October 2nd - 5th
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The ride of your life to raise funds supporting our wounded American heroes

Donation Dashboard 2014

25K50K75K100K125K150K175K200K225K250K275K300K
Total Donations: $35,712 RA14 Goal: $300,000

Mandatory Orientation for RA14 First Timers

RA-14 Training RiDEs
Mandatory for 1st year riders
July 19th
August 2nd

Attention 1st Year Riders...All first year riders are required to attend one of the two upcoming RiDE Allegheny Orientations (7/19 & 8/2), which will include a group trail ride followed by an informative presentation and ride Q&A. Please RSVP for your preferred date through the SignUp Genius email invite to follow.

"Tomorrow We Ride" Arlington Cemetery - Wine Harvest - MOAB

Arlington Cemetery RiDE - Wine Harvest | MOAB Event

RA14 Recruiting Event #4.

Riders have two choices of where to start and end the Arlington Cemetery RiDE: This is a 7:30 to 12:30 event.

RiDE Length: 44 Miles

Arrive: 7:30am

DEPART: 8:00am

WHERE: C+O canal - Pennyfield Lock

RiDE Length: 32 Miles

Arrive: 7:45 am

DEPART: 8:20am (join Pennyfield grp)

WHERE: C+O canal - Great Falls, MD

Sugar Loaf Mountain Vineyard Ride June 14th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ride Allegheny presents Training RiDE & Picnic

* Route 1 (27.4 miles) Out and Back (partial tow path) Rookies and Novice Cyclists
* Route 2 (32.8 miles) Northern Loop – tow path and roads. For Up and Comer Roadies.
* Route 3 (40 miles) Mtn. Climb - Southern Loop – all roads. For Roadies that haul ass.

Wine Tastings, Live Music, Kids welcome!
Gourmet Box Lunches served Compliments of
RiDE Allegheny

Ye Old Pub Ride makes a Successful Debut !

It's Official. RA's 1st Annual yeOlde PubRiDE was a success! A fantastic day for a RiDE with old friends and new: 22 Miles, 6 pubs. Thanks to the organizers: Clark (on brokering the venues, deals and sorthing out route) Base and the OSC for providing all the legwork, giftbags + T-shirts. Pinky + Pepe, The WineHarvest, O'Hare, and Largents for generously donating door prizes and Kathy for RiDING sag. Some images memories for your posting pleasure

New t-shirts designs for the RA14 Hippsters

Check out the 2014 long sleeve Ride Allegheny t-shirt. Ride-Drink-Sleep is what we do on our 4 day tried. Support Operation Second Chance... like our page and buy our t-shirt/jersey.

http://rideallegheny.kintera.org/faf/ECommerce/Product.asp?ievent=110267...

JRABS Raises Over $ 5,000 for Operation Second Chance

A note from Travis Evans

I've finally had a chance to sit down and write a note thanking each of you who attended our 4th Anniversary fundraiser! Together, we raised over $5,000 for Operation Second Chance, beating our last year's total!

Ye Old Pub Ride April 26 *6 Pubs 22 Miles* Is this Country Great or What

Ye Old Pub Ride April 26 (6 Pubs 22 Miles)

It doesn't get any better than this!

To sign up for the ride:
SEND EMAIL TO:
CLARKWAGS@GMAIL.COM

Open for Business RA14! The Year We Cross the Million $ High Water Mark

Come one, come all to the "Greatest Show on Earth and Ride of Your Life" ! Register here and now, spread the word and get ready for an even bigger and better Ride Allegheny 2014!

Regards

Clark, Walt, Dave, Cindy & Mark
The Ride Allegheny Steering Committee

JRABS Kickoff Fund Raiser for Operation Second Chance March 22, 2104

Please join Just Riding Along Bike Shop (JRABS) at their NEW, LARGER LOCATION on Saturday, March 22 to celebrate their 4th year! Travis (our favorite RA bike support team) will be holding a fund-raising raffle to raise money for Operation Second Chance! There will be Potomac Pedaler road bike rides, a bar-b-que, and great prizes including:

RA13 Post Game Amnesia & The After Glow of Success

Well it's about this time post ride when the amnesia kicks in regarding the pain of the saddle sores tattooed to your gluteus maximus, the itchy hot spots of poison ivy picked up from some random drive by along the trail and the reservoirs of lactic acid hanging out with muscles you didn't know existed before the ride.

Words of Medical Wisdom from our Resident Rider Physician- Chris "Summer" Soltis

With less than 72h before we embark on another 4 day bicycling adventure, I wanted to share the following medical tips for all to use - please share with friends/colleagues as you see fit:

1. Don't worry about the amount of training or lack thereof at this point - a positive mental attitude trumps all!

Saving the Best for Last: Bualls Butt Rules (based on some of the worst experiences of RA Alumni)

#1: Lube-up heavy and often

#2: Don't be cheap when buying shorts & break them in ahead of time

#3: Break in your saddle - I ride a Brookes leather saddle that has a good 1,000 miles on it (any good saddle will do)

#4: Stop every 10 miles on the tow path for a "butt break" - it will preserve the ability to sit in your chair at dinner.

#5: If you do chafe, you can recover with a liberal application of Zink Oxide ASAP.

#6: If you're completely raw, stop and ride the SAG for rest of the day.

Sitting on a bag of ice in Hagerstown is no fun.