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History of Potomac Pedalers
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(excerpt from 'Notes from the Chair' by Alma M. Kasulaitis Oct. 1985)

In October 1966, Clay Grubic, who owned Tow Path Cycles, and approximately a dozen other cyclists got together to form a recreational bicycling club, called Potomac Pedalers Touring Club. Monthly meetings were held at Tow Path Cycles, which was then located on M Street in Georgetown, and the 2 monthly rides started from that shop. The members owned single speed or 3-speed bikes, and the rides rarely went over 35 miles for that season. It was rare to see a 10-speed bike and if you felt a driving desire to own one, you had to order it and wait about 8 weeks for it to come in.

A lot of the groundwork for bike paths in this area was laid by Potomac Pedalers under the direction of Clay Grubic.

The goal of the club was to reach a membership of 200 people. They had no idea how big it would become.

In order to join the club, you had to qualify as a cyclist by going on 3 club rides. Once you were a member you had to go on 3 rides a year in order to renew your membership.

The triangular emblem which we utilized for over 4 decades as the symbol of our club, was designed by Bill Ballard in 1968. The newsletter was 1 to 2 pages and didn't always come out monthly.

more Ride Schedule

2/25/2017
CC/B * 33 * MD * 8:30 AM * Tridelphia Tour * Sandy Spring Ross Boddy Community Center * 43°

2/25/2017
C/CC/B/BB/A * 23-50 * DC * 9:30 AM-10:30 AM * Georgetown Tailgate Ride * Georgetown Waterfront Park

Featured Members
Matthew BirnbaumMatt was the Chair of the Club in 2015 and 2016.
Linda B. KolkoLinda is the C Ride Coordinator for MD & DC.

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