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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2017-05-30 10:00:00 2017-05-30 10:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Tuesday Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Friday 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:Alexandria, VA
2017-05-30 10:00:00 2017-05-30 10:00:00 America/New_York Mid-week Morning Belle Haven Come on out for this mid-week ride through pleasant neighborhoods, with just a short time on the bike path and a few slightly busier streets. The routes have a few good hills and converge at the rest stop and at the end. Group typically goes to lunch afterwards. If the weather looks doubtful, check the website for a cancellation notice. Meet at the second or north Belle Haven picnic parking lot. Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:, VA
2017-05-30 17:15:00 2017-05-30 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Tandem/B/BB * 20-25 * VA * 5:15PM * Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria Tuesday Night Tandems.  A weekly ride during daylight savings time using roads and trails of northern Virginia. Exact start location is 622 Fort Williams Parkway.  The core group in this ride consists of blind and visually impaired riders and the tandem captains who ride with them, but all riders (including other tandems and single bikes are welcome).  We are happy to assist those new to tandeming or thinking about starting including instruction and a loaner tandem for the night. Always call before showing up.   Mark Mulligan [crew396@aol.com] 703-697-0063 - Other Start Location VA
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-05-30 18:00:00 2017-05-30 18:00:00 America/New_York Annandale Evening Excursion Join us for an evening ride on the wide and quiet streets of North Springfield. Several different paces will be available. This is a no-drop, multi-class ride. The typical route is 17 miles long, but variations can be shorter or longer, as desired. Cue sheet can be found in the PPTC Library under title "Annandale Training Works-Your Ticket to Fitness". Please call or email if any question. Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-05-30 18:00:00 2017-05-30 18:00:00 America/New_York Annandale Evening Speedworks This is a multi-paced ride around the quiet residential streets of Annandale. The ride rolls out at 6:06, but please note that later riders should find it easy to intercept the ride en route, as the route is never farther than 3 miles from the park (!). There are rest rooms and water at the park. We park in the first lots on the left of the entry drive; the park is located off of Braddock Rd. immediately outside of the Beltway (I-495). Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Bethesda, MD
2017-05-30 18:00:00 2017-05-30 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Looking for a relaxed, social midweek ride? If so, come join us for our weekly ride from Bethesda to Georgetown and back on the Capital Crescent Trail. We go to dinner afterwards at a moderately priced Bethesda restaurant. The ride leaves promptly at 6 PM, one block down from the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues on the Capital Crescent Trail. Bring quarters for nearby parking lots and garages!! The meter maids are out until 10 PM. No go if it's raining, pavement is wet or storms Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-05-30 18:00:00 2017-05-30 18:00:00 America/New_York The Slurpee Ride Another year, another season of pain...just kidding. We really are a friendly and fun bunch of riders. So come out and join us. The Tuesday night gang has riders from All Classes and we welcome more anytime. Plus, we all go to 7-Eleven and get Slurpees afterward. We will be riding into Howard County via Riggs, Zion, and Howard Chapel roads and coming back via Hipsley Mill Rd. There will be multiple length options of the same basic route. No go if raining or wet roads. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Location:Washington, DC
2017-05-31 18:00:00 2017-05-31 18:00:00 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 Mountains of Misery or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). The return, as the daylight is fading, is flat and fast along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on speed and paceline skills. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. This early in the season, it's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a B/CC 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 and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] BB: Keith Barron [barron.keith@gmail.com] BB: Matt Birnbaum [noshbygosh@comcast.net] A: Jonathan Mirsky [mirsky2207@hotmail.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Washington, DC
2017-05-31 18:00:00 2017-05-31 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway This is a slightly modified, shorter version of the “BB/A” route for riders who don’t keep up with the front pack. With little traffic at rush hour downtown, it’s a moderately paced ride through the hills of upper Northwest, stretching out toward Potomac as the daylight increases. Flat and fast along MacArthur for return to Mitchell Park. Please see the listing for said ride for map/GPS and cue sheet info. It's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Additionally, for safety reasons (and because it's the law in Maryland), no headphones will be allowed on any Downtown Breakaway rides. Ride leaders will ride at a by-the-books “B” pace with a regroup or two along the way for slower riders to catch up. See details about parking, etc. in the “BB”/”A” description. Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] B: Dave Salovesh [salovesh@gmail.com] B: Monique Sears [moniquesears@rcn.com] 202-256-5218 Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Rockville, MD
2017-05-31 18:15:00 2017-05-31 18:15:00 America/New_York Rockville Rambler The ride has some variety in the Rockville-Bethesda area, exploring the many neighborhoods on secondary streets and park trails and avoiding major roads.   We'll try to maintain a cohesive group through a few hills and red lights common with trail and street riding.   Riders meet in the parking in the lot (reduced rate after 5 PM) in front of The Regal Theatre (Montgomery Ave).   Afterwards we usually grab dinner at one of the many eating options in Rockville Town Center.  Try this ride and see what you've been missing.    No go in rain or on wet roads. B: Russell Walker* (dcwalk99@verizon.net) 301-758-4491 CC: Robin Temin (robin.temin@verizon.net) 240-505-0294 Rockville Regal Center (RRC)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2017-06-01 10:00:00 2017-06-01 10:00:00 America/New_York Glen Echo Loops Come out and join us for this weekly ride. We start out flat MacArthur Blvd, things get more challenging as we head uphill into Avenel and Potomac, on scenic but low traffic residential neighborhoods. Routes and miles vary each week, 21-29 miles. Friendly social no drop ride with riders of all abilities. Rest stop at Potomac Village, or elsewhere on MacArhur. Lunch at local place on MacArthur, close to end of ride. Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-06-01 18:10:00 2017-06-01 18:10:00 America/New_York The Thursday Night Trainer This is generally a fast paced cooperative training ride through the Laytonsville area and Patuxent River valley. Same route as in previous years. The ride leader will make no attempt to keep the group together for the ride, so make sure you have a cue sheet and know where you are going. Ride leader will insist on single file riding until the top of Howard Chapel Rd. because of the traffic and narrow roads. No go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the far corner of the parking lot near the donation bins. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-06-01 18:30:00 2017-06-01 18:30:00 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)
Location:Washington, DC
2017-06-01 18:30:00 2017-06-01 18:30:00 America/New_York C/CC * 10-20 * DC * 6:30 PM * Tenley Circle (TEN) Meet us on the 3900 block of Yuma Street NW (east of the circle) and ride every Thursday until the end of September. Ride distance varies with available daylight. Friendly, social ride through side streets down towards the river or into Rock Creek Park and back up hill to the start. Then on to a nearby restaurant for pizza, beer, salad and more socializing! Beginners and newcomers are welcome. No go if raining or wet roads.   Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-06-01 18:30:00 2017-06-01 18:30:00 America/New_York CC (MH) * 18 * VA * Belle Haven (not so) Blast(y) 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 CC group attempts to stay together, though we do ride at a hard pace. We don’t do as many climbs as the B/BB/A groups, and that allows us to finish at approximately the same time. No go in rain.  Deb Reynolds    Cell: 301-346-1755   CC: Deb Reynolds [deb.cla.dr@gmail.com] [(301) 346-1755] Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)