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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)
Location:, MD
2018-12-13 12:30:00 2018-12-13 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 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)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2018-12-14 11:00:00 2018-12-14 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 15, 2018

Location:Rockville, MD
2018-12-15 10:00:00 2018-12-15 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 30℉ 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 online by clicking the green button at the top left. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. Please bring your own cue sheet if possible. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
CC (F) * 25 * MD * 1:00 PM * Lansing Beach Excursion
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2018-12-15 13:00:00 2018-12-15 13:00:00 America/New_York Lansing Beach Excursion Note: if the high temperature for the day is below 45 degrees, the ride is canceled.  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. 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 PPTC 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.   Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)

Sunday, December 16, 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
2018-12-16 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)

Monday, December 17, 2018

2018-12-17 10:00:00 2018-12-17 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. Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd.   Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2018-12-18 11:00:00 2018-12-18 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 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)
Location:, MD
2018-12-20 12:30:00 2018-12-20 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 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)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2018-12-21 11:00:00 2018-12-21 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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