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 treelined 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 Mountain Mama, Eat A Peach and
the Civil War Century (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 stretch, which most people
(hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch.
short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date,
though it's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights, just in
case. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a "B/CC" group as well.
Ride leaves from Mitchell Park, S St NW, between
22nd and 23rd Sts. Parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful
of zone regulations, as ticketing crews are known to enforce as the ride
distances lengthen (there is limited free parking in front of the
Textile Museum and Wilson House). Leaders may alternate week to week,
alternating according to availability.
No go in steady rain or
impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google
Group and PPTC website.
A: Mark Hemhauser [firstname.lastname@example.org] 202/834-9309
BB: Keith Barron [email@example.com]
A: Jonathan Mirsky [firstname.lastname@example.org] 202/320-1310
BB/A: Rudi Riet [email@example.com]
BB: Matt Birnbaum [firstname.lastname@example.org] 202-895-0979