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Thu, 08/24 B * 55 * VA * 8:30am * Thursday Virginia B Ride * Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Thu, 08/24 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 29/25/23/17 * MD * 6:00pm * The Thursday Night Trainer * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Thu, 08/24 BB/B/CC * 17 * VA * 6:00pm * Wakefield Park Evening Ride * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB * 25 * VA * 6:06pm * Annandale Evening Speedworks * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB/B * 22 * VA * 6:30pm * Belle Haven Blast * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 08/24 CC * 18 * VA * 6:30pm * CC (MH) * 18 * VA * Belle Haven (not so) Blast(y) * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 08/24 CC/C * 10 * DC * 6:30pm * Tenley Circle * Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Fri, 08/25 C * 32 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 08/25 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Fri, 08/25 C * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 08/25 AA/A/BB/B * 26 * MD * 6:16pm * Scenic Social * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sat, 08/26 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, 08/26 B * 90 * MD * 8:00am * CANCELLED 95 from Poolesville (EE Halmos Park) * EE Halmos Park (EEHP)
Sat, 08/26 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 100/62/50 * MD * 8:00am * Tour du Gatorade * Walkersville High School (WHS)
%0A2017-06-21 18:00 %0A2017-06-21 18:00 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 Potomac, great for building up for the season's big event rides like the Garrett County Gran Fondo or Mountain Mama (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg. There are short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date.  As we often flirt with civil twilight, it's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety (with a real headlight that will illuminate any potholes), as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. This week's route traverses stretches of Rock Creek Park, which is especially dark with its thick tree canopy. 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, Potomac Pedalers' Twitter account (@potomacpedalers), and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues and GPS files, as well as any ultra-late-breaking announcements). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)

Wednesday, Dec 31, 1969 - 7:00 pm

A/BB * 41 * DC * Downtown Breakaway
Mitchell Park (MIT)

Ride Start Details
Mitchell Park (MIT)
1801 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Parking: Limited
Metro Accessible: Yes
Water Available: Yes

Weather

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 Potomac, great for building up for the season's big event rides like the Garrett County Gran Fondo or Mountain Mama (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point).

Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg. There are short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. 

As we often flirt with civil twilight, it's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety (with a real headlight that will illuminate any potholes), as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. This week's route traverses stretches of Rock Creek Park, which is especially dark with its thick tree canopy.

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, Potomac Pedalers' Twitter account (@potomacpedalers), and Potomac Pedalers website.

Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues and GPS files, as well as any ultra-late-breaking announcements).

Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com]

A: Jonathan Mirsky [mirsky2207@hotmail.com]
BB: Keith Barron [barron.keith@gmail.com]
BB: Matt Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com]

Cue sheet for 41 mile route
PDF icon mit-41-summersolstice2017.pdf

GPS file for 41 mile route
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22275164

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Thu, 08/24 B * 55 * VA * 8:30am * Thursday Virginia B Ride * Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Thu, 08/24 C * 25 * MD * 10:00am * GLEN ECHO LOOPS * Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 29/25/23/17 * MD * 6:00pm * The Thursday Night Trainer * Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Thu, 08/24 BB/B/CC * 17 * VA * 6:00pm * Wakefield Park Evening Ride * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB * 25 * VA * 6:06pm * Annandale Evening Speedworks * Wakefield Park (WKP)
Thu, 08/24 AA/A/BB/B * 22 * VA * 6:30pm * Belle Haven Blast * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 08/24 CC * 18 * VA * 6:30pm * CC (MH) * 18 * VA * Belle Haven (not so) Blast(y) * Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Thu, 08/24 CC/C * 10 * DC * 6:30pm * Tenley Circle * Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Fri, 08/25 C * 32 * MD * 9:00am * Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Fri, 08/25 B/CC * 35 * MD * 10:00am * Bud Bike Friday * Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Fri, 08/25 C * 30 * MD * 10:00am * Friday Lunch Ride * Lake Needwood (NEE)
Fri, 08/25 AA/A/BB/B * 26 * MD * 6:16pm * Scenic Social * South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Sat, 08/26 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, 08/26 B * 90 * MD * 8:00am * CANCELLED 95 from Poolesville (EE Halmos Park) * EE Halmos Park (EEHP)
Sat, 08/26 AA/A/BB/B/CC * 100/62/50 * MD * 8:00am * Tour du Gatorade * Walkersville High School (WHS)