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!
Back Roads Century registration is now open!
September 22, 2013
Registration is now open for the Back Roads Century, scheduled for September 22, 2013 in Berryville, VA. This is the premier cycling event in our region and a favorite of cycling enthusiasts. We'll have distances of 25, 30, 50, 65 and 100 miles for riders of all abilities. Registration fee includes Cue Sheet, our fantastic Rest Stop Food and Drinks, Free Back Roads Century logo T-shirt and Water Bottle, Mechanical Support, Entertainment, a Barbecue Cookout and more.
Click here to register
Click here for the Back Roads Century website which has full event details.
New Streamlined Club Ride Registration Process
We're pleased to announce that registering for Club rides has been streamlined and now takes just 2 mouse clicks. No forms to fill out and no information to enter on the website.
Another great feature of this system is that you can change your RSVP status anytime from Yes to No if you're unable to attend.
We encourage everyone to RSVP for rides so that Ride Leaders can have an accurate head count in advance. You'll also be able to see who else will be joining you on the ride.
See our news release for more details.
Members May Now Post Their Own Rides on the Website
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.
Club Ride Leaders Can Now Edit Their Own Rides on the Website
- You can edit any information on your rides such as
- Change the status to Canceled due to weather
- Change the start time
- Make changes to the ride description
- Add a link to a cue sheet or gps file
- Change the ride start address or location
Read our news release for more information. Visit the Ride Editing Help Page (login required) for step-by-step instructions, where we've also posted an online training video.
Our New 2013 Jerseys and Kits Are Now Available!
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June 7–9, 2013
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Join us for a weekend of great cycling in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Group rides will be organized for Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, with routes between 16 and 60 miles. As in previous years, a highlight of the weekend will be the opportunity to mix with the Williamsburg Area Bike Club on Saturday, when local members will lead our rides and will put on an outdoor cookout and picnic lunch for our benefit. On Saturday evening, a wine and cheese social followed by a dinner buffet will be held at the Williamsburg Winery (Gabriel Archer Tavern) with an option of joining a winery tour prior to dinner.
Our accommodations will be at the Clarion Hotel in the heart of Williamsburg and within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg. After cycling, walk over and explore the world’s largest living history museum with hundreds of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings and with costumed interpreters telling the stories of the men and women of the 18th century city. The Williamsburg area features some of the most historic areas in the country. We’ll have optional ride routes to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, and in and around the Yorktown battlefields, known as the place where Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington. Also nearby is Busch Gardens theme park.
Meet your fellow cyclists and receive information about the weekend schedule at a Friday evening social at the Clarion Hotel. Warm buffet breakfasts, fruit and cereals will be provided on Saturday and Sunday morning at the Clarion Hotel, and snacks will be available to take along on the rides.
June 21-23, 2013
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The 12th Annual Family Bike Weekend, a family/child-focused weekend with
fun rides, will be held June 21 – 23.
Headquartered out of Pocomoke
State Park/Shad Landing near Snow Hill, about 20 miles southeast of Salisbury,
MD, the weekend includes rides of approximately20 miles and shorter on quiet
back roads, lots of stops, fun destinations and affordable accommodations.
This is a low cost,
cooperative weekend. Camping Loop D (also
known as Robin’s Nest) has standard campsites for tents and campers and 8
camping cabins. The cost for a cabin is approximately
$55 per night and generally includes 1 double bed and 1 set of bunk beds for a
family of 4. (Some cabins vary in
sleeping arrangements, so ask when registering.) The campsites are $25 per night for no
electricity and slightly higher for ones that do have electrical hookups. There is a bathhouse with running water and
free hot showers located in the camping loop.
Each participating family will be responsible for making their own
July 12-14, 2013
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Join us for a weekend of wonderful riding in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. This is a favorite for many PPTC members. If you want hilly terrain, you can find it at Mt. Jackson. If you want slightly rolling terrain, you can find that there too.
Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend
August 9-11, 2013
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Potomac Pedalers is once again sponsoring a beautiful and relaxing biking weekend at the Allenberry Resort & Playhouse. The resort is 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. This year's theater production is Annie. This multi-Tony award winning musical is positively charming. Little orphan Annie and her pal dog, Sandy, will have you grinning from ear to ear as she inspires us all. The 57-acre Allenberry property has a large swimming pool, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts for our use. Attendance is limited to the first 80 people. Most rooms have double beds, and all have private baths. If three/ four share a room, only two beds are provided. Indoor bicycle storage is available.
All Remaining Prior-Year Club Jerseys on Sale!
With our new 2013 Potomac Pedalers jersey now available, we need to clear out our stock of prior-year club jerseys. These jerseys are now on sale for just $15.00!
Sizes in stock are men's large and X-large.
Click here to order.