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4/18/2015
CC/B * 30-50 * MD * 9:00 AM * Rockville Saturday Morning Ride * Thomas S Wootton HS Parking (TWHS)

4/18/2015
D * 19 * VA * 10:00 AM * "Nice and Easy" to Herndon * Vienna Community Center (VCC)

4/18/2015
CC/B/BB (MH) * 52/41 * MD * 10:00 AM * Sugarloaf Mountain - Hit or Miss * Riley's Lock (RIL)

4/18/2015
B * 36 * VA * 10:00 AM * New Baltimore Ramble * C. Hunter Ritchie ES (CHR) * 45deg

4/18/2015
C * 25 * MD * 10 AM * Sugarloaf Flyby * Poolesville Elementary School

4/18/2015
C * 25 * MD * 10:15 AM * Lunch at Parkway Deli * Veirs Mill Park RC (VMP) * 50deg/50%

4/18/2015
D * 14 * MD * 11:00 AM * Lunch at Parkway Deli * Candy Cane City (CAN) * 50deg/50%

4/18/2015
C * 23 * VA * 11:00 AM * Pohick Bay Social Ride * Pohick Bay Park (PHP) * 45°/50%

4/19/2015
BB/A * 73 * VA * 9:00 AM * Trails to Sweets (or Sheetz) III * Trail's End Cycling (TEC)

4/19/2015
B * 73 * VA * 9:00 AM * Trails to Sweets (or Sheetz) III * Trail's End Cycling (TEC)

4/19/2015
BB/A * 67 * MD * 9:00 AM * Excessively Hilly Remake * Monocacy Middle School (MMS)

4/19/2015
C/CC * 19 - 36 * VA * 9:30 AM * Burke Lake or Occoquan Park * Old Town Plaza, City of Fairfax (OTP)

4/19/2015
D/C (MF) * 16 * VA * 9:45 AM * Lunch in Shirlington * Shirlington Library/Signature Theater (SHR)

4/19/2015
Ride Leader Training at Veirs Mill Park Activity Building

4/20/2015
B/BB (MH) * 30ish * MD * 9:30 AM * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)





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! Click here to join now!

 

Ride Leader Training - April 19, 2015

Who can be a ride leader? YOU can be a ride leader! Join us for the second annual Ride Leader Training & Refresher on Sunday, April 19, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM. We encourage new or aspiring ride leaders to come ask questions, learn protocols, and receive tips from our seasoned ride leaders. We'll share ideas on how to make our rides safer and more fun while building a strong network of trained leaders for our Club. We'll ride after we meet so be sure to bring your bike! If You are interested in being a ride leader, this training is for you!

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Potomac Pedalers is pleased to announce their sponsorship of WABA's Women & Bicycles Program!

What does that mean? It means Potomac Pedalers and the Women & Bicycles group will partner together to create at least four original women-only rides, catering to different skills and biking goals. While Potomac Pedalers promises to do what we do so well in terms of putting on great rides, the Women & Bicycles group will support us by promoting Potomac Pedalers as an official sponsor on their website, blogs entries, and emails, reaching the 3000+ members of the W&B group. The first ride is schedule for May 9, taking place in Rock Creek Park, with a picnic/tailgate afterward. Stay tuned for details specific to this event!

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Lewes Delaware Weekend - April 24-26, 2015 (Sold Out)

Be sure to get an early jump on spring 2015 by joining Potomac Pedalers for a weekend at the beach in late April. 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 84 people, so sign up early – it has sold out the last two years.

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. Lorraine McCall is planning more excellent food (last year’s food was totally the best).

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Spring Thaw and Tandem Rally - April 30 - May 3, 2015 (Sold Out)

Once again, Potomac Pedalers will host and partner with Eastern Tandem Rally to show off the wonderful Eastern Shore cycling. Spring Thaw is a regional cycling event and attacts many people from the East Coast and Mid-West. Four days of riding: no hills, sparse traffic, wide shoulders. Perfect for getting back into cycling after a long winter.

Routes will lead to the water with spectacular scenery among world-class environmental ecosystems. The Saturday ride will include the Six Pillar Century (entry price will be included in the weekend price), which visits the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. (The Six Pillar Century also has shorter rides than 100 miles for those not up to the full distance.) We expect about one third single bikes and two-third tandems, but uni-cyclists are also welcome to join us.

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Shenandoah Weekend - July 10-12, 2015 

Dreaming of summer and a cool mountain breeze? Then mark your calendars for the Potomac Pedalers Shenandoah Valley Weekend, July 10-12. Based in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the event features plenty of hills for those inclined to climb, but also features rolling terrain for the rest of us. There are lots of different cue sheets to choose from.

We are staying at the Super 8 motel in Mt. Jackson, which is only a few hours from Washington, DC. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the outdoor pool. Cue sheets will be available by noon on July 10, so plan to come early and ride.

Click here for more information and to register.



Allenberry Resort Bicycling Weekend - August 7-9, 2015

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.

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Stay informed about the Latest Club News by viewing our News & Events section of the website.

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.

 

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