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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-09-19 17:45:00 2019-09-19 17:45:00 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
2019-09-19 18:30:00 2019-09-19 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, September 20, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-09-20 10:00:00 2019-09-20 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, September 21, 2019

Location:Rockville, MD
2019-09-21 08:00:00 2019-09-21 08:00:00 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 on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information.   Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
CC (MH) * 32 * MD * 9:00 AM * Loop de Adventure
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-09-21 09:00:00 2019-09-21 09:00:00 America/New_York Loop de Adventure Note about the ride start location.  The PPTC ride start location listing for the Adventure Playground indicates a different parking lot closer to Schaeffer Rd than it actually is.  The Adventure Playground is 0.1 miles west of Germantown Rd (118) and 0.6 miles east of Schaeffer Rd.  If you go to the parking lot next to a baseball field, you are in the wrong location. There are bathrooms and water. There should be plenty of parking, but there are also several lots close by if needed. The ride begins and ends on Schaeffer, goes by the Sugarloaf Mountain entrance, and has a rest stop in Dickerson. Leader will try to maintain a pace of 13-13.5 mph. CUESHEETS: If you need a paper cuesheet, please print it prior to the ride from the Potomac Pedalers website for this ride. I will only have a few cuesheets for those who forget or might not have access to a printer. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Sharpsburg, MD
2019-09-21 12:00:00 2019-09-21 12:00:00 America/New_York 2019 BRC Saturday Sugar Rides ****UPDATES AS OF WEDNESDAY, 9/18***** Fellow riders. The weather forecast for this weekend looks amazing!! The perfect conditions for touring Antietam National Battlefield, eating ice cream, tasting wine, and listening to live music. A few important updates to share: Update #1: To accommodate our very busy 2019 BRC volunteers, many of whom want to join the Saturday group rides, but cannot get to the ride start by noon, we added an extra starting time of 1pm ET for the 13-mile route. Anyone can ride at 1pm with this final group; this time slot is not just for BRC volunteers. Update #2: Antietam Creek Vineyards will provide a food truck. BYOM (bring your own money)! Update #3: There are restrooms (porta-johns) at both the start/finish and the vineyard. Water is available too.   2019 BRC SATURDAY SUGAR RIDES Make it a weekend to remember! Join us for one of two PPTC group rides (13 miles and 36 miles), featuring the local sites, including the Antietam National Battlefield and Nutter's Ice Cream. Did somebody say ice cream? Absolutely yes, and Nutter's ice cream is amazing. Craving even more sugar? Both rides stop at the Antietam Creek Vineyard (right inside the park). While there enjoy wine tasting and live bluegrass music. The vineyard will also feature a food truck if you wish to purchase something to eat. YOU STILL NEED TO REGISTER These are standard PPTC group rides: meaning all are welcome, and there is no charge. To best enjoy Antietam National Battlefield and the Antietam Creek Vineyard, we must cap registration at 200 riders. Please register here:  https://www.potomacpedalers.org/sign-saturday-rides-sept-21-2019 RIDE START/FINISH Address: 16609 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782 We start and finish at a commercial property on Route 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) located one mile from the Potomac River/C&O Canal Towpath. There are two parking lots. A small, paved lot near Shepherdstown Pike that can accommodate 8 vehicles and a large, unpaved lot next to the main building that can accommodate 40 vehicles. Signs will direct you. QUESTIONS Got questions? Want to register via email instead? Contact Stephen Krill (krilljrs@gmail.com). Sharpsburg MD (BRC Saturday Ride Start)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D (H) * 25/30/50/62 * WV * 7:00 AM * Back Roads Century
Shepherd University - Back Roads Century Start
Location:Shepherdstown, WV
2019-09-22 07:00:00 2019-09-22 07:00:00 America/New_York Back Roads Century The Back Roads Century returns for its fourth year to beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Located just across the bridge from the Antietam Battlefield, cyclists will enjoy historic sites and scenic routes.  You must register separately, on the century webpage to ride the century ride.  See link below. https://www.potomacpedalers.org/2019-back-roads-century Shepherd University - Back Roads Century Start
CC/C * 25 * DC * 10:00 AM * All Bike DC Loop!
District Hardware and Bike (DHB)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-09-22 10:00:00 2019-09-22 10:00:00 America/New_York All Bike DC Loop!  Join me this Sunday (9/22/19) as I will lead a ride that is 100% totally in Washington, DC! The ride comes in around 25 miles at 1,100 feet of elevation, and it will take us on a mini loop around #BikeDC along the Metro Branch and Rock Creek Trails. The ride will also take us through Rock Creek Park and end with a casual loop around Hains Point. Meet 9:45 AM at District Hardware and Bike shop located at 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 10:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start. 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. Also there have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at the Velo Cafe located inside the shop should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is generally meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Hardware and Bike. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Waterfront Metro station. Exit the station on 4th St SW and head south 1 block to M St SW. Make a right on M St SW and District Hardware and Bike is 3 blocks on the left. For directions to the District Hardware and Bike, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 659-8686, or use Google Maps. District Hardware and Bike (DHB)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-09-24 10:00:00 2019-09-24 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:Laytonsville, MD
2019-09-24 17:30:00 2019-09-24 17:30:00 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. REMINDER - This is the night of the end of the season pizza party at Juliano's at 7pm.  Rain or Shine. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-09-24 18:00:00 2019-09-24 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 neighborhood streets only up to 15 miles or with optional combination on CCT plus some neighborhood streets. (3) for advanced and speed up riders, 17 miles only on streets with a separated ad hoc leader.   Wakefield Park (WKP)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-09-26 17:45:00 2019-09-26 17:45:00 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
2019-09-26 18:30:00 2019-09-26 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, September 27, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-09-27 10:00:00 2019-09-27 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, September 28, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-09-28 08:00:00 2019-09-28 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 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. 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)

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