Monday, October 19, 2015

Smithfield - Looping the Lakes

While waiting in the rain at the start in Smithfield last Saturday, I was somewhat surprised to see the rain taper off and the clouds start to break up, and at precisely 9 am I'll be darned if the sun came out. Unfortunately no one else was there to see it, so the ride was postponed to this coming Saturday instead. This time we'll try for a 10:00 am start, considering how frosty the mornings have been this week. Hope you can come out and join us while we are still on Daylight Savings Time. See you Saturday!

Saturday, October 24th - SMITHFIELD
"Looping the Lakes" - a scenic tour through Smithfield, Belgrade, Rome, and Mercer.
START:  10:00 AM, at the new Smithfield Fire Station on Rt. 8 in Smithfield, about a quarter-mile north of the junction of Rt. 8 and Rt. 137.
DISTANCE:  15 and 28 miles.
TERRAIN:  moderate to moderately hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS:  many scenic lake views and back roads with Fall foliage.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick,

Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club rides are open to members and to the cycling public.  Helmets are required of all riders at KVBC events.  It is also recommended that you bring with you on KVBC rides:  a map of the area in case you stray off route; tools for simple roadside repairs, especially a tire pump, spare tube and/or patch kit; water bottles or hydration systems; personal ID and a small first aid kit; and money for purchasing snacks & drinks en-route.  In case of severe weather, scheduled rides may be postponed or designated as "show & go" rides at the discretion of the ride leader.

We welcome suggestions for improving our rides and encourage active participation of all members.  For more information, contact Jim Merrick at, and check out the KVBC Facebook page.

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