Your Club needs some help marketing the Back Roads Century.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dear Club Members:

Your Club needs some help marketing the Back Roads Century.

One of the ways we try to reach out to fellow cyclists and make sure they know about the Back Roads Century, which as you know by now will be September 22, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, is to share that information at various bike rides and other events. We often do this by handing out rack cards with BRC details and information at events such as Bike to Work Day, the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, Bike Virginia and more.  We need people that are planning to attend some of these events already to volunteer to give up to an hour of your time at some events to take our club’s message forward. Promoting the Back Roads Century is important for all of us because it is the largest fund raiser we have for Potomac Pedalers and what helps keep our dues low and lets us offer all of the services (rides) that we do.

The tasks vary from event to event.  Some such as DC Bike Ride and Armed Forces Cycling Classic need people to work a table talking to people and handing out rack cards. You also get to watch the races at the AFCC. Other events, Indian Head Century for example call for placing rack cards on car windshields in the parking area. Some are to be determined.  If you weren't planning on attending one of these events, you should reconsider because not only do you get a front row seat for some of the greatest cycling our region has to offer, but you can gather some feel-good vibes by helping out PPTC.

It’s also possible that if you are riding an event perhaps you could have a spouse/responsible child/friend help with handing out our material.

So where do we need volunteers?


PPTC Lewes Delaware Ride

April 26-28


End Hunger Ride in Calvert County

April 27

7AM – 3Pm


Six Pillars Century 2018 Blackwater Tour

Saturday, May 4

Cambridge, MD


DC Bike Ride - WABA -

May 18th


The Armed Forces Cycling Classic

Saturday, Sunday, June 1-2

Arlington, VA



June 21 - 26

Woodstock to Harrisonburg


PPTC Shenandoah Weekend

Weekend of July 20th

Woodstock Virginia


2018 Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

Sunday, July 21

Westminster, MD


PPTC - Longwood Weekend Ride (Pennsylvania)

Weekend of August 10


Reston Century 2019

August 28 - Reston, VA


Indian Head Century

Monday Sept 2nd (Labor Day)

Oxon Hill Bike Club.


The Civil War Century

Saturday, Sept 7

Thurmont, Maryland



If you are planning on attending one or more of these events, riding one, or just want to show up and help your club please let me know. I’ll be at some of these this year but cannot do them all. Advance notice is greatly appreciated, and it takes some coordination to get this right and put the things that you need in your hands. 


I can be reached at:


Ed Hazelwood

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