Goldminer went Bust. This year we have a new loop because the Goldvein Store has closed. Riders will have the possibility of 20-mi. and 39 mi. rest stops. Stop early or late, or both. If you plan to stop only at the second rest stop, be sure to bring supplies.
Come out to the Nokesville, Virginia countryside on Sunday, August 24th for a day of riding and fun ending with a barbecue/picnic. Now in its 17th year this annual gathering has grown into one of Potomac Pedalers’ largest events, regularly drawing over 200 riders of all ages and abilities. As always, it’s open to everyone --new, old, and nonmembers.
This is a multiclass ride with something for everyone, with rides ranging from 11-51 miles, covering classes from A to D. It’s a great way to meet people who are not in your usual ride class. Three couples who met at past Nokesville Picnics have gotten married!
After the ride we’ll gather at the pavilion for food. We’ll provide main dishes, drinks, plates, napkins, cups, utensils, and condiments. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish –salad, chips, other dishes or desserts to share– which always results in an excellent potluck selection!
We are stressing going “green” at this picnic by encouraging lots of recycling and reuse. Feel free to bring your own reusable plates or utensils to keep trash at a minimum.
Although we hope for a lovely day, this event is rain or shine. The pavilion is large and quite nice, so don’t be discouraged if we happen to have bad weather –we’ll all stay nice and dry under cover in the pavilion. An information table will be available before and after the rides to answer questions anyone might have about each ride option, or how to join the club.
Directions: Nokesville is located approximately 40 minutes from the beltway in southern Prince William County (12560 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181). Allow extra time as rides start promptly at the advertised times and will give riders extra time needed to park, etc. From the beltway take exit 49, 66-West 20 miles to exit 44 (second exit for 234 South). After 5 miles exit onto 28 South (Nokesville Road), go 4.5 miles and make a left onto Fitzwater (VA-562) at the traffic light. Go one mile, make a right at the T onto Aden Road (VA-646), go 0.8 mile to Nokesville Community Park on the right –look for the recycle igloos.)
Parking: Follow the directions for your ride class.
A - take 3rd right and park.
BB - take 2nd right, bear left and park
B - take 2nd right, bear right and park
CC - take 1st right and park
C-D - continue straight to the end parking lots at the bottom of the hill and park near the soccer fields.
Questions? Contact Butch Counts (703) 690-2486.
A 8:30: Rudi Riet and Chris Ross,
BB 8:35: Nancy Avitable and Cathy Wilson,
B 8:40: Richard Adelman and John Kay.