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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)

Monday, September 23, 2019

2019-09-23 09:30:00 2019-09-23 09:30:00 America/New_York The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo Moderately hilly ride through Potomac with a probable stop at a cafe near the end. Leaders regroup periodically with an average speed of 16 - 18. Cue sheets and longer ride options are usually available only on holidays. No-go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Location:, MD
2019-09-23 17:00:00 2019-09-23 17:00:00 America/New_York Frederick's Monday EZ Weekly road ride from the 7th Street Starbucks in Frederick every Monday at 5pm.  30-50 miles depending on when the sun sets.  17-18 average pace with frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, but the whole County is full of little hills.  No go in active rain. - Other Start Location MD

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:Silver Spring, MD
2019-09-24 10:00:00 2019-09-24 10:00:00 America/New_York Tuesday Lunch Ride (Olney Ale House) We will start at Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and ride a ~12 mile route to the Olney Ale House, including a portion of the Matthew Henson Trail, a portion of the ICC trail, and several residential roads.  This is a relatively easy route with fewer hills (per Google Maps less than 500’ climb to lunch) than our usual Tuesday/Wednesday Lunch Ride.  The return will be a shorter ~10 mile route that includes residential roads and more paved bike trails.  Menu and other info for the Olney Ale House is available at:  http://olneyalehouse.com/. The trails will slow our C pace to an average of about 10 mph for the whole ride (slower when uphill and faster when downhill or flat roads).  See the Ride Class Table (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/ride-class-table) for more info on ride classes and average speeds. This is a social ride where we try to stick together. However, if you would to prefer to ride at your own pace, then please let me know and I will bring a printed cue sheet for you. Please remember to bring helmet, bike lock, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00.    Feel free to use the “Sign Up For This Ride” button above, but at the start of the ride you will still be required to sign the waiver and provide emergency contact info.   Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
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:Bethesda, MD
2019-09-24 18:00:00 2019-09-24 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-09-26 10:00:00 2019-09-26 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-09-26 12:30:00 2019-09-26 12:30:00 America/New_York Thursday Lunch ride Take a break in your work day and come join us for a 15-25 mile loop. The front runners keep a zesty pace but the ride leader always sweeps, so all are welcome. The ride leaves from the bike racks at the Marriott HQ on Fernwood. Parking at HQ can be tricky so if you're driving, best to park at one of the many shopping center lots and ride over.   Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for this ride. I send out the route every Wednesday.  - Other Start Location MD
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-09-26 17:30:00 2019-09-26 17:30:00 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)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-09-27 09:00:00 2019-09-27 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride If you want to join the “Friday Lunch Ride” but want most of the miles before lunch (and/or find that an earlier more southern starting point is more convenient), then try this ride. We will start at Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and ride up the Rock Creek Trail to Lake Needwood in time for a short break before joining Deborah’s “Friday Lunch Ride”. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather.  This ride will be the same length as the “Friday Lunch Ride” if lunch in Bethesda and could be a few miles longer if lunch in a more northern city, such as Olney or Rockville. Please remember to bring helmet, bike lock, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:00.   Feel free to use the “Sign Up For This Ride” button above, but at the start of the ride you will still be required to sign the waiver and provide emergency contact info. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
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)
Location:Rockville , MD
2019-09-27 10:00:00 2019-09-27 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride I'll be starting out at Lake Needwood in Derwood and biking to lunch in Bethesda, Rockville, Olney or points elsewhere. I’ll let you know by Thursday of each week where we are going, so check the weekly listing for more information. We try to keep the distance at 30 miles. If the ride will be hilly that week, we usually shorten the distance. Lake Needwood (NEE)

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