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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2018-12-13 10:00:00 2018-12-13 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur to start but becomes hillier as it climbs up and goes thru the Avenel and Potomac neighborhoods, on low traffic and scenic residential streets. The exact route varies from week to week, with a rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village.  This is a no drop ride friendly ride. We generally stop for optional lunch at a MacPlaza on MacArthur Blvd, about 2 mi from the end back a Glen Echo. On occasion the ride will go the other way on MacArthur into the Palisades DC and Bethesda. Ride Leader provides cue sheets.      Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2018-12-14 09:00:00 2018-12-14 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”. 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)
2018-12-14 10:00:00 2018-12-14 10:00:00 America/New_York C * 30 * MD * 10:00 am * Friday Lunch Ride We're headed to the Woodmont triangle section of Bethesda this week. Starting in January this ride will change it's start location to Viers Mill Park. 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)

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Location:Lorton, VA
2018-12-16 10:00:00 2018-12-16 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
2018-12-16 10:00:00 2018-12-16 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, December 20, 2018

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2018-12-20 10:00:00 2018-12-20 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur to start but becomes hillier as it climbs up and goes thru the Avenel and Potomac neighborhoods, on low traffic and scenic residential streets. The exact route varies from week to week, with a rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village.  This is a no drop ride friendly ride. We generally stop for optional lunch at a MacPlaza on MacArthur Blvd, about 2 mi from the end back a Glen Echo. On occasion the ride will go the other way on MacArthur into the Palisades DC and Bethesda. Ride Leader provides cue sheets.      Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2018-12-21 09:00:00 2018-12-21 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”. 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)
2018-12-21 10:00:00 2018-12-21 10:00:00 America/New_York C * 30 * MD * 10:00 am * Friday Lunch Ride 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)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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
2018-12-23 10:00:00 2018-12-23 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, December 27, 2018

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2018-12-27 10:00:00 2018-12-27 10:00:00 America/New_York GLEN ECHO LOOPS This ride goes out flat MacArthur to start but becomes hillier as it climbs up and goes thru the Avenel and Potomac neighborhoods, on low traffic and scenic residential streets. The exact route varies from week to week, with a rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village.  This is a no drop ride friendly ride. We generally stop for optional lunch at a MacPlaza on MacArthur Blvd, about 2 mi from the end back a Glen Echo. On occasion the ride will go the other way on MacArthur into the Palisades DC and Bethesda. Ride Leader provides cue sheets.      Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2018-12-28 09:00:00 2018-12-28 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”. 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)
2018-12-28 10:00:00 2018-12-28 10:00:00 America/New_York C * 30 * MD * 10:00 am * Friday Lunch Ride 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)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

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
2018-12-30 10:00:00 2018-12-30 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)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019-01-01 12:00:00 2019-01-01 12:00:00 America/New_York I've Ridden Every Day This Year! ALL paces, multiple distance choices from 12-45 mi. That's what you'll say the whole day, and hopefully many days following as you start 2019 with cycling miles. No downside. Healthy and fun. This 'inclusive' ride rarely has any dropped riders. From the easy pace of the casual new-hybrid-for-the-holidays rider to the over-achieving racer - we will have local leaders to work with the breaks and stragglers alike in this known-for-being-conversational outing in 'possum country.  In the past we've had a great assortment of tandems, recumbents, and trikes. We'll mingle a bit in the lot, check out each others' clothing, bikes,  and calves, catch up on the year and all start together.  After a few gasps of the country air on our initial "beginners' slope" start, many will know how much of a toll December's parties took out of them.  Because we'd like to arrange enough guides and leaders, and have enough pre- and post-ride refreshments, a nose count in advance (up til the morning of) is requested.  If you have too many temptations left over from December's celebrations and the midnight before, we'll provide table space for food contributions, and beverages. The more you share, the less you'll 'wear'! Please send an email to register@bike123.com so we know how many riders will be attending. Start point is Mt Airy Bicycles, 4540 Old National Pike (Md rte.144), Mt. Airy MD. Restrooms for changing available.  Driving Directions: From the Beltway, I-270 North to Exit 16 (Md 27). Go North/East 12 miles (including twist through Damascus) to MD 144,Old National Pike (Shell Gas on right) Turn right to head East on 144 then 3/4 miles to the shop. Mt. Airy Bicycles (MAP)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Location:Lorton, VA
2019-01-06 10:00:00 2019-01-06 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)

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