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Friday, July 20, 2018

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2018-07-20 09:00:00 2018-07-20 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride For 7/20, per the Friday Lunch Ride:  "We'll be going to Bethesda this week via a route that avoids the construction between NIH and Walter Reed along 355." 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”. This ride will be the same length (usually about 30 miles) as the “Friday Lunch Ride” if lunch in Bethesda and could be a few miles longer if lunch in a more northern city, such as Olney or Rockville. 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
2018-07-20 10:00:00 2018-07-20 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)
2018-07-20 10:00:00 2018-07-20 10:00:00 America/New_York C * 30 * MD * 10:00 am * Friday Lunch Ride We'll be going to Bethesda this week via a route that avoids the construction between NIH and Walter Reed along 355. I'll be starting out at Lake Needwood in Derwood and biking to lunch in Bethesda, Rockville, Olney or points elsewhere. I’ll let you know by Thursday of each week where we are going, so check the weekly listing for more information. We try to keep the distance at 30 miles. If the ride will be hilly that week, we usually shorten the distance. Deborah Turton d.turton@verizon.net 301-482-0675 Lake Needwood (NEE)
AA/A/BB/B * 26 * MD * 6:00 PM * AA/A/BB/B (MH) * 26 * MD * Scenic Social
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2018-07-20 18:00:00 2018-07-20 18:00:00 America/New_York AA/A/BB/B (MH) * 26 * MD * 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. A/BB/B: David Evans [evans_us@hotmail.com] A/BB/B: Lance Wolin [lance.wolin@verizon.net]  (202) 449-2554 South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Location:Rockville, MD
2018-07-21 07:30:00 2018-07-21 07:30:00 America/New_York Thomas S Wootton HS Parking (TWHS) * 50 degrees/60%
 Rockville Saturday Morning Ride In its 6th year, the Wootton ride is a regular fun group Saturday morning event, suitable for seasoned A/BB/B/CC riders. We will be mostly riding from Rockville to Germantown/Poolesville/Clarksburg with frequent variations to keep it interesting. Our typical ride length will range from 40 to 60 miles and will be 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 length of the ride. The group generally divides into two 3 groups – (A/high BB – average 17-20 mph), (BB/B – average 16-17.5 mph), and (B/CC – average 13.5-15 mph). Our attempt will be to not drop anybody as long as you can ride with the respective groups average speed for the length of the ride. We are highly conscious about safety, so if you plan to ride in this group, please make sure that you follow the ride leader safety cues and safe riding practices. Please consult the club website (www.potomacpedalers.org) or the ride Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockvillewoottonride/) to confirm the start time and download the cue sheet. 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. Please sign up for each ride at the club website. Come join us and enjoy the ride. We will bring limited cue sheets and expect regular riders to print their own cue sheet.   Contacts: Dana Sippel [dgsippel@gmail.com] - (703) 624-9269 Jonas Tahardi [jtahardi@gmail.com] (703) 472-7658 Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
BB/B/CC (MH) * 51/63 * DC * 8:00 AM * Georgetown Tailgate Ride RIDE CANCELED
Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2018-07-21 08:00:00 2018-07-21 08:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride This awesome multi-class ride caters to all bicyclists in the Club. While all rides will enjoy Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park and scenic northwest DC neighborhood roads, the routes vary based on ride class. The CC through A routes favor great quiet roads to Potomac and adjoining areas before heading back to DC along Beach Drive with one to two rest stops; the C ride blends great trails with quiet residential streets.  For this month's Jul ride, we have ride leaders offering these distances for these groups: CC/B: Ron Tripp (51 miles) B/BB: Matt Birnbaum, Matt Ossolinski, and Bill Schulz (63 miles) 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. And for those looking for pre-ride caffeine, there are a suite of options in the neighborhood, including Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. Note: we highly encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home with the Club helping secure the bikes at post-ride lunch in Mr Smith's.  The Rosslyn Metro Station is around a 1/2 mile away, and the Farragut North station is about a 1-mile trek.  For those needing to drive, you can probably find free parking on residential streets above Q Street or otherwise try www.spothero.com for discounts at the local parking lots. If you need a paper copy of the cue sheet, please download and print it to save on printing costs. Also, we also ask that you sign in online here to register for the event. If you are an out-of-town guest or are new to our club, please do join us!  Contact Matt Birnbaum for more info.   Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:, VA
2018-07-21 09:00:00 2018-07-21 09:00:00 America/New_York Touring to the Qccoquan Park Ride start details: first parking lot of VRE Burke Center 10399 Premier Ct, Burke, VA 22015 off Roberts Road. Non-members of the club are welcome.  This is a promotional ride, mostly flat with a few ups and 2-3 hills to view two lakes and the Occoquan River. We use partly the Fairfax County Pkwy Trail, Ox Road 123 Trail and streets in upscale housing neighborhoods.   Traffic is very limited or no traffic at all!  The route can be extended or shortened.    The D ride will be 20 miles with an optional extension by 6 miles and extra rest stop at Burke Lake Marina. The C ride will be 26 miles with visiting Lake Mercer and optional extension to 30-32 miles. Rest stops: Starbucks/Five Guys Shoppes of Lorton Valley, 8971-G Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 and Brickmakers Café 9751 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079 at Occoquan Regional  Park  with breathtaking views of the Occoquan River. Before starting time, the farmers market is available at VRE station. The portable restroom at the start and end of the rides is available. - Other Start Location VA
2018-07-21 09:00:00 2018-07-21 09:00:00 America/New_York Waredaca Brewery Ride The folks at Waredaca Horse Farm have opened up a Brewery in the past year (waredacabrewing.com). I've heard great things, and confirmed those rumors. Great beer in a great setting. They have agreed to have us to the Brewery for a bike ride with sampling and fun after the ride. The rides head north to Lisbon anf then over towards the Ten Oaks area before coming back to the Brewery. The shorter rides avoid the worst climbs, while the longest ride gets to do all of Gillis Falls.  The address is 4017 Damascus Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882. This is very near the corner of Damascus Rd & Howard Chapel Rd. Parking instructions: Pull in the last driveway on the right as you are going west on Damascus Rd (the driveway with the Waredaca west entrance sign). At the end of the driveway to the right, enter the gravel lot nearest the Brewery. DO not stop here. Proceed thru the opening in the fence line to the grass lot. That area should hold about 35 cars if we park carefully. AFTER that lot is full, then park in the gravel lot to the west of the main gravel lot. DO NOT in the spots at the end of this gravel lot that are reserved for horse owners. Bathrooms will be open before the ride start.   POSSIBILITY OF RAIN: I will make a go/no go decision by 6:30 am on Saturday, and post here & on the google site. - Other Start Location MD

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Location:, MD
2018-07-22 07:00:00 2018-07-22 07:00:00 America/New_York Firefighter 100 Ride Come join me to do the Firefighter 100 ride.  This is a fully supported event sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department.  There is a fee to do this event.  The rest stops are superb and the lunch afterward is awesome.  There are shorter routes if that works better for you.  Here is the website:  http://www.firefighter50.com/.  I plan on riding early to avoid the heat.     Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road Westminster, MD 21158   - Other Start Location MD
Location:Springfield, VA
2018-07-22 08:30:00 2018-07-22 08:30:00 America/New_York South County Parks, Lakes, Rivers and Trails Come join us as we traverse the beautiful parks and bike trails of south county.  This no-drop ride will take us across the Lake Mercer dam, into and around the stunning Occoquan Regional Park adjacent to the Potomac River, and through Burke Lake Park.  Most of the course will be on bike trails, park roads, or on quiet residential streets.  We will average about 14 mph (moving time).  Voluntary lunch at a local eatery after the ride. Meet at the South Run Rec Center, first parking area on the left. South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2018-07-22 08:30:00 2018-07-22 08:30:00 America/New_York Wegmans - RIDE & SUDS Starting from Wegmans, 7905 Hilltop Village Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315 - https://goo.gl/maps/V4vFgvG6Aor  We'll meet at Wegmans and enjoy some new routes with amazing river views. Meet and park near the northwest corner of the parking lot. Park near pole markers 16 and 17. All routes head south to explore beautiful and relatively quiet roads in Mason Neck. The rides in this area have a little of everything on the ride (moderate climbs, gorgeous scenery and fast flats). Enjoy a rest stop in the park along the river. There are no stores in the park, bring your own snacks. Water and restrooms will be available at the rest stop. After the ride, grab beer and lunch with us at the pub and/or shop at Wegmans.  Need a shorter ride:  35 Miler If the weather is questionable on Sunday morning, ride leaders will make a decision about canceling the ride and update the website by 7:00 am. Don't forget to Sign Up for the ride by clicking on the green button above (must be signed in as a member to see the green button).  If you would like to lead the ride at CC/C pace, please contact George Valenzuela.  Wegman's: Alexandria, VA (WGV)

Monday, July 23, 2018

2018-07-23 09:30:00 2018-07-23 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, July 24, 2018

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2018-07-24 10:00:00 2018-07-24 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
2018-07-24 10:00:00 2018-07-24 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)
2018-07-24 17:00:00 2018-07-24 17:00:00 America/New_York Beginners, Emeritus & Re-Starters 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-members of the club, and students over 18.  For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. First 9 mi loop is flat on new paved part the Cross County Trail along of the Accotink Creek that is   the finest wildlife corridors in Fairfax County, see http://www.accotink.org/. At  6:00 pm we will continue ride toward 16-22 mi on neighborhood streets with CC/B/BB bicyclists or the Gerry Connolly CCT. Use the rides toward preparation to  Northern Virginia Senior Olympics 10 and 20ty miles competition times trails http://nvso.us/ on Sep 15-26, 2018 . Wakefield Park (WKP)