Welcome to Potomac Pedalers!
Potomac Pedalers is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts. We are the largest cycling club in the Washington, DC region, and we're also one of the largest bike clubs in the nation.
Potomac Pedalers offers over 1,000 group rides each year, comprehensively covering the variable terrain of our nation's capital and the surrounding countryside of Maryland and Virginia. Our ride distances are typically between 15 and 75 miles, and average speeds range from 8 mph to more than 20 mph. In other words, we have rides for cyclists of all abilities.
Please take a look around to learn more about us. And if you love riding as much as we do, welcome to our club!
Cherry blossoms "might" be around for a few more days this week. We're experiencing wind and expecting rain. The best way to view the blossoms is of course by BIKE! Cyclists can navigate throughout the viewing areas; especially East Potomac Park (Hains Point). Don't try cycling on the Tidal Basin walking path - it will be too crowded.
Click here for the National Park Service map and guide to the blossoms.
Ordering for Club Jerseys and Kits is now open until April 30, 2014
Delivery will be late May or early June
|This beautiful new design is available on the following products:|
- Short Sleeve Club Cut Jersey - 3/4 or full zipper
- Short Sleeve Race Cut Jersey - 3/4 or full zipper
- Bib Shorts
- Shorts (no bib)
Jerseys and shorts are available in both Men's and Women's sizes.
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Lewes Delaware Weekend - April 25-27, 2014
Get an early jump on spring by joining us for a weekend at the beach. Lewes is a small, picturesque, and historic town near Rehoboth Beach. This weekend is noted for its sociability and ease in meeting new people, so come alone or with a friend or spouse.This year we will limit attendance to 82 people so sign up early!
We will have rides ranging in length from 20 to 65+ miles, all flat (although we reluctantly admit sometimes there are headwinds at the beach.) Many rides visit nearby wildlife refuges, a winery, and beaches.
Lewes Delaware Weekend has Sold Out
Contact Catherine Kitchell to be put on a wait list.
Happy Hour and Cycling Film - May 20th - 6:00pm
Join us on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm for a screening of the documentary film The Long Bike Back at the Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. This is 2 blocks from the Courthouse Metro, and there is a small parking lot on the side of the building.
Long Bike Back is a 95 minute documentary film about Pearson Constantino’s grueling recovery from a hit and run bike crash, and his inspiring ride across America with his brother to advocate for road sharing and improved bicycle infrastructure. The PPTC Ex Com has been focusing this year on improving bicycle safety, so we are pleased to have been asked to sponsor this event. It’s a film you don’t want to miss.
Filmmaker Julia Wrona, and Pearson Constantino himself, will be in attendance and available to answer questions after the movie.
Click here for full details
Allenberry Resort Weekend - August 15-17, 2014
Potomac Pedalers is once again sponsoring a beautiful and relaxing biking weekend at the Allenberry Resort & Playhouse, located in Boiling Springs, PA, only 100 miles from Washington, DC and 115 miles from Philadelphia. Enjoy scenic rides past historic stone houses and barns surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Rides range in length from 11 to 75 miles, providing variety for all types of riders.
Choose a ride to the Amish country store for browsing, a short ride for a cool snack, or a leisurely paced ride along the shady Yellow Breeches Creek. The routes vary from flat streambed valleys to serious climbs. There will be featured rides each day with leaders.
Click here for full event details and to register.
Back Roads Century - September 21, 2014
The Back Roads Century is one of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region, and is also considered one of the most beautiful rides in America.
Each fall in late September, Potomac Pedalers invites cycling enthusiasts of all ability levels for a great day of riding and fun in the Shenandoah Valley; with distances of 25, 30, 50, 65 and 100 miles. It’s a fully supported event providing cue sheets, rest stops with food and drinks, as well as mechanical support during your ride.Click here to register
Click here to learn more at the Back Roads Century website
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Members May Now Post Their Own Rides on the Website
Members may now post rides without going through any approval process or paperwork through the Club - you can post any ride at any time. We're hosting the Impromptu Ride Schedule as a service to our members - it's truly a community calendar.
You'll now see that we're hosting three separate ride schedules -
See our news release for more information, and visit our help page (login required) for instructions on how to gain access to the Impromptu Ride Schedule and post rides.