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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

CC (MH) * 32 * VA * 9:00 AM * Mid-Week Morning Belle Haven RIDE CANCELED
Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2019-07-23 09:00:00 2019-07-23 09:00:00 America/New_York Mid-Week Morning Belle Haven Come out for this mid-week ride through pleasant neighborhoods, with just a short time on the bike path and a few slightly busier streets. Group typically goes to lunch afterwards. If the weather looks doubtful, check the website for a cancellation notice. Meet at second or north Belle Haven Picnic parking lot. Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00 AM * Bud Bike Tuesday RIDE CANCELED
Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-07-23 10:00:00 2019-07-23 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:Annandale, VA
2019-07-23 18:00:00 2019-07-23 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. All categories of cyclists can participate and enjoy biking in three major groups on different distance: (1) for cyclists who prefer only flat paths we are offering 9 miles paved Cross Country Trail parallel to Accotink Creek the finest wildlife corridors in Fairfax County  (2) for moderate riders with my leadership a route on CCT plus some neighborhood streets up to 15 miles (3) for advanced and speed up riders, 17 miles only on streets with a separated ad hoc leader.   Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-07-23 18:10:00 2019-07-23 18:10:00 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)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Location:Annandale, VA
2019-07-25 18:00:00 2019-07-25 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. All categories of cyclists can participate and enjoy biking in three major groups on different distance: (1) for cyclists who prefer only flat paths we are offering 9 miles paved Cross Country Trail parallel to Accotink Creek the finest wildlife corridors in Fairfax County  (2) for moderate riders with my leadership a route on CCT plus some neighborhood streets up to 15 miles (3) for advanced and speed up riders, 17 miles only on streets with a separated ad hoc leader.     Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-07-25 18:10:00 2019-07-25 18:10:00 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
2019-07-25 18:30:00 2019-07-25 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Top of the Town Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this social 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. 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. Ride leaders maintain a pace of 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills (C/CC in Potomac Pedalers’ ride class table). For those at that pace, the ride is no-drop. Some riders go ahead of the ride leader at their own individual paces, which sometimes depend on the strength of their desire for beer and pizza. All riders who stay on the cue sheet route will be swept up by the ride leader who will head for Angelico’s for post ride group dinner.    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, July 26, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-07-26 10:00:00 2019-07-26 10:00:00 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, July 27, 2019

Location:Rockville, MD
2019-07-27 07:30:00 2019-07-27 07:30:00 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:Washington, DC
2019-07-27 08:00:00 2019-07-27 08:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Predictions are for a hot and sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen 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 group rides for 40 miles (B/CC) and 50 miles (BB/B) start at the same time – 8:00.  The 27 mile ride (CC/C) starts at 10:00 AM. Afterwards, 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. 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. 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. 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. Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]  Monique Sears [mrsearsklm@gmail.com] [(202) 256-5218]  Bill Schulz [schulzwmh@gmail.com] [(240) 678-9398]  Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com]  Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Frederick, MD
2019-07-27 08:00:00 2019-07-27 08:00:00 America/New_York Historic Bridges Ride We wanted to find something relatively gentle before tackling the hills near the Brewery on Sunday. This ride from Utica seemed to fit the bill. Although there are two rest stops offered, you can choose whether to stop at both or not. Please print your own cue sheet, we will bring a few extras with us. Also, if you do not sign in online, you will need to sign in at the ride start. If the weather is iffy, check the website the morning of the ride.  Utica District Park (UDP)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-07-27 09:00:00 2019-07-27 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Note: This is the same group ride as those starting at 8:00 and 8:30 except this one is for C/CC riders cycling a 27-mile route using a blend of trails and roads. This ride's later start increases the chances that everyone riding in one of the days' group rides arrive back at teh ride start at around the same time and so can then celebrate a post-ride meal together at Mr Smith's Pub, across the street from Georgetown Water Park, and where may of us walk our bikes inside and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. Predictions are for a hot and sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen for a really nice 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. The 27 mile route starts on Capitol Crescent Trail and will meander in and around Rock Creek Park.  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. 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. 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. If you have any questions, please get in touch. CC/C: Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com] BB/B: Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]   Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-07-27 09:30:00 2019-07-27 09:30:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Note: This is the same group ride as those starting at 8:00 and 8:30 except this one is for C/CC riders cycling a 27-mile route using a blend of trails and roads. This ride's later start increases the chances that everyone riding in one of the days' group rides arrive back at teh ride start at around the same time and so can then celebrate a post-ride meal together at Mr Smith's Pub, across the street from Georgetown Water Park, and where may of us walk our bikes inside and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. Predictions are for a hot and sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen for a really nice 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. The 27 mile route starts on Capitol Crescent Trail and will meander in and around Rock Creek Park.  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. 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. 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. If you have any questions, please get in touch. CC/C: Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com] BB/B: Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]   Georgetown Water Park (GWP)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

2019-07-28 09:00:00 2019-07-28 09:00:00 America/New_York The Waredaca Brewery Ride Redux The folks at Waredaca Horse Farm have opened up a Brewery (waredacabrewing.com). I've heard great things, and confirmed those rumors. Great beer in a great setting. They have agreed to have us to the Brewery for a bike ride with sampling and fun after the ride. The rides head north to Lisbon and then over towards the Ten Oaks area before coming back to the Brewery. The shorter rides avoid the worst climbs, while the longest ride gets to do all of Gillis Falls.  The address is 4017 Damascus Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882. This is very near the corner of Damascus Rd & Howard Chapel Rd. Parking instructions: Pull in the last driveway on the right as you are going west on Damascus Rd (the driveway with the Waredaca west entrance sign that says Brewery). At the end of the driveway to the right, enter the gravel lot nearest the Brewery. DO not stop here. Proceed thru the opening in the fence line to the grass lot. That area should hold about 35 cars if we park carefully. AFTER that lot is full, then park in the gravel lot to the west of the main gravel lot. DO NOT in the spots at the end of this gravel lot that are reserved for horse owners. There will be folks there to help with parking. Bathrooms will be open before the ride start. Please print your own cue sheet, I will bring some with me in case your printer is broken. If the weather is bad, check the website by 6:30am the morning of the ride. - Other Start Location MD

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-07-30 10:00:00 2019-07-30 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)

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