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!
Annual Meeting, Potluck and ExCom Elections - January 31, 2015
What: Potomac Pedalers Annual Meeting
When: Saturday - January 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Address: 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
The PPTC Annual Meeting and potluck lunch will be held Saturday January 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301River Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817. The potluck lunch is a great opportunity to socialize with friends old and new and to see some of your cycling friends in street clothes. So bring your favorite dish, consider running for a position on the ExCom and just plan to have a fun afternoon! This year our speaker will be Derek McGinty, the weekday anchor for WUSA 9 News at 7 PM and weeknight co-anchor for WUSA 9 News at 5:00, 6:00 and 11 PM.
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Potomac Pedalers Award Nominations
The Club presents a number of awards to members at the annual meeting. The Good Shepherd, Rookie Ride Leader and Best Original Ride Awards are presented each year. The Neal D. Molloy Volunteer and Linda Tischer PPTC Lifetime Awards are only presented to exceptional candidates, so they will not always be given. All awardees receive a plaque. The PPTC Lifetime Award also comes with free lifetime PPTC membership. Any member can nominate a PPTC member for any of these awards by emailing Rich Tepel or any other ExCom member with the name of the nominee and a brief statement about why the person deserves a particular award. Email addresses of the ExCom members are on page 2 of the Pedal Patter and here on the website. Awardees will be selected by the ExCom from those nominations received by 6 pm on January 2, 2015.
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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.