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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2017-09-19 10:00:00 2017-09-19 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
2017-09-19 10:00:00 2017-09-19 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
2017-09-19 17:15:00 2017-09-19 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:Laytonsville, MD
2017-09-19 17:30:00 2017-09-19 17:30:00 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)
Location:, MD
2017-09-19 18:00:00 2017-09-19 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising Down the Capital Crescent  Looking for a relaxed, social Tuesday ride?   If so, join us on a 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 at 6 PM one block down from the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues on the Capital Crescent Trail.  Bring quarters for parking garage because meter maids are out until 10 PM. No go if it's raining, pavement is wet or storms are seriously threatening.  Bike helmets are required. - Other Start Location MD
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-09-19 18:00:00 2017-09-19 18:00:00 America/New_York Wakefield Park Evening Ride We ride the neighborhood streets in North Springfield. The Route is about 17 miles, mostly flat but also has some uphills about 1050 feet of climbing. Please download the ride with gps file and print your own que sheet. We typically have riders ranging from C to BB on this ride depending on the weather condition.  This is a year around ride including at night time in winter. After day light saving time ends, bring lights and warm clothing and ride at night with us. The group is much smaller during these night rides but it is a lot of fun.  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. Farshad "Farsh" Rowshandel Rowshandel@yahoo.com 703-869-3004 Cell (P.S. This is the ride that Peter Klosky has been leading for many years. I am just posting it to let everyone know that this ride is still going on every week) Wakefield Park (WKP)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Location:Rockville, MD
2017-09-20 18:15:00 2017-09-20 18:15:00 America/New_York Rockville Rambler The ride has some variety in the Rockville 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 lot across from the Regal Theatre (199 E Montgomery Ave - $4 parking after 5 - there is plenty of metered parking as well. 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 301-758-4491 (Texts OK) CC: Robin Temin (robin.temin@verizon.net) 240-505-0294 (Texts OK) Rockville Regal Center (RRC)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

B (MH) * 40/59 * VA * 8:30 AM * Walmart Wanderers
Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Location:Haymarket, VA
2017-09-21 08:30:00 2017-09-21 08:30:00 America/New_York Walmart Wanderers Join us for a lovely ride through the Virginia countryside. Rides are between 40 and 59 miles, hilly or hillier, with one rest stop at a cafe or store. Meet in the Walmart parking lot, garden center end, away from store, near Rt. 55 Ride out at 830 am Please let me know if I should expect you. I will post each week's route by Wednesday 6 pm. Print your own cue sheet, please. Check this listing at 7 am day of ride for weather cancellations.     Haymarket Village Center - Walmart (HVC)
Location:Glen Echo, MD
2017-09-21 10:00:00 2017-09-21 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS Please come out and join us! The ride goes on flat MacArthur Blvd but becomes more challenging as we go uphill and loop through Potomac and Avenel neighborhoods on low traffic but moderately hilly scenic streets. Route will vary each week, between 21 and 29 miles, and may extend off MacArthur into Bethesda and Palisades DC before returning to Glen Echo. Rest stop at Potomac Village (restrooms). Friendly group ride! Optional Lunch close to Ride end. Note: GLE address is 7300 MacArthur Blvd, but we meet in back parking lot off MacArthur to Oxford Rd, not in lot directly in front of park. Ride leader cell (202) 538-5715. Cue sheets provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-09-21 17:30:00 2017-09-21 17:30:00 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
2017-09-21 18:00:00 2017-09-21 18:00:00 America/New_York Belle Haven (not so) Blasty 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.  The final Thursday, 09/28 we will go to a local restaurant for food and drinks. Deb Reynolds    Cell: 301-346-1755 Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-09-21 18:00:00 2017-09-21 18:00:00 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.  Our usual AA/A leader is injured so that group will be self-led.  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 of clothes.  Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
CC/C * 10 * DC * 6:30 PM * Tenley Circle
Tenley Circle/Tenley Metro (TEN)
Location:Washington, DC
2017-09-21 18:30:00 2017-09-21 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Circle 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)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2017-09-22 09:00:00 2017-09-22 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride 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
2017-09-22 10:00:00 2017-09-22 10:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Friday 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)

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