2014 RBR Rally Schedule

Friday, June 6th

Store Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

7:00 PM - Kick-Off 

Appetizers (finger food, not dinner) will be served and a cash bar will be available. Meet your fellow recumbent cycling enthusiasts and relax after your week and your journey.

Location: Ramada Inn  1450 South Atherton Street, State College

Saturday, June 7th

8:30 AM - Final Registration and Check-In

Directions: We'll meet at the Mount Nittany Middle School parking lot at 8:30 AM. Leaving from RBR's parking lot, go RIGHT onto Route 322/Atherton St. Travel 2 miles. LEFT on Warner Rd. (toward 322 Bypass) then LEFT onto Brandywine Dr. The school is at the top of the hill.

We'll do morning check-in and the traditional group photo before the rides start.

9:30 AM - Morning Tour

At 9:30 AM, the 60 mile ride leaves first from the Mount Nittany Middle School, followed by the 34 mile ride. 

If you are going on the 20 mile ride from Spring Mills to Millheim (Penns Valley Short), you will leave from the Middle School to caravan to Spring Mills.

RIDE MAPS WITH CUE SHEETS: Penns Valley Long (59 miles) | Penns Valley Medium (34 miles) | Penns Valley Short (18 miles)

Noon to 3:30 PM - Free time

There are no regular Store Hours during this time. Come join us for demo rides, conversation, and general fun.

Afternoon Self-Guided Tour

If you have more energy, take a map from your registration packet, grab some other recumbent folks, and go exploring the Central PA countryside. Choose from rides for all levels of experience. You could drive out to Penn's Cave (mile 15 on the Penns Valley Ride map) and ride past buffalo or see the caves by boat. Socialize, relax, ride the shorter Lindan Hall Loop. (The Linden Hall Loop is short and pretty but has a respectable hill almost mid-way.) Start at Stan and Darlene's (directions below) and make every left you encounter until you are back where you started. Or talk to us about other options.

5:30 PM - Stan and Darlene Smith's in Oak Hall

Blues artist and local sensation Richard Sleigh will play from 6:30 PM. Socialize and relax at our picnic supper. Our feast is again from Clem's Barbecue, featuring pulled pork, chicken barbecue, their famous boneless ribs and yummy side dishes. Meyer Dairy ice cream sandwiches have become a must-have!

Directions to Stan and Darlene Smith's in Oak Hall:

Leaving from RBR's parking log, go RIGHT onto Route 322/Atherton St. Travel 2 miles. LEFT on Warner Rd. (toward 322 Bypass). Pass Mary Elizabeth St. and under highway bridge. Make a RIGHT onto Linden Hall Rd. Just ahead and to the left, you'll be there.

A note about your post-party safety: We urge you to be cautious with drinking, so that you can drive safely back and enjoy a morning ride with us. If you have any doubt about this when you're ready to leave the party: please talk to Rob or Alycia or Kathy or Jean. We can easily arrange your safe transport home and back to your car on Sunday morning. 

Sunday, June 8th

9:00 AM: Morning Tour

Before your trip home, meet us at the Fairbrook Park parking lot. Enjoy one or both loops of the mapped route with tour leaders and sweepers.

Directions to Fairbrook Park: Make a RIGHT out of RBR lot or the Ramada Inn lot, then go RIGHT at the 1st light, Ruby Tuesday's on corner. University Drive becomes Whitehall Road at the bend. Follow this past Waupelani Drive and cross over West College Ave/Route 26. Staying on Whitehall for 3.8 more miles, make a LEFT on Tadpole Rd. You will see Fairbrook Park on the RIGHT. (We're all glad last year's construction deours are over!)

RIDE MAPS WITH CUE SHEETS:Fairbrook Long (35 miles) | Fairbrook Short (15 miles)

PLEASE SEE US ABOUT ANY NEEDS YOU MAY HAVE. For all rides please bring helmets, cell phones, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Use the following contact cell phone numbers for calls relating to bike questions, repairs, sales, general questions, breakdowns, or other needs.

Rob's Cell Phone: (814) 360-9102

Alycia's Cell Phone:  (814) 404-4393

Riders with GPX or TCX compatible devices can a zip file containing all the routes in those formats.

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