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Friday, July 28, 2017

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2017-07-28 09:00:00 2017-07-28 09:00:00 America/New_York CANCELED-Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride Canceled due to expected rain.  If you want to join the “Friday Lunch Ride” but want most of the miles before lunch (starting earlier and further south), then try this ride. We will start at Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and ride up the Rock Creek Trail to Lake Needwood in time for a short break before joining Deborah’s “Friday Lunch Ride”. After lunch (usually in Bethesda), stopping at VMP (when the “Friday Lunch Ride” goes by on the way back to Lake Needwood) makes this ride the same length as the “Friday Lunch Ride.” Please remember to bring helmet, bike lock, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:00.  Feel free to use the “Sign Up For This Ride” button above, but at the start of the ride you will still be required to sign the waiver and provide emergency contact info. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2017-07-28 10:00:00 2017-07-28 10:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Friday - CANCELLED Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Tuesday 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 in Buddy Attick Park, not at Ivy Lane. Lunch afterward, alfresco, at Greenbelt Center with several food options. Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Location:Rockville , MD
2017-07-28 10:00:00 2017-07-28 10:00:00 America/New_York Cancelled Friday Lunch Ride the rain is coming and we're cancelling for today. Lake Needwood (NEE)
AA/A/BB/B (MH) * 26 * MD * 6:16 PM * Scenic Social
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2017-07-28 18:16:00 2017-07-28 18:16:00 America/New_York Scenic Social This ride rolls from Germantown into Poolesville on lightly traveled roads with green pastures and orchards along the way. The ride usually stops to re-group at the top of Whites Store, the end of Peach Tree, etc. This ride invites pace levels from "B" on up and naturally splits into smaller groups though ride leaders will make an effort to encourage group togetherness. There is no sweep because of varying route lengths. RIDE START: We meet at the Adventure Playground located at 17920 Germantown Park Drive. There is a real bathroom that is open year round and ample parking! Watch out for the speed cameras on Schaeffer Rd. No go in inclement weather. Dinner afterwards is often an option and all are welcome. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A/BB/B * 52/40 * MD * 7:30 AM * Triadelphia Meandering
Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-07-29 07:30:00 2017-07-29 07:30:00 America/New_York Triadelphia Meandering We offer two versions of a classic LAV ride.  Choose the milder and shorter 40 mile route that takes you to the High's in Glenelg.  Or take the longer, and a bit hillier version that also takes you to the High's in Glenelg.  Mostly quiet roads.  A big feature of the return trip is the small climb up Bushy Park so we can see my dog friend (who I call Charlie)  who is always excited to see us but stays way off the road.  Why do I call him Charlie?  Because I am a Steinbeck, who wrote one of the classic "on the road" books, Travels with Charlie. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
2017-07-29 08:00:00 2017-07-29 08:00:00 America/New_York A/BB/B/CC * 30/40/50/60 * MD * Rockville Saturday Morning Ride In its 5th year, the Wootton ride is a regular fun group Saturday morning event, suitable for seasoned A/BB/B/CC riders. We ride from Rockville to Germantown, Poolesville, or Clarksburg with frequent variations to keep it interesting. Typical ride lengths range from 30 to 60 miles and are moderately hilly (MH). Actual ride length and route for each week will be posted in advance. We make 1-3 rest stops depending on the ride length. We generally divide into two 3 groups – (A/high BB – average 17-20 mph), (slow BB/B – average 15.5-17 mph), and (slow B/CC – average 13.5-15 mph). Our attempt will be to not drop anybody as long as you can ride with the respective group’s average speed. We are highly safety conscious, so if you plan to ride in this group, you are expected to follow the ride leader safety cues and safe riding practices.  Please consult the club website (www.potomacpedalers.org) for ride start times or the ride Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockvillewoottonride/), but generally we will start at 9 AM in spring and 8 AM in late spring/summer. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. The cue sheets will be posted on our FB page and sent via email to those who provide their email address. We will bring limited cue sheets and expect regular riders to print their own cue sheet. BB/B: Ajit Baid [baidajit@gmail.com] [(267) 421-1438] Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:Washington, DC
2017-07-29 08:30:00 2017-07-29 08:30:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride This awesome multi-class ride caters to all bicyclists. Every cyclist will get to enjoy Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park and scenic northwest DC neighborhood roads. The CC through A routes favor great quiet roads around Potomac and adjoining areas before heading back to DC along Beach Drive with one to two rest stops. These rides feature rolling hills and periodic lung-inhaling climbs. All are welcome and encouraged to stay around at ride’s end for a post-ride lunch at Mr. Smith’s pub across the street from the park at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and K Street. Note: we highly encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home with the Club helping with securing of the bikes at post-ride lunch. There are several Metro station about one mile away if too inconvenient to commute by bike.  For those needing to drive, you can probably find free parking on residential streets above M Street or otherwise try www.spothero.com for discounts at the local parking lots. NOTE:  While Matt is listed as the BB/A ride leader, he only will start with the group until he gets dropped. He will though continue to ride the full 63 mile route.  Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Springfield, VA
2017-07-29 09:00:00 2017-07-29 09:00:00 America/New_York On Paved Trails * South Run ReCenter* D (MF)* 17 * VA * 9:00 AM * South Run ReCenter* 40% On Paved Trails Parking and starting the ride at the South Run ReCenter, 7550 Reservation Dr., Springfield, VA 22153. The ride is for members and non-members of Potomac Pedalers Club. It is a socializing ride with an optional lunch at nearby restaurants at half way point.  A “D” (avg. 10 mi. / hr.) ride on mostly flat trails with only three hills.  A helmet is required; sports drink (or water bottle), inner tube, pump, lock, and money for lunch, is recommended. Confirmation by an email is appreciated. Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 169A Old Keene Mill Rd. Go west for approximately 4 miles then Left on Huntsman Blvd for approximately 1.5 miles then make a Right on Fairfax Co. Pkwy and then a Left in 0.3 miles to 7550 Reservation Dr.- South Run ReCenter. Alternate - can take Fairfax Co. Pkwy to 7550 Reservation Dr. - South Run ReCenter. Park in the rear behind the Recreation Center’s second building. No ride if it’s raining or chance of rain is 40 percent or greater. Doug Palo[ dougpurchases@verizon.net]  South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:, VA
2017-07-29 09:30:00 2017-07-29 09:30:00 America/New_York Lake Brittle by Bike This is classic ride in gently rolling Virginia farm country with a stop in Warrenton.  Lunch at the Covert Cafe and/or Old Bust Head Brewery after the ride.  No go if roads are wet or rain predicted or heat index over 95 forecast.  Bathrooms at the start, miles 17 and 30.  Directions to start:  I-66W to exit 43B then L onto route 29 South, continue on 29S to L @TL onto 215 Vint Hill Road, R @652 Kennedy Rd, L at Aiken Rd to Vint Hill Community center (4235 Aiken Drive). If lot is busy parking across street is available.  Contact the ride leader for info or questions @ zebweb@gmail.com. - Other Start Location VA
Location:Thurmont, MD
2017-07-29 09:30:00 2017-07-29 09:30:00 America/New_York Thurmont Leisurely Pursuits Please join us for this still rural low traffic ride. The long ride passes through a portion of Gettysburg Battlefield. In general the route is rolling to flat with only a couple of climbs. Snacks and drinks are available along the route in Emmitsburg, where we can regroup. We will also pass through the campus of Mt. St. Mary's University. Ride leaders are planning to ride 45, depending on the weather. If predicted high temperature is above 90F, we will shorten the ride to 35. Decision for shorter / longer route can be made at mile 12. Bathrooms available at start. No go if chance of rain > 40%. Thurmont Community Park (TCP)
2017-07-29 10:15:00 2017-07-29 10:15:00 America/New_York C * 28 * MD * Marley Station Mall (MSM) * 50 deg/50% Ride to Annapolis This is a pleasant, easy ride mostly on the Baltimore/Annapolis (B&A) Bike Trail to Annapolis, where we will have lunch.  We'll ride along the B&A trail to pick up D riders along the way.  Locks and helmets please.  Call ride leader if weather is marginal. Ride begins at Marley Station Mall at  7900 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD. We will meet in the parking lot near the JC Penney’s entrance (across from the B&A trail entrance). Linda Kolko [127lkolko@gmail.com] 301-785-1342. - Other Start Location MD
2017-07-29 11:00:00 2017-07-29 11:00:00 America/New_York D * 21 * MD * Severna Park Village Center Mall * 50 deg/50% * Ride to Annapolis This is a pleasant, easy  D ride mostly on the Baltimore/Annapolis (B&A) Bike Trail to Annapolis, where we will have lunch.  C riders will join us, coming along the B&A trail from Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie.  Locks and helmets please. Call ride leader if weather is marginal.  Ride satrt is 546 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146 (meet us on the B&A trail behind  Pedal Pushers Bicycle Shop, Mile Post Five on the Baltimore/Annapolis Bike Trail nearby). Linda Kolko [127lkolko@gmail.com] 301-785-1342. - Other Start Location MD

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Location:Washington, DC
2017-07-30 08:00:00 2017-07-30 08:00:00 America/New_York Slow BRC Training Ride Another Women's training ride. I'll take you over more hills this time. With the heat this time of year, we'll be flexible about our route. I will plan on stopping halfway through for a water fill up and a short break. Bring a small snack to have then. We'll head up the CCT and through west Bethesda, then over to Beach Drive and the hills behind the Morman Temple. Then it's back over some more hills and over to Bethesda for a short break before we head back down to Georgetown. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Frederick, MD
2017-07-30 08:30:00 2017-07-30 08:30:00 America/New_York Bike Ride in Frederick MD Come join us on a B/BB ride to Taneytown, on some roads many of you won't have ridden. Garmin file attached- please print your own cue sheet.  Rest stop is at mile 40 on the 66 mile route, but the course can easily be shortened by 10 miles by staying on Taneytown Pike to the Sheetz. Make sure to bring enough water/food to get to mile 30 or 40, depending on your route. Hope to see you!  Monocacy Middle School (MMS)
Location:Bristow, VA
2017-07-30 09:00:00 2017-07-30 09:00:00 America/New_York Elk Run and BLT Clockwise CC * 39, 45, or 53 (MF-MH) * VA * 9:00 AM * Brentsville Park (BVP) * 45°or 95°/50% ELK RUN AND BLT CLOCKWISE Mostly downhill with a tailwind.  The BLT sandwiches at the Elk Run store are my favorite!  And we get there at just the right time to enjoy a snack and rest.  There are many extended segments with no significant turns, but there are occasional curves.  The long route is glorious, and both are mostly flat with a few minor elevation changes to enhance the splendor of the quiet roads with their pastured or wooded borders.  Ascent is a gentle 1,435’ or 37 feet per mile for the short route and 2,188’ or 41 feet per mile for the long route. (Or you can take a short cut for a 45 mile route.)  Short:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7662805 Mid https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8140721 long:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7660752 IMPORTANT NOTE:  Ride start is in the gravel lot behind the Brentsville Presbyterian Church.  I may cancel if the forecasted high is above 95 or below 45 degrees or chance of precip is 50% or more. Please call if weather looks marginal.  On Sundays only, toilet available at BVP Presbyterian Church. HELMETS REQUIRED.  Questions? Call me at home NLT 2 hours prior to ride start or on cell thereafter.  Len Wilkinson [len.wilkinson@verizon.net] Home 703/455-0368 or Cell 703/350-9209. Brentsville Park (BVP)