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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Lewes Delaware Weekend - April 24-26, 2015
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
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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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.