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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Location:Mount Airy, MD
2019-05-19 09:00:00 2019-05-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Milkhouse Brewery Ride StillPoint Farm, located just south of Libertytown, has welcomed us back to use their farm as a starting point. Since they grow their own hops, they are allowed to brew and sell their own home brews.http://stillpointfarming.com/ After a rolling ride thru the countryside, we can relax at the brewery tasting room to partake of their excellent brews (we've tried them). After you find your favorite, you can even take a growler home with you. The Brewery has cheese, crackers & meat sticks. You can also bring additional “healthy” food for the post ride party. Note that the ride will be cancelled if it is raining. Rest room available at ride start. Note: Directions and cue sheets are now on the Potomac Pedalers web site.   30 mile cue sheet   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8071756 See upload for 37 mile cue for the 30 mile cue, they are in the same file. Still Point Farm (SPF)
Location:Lorton, VA
2019-05-19 09:30:00 2019-05-19 09:30:00 America/New_York Mason Neck Half Reverse This ride begins near the Gunston Road bike path, continuing through surrounding neighborhoods and Mason Neck State Park.  The route is 98% flat with several 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)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Location:Annandale, VA
2019-05-21 18:00:00 2019-05-21 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)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-05-23 10:00:00 2019-05-23 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:Annandale, VA
2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 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)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-05-23 18:00:00 2019-05-23 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:Washington, DC
2019-05-23 18:30:00 2019-05-23 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)

Friday, May 24, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-05-24 09:00:00 2019-05-24 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
2019-05-24 10:00:00 2019-05-24 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)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2019-05-25 08:30:00 2019-05-25 08:30:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride - We Love Dave This awesome multi-class ride caters to every type of recreational bicyclist on the last Saturday of each month. All rides typically enjoy Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, with routes varying based on distance and speed of the group. The CC through A routes favor quiet roads in DC, Maryland and/or Virginia and generally return to Georgetown on Beach Drive with one to two rest stops along the way; the C/CC group tends to rie on routes that mix great trails with quiet residential streets, including, of course, Rock Creek Park. Note: the various group rides generally start at different times so we are all more likely to end together. See below for starting times for the groups. To minimize our collective footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download its GPX file onto your bike computer. For this month's April ride, we will be fondly remember our buddy, Dave Solovesh, who was killed last week by a reckless driver. Dave was awesome to ride with. He cycled smartly and effectively. He knew how to socialize as he nurtured a low ego, high degree of empathy, active curiosity and a dry sense of humor. He never was completely off the bike, as he tirelessly advocated for safer neighborhoods in our city so we all can reap the benefits of active, healthy lifestyles. B/BB/A (8:30 Ride Start): Matt Birnbaum, Bill Schulz and Matt Ossolinski (55 miles) CC/B (9:30 Ride Start): Monique Sears (40 miles C/CC (10:30 Ride Start): Tim Bouquet (27 miles) At ride's end, all are welcome and encouraged to stay around for a post-ride lunch at Mr. Smith’s pub across the street from the park, and where we can bring our bicycles inside! And for those looking for pre-ride caffeine, there are a suite of options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. 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. For those needing to drive, 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. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
2019-05-25 09:00:00 2019-05-25 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride - We Love Dave Note:  the various group rides generally start at different times so we are all more likely to end at around the same time. See below for starting times for the groups.  To minimize our collective footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download its GPX file onto your bike computer.  This awesome multi-class ride caters to every type of recreational bicyclist. All rides typically enjoy Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, with routes varying based on distance and speed of the group. The CC through A routes favor quiet roads in DC, Maryland and/or Virginia and generally return to Georgetown on Beach Drive with one to two rest stops along the way; the C group routes blend great trails with quiet residential streets, including, of course, Rock Creek Park. For this month's March ride, we have ride leaders offering these group rides: C/CC (10:30 Ride Start):  Tim Bouquet (27 miles) CC/B (10:00 Ride Start):  Monique Sears (34 miles) B/BB (9:00 Ride Start): Matt Birnbaum and Bill Schulz (50 miles) At ride's end, all are welcome and encouraged to stay around for a post-ride lunch at Mr. Smith’s pub across the street from the park, and where we can bring our bicycles inside!  And for those looking for pre-ride caffeine, there are a suite of options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. We also 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.  For those needing to drive, 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. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Fairfax Station, VA
2019-05-25 10:00:00 2019-05-25 10:00:00 America/New_York Burke Golf Course to Occoquan Cafe This ride is on roads that are very familiar to the Burke cycling community.  It starts at the Burke Lake golf course parking lot and goes down to Occoquan Park cafe and returns via a different route.  The route is mostly flat except for the diversion along Thorn Bush and Roseland and out of Occoquan Park.   PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CUESHEET.  I may cancel this ride if the roads are wet. Questions?  Call my home phone NLT 1 hour before start and cell phone thereafter.  Home 703-455-0368  Cell 703-350-9209 CC/C: Len [len.wilkinson@verizon.net] Cue sheet for 24 mile route  burke_golf_to_occoquan_park_cafe.xlsx GPS file for 24 mile route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29388469 Burke Lake Park (BLP)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Location:Dickerson, MD
2019-05-26 09:00:00 2019-05-26 09:00:00 America/New_York Tour de Purcellville (mini) Its the annual Tour de Purcellville.  This is a shorter version of the Purcellville ride.  Starting from White's Ferry, we'll cross the Potomac river ($2 each way).  From there we'll ride into Leesburg and pick up the WO&D path out to Purcellville.  We'll do a loop through this historical town and ride back the same way.  The terrain is generally easy, and shaded.  A few minor inclines but no big hills to speak of.  Cue sheet will be posted. Arrive by 8:45 so we can get started promptly at 9. Ride Leader Bill Resnicow     White's Ferry (WIF)

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: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)

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