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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Location:, MD
2020-01-29 12:15:00 2020-01-29 12:15:00 America/New_York Wednesday Workout If you live or work in the Bethesda area, come join us on our Wednesday workout. Depending on the weather and the time constraints of the participants, we ride 15-25 miles at as zesty a pace as our fitness and the traffic allows. Ride leader always sweeps.  We meet at 12:15 pm at the bike racks at the Marriott HQ, right off Fernwood Drive. Please email me if you'd like to be added to the ride list. I send the route and any time changes out the night before. .  Hope to see you!  - Other Start Location MD

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2020-01-30 10:00:00 2020-01-30 10:00:00 America/New_York Glen Echo Loops This ride goes out MacArthur Blvd and path, and then up hills and loops through residential neighborhoods into Avenel and Potomac, with a rest stop at Potomac Village. The route varies each week, and averages 1000’ of climbing. This is a scenic and social no drop ride, with enough flats and hills for a good workout. Optional lunch at the deli on MacArthur about 2 mi from the end. Please note the start is the back parking lot of Glen Echo park, off Oxford Rd.    Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, January 31, 2020

C/D * 20 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2020-01-31 10:30:00 2020-01-31 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride During the cold weather we'll start at Viers Mill Park and the rides should be shorter. We can still bike 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 between 15 and 25 miles. If the ride will be hilly that week, we usually shorten the distance. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-31 11:00:00 2020-01-31 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, February 1, 2020

Location:Washington, DC
2020-02-01 09:00:00 2020-02-01 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride While it may be winter, we still great riding to enjoy together. Please enjoy a  50 mile ride with us! If you’ve done this ride before, you know we meet on time & we go on time from the foot of Wisconsin Ave. at K Street in Georgetown. We head northwest along many of the usual roads, with the 50-miler rest stop at the Travilah Market.  Then it’s back along enoyable roads to Rock Creek Park and Georgetown. This is a mix of flat and rolling hills (and also the climb out of Rock Creek Park.) To increase the chances that everyone arrives together, this group ride starts earlier than the The 27 C/CC group ride.  Yet, after the end of each ride, many of us walk our bikes into Mr. Smith’s Pub on M St. just west of Wisconsin and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. To minimize our carbon footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download a GPX file onto your bike computer. We will not distribute cue sheets at the start. We highly encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home. The Rosslyn Metro Station is around a 1/2 mile away, and the Farragut North station is about a 1-mile trek. If you arrive early and need a little pre-ride caffeine, there are many options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. and Bluestone Lane a half-block up from the ride start at 1066 Wisconsin Avenue. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979] Tim Bouquet, C/CC Group Ride Leader [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com]  Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2020-02-01 10:00:00 2020-02-01 10:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Predictions are for a nice winter day for a group ride! If you’ve done this ride before, you know we meet on time & we go on time from the foot of Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. We ride along many quiet roads blended with some riding along Rock Creek Trail, traversing neighborhoods in DC and Montgomery County.  This is a nice social group ride wtih two rest stops in Glen Echo Park and Rock Creek Park. There is also is another Georgetown group of riders that will be traveling at faster speeds and longer distances (with less socializing) and starting out earlier in the day but with everyone aiming to finish at around the same time.  Afterwards, many of us walk our bikes into Mr. Smith’s Pub on M St. just west of Wisconsin and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. To minimize our carbon footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download a GPX file onto your bike computer. We will not distribute cue sheets at the start. We highly encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home. The Rosslyn Metro Station is around a 1/2 mile away, and the Farragut North station is about a 1-mile trek. If you arrive early and need a little pre-ride caffeine, there are many options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. and Bluestone Lane a half-block up from the ride start at 1066 Wisconsin Avenue. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com]  Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]    Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2020-02-01 10:00:00 2020-02-01 10:00:00 America/New_York Hills of DC - The Mighty Southern Hills It is looking a lot like a hilly rain-free time this Saturday (2/1/20) with temps in the mid 40's. So, with that, I am 100% down to take us on the up and lead this week's Hills of DC ride which will take us into the Mighty Southeast Hills in East of the River DC. Meet 10:00 East Potomac Golf Course located at 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024. We launch for hill-off promptly at 10:15 AM. Starting ride at 10:00 AM to give us a little warmer weather for climbing those there hills. This ride is a friendly, fun, let's get that fitness kind of ride. It is a no-drop all class ride, and it is NOT a TRAINING ride or a RACE. The overall pace is hilly moderate 10-12 mph range as we will be riding through the city with stop and go riding. We re-group at the top of each hill, and we support each other on the ride. All are welcome. On this week's ride, I have the ride coming in around the 30-35 mile mark with around 3,600, feet of let's get it in elevation. The route of the ride will take us to the Southern sections of the hills East of the River in #BikeDC with a jaunt out into some hilly cemeteries in #BikeMD. Click on the image below for the Ride with GPS route and to print out a cue sheet of the ride. EXTENSION ROUTE: If we feel up to it, we can do an optional extension route of Saturday's ride and add another 16 miles that will give us an additional 1,500 feet of elevation which could potentially put the ride at the 50 mile mark with 5,000 feet of climbing! This extension will take us to the deep Southern hills East of the River in DC. Extension route Ride with GPS link here: https://cutt.ly/2rTDlJ7 FINE PRINT: Now, my goal is to attempt to ride all if not a good majority of the route. And, as always, we can and will modify the route in real-time based upon the needs of the group and the weather. But on average, we usually average at the very least 3,000 feet of climbing. I will have us up to the church on the hill with that spectacular view of Washington, DC around 1:00pm-ish mark when the ride ends. After that, you can break off to go your own way home, or just follow me after the ride as I will take us back to the Golf Course. NOTE: There are no official plans for stopping for eats, but will be stopping for a nature break or two. Best to bring your own eats, EXTRA water bottle, make sure your bike can handle some hills, bring a spare tube, bike pump, some CO2 cartridges, rear lights and please wear a helmet. For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is free on at the Golf Course. Park in the back big lot and meet at the East Potomac Park Golf Center sign down in front of where the Potomac Grill is located. And for those traveling by Metro, take either the Blue, Green, Orange, Silver or Yellow line and get off at the L'Enfant Station. Exit the Station on 7th St SW and head south for about 4 or 5 blocks to Maine Ave SW. Make a right on Maine Ave SW and go about half a mile and make a left on Ohio Dr SW and travel about a mile and the Golf Course will be on your right. Google Maps link to Golf Course here: https://bit.ly/38ef5pV #bikedc #hillsofdc #hodc #hillsofsedc #hillseofotrdc #eotrdc #eastoftheriver #hillseotr #hillsride #southernhillsdc #hillsextension #potomacpedalers East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Location:Rockville, MD
2020-02-01 10:00:00 2020-02-01 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
2020-02-01 13:00:00 2020-02-01 13:00:00 America/New_York Lansing Beach Excursion Ride start location: Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington, MD 20895 (longitude/latitude = 39°01'32.8"N 77°04'29.5"W). the town hall is usually closed on Saturday, but if there is an event there are many on-street parking spaces close by.  If needed, the Kensington Train Station is close by and has an open bathroom at least until 1pm. 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, February 2, 2020

Location:Lorton, VA
2020-02-02 10:00:00 2020-02-02 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)
CC * 35 * DC * 10:00 AM * The Cup of Joe Ride!
East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Location:Washington, DC
2020-02-02 10:00:00 2020-02-02 10:00:00 America/New_York The Cup of Joe Ride! How far would you ride for a cup of Joe! If you would ride 35 or 50 miles for a cup of Joe, then feel free to join me this Sunday (2/2/20) as I will lead an Urban Adventure bike ride that will take us out to Caffe Amouri in Vienna #BikeVA for a cup or two of Joe. I am calling this The Cup of Joe Ride! The official ride comes in around 35 miles at 1,600 feet of #SunDayFunDay elevation that take us on such trails as Rock Creek, Custis, W&OD, Four Mile Run and Mt Vernon. But, there is an.... EXTENSION ROUTE: For folks who want to extend the ride we can do an extra 15 miles that will take us to a 51 mile half-century ride. We can make the decision to extend the ride around the 30 mile mark when we get to the Four Mile Run and Mt Vernon trail crossroads. Extension route Ride with GPS link here: https://cutt.ly/IrTg1Pq Meet 9:45 AM East Potomac Golf Course located at 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 10:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at the ride start. Obviously, we will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range at around 12-14 mph range. It is a no-drop ride, but please feel to drop in and bring a friend! 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. For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is free on at the Golf Course. Park in the center big lot and meet at the East Potomac Park Golf Center sign down in front of where the Potomac Grill is located. And for those traveling by Metro, take either the Blue, Green, Orange, Silver or Yellow line and get off at the L'Enfant Station. Exit the Station on 7th St SW and head south for about 4 or 5 blocks to Maine Ave SW. Make a right on Maine Ave SW and go about a half-mile and make a left on Ohio Dr SW and travel about a mile and the Golf Course will be on your right. Google Maps link to Golf Course here: https://bit.ly/38ef5pV #cupofjoeride #coffeeride #urbanadventurebike #potomacpedalers #bikedc  East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
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
2020-02-02 10:00:00 2020-02-02 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, February 3, 2020

2020-02-03 10:00:00 2020-02-03 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, February 4, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-02-04 11:00:00 2020-02-04 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)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Location:, MD
2020-02-05 12:15:00 2020-02-05 12:15:00 America/New_York Wednesday Workout If you live or work in the Bethesda area, come join us on our Wednesday workout. Depending on the weather and the time constraints of the participants, we ride 15-25 miles at as zesty a pace as our fitness and the traffic allows. Ride leader always sweeps.  We meet at 12:15 pm at the bike racks at the Marriott HQ, right off Fernwood Drive. Please email me if you'd like to be added to the ride list. I send the route and any time changes out the night before. .  Hope to see you!  - Other Start Location MD

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