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Sun, 12/15 CC * 37 * DC * 10:00am * Greenbelt National Park Loop * East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Sun, 12/15 C * 21/27 * VA * 10:00am * Mason Neck Half Reverse * Gunston Elementary School (GES)
Sun, 12/15 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00am * The Winter Ride Series * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sun, 12/15 B/CC/C/D * 10/16 * VA * 12:15pm * Daily Rides From Lakesite Park * - Other Start Location VA
Mon, 12/16 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 10:00am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Tue, 12/17 B/CC * 35 * MD * 11:00am * Bud Bike Tuesday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Thu, 12/19 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 12/19 BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30pm * Thursday Lunch ride * - Other Start Location MD RIDE CANCELED
Fri, 12/20 C * 30 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 12/20 C/D * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 12/20 B/CC * 35 * MD * 11:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Sat, 12/21 A/BB/B/CC * 43 * MD * 10:00am * Rockville Wootton Winter Ride * Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Sat, 12/21 CC * 26 * MD * 1:00pm * Lansing Beach Excursion * - Other Start Location MD
Sun, 12/22 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00am * The Winter Ride Series * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Mon, 12/23 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 10:00am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
%0A2019-08-17 10:00 %0A2019-08-17 10:00 America/New_York Between the Rivers   CC(F) * 32 * VA * 10:00 AM * Margaret M. Pierce ES (MPS) “I Need Never Get Old” The largest cavalry battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Brandy Station, occurred on June 9, 1863 and involved nearly 17,000 horsemen under Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Union Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton.  Amid rumors of a possible major Confederate offensive, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (famous for "Hooker's Girls" and you know the rest of the story), commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, assigned a reconnaissance-in-force to Pleasonton's 11,000 man cavalry.  Though the Confederates could claim the victory, the Battle of Brandy Station, remarked one Confederate, "made the Federal cavalry."  Along with this new-found confidence, Union horsemen discovered the position of the Army of Northern Virginia.  The Confederates were slipping west to the Shenandoah Valley on Lee's last great offensive which would end a month later at Gettysburg.  Lee's strategy that fateful day in July included a flanking maneuver by JEB Stuart, but he had his hands full with the newly formed Union cavalry and one Captain Custer who distinguished himself at the Battle of Kelly's Ford.   You're going to like this ride and six miles before the end we stop for lunch at the Inn at Kelly's Ford.  The Pelham's Pub (Maj. John Pelham commander of Stuart's horse artillery – Stuart wrote Pelham’s mother, “I loved him as a brother; he was so noble, so chivalrous, so pure of heart, so beloved.”) downstairs invites us with outdoor seating and a grand vista of an equestrian meadow.  If you’re not happy at Kelly’s Ford, we’ll check you for a pulse.  "Now, of my fourscore years and ten, sixty will not come again,  And take from ninety springs three score, It only leaves me thirty more." - John Wannen Cell: 202-374-1523 or email john@wannen.com Margaret Pierce Elementary School (MPS)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM

CC (F) * 32 * VA * Between the Rivers
Margaret Pierce Elementary School (MPS)

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Margaret Pierce Elementary School (MPS)
12074 James Madison St
Remington, VA 22734

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CC(F) * 32 * VA * 10:00 AM * Margaret M. Pierce ES (MPS)

“I Need Never Get Old”

The largest cavalry battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Brandy Station, occurred on June 9, 1863 and involved nearly 17,000 horsemen under Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Union Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton.  Amid rumors of a possible major Confederate offensive, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (famous for "Hooker's Girls" and you know the rest of the story), commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, assigned a reconnaissance-in-force to Pleasonton's 11,000 man cavalry.  Though the Confederates could claim the victory, the Battle of Brandy Station, remarked one Confederate, "made the Federal cavalry."  Along with this new-found confidence, Union horsemen discovered the position of the Army of Northern Virginia.  The Confederates were slipping west to the Shenandoah Valley on Lee's last great offensive which would end a month later at Gettysburg.  Lee's strategy that fateful day in July included a flanking maneuver by JEB Stuart, but he had his hands full with the newly formed Union cavalry and one Captain Custer who distinguished himself at the Battle of Kelly's Ford.   You're going to like this ride and six miles before the end we stop for lunch at the Inn at Kelly's Ford.  The Pelham's Pub (Maj. John Pelham commander of Stuart's horse artillery – Stuart wrote Pelham’s mother, “I loved him as a brother; he was so noble, so chivalrous, so pure of heart, so beloved.”) downstairs invites us with outdoor seating and a grand vista of an equestrian meadow.  If you’re not happy at Kelly’s Ford, we’ll check you for a pulse.  "Now, of my fourscore years and ten, sixty will not come again,  And take from ninety springs three score, It only leaves me thirty more." - John Wannen Cell: 202-374-1523 or email john@wannen.com

CC: John Wannen [john@wannen.com] [(202) 374-1523]

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Sun, 12/15 CC * 37 * DC * 10:00am * Greenbelt National Park Loop * East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Sun, 12/15 C * 21/27 * VA * 10:00am * Mason Neck Half Reverse * Gunston Elementary School (GES)
Sun, 12/15 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00am * The Winter Ride Series * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sun, 12/15 B/CC/C/D * 10/16 * VA * 12:15pm * Daily Rides From Lakesite Park * - Other Start Location VA
Mon, 12/16 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 10:00am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Tue, 12/17 B/CC * 35 * MD * 11:00am * Bud Bike Tuesday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Thu, 12/19 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 12/19 BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30pm * Thursday Lunch ride * - Other Start Location MD RIDE CANCELED
Fri, 12/20 C * 30 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 12/20 C/D * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 12/20 B/CC * 35 * MD * 11:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Sat, 12/21 A/BB/B/CC * 43 * MD * 10:00am * Rockville Wootton Winter Ride * Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Sat, 12/21 CC * 26 * MD * 1:00pm * Lansing Beach Excursion * - Other Start Location MD
Sun, 12/22 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00am * The Winter Ride Series * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Mon, 12/23 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 10:00am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)