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Member-At-Large On The Road - April 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Let's Ride! Planning for Bike Month

by Mary Ann Breunig

What are you doing the weekend of May 18-20th? We have a terrific opportunity to spend the weekend riding and supporting our local events and cycling organizations. With a little bit of advance planning, you can take advantage of three fantastic events!

FRIDAY—SATURDAY—SUNDAY

May 18 - Bike to Work Day

Start the day Friday, May 18th, by participating in Bike to Work Day. This is a free event for everyone commuting to work on a bicycle on Friday, May 18th. There will be over 86 local pit stops in our region!! Each pit stop will have free food, drinks, raffles and more. Consider riding with a commuter convoy—checkout the website Bike to Work for a convoy near you. Advanced registration is required to receive your free t-shirt (limited to the first 20,000 registered). Our club supports Bike to Work Day—you could choose to ride and to volunteer that morning! Checkout our club website to volunteer.


May 19 - DC Bike Ride

On Saturday, May 19th, take a spin on DC’s only closed-road, car-free celebration—DC Bike Ride—starting at 8:00AM at West Potomac Park. This is the only day you can adventure around our city by bike with no cars. The 20 mile route takes you past DC landmarks and includes entertainment at the finish! Registration is $60 DC Bike Ride and supports the Washington Area Bicycling Association (WABA). Plan to pickup your package, including a cool water bottle, on Thursday or Friday. Our club supports WABA—consider volunteering!


May 20 - PPTC Nokesville Picnic Ride

Wrap-up the weekend with the Potomac Pedalers annual Nokesville Members & Family & Friends Picnic Ride on Sunday, May 20th.

This classic ride is through the rolling Virginia rural country-side and finishes with a picnic at a local park! In addition to the usual routes, this year we’re including a “new” rider and family friendly route. This is a free event for all our members! So, take advantage of the beautiful country-side, cycling with friends, and socializing at a delicious picnic! Sign-up recommended; it opens April 2nd!

A special welcome to our Back Roads Century Planning Team, our Tandem riders, our Women’s Team riders, the National Chapter Team-in-Training riders, and all our guests! (Rumor has it we may get a sneak peek at the BRC jersey and special early registration discounts!)

 

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