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Ride Schedule

Thu, 09/21 B * 51 * VA * 8:30am * Walmart Wanderers * Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Thu, 09/21 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 09/21 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 29/25/23/17 * MD * 5:30pm * The Thursday Night Trainer * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Thu, 09/21 CC * 17 * VA * 6:00pm * Belle Haven (not so) Blasty * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 09/21 AA/A/BB/B * 22 * VA * 6:00pm * Belle Haven Blast * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 09/21 CC/C * 10 * DC * 6:30pm * Tenley Circle * Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Fri, 09/22 C * 28 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 09/22 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Fri, 09/22 C * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 09/22 AA/A/BB/B * 26 * MD * 5:30pm * Clone of Scenic Social * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC * 50 * MD * 8:00am * A/BB/B/CC * 30/40/50/60 * MD * Rockville Saturday Morning Ride * Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC/C * 63/51/22 * DC * 8:30am * Georgetown Tailgate Ride * Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Sat, 09/23 CC * 75/56 * MD * 8:45am * Golden Beach, Morganza & Chaptico Tour * - Other Start Location MD
Sat, 09/23 C/D * 17 * VA * 9:00am * Orange Hunt Elementary School to Occoquan Park On Paved Trails * Orange Hunt Elementary School (OHE)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC * 73/58 * MD * 9:00am * 2 Crossings 4 Taylors, Crystal, Stew & Ice Cream * Point of Rocks Rail Road Station (POR)

Ride Class Table

Key to Ride Classes
This table shows average riding speeds [mph], typical ride distances [miles], and intervals between rest stops [miles].

For example: The CC ride class is highlighted in bold.

  • Hilly CC ride averages 10-12 mph
  • Moderate CC ride averages 12-14 mph
  • Flat CC ride averages 14-16 mph
  • Route length is typically 30-50 miles
  • Rest stop intervals would average around 15-20 miles apart
  • Pacelines (riding in straight lines and drafting) only happens occasionally
Ride
Class
Average Riding Speed Route
Length
Rest Stop
Interval
Use of
Pacelines
(H)illy (M)oderate (F)lat
D 6-8 8-10 10-12 10-25 5-10 no
C 8-10 10-12 12-14 20-35 10-15 no
CC 10-12 12-14 14-16 30-50 15-20 occasional
B 12-14 14-16 16-18 40-60 20-30 occasional
BB 14-16 16-18 18-20 50-70 25-35 frequent
A 16-18 18-20 20-22 60-80 25-35 common
AA 18-20 20-22 22-24 60-100 30-40 common
R Randonneuring is long-distance (endurance) cycling over scenic and challenging terrain. Randonneur rides often leave early in the morning and require lights, go under most weather conditions, and typically are challenging all-day affairs with distance and speed determined by the participants. This includes the annual Brevet series of qualifying rides between 125 and 625 miles in length.
ATB These are rides for all-terrain or mountain bikes. The individual ride descriptions should be read for specific information regarding terrain (e.g., single-track, double-track, or gravel roads), distance, and equipment requirements (e.g., type of bike or tire width).
T Specialty rides for bikes with two or more cyclists. Tandem ride leaders often choose routes that are particularly well-suited to these types of bicycles, as they typically go much faster on down-hill and flat sections, and slower uphill, than single bikes.

 

 

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Ride Schedule

Thu, 09/21 B * 51 * VA * 8:30am * Walmart Wanderers * Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Thu, 09/21 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 09/21 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 29/25/23/17 * MD * 5:30pm * The Thursday Night Trainer * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Thu, 09/21 CC * 17 * VA * 6:00pm * Belle Haven (not so) Blasty * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 09/21 AA/A/BB/B * 22 * VA * 6:00pm * Belle Haven Blast * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 09/21 CC/C * 10 * DC * 6:30pm * Tenley Circle * Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Fri, 09/22 C * 28 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 09/22 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Fri, 09/22 C * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 09/22 AA/A/BB/B * 26 * MD * 5:30pm * Clone of Scenic Social * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC * 50 * MD * 8:00am * A/BB/B/CC * 30/40/50/60 * MD * Rockville Saturday Morning Ride * Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC/C * 63/51/22 * DC * 8:30am * Georgetown Tailgate Ride * Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Sat, 09/23 CC * 75/56 * MD * 8:45am * Golden Beach, Morganza & Chaptico Tour * - Other Start Location MD
Sat, 09/23 C/D * 17 * VA * 9:00am * Orange Hunt Elementary School to Occoquan Park On Paved Trails * Orange Hunt Elementary School (OHE)
Sat, 09/23 A/BB/B/CC * 73/58 * MD * 9:00am * 2 Crossings 4 Taylors, Crystal, Stew & Ice Cream * Point of Rocks Rail Road Station (POR)