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Friday, February 21, 2020

C/D * 20 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2020-02-21 10:30:00 2020-02-21 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride We'll be going to Bethesda for lunch this week. 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
2020-02-21 11:00:00 2020-02-21 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 22, 2020

Location:Laytonsville, MD
2020-02-22 10:00:00 2020-02-22 10:00:00 America/New_York Pick Your Miles to Somewhere Fifty Miles to Somewhere is a version of a classic PPTC ride.  There are three versions to chose from, 30, 40 or 50 miles.  All versions have the same rest stop in Lisbon (High's).  The terrain is rolling with a few easy hills to get you warmed up. All three rides start out on Riggs and Zion and return on Rte 108.  So you do not have to decide immediately which group or route you want to take. Come on out and join your friends, or make some new ones. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Rockville, MD
2020-02-22 10:00:00 2020-02-22 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
2020-02-22 13:00:00 2020-02-22 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, February 23, 2020

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
2020-02-23 10:00:00 2020-02-23 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)
CC (H) * 20 * MD * 12:00 PM * Rock Creek Hills
Silver Spring Metro Parking Garage
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2020-02-23 12:00:00 2020-02-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Rock Creek Hills Meet at Dixon & Bonifant by SS Metro parking garage @ 12 noon . Alternate start is Beach Dr & W Beach Dr @ 1215 , by the gate which is closed on Sunday . We go through RC Park with lots of hills , rest stop @ Parkway Deli mile 15 . We finish on Sligo Creek Parkway , up Ellsworth Dr to downtown SS . There is a 2 mile optional shortcut . I will be in 7/ 11 on Wayne Ave & Georgia Ave @1130 for pre ride coffee and snack . Cue sheets provided . Silver Spring Metro Parking Garage

Monday, February 24, 2020

2020-02-24 10:00:00 2020-02-24 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 25, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-02-25 11:00:00 2020-02-25 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 26, 2020

Location:, MD
2020-02-26 12:15:00 2020-02-26 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, February 27, 2020

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2020-02-27 10:00:00 2020-02-27 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, February 28, 2020

C/D * 20 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2020-02-28 10:30:00 2020-02-28 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
2020-02-28 11:00:00 2020-02-28 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 29, 2020

Location:Rockville, MD
2020-02-29 10:00:00 2020-02-29 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
2020-02-29 13:00:00 2020-02-29 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

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