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April, 2024

Monday
1
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo. For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the tops of any significant climbs. When there is interest and on Federal Holidays, a longer option is usually available. Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride. On holidays a RidewithGPS file of a 35ish and 60ish mile route will be posted here. Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Monday
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4-1-24 NO RIDE TONIGHT, it‘s cold and rainy. See you next week. The usual Monday EZ BB pace ride throughout Frederick County on rural roads, frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, exact route varies each week, so no cue sheet, we regroup at decision points. We will go longer as daylight allows up to 50 miles in late June/July. 5:03 pm start at the Starbucks on 7th Street in Frederick. No go in active rain. Ride leader: Darius Mark (darius.mark.mdge@statefarm.com). Rides are also posted, updated, and cancelled on FB here: @frederickroadriding
Wednesday
3
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Yup: we are back for 2024, y‘all! A prompt 6pm departure will take us on an ever-changing route (due to sunset times) out to Montgomery County and back, taking myriad turns, climbs, descents, and views in along the way. THIS IS NOT A SHOW-AND-GO RIDE! Please click on the ride description and sign the online waiver (Google Form) - you need only do this once for the ENTIRE DTB series! Ride will not go in thunderstorms, AQI > 100, heat index over 100°F, bad windstorms, ice, or snow.
Thursday
4
Glen Echo Park - lower parking lot, turn off MacArthur Blvd onto Oxford Street
10:00 AM
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Each week will have a uniquely assigned Ride with GPS route link posted at least two days before the ride. All riders are expected to download the Ride with GPS route onto their devices or have printed out a cue sheet in case they decide to separate from the group for whatever reason. The group is expected to ride together at the group leader’s C pace, which will be 11 to 12 mph on average. Rides typically are 25 to 30 miles and ascent will be between 1,000’ and 2,200’, depending on the route. All routes are in low-traffic, moderately hilly residential areas. Those wishing to ride at an average pace of greater than 12 mph usually will have the opportunity to form a CC-level ride group at the start and depart a few minutes early with a ride leader from among their ranks. Each ride will have a rest/restroom stop midway and an optional lunch stop near the end. This is a recurring ride. ALL RIDERS MUST REGISTER EACH WEEK. For new riders, emergency-contact information is collected at the ride start. (GLE 4E)
Thursday
4
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CANCELLED for 4/4 - rain and hail moving through Join us for a new weekly evening ride starting on Thursdays in April! We’ll take on a rolling route of 25-30 miles with some hills and aim to regroup a couple of times to stay together. We plan for one group going a high B/low BB pace. Meet in front of the bike shop at Laytons VIllage shopping center. WARNING: There is a non-PPTC group ride leaving from the same parking lot on Thursdays - you will quickly know if you accidentally join their AA pace race practice. Ask for Allison or Chris with PPTC if you aren‘t sure if you have the right group!
Thursday
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Bringing back this long-time ride at least for the first week of April, and after that as often as we can find a ride leader. Meet at Belle Haven Park, in the southern parking lot. The ride starts flat and leisurely for the first 6 miles, using lightly-trafficked streets. Then we get to Fort Hunt Park and the fast riders take off. After another 6 flat miles, the ups and downs begin. Don‘t worry if you don‘t bring your climbing legs, because we can show you shortcuts. Meet back at the park after the ride for socializing. Cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39147776?privacy_code=moDZw819z7lA1BgN
Thursday
4
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This social ride is one of the Thursday evening Tenleytown DC meet-ups and is an 11 mile loop through Tenleytown and Chevy Chase. The route for this evening is relatively flat with a couple of hills out and back coming to about 700 feet total climbing, mostly on quiet residential streets and car-less Rock Creek Park. Meet by 6:15p at the south parking lot of the now-closed Tenleytown ElectriCity Bikes on Wisconsin Ave., NW. GPS file route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44151342 Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please cancel online by 4 pm the day of the ride. Ride cancellation in the event of rain and wet roads will be posted here no later than 5p the day of the ride.
Friday
5
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility
10:00 AM
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Please join me on a rolling route to Aaron Mountain by Springs Road, Ryland Chapel and Waterford. Back through Old Washington to Flint Hill and Orlean with Piney Mountain climb to Old Waterloo back to parking lot. Rest stops at mile Shell Station 36 and Orlean Store 54. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46053398
Saturday
6
Broad Branch Road & Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park https://maps.app.goo.gl/XhyJULjxYrmLg9sE9
10:00 AM
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Former Bike Rack DC Saturday ride, it has survived the closing of BRDC, and the pandemic, and is now a fast-paced, friendly but spicy event. A/B groups usually form after the first attack following a social start. Regroup at the turnaround and again at the finish. If you’re feeling racy you can race. If you don’t have legs you can likely fall in with another group and meet up at the turnaround point (Viers Mill Park). Expect pace lines, breakaways and tactics up front, but very little vehicular traffic throughout. All are welcome to enjoy post-ride refreshments and revelry at Don Juan‘s in Mount Pleasant, just a short climb past the finish.
Saturday
6
Open City Coffee House, 2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
10:00 AM
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Start: Open City Coffee House, 2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008 We will launch at 10am! Riders are encouraged to show up early to socialize and support local business :) End: Don Juan‘s, 1660 Lamont St NW, Washington, DC 64-mile loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46050420 38-mile loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46061435 This awesome ride is back in action in 2024. It’s still a ride from DC out to the parks and to the leafy green streets of Montgomery Co - no car needed, with some new added perks since cycling is only as enjoyable as the coffee and tailgating. As always, the route features loops with lots of rolling hills and a few lung-inhaling climbs. This month includes Mountain Gate and Berryville Road and traverses several urban neighborhoods on well-established bicycle corridors and through some quiet back roads around Potomac. While we look forward to the joys of spinning harmoniously and consciously in pace lines, we are recreational riders and not racers, so we’re prioritizing socializing before and after the ride itself. We encourage all to arrive early before the 10:00 AM ride start to enjoy coffee and a pastry at Open City Coffee House (2321 Woodley Road, near the intersection with Connecticut Ave and a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the Woodley Park metro station on the red line. Enjoy a post-ride tailgate at Don Juan‘s in Mount Pleasant (1660 Lamont Street, NW at the corner of Mt. Pleasant Avenue). Contacts: Matt Birnbaum noshbygosh@icloud.com 202-895-0979 Lee Goldberg lmgoldberg@gmail.com 240-393-7328 Matt Gilchrist gilchristm@protonmail.com 360-751-4921 (Danielle Cristino will be us in spirit from New Hampshire where she‘ll be prepping for the eclipse)
Saturday
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This moderately hilly ride is mostly on back roads. The ride starts atK2Cafein Poolesville and has a rest stop at Dickerson store. Please print your own cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39185845 Helmets and registration required.
Sunday
7
Olney Manor Recreational Park
9:30 AM
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Start at Olney Manor Recreational Park, off Georgia Avenue. Meet at the lot next to the swim center. A hilly (but scenic!) route to Clarksville and Highland in Howard County, 69 ft/mile. Experience the newly-repaved Rt108! Rest stops at 13 and 21 miles. We won‘t drop riders who can maintain a 13 mph average pace, which is the leader‘s anticipated speed. Please print your own cue sheet if needed. Contact: Dave Kitzmiller (ktzdh79@gmail.com) (202) 330-3798
Sunday
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION. Moderately hilly to hilly. Here’s a challenging ride through the southeast Fairfax County suburbs with some rural roads. Take a spin and judge for yourself. Part of the latter half of the route goes past the old Lorton Penitentiary. Meet at the first entrance to the school parking lot. Lunch afterward at a nearby eatery. Call in the event of questionable weather. Check the website for cancellation information or call an hour before the ride start. For detailed directions, do an internet map search for Gunston Elementary School, Lorton, VA. Jeff Mankie [jsmankie@aol.com] [(571) 332-2130]. GPS file for the 27-mile route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38894594 CUE SHEET LINK - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mGL-hiwdAXPH0YkELY4lWsn2HjYFUZ7D/view?usp=sharing
Sunday
7
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
10:00 AM
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Nice rolling hills in and out of Vint Hill to Midland. Rest stop at mile 24 Dollar General. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46065167
Sunday
7
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A ride the loops around a lot before ending up at the Ten Oaks Highs for a rest stop. Some climbing, but not too much. Print your own cue sheet. Sign up online if you plan to attend.
Sunday
7
Brentsville Historical Park - gravel lot behind the church.
10:30 AM
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BVP is only a short drive west off Manassas. New overpass construction may be confusing, however. This route is on country roads and covers the quiet Burwell Road and Shenandoah Path. You will find it a joy to ride. Forty easy miles and 1,600‘ of ascent. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36398925 703-455-0368 before the ride; 703-350-9209 day of the ride.
Monday
8
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo. For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the tops of any significant climbs. When there is interest and on Federal Holidays, a longer option is usually available. Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride. On holidays a RidewithGPS file of a 35ish and 60ish mile route will be posted here. Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Monday
8
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The usual Monday EZ BB pace ride throughout Frederick County on rural roads, frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, exact route varies each week, so no cue sheet, we regroup at decision points. We will go longer as daylight allows up to 50 miles in late June/July. 5:03 pm start at the Starbucks on 7th Street in Frederick. No go in active rain. Ride leader: Darius Mark (darius.mark.mdge@statefarm.com). Rides are also posted, updated, and cancelled on FB here: @frederickroadriding
Tuesday
9
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Rolling ride on mostly gravel roads. Recommend gravel or cross tires for comfort and safety. Ride starts at Hamilton Community Park, 31 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158. Park opposite the playground. No restrooms at the Park. (Porta-jon was moved.) We’ll take a short roadside break about mile 23. Optional stop at Hill Tom Mkt in Hillsboro at mile 32 if needed. Mike McCarley, 703.218.0707, mccarleym218@gmail.com. Contact me with questions before the ride or if there are issues during the ride.
Tuesday
9
Greenbelt Co-op Roosevelt Center
10:00 AM
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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 behind the Co-op. Lunch option afterward, alfresco, at Roosevelt Center with several food options.
Wednesday
10
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Join me in the mountains. Weather promises to be warm and wind low. Parking just south of Thornton Gap Entrance Station. Ride south to turn around at South River Picnic Area. Rest stop on return at Lewis Mountain Picnic Area Store (Mile 37). Option for 52 mile ride by turning around at Lewis Mountain Picnic Area on your way south. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39104323
Wednesday
10
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Yup: we are back for 2024, y‘all! A prompt 6pm departure will take us on an ever-changing route (due to sunset times) out to Montgomery County and back, taking myriad turns, climbs, descents, and views in along the way. THIS IS NOT A SHOW-AND-GO RIDE! Please click on the ride description and sign the online waiver (Google Form) - you need only do this once for the ENTIRE DTB series! Ride will not go in thunderstorms, AQI > 100, heat index over 100°F, bad windstorms, ice, or snow.
Thursday
11
Glen Echo Park - lower parking lot, turn off MacArthur Blvd onto Oxford Street
10:00 AM
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Each week will have a uniquely assigned Ride with GPS route link posted at least two days before the ride. All riders are expected to download the Ride with GPS route onto their devices or have printed out a cue sheet in case they decide to separate from the group for whatever reason. The group is expected to ride together at the group leader’s C pace, which will be 11 to 12 mph on average. Rides typically are 25 to 30 miles and ascent will be between 1,000’ and 2,200’, depending on the route. All routes are in low-traffic, moderately hilly residential areas. Those wishing to ride at an average pace of greater than 12 mph usually will have the opportunity to form a CC-level ride group at the start and depart a few minutes early with a ride leader from among their ranks. Each ride will have a rest/restroom stop midway and an optional lunch stop near the end. This is a recurring ride. ALL RIDERS MUST REGISTER EACH WEEK. For new riders, emergency-contact information is collected at the ride start. (GLE 6P2)
Thursday
11
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Join us for a new weekly evening ride starting on Thursdays in April! We’ll take on a rolling route of 25-30 miles with some hills and aim to regroup a couple of times to stay together. We plan for one group going a high B/low BB pace. Meet in front of the bike shop at Laytons VIllage shopping center. WARNING: There is a non-PPTC group ride leaving from the same parking lot on Thursdays - you will quickly know if you accidentally join their AA pace race practice. Ask for Allison or Chris with PPTC if you aren‘t sure if you have the right group!
Thursday
11
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Let‘s make it two weeks in a row, and after that who knows? Meet at Belle Haven Park, in the southern parking lot. The ride starts flat and leisurely for the first 6 miles, using lightly-trafficked streets. Then we get to Fort Hunt Park and the fast riders take off. After another 6 flat miles, the ups and downs begin. Don‘t worry if you don‘t bring your climbing legs, because we can show you shortcuts. Meet back at the park after the ride for socializing. Cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39147776?privacy_code=moDZw819z7lA1BgN Co-Leader: Laura Clauser
Thursday
11
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This social ride is one of the Thursday evening Tenleytown DC meet-ups and is a 12 mile loop through Tenleytown and Chevy Chase. The route for this evening is relatively flat with a couple of pesky hills out and back coming to almost 900 feet total of climbing, mostly on quiet residential streets and car-less Rock Creek Park. Meet by 6:15p at the south parking lot of the now-closed Tenleytown ElectriCityBikes store on Wisconsin Ave., NW. GPS file route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29533433 Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please cancel online by 4 pm the day of the ride. Ride cancellation in the event of rain and wet roads will be posted here no later than 5p the day of the ride.
Saturday
13
Riley's Lot, First Parking Lot on the Left
10:00 AM
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rIDE CANCELLED DUE TO 20-30 MPH WIND WITH 50 MPH GUSTS This moderately hilly ride starts at Riley‘s Lock and proceeds through mostly lightly travelled roads to Dickerson store. Please park at the first lot on the left you come to on Riley‘s Lock Road. Please download your own cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39257046 Helmet and Registration Required
Saturday
13
Broad Branch Road & Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park https://maps.app.goo.gl/XhyJULjxYrmLg9sE9
10:00 AM
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Former Bike Rack DC Saturday ride, it has survived the closing of BRDC, and is now a social but spicy event. A/B groups usually form after the first attack following a social start. Regroup at the turnaround and again at the finish. If you’re feeling racy you can race. If you don’t have legs you can likely fall in with another group and meet up at the turnaround point (Viers Mill Park). Expect pace lines, breakaways and tactics up front, but very little vehicular traffic throughout. All are welcome to enjoy post-ride refreshments and revelry at Don Juan‘s in Mount Pleasant, just a short climb past the finish.
Sunday
14
Northern Fauquier Community Park
9:00 AM
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Lots of rolling hills from Norther Fauquier Community Park (NFCP) to Orlean and back by Freestate. Out Zula, Frogtown, Delaplane, 55 to Leeds Manor. Rest stop at mile 36 Orlean store. Back by John Barton Payne, Conde, Wilson and Free State to Marshall and NFCP. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45162964
Sunday
14
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Join us for a little bit different route from the usual. Rest stop will likely be the Cafe just after turning into Deale but there are a couple of other options too. We should (supposedly) enjoy a tailwind on the return! Registration required. There are bathrooms and a porta-potty in the parking area.
Monday
15
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo. For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the tops of any significant climbs. When there is interest and on Federal Holidays, a longer option is usually available. Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride. On holidays a RidewithGPS file of a 35ish and 60ish mile route will be posted here. Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Monday
15
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SORRY high winds today. See you next week. The usual Monday EZ BB pace ride throughout Frederick County on rural roads, frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, exact route varies each week, so no cue sheet, we regroup at decision points. We will go longer as daylight allows up to 50 miles in late June/July. 5:03 pm start at the Starbucks on 7th Street in Frederick. No go in active rain. Ride leader: Darius Mark (darius.mark.mdge@statefarm.com). Rides are also posted, updated, and cancelled on FB here: @frederickroadriding
Tuesday
16
Trinity Church Overflow Parking
10:00 AM
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NO DESIGNATED LEADER FOR THIS RIDE Bring a friend, or 2, or 3. No cancelation will be posted due to weather conditions. CHECK WEATHER FORECAST AND MAKE YOUR RIDE DECISION. Gently rolling, mostly gravel roads. Recommend gravel or cyclocross tires for comfort and safety. No stores on route so bring food & drink you may need. Recommend a brief roadside break as needed, e.g., at mile 20.8. Ride starts in the parking lot across the Hwy from the Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John S. Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA 20184. (Road signs say Little River Tpke, but google maps still uses Mosby Hwy.) Restrooms available in the church annex.
Wednesday
17
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Yup: we are back for 2024, y‘all! A prompt 6pm departure will take us on an ever-changing route (due to sunset times) out to Montgomery County and back, taking myriad turns, climbs, descents, and views in along the way. THIS IS NOT A SHOW-AND-GO RIDE! Please click on the ride description and sign the online waiver (Google Form) - you need only do this once for the ENTIRE DTB series! Ride will not go in thunderstorms, AQI > 100, heat index over 100°F, bad windstorms, ice, or snow.
Thursday
18
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility
9:00 AM
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Starting at Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility. Beautiful farm country with loop around Kelly‘s Ford on Rappahannock and back to Warrenton by Springs Road. Rest stop mile 32 at Southern States Elkwood Take it easy on the way out, lots of hills on the way back. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33969123
Thursday
18
Glen Echo Park - lower parking lot, turn off MacArthur Blvd onto Oxford Street
10:00 AM
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Each week will have a uniquely assigned Ride with GPS route link posted at least two days before the ride. All riders are expected to download the Ride with GPS route onto their devices or have printed out a cue sheet in case they decide to separate from the group for whatever reason. The group is expected to ride together at the group leader’s C pace, which will be 11 to 12 mph on average. Rides typically are 25 to 30 miles and ascent will be between 1,000’ and 2,200’, depending on the route. All routes are in low-traffic, moderately hilly residential areas. Those wishing to ride at an average pace of greater than 12 mph usually will have the opportunity to form a CC-level ride group at the start and depart a few minutes early with a ride leader from among their ranks. Each ride will have a rest/restroom stop midway and an optional lunch stop near the end. This is a recurring ride. ALL RIDERS MUST REGISTER EACH WEEK. For new riders, emergency-contact information is collected at the ride start. (GLE 8N1)
Thursday
18
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Join us for a new weekly evening ride starting on Thursdays in April! We’ll take on a rolling route of 25-30 miles with some hills and aim to regroup a couple of times to stay together. We plan for one group going a high B/low BB pace. Meet in front of the bike shop at Laytons VIllage shopping center. WARNING: There is a non-PPTC group ride leaving from the same parking lot on Thursdays - you will quickly know if you accidentally join their AA pace race practice. Ask for Allison or Chris with PPTC if you aren‘t sure if you have the right group!
Thursday
18
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This social ride is one of the Thursday evening Tenleytown DC meet-ups and is a 14 mile loop through Tenleytown and Bethesda. The route for this evening is relatively flat with a couple of pesky hills out and back coming to almost 1,000 feet total of climbing, mostly on quiet residential streets and bicycle paths. Meet by 6:15p at the south parking lot of the now-closed Tenleytown ElectriCityBikes store on Wisconsin Ave., NW. GPS file route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29532204 Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please cancel online by 4 pm the day of the ride. Ride cancellation in the event of rain and wet roads will be posted here no later than 5p the day of the ride.
Saturday
20
Bethesda Metro Center Kiss&Ride
10:00 AM
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The Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA) and Washington Area Bicyclists In Tandem Society (WABITS) are co-hosting a ride on April 20th. We‘ll meet at the Bethesda metro at 10. Participants can do a 20 mile route which starts at the Bethesda metro, goes down the Capital Crescent Trail, and then goes up the Rock Creek Trail: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45763933 ; OR a 29 mile route which continues farther along Rock Creek Trail and Beach Dr before returning to Bethesda: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45763966 We‘re planning on getting lunch at Fish Taco in Bethesda after the ride. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/uZbohZjvfzL5keH48 You can ride a tandem with your own partner or a single bike, or we can pair you with an MWABA stoker. Email mwaba.inc@gmail.com or you can call or text me (847-217-9505) if you have any questions.
Saturday
20
Broad Branch Road & Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park https://maps.app.goo.gl/XhyJULjxYrmLg9sE9
10:00 AM
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Former Bike Rack DC Beginner ride, it has survived the closing of BRDC, and the pandemic, and morphed into a ride that offers something for everyone. A/B/C groups usually form after the first attack following a social start. Regroup at the turnaround and again at the finish. If you’re feeling racy you can race. If you don’t have legs you can likely fall in with another group and meet up at the turnaround point (Viers Mill Park). Expect pace lines, breakaways and tactics up front, but very little vehicular traffic throughout. While it can get spicy, this is ultimately a social ride and all are welcome to enjoy post-ride refreshments and revelry at Don Juan‘s in Mount Pleasant, just a short climb past the finish.
Sunday
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EMAIL THE RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION, OR TOP OF PAGE UNDER "WHERE". Non-members can contact the ride leader to sign up in advance. This ride begins near the Gunston Road bike path, continuing through surrounding neighborhoods and Mason Neck State Park. The route is relatively flat with a couple not too long hills out and back. Start with an out and back near the beginning featuring an eastern view of Belmont Bay. Ride along Gunston Road on the bike path, through some of the neighborhoods, into Mason Neck State Park, and to Gunston Hall. Meet at the second entrance to the school parking lot. Lunch afterward at a local eatery. Jeff Mankie [jsmankie@aol.com] [(571) 332-2130] GPS file for 27 mile route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30012739 CUE SHEET LINK -https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZohD2kB-UqkY2jIKFAxQwSQJ6yCGAYi6/view?usp=sharing
Monday
22
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo. For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the tops of any significant climbs. When there is interest and on Federal Holidays, a longer option is usually available. Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride. On holidays a RidewithGPS file of a 35ish and 60ish mile route will be posted here. Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Monday
22
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SORRY high winds today. See you next week. The usual Monday EZ BB pace ride throughout Frederick County on rural roads, frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, exact route varies each week, so no cue sheet, we regroup at decision points. We will go longer as daylight allows up to 50 miles in late June/July. 5:03 pm start at the Starbucks on 7th Street in Frederick. No go in active rain. Ride leader: Darius Mark (darius.mark.mdge@statefarm.com). Rides are also posted, updated, and cancelled on FB here: @frederickroadriding
Wednesday
24
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Yup: we are back for 2024, y‘all! A prompt 6pm departure will take us on an ever-changing route (due to sunset times) out to Montgomery County and back, taking myriad turns, climbs, descents, and views in along the way. THIS IS NOT A SHOW-AND-GO RIDE! Please click on the ride description and sign the online waiver (Google Form) - you need only do this once for the ENTIRE DTB series! Ride will not go in thunderstorms, AQI > 100, heat index over 100°F, bad windstorms, ice, or snow.
Thursday
25
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FOR THIS WEEK ONLY, THE RIDE WILL START AT THE BETHESDA POOL ON LITTLE FALLS PARKWAY. Each week will have a uniquely assigned Ride with GPS route link posted at least two days before the ride. All riders are expected to download the Ride with GPS route onto their devices or have printed out a cue sheet in case they decide to separate from the group for whatever reason. The group is expected to ride together at the group leader’s C pace, which will be 11 to 12 mph on average. Rides typically are 25 to 30 miles and ascent will be between 1,000’ and 2,200’, depending on the route. All routes are in low-traffic, moderately hilly residential areas. Those wishing to ride at an average pace of greater than 12 mph usually will have the opportunity to form a CC-level ride group at the start and depart a few minutes early with a ride leader from among their ranks. Each ride will have a rest/restroom stop midway and an optional lunch stop near the end. This is a recurring ride. ALL RIDERS MUST REGISTER EACH WEEK. For new riders, emergency-contact information is collected at the ride start. (GLE 10)
Thursday
25
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Join us for a new weekly evening ride starting on Thursdays in April! We’ll take on a rolling route of 25-30 miles with some hills and aim to regroup a couple of times to stay together. We plan for one group going a high B/low BB pace. Meet in front of the bike shop at Laytons VIllage shopping center. WARNING: There is a non-PPTC group ride leaving from the same parking lot on Thursdays - you will quickly know if you accidentally join their AA pace race practice. Ask for Allison or Chris with PPTC if you aren‘t sure if you have the right group!
Friday
26
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Weekend ride in Lewes, DE for up to 75 attendees
Saturday
27
Broad Branch Road & Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park https://maps.app.goo.gl/XhyJULjxYrmLg9sE9
10:00 AM
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Former Bike Rack DC Beginner ride, it has survived the closing of BRDC, and the pandemic, and morphed into a ride that offers something for everyone. A/B/C groups usually form after the first attack following a social start. Regroup at the turnaround and again at the finish. If you’re feeling racy you can race. If you don’t have legs you can likely fall in with another group and meet up at the turnaround point (Viers Mill Park). Expect pace lines, breakaways and tactics up front, but very little vehicular traffic throughout. While it can get spicy, this is ultimately a social ride and all are welcome to enjoy post-ride refreshments and revelry at Don Juan‘s in Mount Pleasant, just a short climb past the finish.
Saturday
27
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Weekend ride in Lewes, DE for up to 75 attendees
Saturday
27
C&O Canal Parking (paved), near lock 38, mile marker 72.4
12:00 PM
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Join the C&O Canal Assoc. for their first Douglas Bike Ride. Noon start, this a leisurely ride along the towpath near Shepherdstown, WV with several stops to hear about local canal history along the way. This ride is suitable for cyclists of all ages who are in decent physical condition (including e-bikes). We plan to average around 10 mph. Bring your helmet, water bottle, and bicycle bell (if you have one). If there is active rain, we will cancel. Starting point is the Canal Road paved parking lot by the railroad bridge at mile marker 72.4. We plan on riding to Taylor’s Landing, also known as Mercersville, and back (17 miles). There is an optional dinner afterwards in Shepherdstown beginning at 4pm. Details and registration here: https://candocanal.org/events/douglas-hike-and-dinner/
Sunday
28
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Weekend ride in Lewes, DE for up to 75 attendees
Monday
29
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo. For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the tops of any significant climbs. When there is interest and on Federal Holidays, a longer option is usually available. Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride. On holidays a RidewithGPS file of a 35ish and 60ish mile route will be posted here. Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Monday
29
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SORRY high winds today. See you next week. The usual Monday EZ BB pace ride throughout Frederick County on rural roads, frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, exact route varies each week, so no cue sheet, we regroup at decision points. We will go longer as daylight allows up to 50 miles in late June/July. 5:03 pm start at the Starbucks on 7th Street in Frederick. No go in active rain. Ride leader: Darius Mark (darius.mark.mdge@statefarm.com). Rides are also posted, updated, and cancelled on FB here: @frederickroadriding