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Monday, May 27, 2019

Location:Bristow, VA
2019-05-27 10:00:00 2019-05-27 10:00:00 America/New_York BVP Through Church Parking CC (MF/MH) * 38&50 * VA * Brentsville Park (BVP) * 45° or 95°/50% THROUGH CHURCH PARKING.  Mostly downhill with a tailwind.  This interesting ride takes us through the tranquil countryside north of Nokesville.  Traffic is light and the route is flat for many stretches with only a few ascents and breezy descents.  If possible, GO LONG as the roads and scenery are superb.    Ascent for the short route is 1,200 or 31 feet per mile.  The longer route has a few more hills, and ascent is 40 feet per mile.   Short: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17335147 Long:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16096797 PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CUE SHEET.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  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 degrees 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:, MD
2019-05-27 17:00:00 2019-05-27 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, May 28, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-05-28 10:00:00 2019-05-28 10:00:00 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)
Location:, VA
2019-05-28 17:15:00 2019-05-28 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
2019-05-28 17:15:00 2019-05-28 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
2019-05-28 17:15:00 2019-05-28 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
2019-05-28 18:00:00 2019-05-28 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-05-28 18:00:00 2019-05-28 18:00:00 America/New_York The Slurpee Ride Another year, another season of pain...just kidding. We really are a friendly and fun bunch of riders. So come out and join us. The Tuesday night gang has riders from All Classes and we welcome more anytime. Plus, we all go to 7-Eleven and get Slurpees afterward. We will be riding into Howard County via Riggs, Zion, and Howard Chapel roads and coming back via Hipsley Mill Rd. There will be multiple length options of the same basic route. No go if raining or wet roads. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-29 18:00:00 2019-05-29 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway Did you know that you could ride in DC at rush hour and not be in the midst of cars? It's true! Come join us on this beautiful ride through the tree lined streets of NW and out to Potomac. The ride goes up and down many hills between Dupont Circle and Glen Echo, great for building up for the season's big event rides like Storming of Thunder Ridge or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). The return, as the daylight is fading, is a group roll along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on group riding skills. The faster A riders will do a proper rotating paceline, while slower A and BB groups will do something less technical. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. It's MANDATORY to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a B group as well. Ride leaves from the stairs and "Speed Hump" sign at Mitchell Park, S St NW, between 22nd and 23rd Sts. There is street parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful of zone regulations which are in effect until 8:30 PM and somewhat strictly enforced (there is limited free parking in front of the former Textile Museum and Wilson House). Leaders may alternate week to week, alternating according to availability. No go in steady rain or impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google Group and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-29 18:00:00 2019-05-29 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway (B version) This is a slightly modified, shorter version of the “BB/A” route for riders who don’t keep up with the front pack. With little traffic at rush hour downtown, it’s a moderately paced ride through the hills of upper Northwest, stretching out toward Potomac as the daylight increases. Flat and fast along MacArthur for return to Mitchell Park. Please see the A/BB listing for map/GPS info. It's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Additionally, for safety reasons (and because it's the law in Maryland), no headphones will be allowed on any Downtown Breakaway rides. Ride leaders will ride at a by-the-books “B” pace with a regroup or two along the way for slower riders to catch up. See details about parking, etc. in the “BB”/”A” description. Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-05-30 10:00:00 2019-05-30 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)
Location:, MD
2019-05-30 12:30:00 2019-05-30 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
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-05-30 18:00:00 2019-05-30 18:00:00 America/New_York Thursday Night Trainer This is generally a fast paced cooperative training ride through the Laytonsville area and Patuxent River valley. Same route as in previous years. The ride leader will make no attempt to keep the group together for the ride, so make sure you have a cue sheet and know where you are going. Ride leader will insist on single file riding until the top of Howard Chapel Rd. because of the traffic and narrow roads. No go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the far corner of the parking lot near the donation bins. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2019-05-30 18:30:00 2019-05-30 18:30:00 America/New_York Belle Haven Blast This long-running and sociable training ride has a bit of everything. A relatively flat first half gives way to nearly unrelenting hills in the second half.  The ride will focus on team building techniques with members riding together in pace lines. Riders will stop in case of mishaps or mechanicals. Ride leaders rotate in the pace line working to keep the team riding as a single unit and may establish or adjust speed limits for flat terrain. Rides will generally be broken into two groups, an A and a B/BB, depending on turnout. The A group will be limited to those who have demonstrated that they know the route and have the necessary fitness and group riding skills. The B/BB group will focus on developing fitness and group riding skills.   Both groups will ride together until the Fort Hunt Park entrance, then separate into two groups going into the park. If needed, each group will stop and regroup with its own members at the top of Rebecca Drive. We'll have a post-ride outing on the last Thursday of the month, so bring a change of clothes.  Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-30 18:30:00 2019-05-30 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Top of the Town Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this Potomac Pedalers’ ride explores some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Rock Creek Park. Join us each Thursday evening through September. Come for the ride and then join us afterwards at Angelico’s for pizza (or salad!), beer, and socializing.   Most routes go through neighborhoods with light traffic but all include short connections on roads with heavier traffic. Comfort with road riding is a must. The ride is typically no drop. Routes vary each week; check the day’s listing at https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers for the planned ride.   Where: City Bikes Tenleytown, 4810 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016   When: Each Thursday until the end of September.   Time: Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 pm to sign in and hear announcements. The group rolls promptly at 6:30 pm due to limited daylight. So seriously, show up at 6:15 and not 6:35. At 6:35 we are already riding.   Distance: Route of 10 to 20 miles, depending on available daylight. All routes include rolling and sometimes steep hills.    Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. The pace is 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills.    No go if raining or wet roads. If weather is if-y the day of, for an update go to https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers and find that day’s ride page.   Parking is available in the City Bikes parking lot.   The shop offers the use of their rest room and air pump to those participating in the ride.   HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.   Tenley Circle/City Bikes (TEN)

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