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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Location:Lorton, VA
2019-02-17 10:00:00 2019-02-17 10:00:00 America/New_York Mason Neck Half Reverse This ride begins on the bike path along Gunston Road, continuing through Mason Neck State Park and surrounding neighborhoods.  The route is 99% flat with two not too long hills out and back.  There is an option to ride an additional 5 miles at the start before the bike path.  It's an out and back from Gunston Road featuring an eastern view of Belmont Bay.  On this option there's a short, steep hill just before the turn around that can be avoided by waiting at the top.   A ride to Gunston Hall makes for 27.  Meet at second entrance to the school parking lot.  Lunch afterwards at a local eatery. Gunston Elementary School (GES)
AA/A/BB/B/CC/C * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-02-17 10:00:00 2019-02-17 10:00:00 America/New_York The Winter Ride Series Welcome back to a PPTC tradition, the Winter Ride.  We have been going strong for more than a decade.  The series runs from December through March.  This is a multi-class ride, with a variety of lengths to suit your preference on any given Sunday.  We have multiple ride leaders (see below) and can have up to 50 riders on a good day, so you are very likely to find someone riding your pace and distance. The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Sunday to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve.   Note: The PPTC site limits the number of ride distance options to 4.  So, the fifth option, the 32 mile route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6623422 Ask Carol for cue sheets. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-02-21 10:00:00 2019-02-21 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, February 22, 2019

C * 30 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-02-22 10:30:00 2019-02-22 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride The regular Friday Lunch Ride is moving south and starting a little later for the winter.  We'll start at 10:30 from Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and head out on a ride. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather. Don't forget locks, helmets and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

2019-02-24 09:00:00 2019-02-24 09:00:00 America/New_York Hiking at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park A moderate close in hike to get the series started. The route takes us from the trail head , down to and along scenic Bullrun trail to the rest stop at Virginias first hydro- electric damn. We continue along Bullrun to Popes Head Creek then up the hill out off the gorge, thru Adventure Links compound back to the start. Routes are 3-5 miles with longer or shorter options. Elevation gain is approx. 500', with some rocks, roots, stream crossings and 2 good uphills. Topographical Q-Sheets of the routes and surrounding area will be provided. Bring food and drinks for 2 hours, proper footwear, clothing, poles or walking stick for added stability.   Afterwards plan on a pot luck lunch at Paradise Springs Winery , so bring a light dish to share. Club will provide plates, utensils, etc.  Any questions, please ask?  https://www.novaparks.com/parks/hemlock-overlook-regional-park https://www.paradisespringswinery.com/Visit-Us/Visit-Us - Other Start Location VA
AA/A/BB/B/CC/C * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-02-24 10:00:00 2019-02-24 10:00:00 America/New_York The Winter Ride Series Welcome back to a PPTC tradition, the Winter Ride.  We have been going strong for more than a decade.  The series runs from December through March.  This is a multi-class ride, with a variety of lengths to suit your preference on any given Sunday.  We have multiple ride leaders (see below) and can have up to 50 riders on a good day, so you are very likely to find someone riding your pace and distance. The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Sunday to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve.   Note: The PPTC site limits the number of ride distance options to 4.  So, the fifth option, the 32 mile route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6623422 Ask Carol for cue sheets. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-02-28 10:00:00 2019-02-28 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, March 1, 2019

C * 30 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-03-01 10:30:00 2019-03-01 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride The regular Friday Lunch Ride is moving south and starting a little later for the winter.  We'll start at 10:30 from Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and head out on a ride. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather. Don't forget locks, helmets and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Location:Lorton, VA
2019-03-03 10:00:00 2019-03-03 10:00:00 America/New_York Lorton Springfield Loop Moderately hilly to hilly.  Here’s a challenging ride through the southeast Fairfax County suburbs with some rural roads.  Take a spin and judge for yourself.  Part of the latter half of the route goes past the old Lorton Penitentiary.  Meet at first entrance to school parking lot.  Lunch afterwards at a nearby eatery. Call in the event of questionable weather.  Check the web site for cancellation information or call an hour before the ride start.  For detailed directions, do an internet map search for Gunston Elementary School, Lorton, VA. Gunston Elementary School (GES)
AA/A/BB/B/CC/C * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-03-03 10:00:00 2019-03-03 10:00:00 America/New_York The Winter Ride Series Welcome back to a PPTC tradition, the Winter Ride.  We have been going strong for more than a decade.  The series runs from December through March.  This is a multi-class ride, with a variety of lengths to suit your preference on any given Sunday.  We have multiple ride leaders (see below) and can have up to 50 riders on a good day, so you are very likely to find someone riding your pace and distance. The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Sunday to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve.   Note: The PPTC site limits the number of ride distance options to 4.  So, the fifth option, the 32 mile route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6623422 Ask Carol for cue sheets. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-03-07 10:00:00 2019-03-07 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, March 8, 2019

C * 30 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-03-08 10:30:00 2019-03-08 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride The regular Friday Lunch Ride is moving south and starting a little later for the winter.  We'll start at 10:30 from Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and head out on a ride. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather. Don't forget locks, helmets and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

AA/A/BB/B/CC/C * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-03-10 10:00:00 2019-03-10 10:00:00 America/New_York The Winter Ride Series Welcome back to a PPTC tradition, the Winter Ride.  We have been going strong for more than a decade.  The series runs from December through March.  This is a multi-class ride, with a variety of lengths to suit your preference on any given Sunday.  We have multiple ride leaders (see below) and can have up to 50 riders on a good day, so you are very likely to find someone riding your pace and distance. The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Sunday to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve.   Note: The PPTC site limits the number of ride distance options to 4.  So, the fifth option, the 32 mile route is here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6623422 Ask Carol for cue sheets. South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-03-14 10:00:00 2019-03-14 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur Blvd bike path to start, but becomes hilly as we go up into Avenel or Potomac neighborhoods, riding on low traffic scenic residential streets. The route varies each week, with an optional 3 mile loop to neighborhood off River Rd. before the break, at Potomac Village Starbucks. Return route varies through Potomac and Avenel. Optional lunch at MacArthur Plaza about 1.5mi from end in Glen Echo. This is a friendly social no drop ride. Because routes vary, cue sheets are provided.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, March 15, 2019

C * 30 * MD * 10:30 AM * Friday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-03-15 10:30:00 2019-03-15 10:30:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride The regular Friday Lunch Ride is moving south and starting a little later for the winter.  We'll start at 10:30 from Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and head out on a ride. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather. Don't forget locks, helmets and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:30. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)

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