RIDE IS ON!
Calling all women cyclists. It's the first Women & Bicycle ride of the year. We're looking to increase the number of women in PPTC and encourage all women to take up biking. Bring your women friends to this friendly, no-drop ride to start the biking season.
We'll gather at Shelter 10 on Beach Dr, Washington, DC at 9:15 AM for a pre ride talk about group rides, etiquette and safety. We'll have 2 rides - a shorter trail ride and an longer road/trail ride. Both rides will be no drop, with plenty of ride leaders to help you. We'll also have cue sheets. Map: http://goo.gl/a5E83I.
After the ride, we'll have a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share. We'll have coolers to keep food cold while we ride. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask for or share advice on bicycling.
This ride is co-sponsored by the Women and Bicycle program of WABA. We are asking for a cash donation to support the WABA Women and Bicycling program.
DIRECTIONS: Grove 10 picnic and parking area is on Beach Drive and 1.4 miles north of where Joyce Road intersects Beach Drive. There are a number of road closures along Beach. These directions avoid those closures.
From Maryland or north of Military Road: If you're coming from the Beltway, take the Georgia Ave. South exit. Stay in the right lane and after approx. 1/4 mile it will turn into 16th Street. Take 16th Street south toward DC. Go approximately three miles. One block before Military Road, turn right on Joyce Road. The road forks after about 75 feet. Take the left fork to remain on Joyce, and continue to the stop sign. At the stop sign take a right at Beach Drive and continue to Grove 10.
From D.C. or neighborhoods south of Colorado Avenue and Carter Barron Amphitheater: Traveling north on 16th Street, turn left one block north of Colorado Avenue on Kennedy Street (which becomes Morrow Drive), and take it down to the stop sign at Joyce Road. Take a quick left, then an immediate right on Beach Drive, and continue to Grove 10.
By Metro and Bike: Exit at Van Ness/UDC Metro stop. Work your way to Tilden Street (about 3 blocks south of metro), turn left and head into the park down a long, steep hill. Turn left at Pierce Mill just before the traffic light at Beach Drive. There is a path that runs in back of Pierce Mill. Head north on the path, away from downtown DC. After a short distance, about 150 yards, you'll cross through a small parking lot and a small road (Broadbranch). If you look straight ahead, you'll see a gate blocking Beach Drive to cars. Cross that gate entering Beach Drive, and head north for approximately 2.5 miles to Grove 10. You won't be the only cyclist there, so you can't miss it.
Deborah Turton [firstname.lastname@example.org] 301-482-0675
Linda Kolko [email@example.com] 301-785-1342