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Monday, January 20, 2020

CC * 37 * DC * 11:00 AM * MLK Day Ride!
East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Location:Washington, DC
2020-01-20 11:00:00 2020-01-20 11:00:00 America/New_York MLK Day Ride! Join me on MLK Day (1/20/20) as I will lead a Potomac Pedalers Urban Adventure Bicycle Ride that honors the fight and struggle of Martin Luther King Jr's legacy to build a free and equal world dedicated to social justice. Now, the weather for the day is calling for sunny skies with temperatures holding above the freezing mark with mild winds. But don't let a little cold deter you from coming out and struggling through this ride! We will stop along the way to warm up. The ride comes in around 35 miles at 1,400 feet of elevation, which will take us to the MLK Memorial, Emancipation Memorial, African American Civil War Memorial, the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery, MLK Elementary School and an off the beaten path MLK "I Have A Dream" Mural. Meet 10:45 AM East Potomac Golf Course located at 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 11:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at the ride start. Obviously, we will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range at around 12-14 mph range. It is a no-drop ride, but please feel to drop in and bring a friend! Also, I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the Ride with GPS route link here: https://cutt.ly/Arcsmqy For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is free on at the East Potomac Golf Course Park in the back big lot and meet at the East Potomac Park Golf Center sign down in front of where the Potomac Grill is located. And for those traveling by Metro, take either the Blue, Green, Orange, Silver or Yellow line and get off at the L'Enfant Station. Exit the Station on 7th St SW and head south for about 4 or 5 blocks to Maine Ave SW. Make a right on Maine Ave SW and go about a half-mile and make a left on Ohio Dr SW and travel about a mile and the Golf Course will be on your right. Google Maps link to Golf Course here: https://bit.ly/38ef5pV #mlkdayride #mlkday2020 #mlkdayofservice #mlk #urbanadventurebike #potomacpedalers #findyourpark #civilwar #civilrights #findyourfort #freedmencemetery #coloredtroops #usctfact #bikedc #bikeva #bikemd East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

B/CC * 35 * MD * 11:00 AM * Bud Bike Tuesday RIDE CANCELED
Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-21 11:00:00 2020-01-21 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)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-24 11:00:00 2020-01-24 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)
2020-01-24 18:00:00 2020-01-24 18:00:00 America/New_York **Happy Hour with the ExComm Join the PPTC Executive Committee for a Happy Hour! The weather outside *might* be frightful, but the conversation inside will be delightful!  Where: Caboose Tavern 520 Mill Street NE Vienna, VA. Located conveniently on the W&OD trail near the Vienna Community Center, and close to the Vienna Metro station.  Join us in conversation for the Back Roads Century planning, talk about the upcoming special events for the club, and help us brainstorm for a Membership Drive in May. Feel free to bring your concerns and kudos to the table as well!  Any questions? Email Anne at vtcupcake@gmail.com    Hope to see you there!   Vienna Community Center (VCC)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Location:Washington, DC
2020-01-25 08:00:00 2020-01-25 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:Washington, DC
2020-01-25 09:00:00 2020-01-25 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Predictions are for a cool but sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and ahve the layered clothing ready 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 BB/B group ride d 50 miles starts at 8:00 and our B/CC group ride of 40 miles starts at 8:15.  After the en d of the ride, 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. A bunch of us likely will head to the Nats' 2 PM parade after. 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. Buses run regularly as well along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.  For those needing to drive, though, 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. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Rockville, MD
2020-01-25 10:00:00 2020-01-25 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
2020-01-25 13:00:00 2020-01-25 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, January 26, 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
2020-01-26 10:00:00 2020-01-26 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)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-28 11:00:00 2020-01-28 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)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-01-31 11:00:00 2020-01-31 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 1, 2020

Location:Rockville, MD
2020-02-01 10:00:00 2020-02-01 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
2020-02-01 13:00:00 2020-02-01 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 2, 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
2020-02-02 10:00:00 2020-02-02 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)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2020-02-04 11:00:00 2020-02-04 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)

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