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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Location:Nokesville, VA
2018-05-20 08:00:00 2018-05-20 08:00:00 America/New_York Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride Wrap-up the weekend with the Potomac Pedalers annual Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride on Sunday, May 20th. Now in its 21st year, this ride is open to all our Members & their Family & Friends and is geared toward brining cyclists of all skill levels together and to welcome new cyclists to Potomac Pedalers! This classic ride takes you through the rolling Virginia rural country-side and finishes with a picnic at a local park! NEW this year are “casual” rides of 10 and 18 miles—targeted for new cyclists and for families! We'll also have longer route options of 30, 42, and 53 miles.  We do still need ride leaders for each route - please contact Nancy Avitabile if you are able to help. The route starts/ends at the picnic area at the Nokesville Community Park.  There is no fee for this event but please register online by NOON, Friday May 18th.  There is same day registration the morning of the ride.  All cyclists must register and sign the waiver. The picnic begins immediately following the ride, but not earlier than 11:30 am.  The club will provide burritos, watermelon, and water — please bring a dish/dessert to share and your preferred soft drinks. In case of weather related issues, this ride may be delayed or cancelled.  Updates regarding the ride will be posted to our website event page (under the ride listing Nokesville Picnic in the Park). There is no SAG support on the route, we recommend you carry basic emergency repair supplies.  There will be an emergency phone number for ride day. A special welcome to our Back Roads Century Planning Team, our Tandem riders, our Women’s Team riders, the National Chapter Team-in-Training riders, and all our guests! This is a free event for all our members!  So, take advantage of the beautiful country-side, cycling with friends, and socializing at a delicious picnic!  Volunteers Needed: Seeking enthusiastic fun-living volunteers to lead the below routes. Contact Nancy Avitabile [301-908-6303] if you are able to help. D * 10 & 18 * 10:00 AM C * 30 * 9:15 AM CC * 30 * 9:15 AM CC * 42 * 9;00 AM B * 42 * 9:15 AM BB * 42 * 9:00 AM BB * 53 * 8:30 AM A * 53 * 8:30 AM ​We also need photographers to help document the day! Contact Mary Ann Breunig [608-628-3218]. Garmin downloads: For 30 mile ride - For 42 mile ride - For 53 mile ride - Directions: Nokesville is located approximately 40 minutes from the beltway in southern Prince William County (12560 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181). Allow extra time as rides start promptly at the advertised times and will give riders extra time needed to park, etc. From the beltway take exit 49, 66-West 20 miles to exit 44 (second exit for 234 South). After 5 miles exit onto 28 South (Nokesville Road), go 4.5 miles and make a left onto Fitzwater (VA-562) at the traffic light. Go one mile, make a right at the T onto Aden Road (VA-646), go 0.8 mile to Nokesville Community Park on the right –look for the recycle igloos.) Questions? Contact: Nancy Avitabile [] 301-908-6303 Mary Ann Breunig [] 608-628-3218 Butch Counts (703) 690-2486   Nokesville Community Park (NCP)
2018-05-20 09:00:00 2018-05-20 09:00:00 America/New_York Coffee to Coffee * Fairfax Square Commercial Center 22031 IGNORE THE MAPPED RIDE START LOCATION!!! This ride starts a block away from the Dunkin Donuts next to the Fairfax Square Commercial Center (9840 Main Street) at the intersection of Route 236 and Burke Station Road, and turns around at the Starbucks in Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.   Mostly gently rolling hills, and mostly shady roads of Annandale and Springfield.  A few steep (8% grade) but short hills. Note there is a slight change in the route since Aug 2017. Parking: After entering the Fairfax Square Commercial Center at the traffic light, turn right and drive to the end of the parking lot – to the corner near the Chosun Daily building.  We will meet there.   Call in the event of questionable weather.  Check the web site for cancelation information or call an hour before the ride start. - Other Start Location VA
Location:Poolesville, MD
2018-05-20 09:00:00 2018-05-20 09:00:00 America/New_York Here comes the SUN! It's time to get rid of your Ark & get your bike out again. It seems like it has been raining forever, but if the weatherman is correct, it should be OK to ride on Sunday. So, here we go. Since it's the summer, the restrooms at East Halmos Park should be open. But I have not checked lately, so that is just my best guess. Join us for a little jaunt that heads up to Dickerson & back on a lot of roads you already know.  If the weatherman is wrong (when has that happened?), then we might have to cancel the ride, BUT we live in hope. Please print your own cue sheet & use the online sign in function. Remember that you need to be logged in to the site to sign in online.   EE Halmos Park (EEHP)
C (MF) * 16 * VA * 9:45 AM * Lunch in Shirlington RIDE CANCELED
Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR)
Location:Arlington, VA
2018-05-20 09:45:00 2018-05-20 09:45:00 America/New_York Lunch in Shirlington Another great ride from the original Ride-To-Eat™ production team! Both MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS are very welcome to join us for this social ride, followed by lunch at a restaurant in Shirlington (free parking in garages and lots on weekends). NO WEBSITE SIGN UP is needed – just show up (registration is done at the ride start). We meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am departure on the brick plaza in front of the Shirlington Library / Signature Theater on Campbell Avenue in Shirlington (in Arlington).  See you there!!!! [P.S. Between 10:00 am and noon you are welcome to join the leader on the bike trails of Arlington (the Arlington Loop: traveling first on a portion of the W&OD Trail, then the Custis Trail, the Mount Vernon Trail, and the Four Mile Run Trail) with a rest stop in Lyon Village, and a brief regrouping at Gravelly Point. (Cue sheet on PPTC website). The 3-4 miles on the Custis Trail are hilly; the rest of the ride is pretty flat. Leader rides a slow “C” pace; all levels welcome (those wanting more or fewer miles may wish to continue up the W&OD and return to join us for the main event: lunch!).  It would be wise to bring a helmet, water, picture identification, a bike lock, money for lunch, and a bicycle in good repair with properly inflated tires.   The ride leader is very likely to cancel the ride if the chance of precipitation is greater than 30%, the temperature is below 40 degrees or greater than 90 degrees, or the wind speed is greater than 10 mph, or there is ice/snow on the trails. If the weather looks doubtful it is particularly important to check the Ride Schedule on the PPTC website on Saturday for a late cancelation notice. Alternatively, you may email the ride leader on Saturday or before 9:00 am Sunday to see if the ride is a go. NOTE:  Please ignore any phone number shown below; it is non-functioning.  It is there only because the website is incapable of leaving the phone number blank when creating multiple instances of a weekly ride. Shirlington Library / Signature Theatre (SHR)
2018-05-20 20:00:00 2018-05-20 20:00:00 America/New_York Maryland Endurance Challenge Test your early season fitness at the 2nd annual Maryland Endurance Challenge, created and managed by members of the Potomac Pedalers. Options include 3, 6, and 12 hour rides. The 3 and 6 hour rides are *not* a race - ride them as fast or as slowly as you like.  NOTE : The 12-hour ride is the National 12-Hour Championship Race - and you are invited to participate.  This is a charity ride - help us to help homeless schoolkids. - Other Start Location MD

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018-05-21 09:30:00 2018-05-21 09:30:00 America/New_York The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo Moderately hilly ride through Potomac with a probable stop at a cafe near the end. Leaders regroup periodically with an average speed of 16 - 18. Cue sheets and longer ride options are usually available only on holidays. No-go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018-05-22 09:15:00 2018-05-22 09:15:00 America/New_York District Hardware & Bike to Lake ARTEMESIA: Women's Tuesday Ride Join us for one of my favorite rides!  We will start at District Hardware and Bikes at the Wharf (730 Maine Street, SW). You cannot take a bike onto METRO until 10 AM.  Several Metro BUS LINES stop at the Wharf. You can park for free at Hains Point and ride over.  From District Hardware we will ride up the Anacostia Riverfront Trail, a beautiful new trail and a not-so-hidden-gem anymore. We will pass Arena Stage, the Titanic Memorial, National Stadium, and Yards Park before we bike over the wide and safe bike trail over the 11th Street bridge, and turn back onto the Anacostia Riverfront Trail.  The trail winds through lovely and quiet fields and neighborhoods.  We pass by the entrance to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, always an option to visit especially mid summer when the lotus blossoms are simply spectacular.  We will stop at Bladensburg Waterfront Park for a rest and bathroom stop, then head on to Lake Artemesia.  Lake Artemesia is a 38 acre man made lake built in 1976 when the Metro Stop was built. It has great bike paths, a bathroom, and many gazebos and benches where we can take a longer rest break.  On the way back we will cross to the other side of the river, where we will stop at a true hidden gem: KINGMAN ISLAND, for a short break and photo op.  Please notes dates every other Tuesday- May 8, 22 June 5, 19 July 3, 17 August 7, 21 September 4, 18 October 2, 30 CC: Jessica Hirschhorn [] [(240) 286-4815] Cue sheet for 32 mile route  cue_sheet_for_pp_district_hw_b_to_lake_artemesia.pdf     - Other Start Location DC
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2018-05-22 10:00:00 2018-05-22 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
2018-05-22 10:00:00 2018-05-22 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:Annandale, VA
2018-05-22 17:00:00 2018-05-22 17:00:00 America/New_York Emeritus & ORS Rides 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm * CC/C/D (MF) * 8/16-24 * Emeritus & ORS Rides  Ride Start Details: Wakefield Park (WKP), 8110 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003. From Braddock Road after you turn into Wakefield Park, take the 2nd left into the parking lot. Park restrooms are located at the end of the parking lot by the baseball field. Welcome non-emeritus, starters, members and non-members of the club, and students over 18. For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. First 8 mi loop is flat on new paved part the Cross County Trail. Second loop at 6 pm with distance 16 mi on the neighborhood streets with a few ups/hills.   Woody Lipinski,   571-309-2053 (cell)   Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:, VA
2018-05-22 17:15:00 2018-05-22 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems A weekly ride all the Tuesdays in Daylight Savings time starting from the top of Fort Williams Parkway in Alexandria VA, near Seminary Road.  The ride, now in its seventh year, is organized to provide opportunities for blind/visually impaired cyclists to ride tandems.  We can provide bicycles and training to both visually impaired stokers and sighted cyclists who wish to learn to ride the front of the tandem.  We also welcome other tandem teams and single bike riders to join us, and are happy to share our passion with individuals and couples who just want to try a tandem.  New riders are taken on a shorter training ride.  To get on our email list or if you wish to join our ride on short notice please email  Day of ride, please email to say you are coming by noon--cancellations if needed are sent out by 2PM. See our Facebook page  or search Facebook for Tuesday Night Tandems - Other Start Location VA
Location:, MD
2018-05-22 18:00:00 2018-05-22 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail Looking for a relaxed social mid week ride? If so join us Tuesday as we ride the capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Georgetown. We meet on the trail one block down from the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont avenues in Bethesda. No go if raining or if pavements are wet; bring money for parking and dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Bethesda. Helmets required. Patrice Coss 703-521-6159. - Other Start Location MD
Location:Annandale, VA
2018-05-22 18:00:00 2018-05-22 18:00:00 America/New_York ORS Rides Ride Start Details: Wakefield Park (WKP), 8110 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003. From Braddock Road after you turn into Wakefield Park, take the 2nd left into the parking lot. Park restrooms are located at the end of the parking lot by the baseball field. Welcome members and non-members of the club, and students over 18. First loop at 5:00pm on new paved part the Cross County Trail. Second loop at 6:00pm with distance 16 mi on the neighborhood streets with a few ups/hills.   Woody Lipinski,   571-309-2053 (cell)   Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2018-05-22 18:00:00 2018-05-22 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 23, 2018

Location:Washington, DC
2018-05-23 18:00:00 2018-05-23 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 Glen Echo, 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 a group roll along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on group riding skills this early in the season. This group will divide into groups of 15-18 riders: hammerheads in the first group, more civil pace following. 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. Tonight's ride will use our Great Falls route, modified slightly to account for construction on Fulton Street NW. FYI: it's MANDATORY 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 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 * [] Mitchell Park (MIT)