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Friday, December 13, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-12-13 09:00:00 2019-12-13 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride The plan for 12/13 is to bike to Rockville for lunch.  Check back here after 7:30 Friday morning to see if this ride got canceled due to expected rain (let's hope not). Starting in January, this ride will be suspended for a few months. Instead, look for the Friday Lunch Ride moving to Viers Mill Park and starting at 10:30 am. If you want to join the “Friday Lunch Ride” but want most of the miles before lunch (and/or find that an earlier more southern starting point is more convenient), 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”. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather.  This ride will be the same length 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:Rockville , MD
2019-12-13 10:00:00 2019-12-13 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride We will attempt to go to Rockville this week. However, we're keeping a wary eye on the weather. Starting in January, this ride will move to Viers Mill Park and start at 10:30 am. The listing will change to reflect that. 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. Lake Needwood (NEE)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-13 11:00:00 2019-12-13 11:00:00 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)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location:Rockville, MD
2019-12-14 10:00:00 2019-12-14 10:00:00 America/New_York Rockville Wootton Winter Ride Join us on a moderately hilly winter ride to Poolesville with a rest stop at Cafe 107. No go in rain/snow, high probability forecast for rain/snow, frozen roads or less than 32℉ including wind chill. We are highly safety conscious, so you are expected to follow safe riding practices. Please consult the club website (www.potomacpedalers.org) or the ride Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockvillewoottonride/) to see if the ride has been canceled on a particular day. Please sign up on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:, MD
2019-12-14 13:00:00 2019-12-14 13:00:00 America/New_York Lansing Beach Excursion Ride start location: Kensington Train Station, 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (longitude/latitude = 39.026773, -77.071982) It is called the Lansing Beach Excursion, in honor of the West Point graduate with the Army Corp of Engineers who improved Rock Creek Park by building the first road there which was eventually named after him.  Maj. Gen. Beach is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  There was a nice John Kelly column about him in the December 30, 2017 Washington Post.  The ride is basically all on Beach Drive except for starting in Kensington and there is a hilly loop in DC. Note: if the high temperature for the day is below 45 degrees, the ride is canceled which I will update no later than 8am.  The start time for the ride will depend upon the weather forecast though most rides will probably start at 1 pm.  In the event of a warmer day, the start time on the Potomac Pedalers website will changed to an earlier start.  Any changes to the start time (or cancelation due to weather) will be made before 8 am the day of the ride. Cuesheets: if you need a paper cuesheet, please print it prior to the ride from the attached PDF for this ride listing.  I plan to only have a few cuesheets for those who forget to bring one or might not have access to a printer.   - Other Start Location MD

Sunday, December 15, 2019

CC * 37 * DC * 10:00 AM * Greenbelt National Park Loop
East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-12-15 10:00:00 2019-12-15 10:00:00 America/New_York Greenbelt National Park Loop Join me this Sunday (12/15/19) as I will lead a Urban Adventure bike ride that will take us to Greenbelt National Park! The ride comes in around 37 miles at 1,300 feet of elevation, and it will take us up to Greenbelt National Park and back into DC along such trails as the Anacostia Riverwalk, Northeast & Northwest Branch, Metro Branch and on the 15th St two way cycle track. We will also cruise through the University Maryland and by the White House. Not a bad way to spend part of a #SundayFunDay! Meet 9:45 AM at the East Potomac Golf Course located at 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024. Parking is free on Sunday at the Golf Course. Park in big lot and meet at the East Potomac Park Golf Center where the Potomac Grill is located. Look for the dude with the orange Salsa bike as that dude will be me! Wheels roll at 10:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, at ride start. We will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range at around 12-14 mph range. Also, I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Take note while parking is free at the Golf Course, parking is also generally meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of the Golf Course. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metro, take either the Blue, Green, Orange, Silver or Yellow line and get off at the L'Enfant Station. Exit the Station on 7th St SW and head south for about 4 or 5 blocks to Maine Ave SW. Make a right on Maine Ave SW and go about half mile and make a left on Ohio Dr SW and travel about a mile and the Golf Course will be on your right.  #bikedc #bikemd #bikedmv #potomacpedalers #urbanadventurebike #findyourpark East Potomac Park Golf Course (EPP)
Location:Lorton, VA
2019-12-15 10:00:00 2019-12-15 10:00:00 America/New_York Mason Neck Half Reverse This ride begins near the Gunston Road bike path, continuing through surrounding neighborhoods and Mason Neck State Park.  The route is 98% flat with several 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 * 50/48/45/40 * MD * 10:00 AM * The Winter Ride Series
South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-12-15 10:00:00 2019-12-15 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)

Monday, December 16, 2019

2019-12-16 10:00:00 2019-12-16 10:00:00 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. Check here or Google Pedalers Group for go/no-go notification.  Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-17 11:00:00 2019-12-17 11:00:00 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)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-12-19 10:00:00 2019-12-19 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)
BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-12-19 12:30:00 2019-12-19 12:30:00 America/New_York Thursday Lunch ride Take a break in your work day and come join us for a 15-25 mile loop. The front runners keep a zesty pace but the ride leader always sweeps, so all are welcome. The ride leaves from the bike racks at the Marriott HQ on Fernwood. Parking at HQ can be tricky so if you're driving, best to park at one of the many shopping center lots and ride over.   Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for this ride. I send out the route every Wednesday.  - Other Start Location MD

Friday, December 20, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-12-20 09:00:00 2019-12-20 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 (and/or find that an earlier more southern starting point is more convenient), 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”. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather.  This ride will be the same length 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:Rockville , MD
2019-12-20 10:00:00 2019-12-20 10:00:00 America/New_York 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. Lake Needwood (NEE)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-12-20 11:00:00 2019-12-20 11:00:00 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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