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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-12-05 10:00:00 2019-12-05 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-12-05 12:30:00 2019-12-05 12:30:00 America/New_York Thursday Lunch ride Take a break in your work day and come join us for a 15-25 mile loop. The front runners keep a zesty pace but the ride leader always sweeps, so all are welcome. The ride leaves from the bike racks at the Marriott HQ on Fernwood. Parking at HQ can be tricky so if you're driving, best to park at one of the many shopping center lots and ride over.   Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for this ride. I send out the route every Wednesday.  - Other Start Location MD

Friday, December 6, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-12-06 09:00:00 2019-12-06 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride The plan for 12/6 is to bike to downtown Bethesda for lunch.   If you want to join the “Friday Lunch Ride” but want most of the miles before lunch (and/or find that an earlier more southern starting point is more convenient), then try this ride. We will start at Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and ride up the Rock Creek Trail to Lake Needwood in time for a short break before joining Deborah’s “Friday Lunch Ride”. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather.  This ride will be the same length as the “Friday Lunch Ride” if lunch in Bethesda and could be a few miles longer if lunch in a more northern city, such as Olney or Rockville. Please remember to bring helmet, bike lock, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:00.   Feel free to use the “Sign Up For This Ride” button above, but at the start of the ride you will still be required to sign the waiver and provide emergency contact info. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Rockville , MD
2019-12-06 10:00:00 2019-12-06 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride It's downtown Bethesda this Friday so 30 miles. I'll be starting out at Lake Needwood in Derwood and biking to lunch in Bethesda, Rockville, Olney or points elsewhere. I’ll let you know by Thursday of each week where we are going, so check the weekly listing for more information. We try to keep the distance at 30 miles. If the ride will be hilly that week, we usually shorten the distance. Lake Needwood (NEE)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-06 11:00:00 2019-12-06 11:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Friday Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Tuesday route backwards. There are 2 rest stops but only vending machine food. You can take shortcuts for a shorter ride or add a couple of miles for a longer one. Park in Buddy Attick Park, not at Ivy Lane. Lunch afterward, alfresco, at Greenbelt Center with several food options. Buddy Attick Park (BUD)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

2019-12-07 09:30:00 2019-12-07 09:30:00 America/New_York "It's a Wonderful Life (Ride)" or 47 miles in Loudoun County This is time of year every town in Northern Virginia hosts a weekend Christmas Parade. I've personally selected a route that avoids those parades. Yes, it looks a lot like last week's route, but there are no parades. (There are parades in Middleburg and Marshal, if you must attend.) The mostly rural route starts in Leesburg and heads north to Waterford, Taylorstown, and Lovettsville for rest stop #1 at the very nice 7-11 (hot coffee). Then we gradually turn south, going through Hillsboro and the outskirts of Round Hill, before turning east for Purceville, home to many food and drink options. From there it's 10 miles back to your car. The pavement is great. The hills are manageable. I'll bring paper cue sheets. No restroom at start, so plan accordingly. Got questions? Email or text me, but don't wait for the morning of the ride. Loudoun County High School (LOU)
Location:, DC
2019-12-07 10:00:00 2019-12-07 10:00:00 America/New_York Hills of DC - The Southern Hills Join me this Saturday (12/7/19) as I will lead a Hills of DC ride. This weeks ride takes into the Southern hills East of the River in DC. The ride will end at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Anacostia. After that, folks can either break off and go their own way, or follow me back to the start location of the ride. The ride comes in around 30-35 miles at 3,600 feet or so of elevation. This ride is a friendly, fun, let's get that fitness kind of ride. It is a no drop ride and it is NOT a TRAINING ride or a RACE. The pace is hilly moderate 10-12 mph average for the ride as we will be riding through the city with a lot of stop and go riding. We re-group at the top of each hill and we support each other on the ride. All are welcome. Meet 10:00 AM at District Taco Eastern Market located at 656 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003. Wheels roll at 10:10 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, at ride start. We will stop along the way for water bathroom breaks. I strongly advise bringing your own riding eats as there is no plan to stop for eats, per se. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range. Also I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at District Taco should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Taco. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Blue, Orange or Silver line and get off at the Eastern Market Station. Exit the station on 7th St SE and head nouth 1 block to Pennsylvania Ave SE. Make a left on Pennsylvania Ave SE and District Taco is half block up on the on the right. For best directions to District Taco best to use Google Maps link here: https://bit.ly/2DNdVng - Other Start Location DC
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-12-07 10:00:00 2019-12-07 10:00:00 America/New_York Rockville Wootton Winter Ride Join us on a moderately hilly winter ride to Poolesville with a rest stop at Cafe 107. No go in rain/snow, high probability forecast for rain/snow, frozen roads or less than 32℉ including wind chill. We are highly safety conscious, so you are expected to follow safe riding practices. Please consult the club website (www.potomacpedalers.org) or the ride Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockvillewoottonride/) to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. Please sign up on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:, MD
2019-12-07 13:00:00 2019-12-07 13:00:00 America/New_York Lansing Beach Excursion Ride start location: Kensington Train Station, 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (longitude/latitude = 39.026773, -77.071982) It is called the Lansing Beach Excursion, in honor of the West Point graduate with the Army Corp of Engineers who improved Rock Creek Park by building the first road there which was eventually named after him.  Maj. Gen. Beach is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  There was a nice John Kelly column about him in the December 30, 2017 Washington Post.  The ride is basically all on Beach Drive except for starting in Kensington and there is a hilly loop in DC. Note: if the high temperature for the day is below 45 degrees, the ride is canceled which I will update no later than 8am.  The start time for the ride will depend upon the weather forecast though most rides will probably start at 1 pm.  In the event of a warmer day, the start time on the Potomac Pedalers website will changed to an earlier start.  Any changes to the start time (or cancelation due to weather) will be made before 8 am the day of the ride. Cuesheets: if you need a paper cuesheet, please print it prior to the ride from the attached PDF for this ride listing.  I plan to only have a few cuesheets for those who forget to bring one or might not have access to a printer.   - Other Start Location MD

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Location:Lorton, VA
2019-12-08 10:00:00 2019-12-08 10:00:00 America/New_York Lorton Springfield Loop Moderately hilly to hilly.  Here’s a challenging ride through the southeast Fairfax County suburbs with some rural roads.  Take a spin and judge for yourself.  Part of the latter half of the route goes past the old Lorton Penitentiary.  Meet at first entrance to school parking lot.  Lunch afterwards at a nearby eatery. Call in the event of questionable weather.  Check the web site for cancellation information or call an hour before the ride start.  For detailed directions, do an internet map search for Gunston Elementary School, Lorton, VA. Gunston Elementary School (GES)
AA/A/BB/B/CC * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-12-08 10:00:00 2019-12-08 10:00:00 America/New_York The Winter Ride Series Welcome back to a PPTC tradition, the Winter Ride.  We have been going strong for more than a decade.  The series runs from December through March.  This is a multi-class ride, with a variety of lengths to suit your preference on any given Sunday.  We have multiple ride leaders (see below) and can have up to 50 riders on a good day, so you are very likely to find someone riding your pace and distance. The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Sunday to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve.   Note: The PPTC site limits the number of ride distance options to 4.  So, the fifth option, the 32 mile route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6623422 Ask Carol for cue sheets. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Monday, December 9, 2019

2019-12-09 10:00:00 2019-12-09 10:00:00 America/New_York The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo Moderately hilly ride through Potomac with a probable stop at a cafe near the end. Leaders regroup periodically with an average speed of 16 - 18. Cue sheets and longer ride options are usually available only on holidays. No-go in rain or on wet roads. Check here or Google Pedalers Group for go/no-go notification.  Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-10 11:00:00 2019-12-10 11:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Tuesday Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Friday route backwards. There are 2 rest stops but only vending machine food. You can take shortcuts for a shorter ride or add a couple of miles for a longer one. Park in Buddy Attick Park, not at Ivy Lane. Lunch afterward, alfresco, at Greenbelt Center with several food options. Buddy Attick Park (BUD)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-12-12 10:00:00 2019-12-12 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-12-12 12:30:00 2019-12-12 12:30:00 America/New_York Thursday Lunch ride Take a break in your work day and come join us for a 15-25 mile loop. The front runners keep a zesty pace but the ride leader always sweeps, so all are welcome. The ride leaves from the bike racks at the Marriott HQ on Fernwood. Parking at HQ can be tricky so if you're driving, best to park at one of the many shopping center lots and ride over.   Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for this ride. I send out the route every Wednesday.  - Other Start Location MD

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