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Black Hill Picnic Ride
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Our annual ride from Black Hill Regional Park has become a club tradition; this year’s event, our 17th, will be held Saturday, June 18th. In recent years we’ve attracted almost 200 riders; it’s a great time for all - meet new people, meet old-timers; a time for ATBers to meet tandem duos; for C riders to meet B riders; for AA riders to meet other AA riders. If you haven’t been out much this is the time to come back to the club. In fact, you can plan on bringing the family and let them play by the lake or hike the park trails while you blast the hills. Or have friends and family meet you after the rides, which should finish around 1:00-1:30 pm.

We’ll try to offer a ride for everyone; from AA through D, from 20 to 65 miles and even ATB and Tandem rides (check ride schedule for times and start location). If, by chance, a ride isn’t listed in your favorite category, come anyway and ride in an adjacent category - you’ll find someone to pedal with. I will leave cue sheets at every distance on my van windshield so you can come anytime and do your thing. Or bring that friend who doesn’t quite stay with you - they’ll find a ride that works!

But the real fun starts after the ride! This is a "picnic pot-luck”! Bring your favorite dish to share and find out what creative chefs your fellow Pedalers can be! Note: No cooking facilities are available. We’ll provide watermelon and beans, piles of chocolate cupcakes, standard munchies original fare that you bring.

We are also planning for some great acoustic bluegrass music with some of the same folks that we’ve enjoyed in recent years.

If the weather is uncertain call your ride leader, but as long as there is no rain by 9 a.m. the rides should go. If rain is light at 9 a.m. but stops, there should be shortened rides at 10:30 – check with your ride leader. For additional information call or email me (mdbiker@goldray.com) (301) 854-0388 up to the day before the ride. Or try my cell at (202) 997-2376 on the day of the ride. Or call any of the ride leaders listed in the Rides section. Most cue sheets are online at http://goldray.com/bikerides.

Directions: I-270 North, to exit 16, Rt 27N (Father Hurley Blvd). Go 0.8 miles to a left at Rt 355 (Frederick Road), go 0.9 mile to a left onto West Old Baltimore Road, and then 1.5 miles and turn left at the Park Entrance (Lake Ridge Rd). Proceed about 2 miles to the upper visitor center lot on your right. This is the ride start and the picnic site. Water/
rest rooms are available here.

Black Hill Park Address: 20930 Lake Ridge Road, Boyds, Md. 20841
Website: http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/blackhill/index.shtm
more Ride Schedule

12/8/2016
C (MH) * 21-29 miles * MD *10:00 AM * Glen Echo Loops * Glen Echo (GLE)

12/8/2016
C/CC * 15-25 * VA * 1:00 PM * Neighborhood Midday Ride * Pinn Community Center * 32°/wind 20+mph

Featured Members
Linda B. KolkoLinda is the D/C Ride Coordinator for MD & DC
Matthew BirnbaumMatt is Chairman of Potomac Pedalers

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