9th Annual Shenandoah Valley Heritage Ride – Postponed to Sunday, 27 Aug 2017

9th Annual Shenandoah Valley Heritage Ride to support the KIDS CLUBS of Northern Shenandoah Valley will be held on Sunday, June 4th. The ride will be through the historic countryside of the Shenandoah Valley. Our ride begins in Winchester and rolls through Frederick County where you will be surrounded by Civil War history at every turn. This is a self-paced ride for everyone from the recreational to the serious cyclist. www.svhride.org. Brochure is attached.

Distance: There will be ride routes from 10, 30, 50, or 70 miles.

Where: All Routes will start and finish at Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center, 401 Campus Blvd., Winchester, VA 22601.

When: 04 June 2017. Start time is 9:00AM for the 30, 50, & 70 mile rides. Start time is 9:10AM for the 10 mile ride.

**Due to construction on the bridges, over Cedar Creek, on Route 11 south of Middletown, the 50 and 70 routes have been changed. The cue sheets will reflect the change.


THE BICYCLE CELEBRATES 200 YEARS

200 YEARS OF BIKING

On June 12, 2017 the bicycle celebrated 200 years. The bicycle was invented by Karl Drais in Mannheim Germany. The bike had no pedals or drive train and you pushed your legs, like you were ice skating, to power the bike. Drais’s invention was known as the laufmaschine and is considered to be the archetype not only for the bicycle, but for the automobile as well. Karl Benz, in 1886, borrowed the bicycle technology to build his motorized three wheeler. Drais went on to be credited with inventing the typewriter, with a keyboard, as well.

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CLUB METRIC RIDE

The Wheelmen Metric ride will take place sometime in late September or early October. No date or location has been set. The details will be in the August Newsletter. Also, just a reminder that many of that other regional clubs are setting up or have set up their fall events and are now open for registration.