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Prepare for a Ride
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After you've chosen the ride that you'll be participating in, you should take the following steps -

  1. Familiarize yourself with the ride start location - map it or key in the address in your GPS.  
  2. The Ride Schedule and/or Ride Start Location page on our website may include specific instructions such as where to park or where the nearest rest rooms are located.
  3. Before you leave the house, check the website for up-to-the-minute news regarding ride status.  Most rides are cancelled in rain or other inclement weather.
  4. Prepare your bike by insuring that it's in sound mechanical condition
  5. Install a computer on your bike that shows distance (odometer).  These can be as inexpensive as $20.00.  You'll need this to read the cue sheets.
  6. Inflate your tires to the proper setting - every bike and tire combination is different
  7. Bring your helmet - required on our rides
  8. Bring a water bottle or hydration pack - 2 bottles are recommend in hot weather
  9. Bring a spare tube (very important), mini-pump and patch kit
  10. Bring a mini-tool kit for performing minor adjustments
  11. Bring snacks such as granola bars, banana or energy gel
  12. Bring a cue sheet holder or you can use binder clips from the office
  13. Carry an ID card and cash with you on the ride
  14. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the posted ride start time to get yourself and your bike ready
  15. Locate the Potomac Pedalers ride leader and introduce yourself
  16. If you didn't register online, you'll need to fill out a sign-in sheet
  17. Obtain a cue sheet from the ride leader
  18. Listen the the ride leader's pre-ride instructions.  They will give an overview of the ride and other important information such as route distance options.
  19. Head out on your ride and have a good time!
For details about what to expect during the ride, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
more Ride Schedule

12/2/2016
All * 90 Minutes * VA * 11:00 AM * Special Indoor Ride * Hefler Performance Coaching (Leesburg)

12/2/2016
C * 30 * MD * 9:00 AM * Leave from VMP to Join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park (VMP)

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

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