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Ride Schedule

Sun, 05/20 AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D * 10/30/42/53 * VA * 8:00am * Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride * Nokesville Community Park (NCP)
Sun, 05/20 CC/C * 25 * VA * 9:00am * Coffee to Coffee * Fairfax Square Commercial Center 22031 * - Other Start Location VA
Sun, 05/20 BB/B/CC * 53/47 * MD * 9:00am * Here comes the SUN! * EE Halmos Park (EEHP)
Sun, 05/20 C * 16 * VA * 9:45am * Lunch in Shirlington * Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR) RIDE CANCELED
Sun, 05/20 AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D/Women/Tandem/Triathlete * 100 * MD * 8:00pm * Maryland Endurance Challenge * - Other Start Location MD
Mon, 05/21 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 9:30am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Tue, 05/22 CC/Women * 32 * DC * 9:15am * District Hardware & Bike to Lake ARTEMESIA: Women's Tuesday Ride * - Other Start Location DC
Tue, 05/22 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Tuesday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Tue, 05/22 CC/C * 34/28 * VA * 10:00am * Mid-Week Morning Belle Haven * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Tue, 05/22 CC/C/D * 8 * VA * 5:00pm * Emeritus & ORS Rides * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Tue, 05/22 B/Tandem * 24 * VA * 5:15pm * Tuesday Night Tandems * - Other Start Location VA
Tue, 05/22 D * 10 * MD * 6:00pm * Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail * - Other Start Location MD
Tue, 05/22 CC/C * 16 * VA * 6:00pm * ORS Rides * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Tue, 05/22 A/BB/B/CC * 17/23/25/29 * MD * 6:00pm * The Slurpee Ride * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Wed, 05/23 A/BB * 35 * DC * 6:00pm * Downtown Breakaway * Mitchell Park (MIT)

Nokesville Picnic in the Park - May 20th

Online registration has closed. There will be FREE same-day registration the morning of the ride.

Come to the Nokesville Picnic in the Park on May 20th!

Wrap-up the weekend with the Potomac Pedalers annual Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride on Sunday, May 20th. Now in its 21st year, this ride is open to all our Members & their Family & Friends and is geared toward brining cyclists of all skill levels together and to welcome new cyclists to Potomac Pedalers!

This classic ride takes you through the rolling Virginia rural country-side and finishes with a picnic at a local park! NEW this year are “casual” rides of 10 and 18 miles—targeted for new cyclists and for families! We'll also have longer route options of 30, 42, and 53 miles. 

We do still need ride leaders for each route - please contact Nancy Avitabile if you are able to help.

The route starts/ends at the picnic area at the Nokesville Community Park.  There is same day registration the morning of the ride.  All cyclists must register and sign the waiver.

The picnic begins immediately following the ride, but not earlier than 11:30 am.  The club will provide burritos, watermelon, and water — please bring a dish/dessert to share and your preferred soft drinks.

In case of weather related issues, this ride may be delayed or cancelled.  Updates regarding the ride will be posted to our website event page (under the ride listing Nokesville Picnic in the Park). There is no SAG support on the route, we recommend you carry basic emergency repair supplies.  There will be an emergency phone number for ride day.

A special welcome to our Back Roads Century Planning Team, our Tandem riders, our Women’s Team riders, the National Chapter Team-in-Training riders, and all our guests!

This is a free event for all our members!  So, take advantage of the beautiful country-side, cycling with friends, and socializing at a delicious picnic! 

Volunteers Needed: Seeking enthusiastic fun-living volunteers to lead the below routes. Contact Nancy Avitabile [301-908-6303] if you are able to help.

  • D * 10 & 18 * 10:00 AM
  • C * 30 * 9:15 AM
  • CC * 30 * 9:15 AM
  • CC * 42 * 9;00 AM
  • B * 42 * 9:15 AM
  • BB * 42 * 9:00 AM
  • BB * 53 * 8:30 AM
  • A * 53 * 8:30 AM

​We also need photographers to help document the day! Contact Mary Ann Breunig [608-628-3218].

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Directions: Nokesville is located approximately 40 minutes from the beltway in southern Prince William County (12560 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181). Allow extra time as rides start promptly at the advertised times and will give riders extra time needed to park, etc. From the beltway take exit 49, 66-West 20 miles to exit 44 (second exit for 234 South). After 5 miles exit onto 28 South (Nokesville Road), go 4.5 miles and make a left onto Fitzwater (VA-562) at the traffic light. Go one mile, make a right at the T onto Aden Road (VA-646), go 0.8 mile to Nokesville Community Park on the right –look for the recycle igloos.)

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Ride Schedule

Sun, 05/20 AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D * 10/30/42/53 * VA * 8:00am * Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride * Nokesville Community Park (NCP)
Sun, 05/20 CC/C * 25 * VA * 9:00am * Coffee to Coffee * Fairfax Square Commercial Center 22031 * - Other Start Location VA
Sun, 05/20 BB/B/CC * 53/47 * MD * 9:00am * Here comes the SUN! * EE Halmos Park (EEHP)
Sun, 05/20 C * 16 * VA * 9:45am * Lunch in Shirlington * Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR) RIDE CANCELED
Sun, 05/20 AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D/Women/Tandem/Triathlete * 100 * MD * 8:00pm * Maryland Endurance Challenge * - Other Start Location MD
Mon, 05/21 A/BB/B * 30 * MD * 9:30am * The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Tue, 05/22 CC/Women * 32 * DC * 9:15am * District Hardware & Bike to Lake ARTEMESIA: Women's Tuesday Ride * - Other Start Location DC
Tue, 05/22 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Tuesday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Tue, 05/22 CC/C * 34/28 * VA * 10:00am * Mid-Week Morning Belle Haven * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Tue, 05/22 CC/C/D * 8 * VA * 5:00pm * Emeritus & ORS Rides * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Tue, 05/22 B/Tandem * 24 * VA * 5:15pm * Tuesday Night Tandems * - Other Start Location VA
Tue, 05/22 D * 10 * MD * 6:00pm * Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail * - Other Start Location MD
Tue, 05/22 CC/C * 16 * VA * 6:00pm * ORS Rides * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Tue, 05/22 A/BB/B/CC * 17/23/25/29 * MD * 6:00pm * The Slurpee Ride * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Wed, 05/23 A/BB * 35 * DC * 6:00pm * Downtown Breakaway * Mitchell Park (MIT)