Did you know that you could ride in DC at rush hour and not be in the midst of cars? It's true! Come join us on this beautiful ride through the tree lined streets of NW and out to Potomac.
The ride goes up and down many hills between Dupont Circle and Potomac, great for building up for the season's big event rides like Mountains of Misery or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point).
The return, as the daylight is fading, is flat and fast along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on speed and paceline skills. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date.
This early in the season, it's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes?
There is a B group as well. Ride leaves from the stairs and "Speed Hump" sign at Mitchell Park, S St NW, between 22nd and 23rd Sts. There is street parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful of zone regulations which are in effect until 8:30 PM and somewhat strictly enforced (there is limited free parking in front of the former Textile Museum and Wilson House).
Tonight's route GPS/map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16077006
Leaders may alternate week to week, alternating according to availability.
No go in steady rain, icy conditions, or impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google Group and Potomac Pedalers website.
Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.).
Organizer/BB: Rudi Riet * [firstname.lastname@example.org]
BB: Keith Barron [email@example.com]
BB: Matt Birnbaum [firstname.lastname@example.org]
A: Jonathan Mirsky [email@example.com]