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Sunday, December 22, 2019

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
2019-12-22 10:00:00 2019-12-22 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 23, 2019

2019-12-23 10:00:00 2019-12-23 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 24, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-24 11:00:00 2019-12-24 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 26, 2019

BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-12-26 12:30:00 2019-12-26 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 27, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-12-27 09:00:00 2019-12-27 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride 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
2019-12-27 10:00:00 2019-12-27 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride 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
2019-12-27 11:00:00 2019-12-27 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 28, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-12-28 09:00:00 2019-12-28 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Predictions are for a cool but sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and ahve the layered clothing ready for a really nice 40 (CC/B) or 50 (B/BB/A) 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. in Georgetown. We head northwest along many of the usual roads, with the 50-miler rest stop at the Travilah Market and the 40-miler rest stop at the Cabin John Shopping Center (Tuckerman & Seven Locks). Then for both, it’s back along equally familiar roads to Rock Creek Park and Georgetown. This is mostly flat and shaded with some rolling hills (and not counting that short bit out of Rock Creek Park, including possibly Tilden toward the end. Let’s be honest.) To increase the chances that everyone arrives together, our BB/B group ride d 50 miles starts at 8:00 and our B/CC group ride of 40 miles starts at 8:15.  After the en d of the 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. A bunch of us likely will head to the Nats' 2 PM parade after. 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. Buses run regularly as well along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.  For those needing to drive, though, you can probably find free parking on residential streets above Q Street or otherwise try www.spothero.com for discounts at the local parking lots. 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. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-12-28 10:00:00 2019-12-28 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
2019-12-28 13:00:00 2019-12-28 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 29, 2019

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
2019-12-29 10:00:00 2019-12-29 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 30, 2019

2019-12-30 10:00:00 2019-12-30 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 31, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-31 11:00:00 2019-12-31 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, January 2, 2020

Location:, MD
2020-01-02 12:30:00 2020-01-02 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, January 3, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-03 11:00:00 2020-01-03 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)

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