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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-22 18:00:00 2019-05-22 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway Did you know that you could ride in DC at rush hour and not be in the midst of cars? It's true! Come join us on this beautiful ride through the tree lined streets of NW and out to Potomac. The ride goes up and down many hills between Dupont Circle and Glen Echo, great for building up for the season's big event rides like Storming of Thunder Ridge or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). The return, as the daylight is fading, is a group roll along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on group riding skills. The faster A riders will do a proper rotating paceline, while slower A and BB groups will do something less technical. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. It's MANDATORY to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a B group as well. Ride leaves from the stairs and "Speed Hump" sign at Mitchell Park, S St NW, between 22nd and 23rd Sts. There is street parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful of zone regulations which are in effect until 8:30 PM and somewhat strictly enforced (there is limited free parking in front of the former Textile Museum and Wilson House). Leaders may alternate week to week, alternating according to availability. No go in steady rain or impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google Group and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-22 18:00:00 2019-05-22 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway (B version) This is a slightly modified, shorter version of the “BB/A” route for riders who don’t keep up with the front pack. With little traffic at rush hour downtown, it’s a moderately paced ride through the hills of upper Northwest, stretching out toward Potomac as the daylight increases. Flat and fast along MacArthur for return to Mitchell Park. Please see the A/BB listing for map/GPS info. It's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Additionally, for safety reasons (and because it's the law in Maryland), no headphones will be allowed on any Downtown Breakaway rides. Ride leaders will ride at a by-the-books “B” pace with a regroup or two along the way for slower riders to catch up. See details about parking, etc. in the “BB”/”A” description. Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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)

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)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-29 18:00:00 2019-05-29 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway Did you know that you could ride in DC at rush hour and not be in the midst of cars? It's true! Come join us on this beautiful ride through the tree lined streets of NW and out to Potomac. The ride goes up and down many hills between Dupont Circle and Glen Echo, great for building up for the season's big event rides like Storming of Thunder Ridge or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). The return, as the daylight is fading, is a group roll along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on group riding skills. The faster A riders will do a proper rotating paceline, while slower A and BB groups will do something less technical. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. It's MANDATORY to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a B group as well. Ride leaves from the stairs and "Speed Hump" sign at Mitchell Park, S St NW, between 22nd and 23rd Sts. There is street parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful of zone regulations which are in effect until 8:30 PM and somewhat strictly enforced (there is limited free parking in front of the former Textile Museum and Wilson House). Leaders may alternate week to week, alternating according to availability. No go in steady rain or impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google Group and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-29 18:00:00 2019-05-29 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway (B version) This is a slightly modified, shorter version of the “BB/A” route for riders who don’t keep up with the front pack. With little traffic at rush hour downtown, it’s a moderately paced ride through the hills of upper Northwest, stretching out toward Potomac as the daylight increases. Flat and fast along MacArthur for return to Mitchell Park. Please see the A/BB listing for map/GPS info. It's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Additionally, for safety reasons (and because it's the law in Maryland), no headphones will be allowed on any Downtown Breakaway rides. Ride leaders will ride at a by-the-books “B” pace with a regroup or two along the way for slower riders to catch up. See details about parking, etc. in the “BB”/”A” description. Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-05-30 18:30:00 2019-05-30 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)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-06 18:30:00 2019-06-06 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)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-13 18:30:00 2019-06-13 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)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-20 18:30:00 2019-06-20 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)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-27 18:30:00 2019-06-27 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)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

2019-06-29 08:30:00 2019-06-29 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)
2019-06-29 09:00:00 2019-06-29 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)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-07-11 18:30:00 2019-07-11 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)

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