Almost time to start Raisin’ Hope in Philly!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

It’s almost here! This sunday marks the 3rd Raisin Hope in Philadelphia charity ride! Definitely the event of the season!

I’ve received questions about what the route will be like, where we meet up, and how many riders are expected.

Time: 9:45am (ride leaves at 10:00am)
Location: Intersection of Lemon Hill Drive and Sedgely Drive in Fairmount Park.
If you are driving down Kelly Drive from the West of the city, turn left at the first light (Poplar Rd) you see after the boathouses are on your right side. Parking is available on the street (safe area) and we will be meeting  under the tree right at the intersection (on grass).  Message me if you think you’ll have difficulty finding this.

To answer the routes question:

35 Mile Route:

Last time we ran this 35-mile route, which turns around in Fort Washington State Park, we had a lot of fun. Because it starts in central Philadelphia, there will be some hills on the way out of the city. But, I personally ride a good amount of this route every time I ride my road bike, and it definitely doesn’t kill me. If you’d like to get some real hill-riding in, well, you should probably live in Manayunk.  This will have 1 definite rest stop, with the possibility of a second one in the first 12 miles.

71-mile route:

The 63-mile route is a small part of a local ride called the Carversville Century. This route really gives you an opportunity to see a good span of scenery, from central Philadelphia, to the inner suburbs, to well, more outer ones too! Turning back towards the city after a nice, relaxing stop at Steever Manor Professional Center in North Wales for a rest stop, this route will make you feel like a solid cyclist who knows what he/she’s riding for. At best, and over this distance, I’d call this a “rolling” terrain.

This ride will be supported with a SAG vehicle, rest stops, and smiles. Bring everyone you can! You’re getting a chance to meet and ride with a former professional bike racer, but more importantly, a chance to help a great cause!

I suggest a $12 donation to the Raisin Hope Foundation- but more is always encouraged.  



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  • 1. Rick Poleshuck  |  Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Raisin Hope Ride was great. Great weather, great route, great people. Special thanks to Will.


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