycling friends for a presentation by Bob Freed and organizers of the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride Against Cancer (PPRAC). This will be the last year of this premier cycling event.

    The PPRAC was established in 1983 by Bob Freed, an Allentown schoolteacher, in response to the cancer deaths of two family members and a friend. The original PPRAC, a ten-day journey covering 1,000 miles around the border of Pennsylvania - from which the "Perimeter Ride" takes its name - was completed by 22 riders and raised much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society.

    Since then, subsequent six-day rides have been completed every other year. Each ride covered approximately 500 miles by 25 to 60 riders who not only raised funds for the American Cancer Society but also donated to Dream Come True, a support organization for terminally and seriously ill children. To date, the PPRAC has raised over a million dollars to help fight cancer in the Lehigh Valley Community.

    Regular club business meeting will follow

    If possible, we may use this Zoom link so that those who can not attend in person can do so online:

    Richard Ferrera is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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  • Thursday 30 mile Homestead Ride

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    The Homestead ride is a weekly road ride on Thursday at 9:00 AM. The distance is 30 miles starting at the Delaware Heights Ballpark in Phillipsburg, NJ with a coffee and bagel stop at the Homestead in Upper Black Eddy. See https://homesteadcoffee.com/pages/general-store . Here is a Relive of the ridehttps://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPozPZQ2v and the RidewithGPS route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39271792
    Make sure your bike is in good working order and you have a helmet, water bottle, pump and spare tube. You should be able to ride 30 miles at a 12 - 15 mph pace. No one will be dropped and we will regroup at appropriate places to keep everyone together. Hope to see you there.

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  • Beginner Cyclist Ride (16-20 mi @ 13-14 mph) - 5:30 pm start from the Velo

    Let's meet at the Trexlertown Velodrome for a 16-20 mile ride. This ride is geared to riders who are new to group cycling or just more casual cyclists.

    As in the past, we'll focus on safety, group cycling etiquette, communication and all aspects of proper bike handling skills.

    Before joining this ride, you should be able to complete a 16 mi ride in ~ 80 minutes. A road bike & helmet are required.

    Please make sure you bike is in good working order (e.g. tires and brakes are in good condition, tires are properly inflated, etc.)

    Just look for the Red Prius in the Velodrome parking lot by the Red Barn.

  • Third Annual LWA Photo Contest

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    Join us for our third annual LWA Photo Contest. We've seen some amazing photos taken by Lehigh Wheelmen Association Members on their solo and small group social-distanced rides. The LWA Photo Contest offers a way to share those images with awards given for the best shots. The rules are simple:

    • Photos must have been taken in 2022
    • Photos must have been taken on a greater Lehigh Valley bike ride or during an LWA-sanctioned event (e.g. Eastern Shore Weekend)
    • Those entering the contest must be LWA members (not a member; not a problem--join LWA at lehighwheelmen.org)
    • This year we’ll have two categories:
      >Cycling Photos—must include bike or bike and rider
      >Scenics—highlighting the beauty of the Lehigh Valley
    • Riders/Photographers may submit up to 5 of their favorite images in each category via email to [masked].
    • Images must be submitted by 5/31/22.

    Images will be judged by Dan's Camera, last year’s winner Bert Mukkulainen and Morning Call Photographer Rick Kintzel. A $50 Dan's gift card will be given for the 1st place image in each category, $30 for 2nd place and $20 for third. Winners and honorable-mention photos will be posted for viewing.

  • Level D Ride (8-10 mph) - 10 miles

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    Level D Ride - approximately 10 miles, leaving at 5:30 pm. Please read information below.

    LWA Level D ride classification: For riders who are new to cycling or are working to build or regain fitness and skill. Distance: 10-20 miles; Average pace: 8-10 mph, Terrain: Generally rolling with no long or steep climbs.

    No one will be dropped. The route will not be posted in advance, but will be available before we leave for the ride (for anyone who wants this).

    Please bring a bike that's in good mechanical condition that you're comfortable riding on the road. Helmet and water are required. Also bring spare tube.

    Ride will be cancelled in the event of rain, temps above 95, or high winds. Please check back 90 minutes before the ride to see if there are any updates.

  • Gran Fondo Hincapie (not an LWA event)

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    Ride choices from 15-80 miles through the scenic roads of the Lehigh Valley, benefitting the youth programs at the velodrome. And if you’re not up for the ride, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities. All volunteers receive an event T-shirt, water bottle and food and beverage pass back at the velo. For more info, or to register, check out their web site at Hincapie.com

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