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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Location:Frederick, MD
2019-04-20 08:30:00 2019-04-20 08:30:00 America/New_York Excessively Hilly-Redux Excessively Hilly. Strap on your climbing shoes and add your climbing cogs.  This route is 70 miles and 5,600 feet of climbing.  We take on Hamburg, Harp Hill, Reno Monument, Townsend/Gapland, and Cherry.  If you are in the mood you can do an out and back on Middlepoint as well.  I will likely do it depending on how my legs feel. Monocacy Middle School (MMS)
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-04-20 09:00:00 2019-04-20 09:00:00 America/New_York Rockville Wootton Ride In its 7th year, the Wootton ride is a regular fun group Saturday morning event, suitable for seasoned A/BB/B/CC riders. We will be mostly riding from Rockville to Germantown/Poolesville/Clarksburg with frequent variations to keep it interesting. Our typical ride length will range from 40 to 60 miles and will be moderately hilly (MH). Actual ride length and route for each week will be posted in advance. We make 1-3 rest stops depending on the length of the ride. The group generally divides into two 3 groups – (A/high BB – average 17-20 mph), (BB/B – average 16-17.5 mph), and (B/CC – average 13.5-15 mph). Our attempt will be to not drop anybody as long as you can ride with the respective groups average speed for the length of the ride. 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 confirm the start time and download the cue sheet. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. Please sign up online by clicking the green button at the top left at the club website. Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:Bristow, VA
2019-04-20 10:00:00 2019-04-20 10:00:00 America/New_York BVP Avoiding Fleetwood CC (MF&MH) * 35 & 50 * VA * Brentsville Park (BVP) * 45°or 95°/50% AVOIDING FLEETWOOD.  Half the hills are uphill and there might be a headwind.  (I add this note for those who are tired of all the downhills and consistent tailwinds from BVP.)  This scenic country ride uses some familiar and quiet roads but avoids the busiest section of Fleetwood.  Both routes eventually go up Fitzwater, across Kennedy, and down Greenwich to the first rest stop at Dumfries Market.  Both routes go straight to cross Dumfries Road and to roads that we have ridden before; there is nothing new here but the ride is still in the beautiful countryside of Fauquier and Prince William counties.  The short route ascends 1,545 feet - a flat-ish 40 feet per mile.  The long route ascends 2,111 feet – 42 fpm.  Short:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27369802 Long: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26542909 Please BRING YOUR OWN CUE SHEET. Ride start is in the gravel lot behind the Brentsville Presbyterian Church.  HELMETS REQUIRED.  I may cancel if the forecasted high is above 95 or below 45 or chance of precip is 50% or more.  Please check the PPTC ride forum if weather looks marginal.  On Sundays only, toilet available at BVP Presbyterian Church.  Questions?  Call me at home NLT 2 hours prior to ride start or on cell thereafter.  Len Wilkinson [len.wilkinson@verizon.net] Home: 703/455-0368 or Cell: 703/350-9209 Brentsville Park (BVP)
Location:Bristow, VA
2019-04-20 10:00:00 2019-04-20 10:00:00 America/New_York BVP Avoiding Fleetwood CC (MF&MH) * 35 & 50 * VA * Brentsville Park (BVP) * 45°or 95°/50% AVOIDING FLEETWOOD.  Half the hills are uphill and there might be a headwind.  (I add this note for those who are tired of all the downhills and consistent tailwinds from BVP.)  This scenic country ride uses some familiar and quiet roads but avoids the busiest section of Fleetwood.  Both routes eventually go up Fitzwater, across Kennedy, and down Greenwich to the first rest stop at Dumfries Market.  Both routes go straight to cross Dumfries Road and to roads that we have ridden before; there is nothing new here but the ride is still in the beautiful countryside of Fauquier and Prince William counties.  The short route ascends 1,545 feet - a flat-ish 40 feet per mile.  The long route ascends 2,111 feet – 42 fpm.  Short:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27369802 Long: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26542909 Please BRING YOUR OWN CUE SHEET. Ride start is in the gravel lot behind the Brentsville Presbyterian Church.  HELMETS REQUIRED.  I may cancel if the forecasted high is above 95 or below 45 or chance of precip is 50% or more.  Please check the PPTC ride forum if weather looks marginal.  On Sundays only, toilet available at BVP Presbyterian Church.  Questions?  Call me at home NLT 2 hours prior to ride start or on cell thereafter.  Len Wilkinson [len.wilkinson@verizon.net] Home: 703/455-0368 or Cell: 703/350-9209 Brentsville Park (BVP)

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-04-21 09:00:00 2019-04-21 09:00:00 America/New_York Easy Sunday Laytonsville Ride My legs are tired from the climbing ride on Saturday.  So, I am looking to do an easy pace to Lisbon and back.  Familiar roads, not too hilly, just right. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Lorton, VA
2019-04-21 09:30:00 2019-04-21 09:30:00 America/New_York Mason Neck Half Reverse This ride begins on the bike path along Gunston Road, continuing through Mason Neck State Park and surrounding neighborhoods.  The route is 99% flat with two not too long hills out and back.  There is an option to ride an additional 5 miles at the start before the bike path.  It's an out and back from Gunston Road featuring an eastern view of Belmont Bay.  On this option there's a short, steep hill just before the turn around that can be avoided by waiting at the top.   A ride to Gunston Hall makes for 27.  Meet at second entrance to the school parking lot.  Lunch afterwards at a local eatery. Gunston Elementary School (GES)

Monday, April 22, 2019

2019-04-22 09:30:00 2019-04-22 09:30:00 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. Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Location:, MD
2019-04-22 17:00:00 2019-04-22 17:00:00 America/New_York Frederick's Monday EZ Weekly road ride from the 7th Street Starbucks in Frederick every Monday at 5pm.  30-50 miles depending on when the sun sets.  17-18 average pace with frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, but the whole County is full of little hills.  No go in active rain. - Other Start Location MD

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-04-23 11:00:00 2019-04-23 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)
2019-04-23 12:15:00 2019-04-23 12:15:00 America/New_York Sunny Day Lunch Ride on Gerry Connolly CCT When day is sunny or mostly sunny and temperature at the start of the ride is more than 45 degrees and wind less 10 mph according to NWS: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.806&lon=-77.2967#.XHWJ14hKgdU you are very welcome. You can use the ride for helping you to absorb vitamin D, a growing problem in America.   Beginners, re-starters, emeritus, lower speeds biking enthusiasts and members and non-members of the club.  For CC and faster bicyclists I will have extra extensions. Two or more hours of cycling ride on flat fully paved part of CCT of 10 miles with possible up to 5-10 miles extension on the neighborhood streets. You can use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain bikes.  Wear a helmet, glows and brink a drink. Starting place:  Parking at Americana Park, 4133-4167 Accotink Pkwy, Annandale, VA 22003 (by Jim Micklewright Baseball Field), enter from Little River Turnpike at Pineridge Dr. Woody Lipinski * 571-309-2053  - Other Start Location VA
Location:, VA
2019-04-23 17:15:00 2019-04-23 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:, VA
2019-04-23 17:15:00 2019-04-23 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:, VA
2019-04-23 17:15:00 2019-04-23 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:Bethesda, MD
2019-04-23 18:00:00 2019-04-23 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-04-23 18:00:00 2019-04-23 18:00:00 America/New_York Everyone Evening Rides Ride Start Details: Wakefield Park (WKP), 8110 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003. From Braddock Road after you turn into Wakefield Park, take the 2nd left into the parking lot. Park restrooms are located at the end of the parking lot by the baseball field. Welcome beginners, re-starters, intermediate and advanced cyclists, members and non-members of the club. For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. The terrain is mostly flat with a few short ups or hills. We ride the neighborhood streets in North Springfield and/or on new paved flat 9 miles part of Cross Country Trail, if desired or requested. You can join small groups or peers with pace comfortable for you. Wakefield Park (WKP)

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