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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)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-05-21 10:00:00 2019-05-21 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:Alexandria, VA
2019-05-21 10:00:00 2019-05-21 10:00:00 America/New_York Mid-Week Morning Belle Haven Come on out for this mid-week ride through pleasant neighborhoods, with just a short time on the bike path and a few slightly busier streets. The routes have a few good hills and converge at the rest stop and at the end. Group typically goes to lunch afterwards. If the weather looks doubtful, check the website fora a cancellation notice. Meet at second or north Belle Haven Picnic parking lot. Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
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)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-05-21 18:00:00 2019-05-21 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)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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:Greenbelt, MD
2019-05-24 10:00:00 2019-05-24 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, 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:Rockville, MD
2019-05-25 09:00:00 2019-05-25 09:00:00 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)

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)

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)

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)

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