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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 * 52 * 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)
Sat, 09/23 CC * 55 * VA * 9:00am * Blue Ridger Backwards - 55 miles * Marshall Park & Ride (MAR)
Sat, 09/23 C * 24 * MD * 10:15am * C * 25 * MD * 10:15 * Viers Mill Park RC (VMP) * 50 degrees * 50%* Lunch at Parkway Deli. * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Sat, 09/23 D * 14 * MD * 11:00am * D * 14 * MD * Candy Cane City (CAN) * 50 degrees * 50%* Lunch at Parkway Deli. * Candy Cane City (CAN)
Sun, 09/24 AA/A/BB * 50 * MD * 8:30am * Easy 50 From Riley's Lock * Riley's Lock (RIL)
Sun, 09/24 B * 45 * MD * 9:39am * Beach to Creek In Town 45 * - Other Start Location MD
Sun, 09/24 C * 16 * VA * 9:45am * Lunch in Shirlington * Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR)
%0A2017-07-20 18:30 %0A2017-07-20 18:30 America/New_York Belle Haven Blast This long-running and sociable training ride has a bit of everything. A relatively flat first half gives way to nearly unrelenting hills in the second half.  The ride will focus on team building techniques with members riding together in pace lines. Riders will stop in case of mishaps or mechanicals. Ride leaders rotate in the pace line working to keep the team riding as a single unit and may establish or adjust speed limits for flat terrain. Rides will generally be broken into two groups, an A/AA and a B/BB, depending on turnout. The A/AA group will be limited to those who have demonstrated that they know the route and have the necessary fitness and group riding skills. The B/BB group will focus on developing fitness and group riding skills.  Both groups will ride together until the Fort Hunt Park entrance, then separate into two groups going into the park. If needed, each group will stop and regroup with its own members at the top of Rebecca Drive. We'll have a post-ride outing on the last Thursday of the month, so bring a change a clothes.  Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)

Wednesday, Dec 31, 1969 - 7:00 pm

AA/A/BB/B * 22 * VA * Belle Haven Blast
Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)

Ride Start Details
Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Belle Haven Marina
Alexandria, VA 22307
Parking: Limited
Metro Accessible: No
Water Available: Yes

Weather

This long-running and sociable training ride has a bit of everything. A relatively flat first half gives way to nearly unrelenting hills in the second half.  The ride will focus on team building techniques with members riding together in pace lines. Riders will stop in case of mishaps or mechanicals.

Ride leaders rotate in the pace line working to keep the team riding as a single unit and may establish or adjust speed limits for flat terrain.

Rides will generally be broken into two groups, an A/AA and a B/BB, depending on turnout. The A/AA group will be limited to those who have demonstrated that they know the route and have the necessary fitness and group riding skills. The B/BB group will focus on developing fitness and group riding skills. 

Both groups will ride together until the Fort Hunt Park entrance, then separate into two groups going into the park. If needed, each group will stop and regroup with its own members at the top of Rebecca Drive.

We'll have a post-ride outing on the last Thursday of the month, so bring a change a clothes. 

BB/B: Brian Dixon [dixonbri@gmail.com] [(202) 489-5247]
AA/A: Pete Czapewski [czapmk@verizon.net]

Cue sheet for 22 mile route
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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 * 52 * 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)
Sat, 09/23 CC * 55 * VA * 9:00am * Blue Ridger Backwards - 55 miles * Marshall Park & Ride (MAR)
Sat, 09/23 C * 24 * MD * 10:15am * C * 25 * MD * 10:15 * Viers Mill Park RC (VMP) * 50 degrees * 50%* Lunch at Parkway Deli. * Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Sat, 09/23 D * 14 * MD * 11:00am * D * 14 * MD * Candy Cane City (CAN) * 50 degrees * 50%* Lunch at Parkway Deli. * Candy Cane City (CAN)
Sun, 09/24 AA/A/BB * 50 * MD * 8:30am * Easy 50 From Riley's Lock * Riley's Lock (RIL)
Sun, 09/24 B * 45 * MD * 9:39am * Beach to Creek In Town 45 * - Other Start Location MD
Sun, 09/24 C * 16 * VA * 9:45am * Lunch in Shirlington * Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR)