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Friday, July 12, 2019

C/D * 20 * VA * 10:00 AM * Fridays' Lunch Ride
South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Springfield, VA
2019-07-12 10:00:00 2019-07-12 10:00:00 America/New_York Fridays' Lunch Ride We will pedal in up-scale neighborhood streets and paved path through the woods adjacent to scenic Lake Mercer, viewing Burke Lake and Lake Mercer from the lake dams.  We will use bike trails of the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 123 only as a connection to the the wide quiet residential streets without any traffic. Two hours of recreational cycling with an optional socializing lunch inside the Huntsman Square Shopping Center Mall, 7509 Huntsman Blvd, West Springfield, VA 22153 by Rats Cycles, Bicycles Store & Repairing.    Welcome beginners, re-starters, members and non-members of the club. For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. The terrain is mostly flat with a few short ups. Bring a helmet and drink.    South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-07-12 18:10:00 2019-07-12 18:10:00 America/New_York Scenic Social Germantown Rec Park Friday Night ride This is the Friday night scenic social ride.  The rides run from end of March and go as long as daylight and start times allow (Sep/Oct).  Start times will vary to accommodate the changes in sunset times and to try and start as late as possible but allowing enough time to complete the ride before dusk. Please check the calendar for the latest start times. Ride is about 26 miles and we typically aim to complete in 90 minutes. Ride length is ~26miles with several regrouping points along the way. We usually wait at these points for others to catch up.  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 Friday to see if the ride has been canceled. 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. Some of these roads are rough (Sugarland for example) so please make sure you have a spare tube along just in case.   South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Location:Rockville, MD
2019-07-13 07:30:00 2019-07-13 07:30:00 America/New_York Rockville Wootton Ride In its 7th year, the Wootton ride is a regular fun group Saturday morning event, suitable for seasoned A/BB/B/CC riders. We will be mostly riding from Rockville to Germantown/Poolesville/Clarksburg with frequent variations to keep it interesting. Our typical ride length will range from 40 to 60 miles and will be moderately hilly (MH). Actual ride length and route for each week will be posted in advance. We make 1-3 rest stops depending on the length of the ride. The group generally divides into two 3 groups – (A/high BB – average 17-20 mph), (BB/B – average 16-17.5 mph), and (B/CC – average 13.5-15 mph). Our attempt will be to not drop anybody as long as you can ride with the respective groups average speed for the length of the ride. 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 confirm the start time and download the cue sheet. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time. Please sign up online by clicking the green button at the top left at the club website. Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Location:Lorton, VA
2019-07-14 09:00:00 2019-07-14 09:00:00 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)

Monday, July 15, 2019

2019-07-15 09:30:00 2019-07-15 09:30:00 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)
Location:, MD
2019-07-15 17:00:00 2019-07-15 17:00:00 America/New_York Frederick's Monday EZ Weekly road ride from the 7th Street Starbucks in Frederick every Monday at 5pm.  30-50 miles depending on when the sun sets.  17-18 average pace with frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, but the whole County is full of little hills.  No go in active rain. - Other Start Location MD

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-07-16 10:00:00 2019-07-16 10:00:00 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)
Location:, VA
2019-07-16 17:15:00 2019-07-16 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:, VA
2019-07-16 17:15:00 2019-07-16 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:, VA
2019-07-16 17:15:00 2019-07-16 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Weekly ride starting from 622 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria.   ~24 miles on roads and trails.  Ride for visually impaired stokers but all are welcome.  Happy to introduce any couples or individuals to tandeming (we can loan you a bike and arrange shorter training route).      - Other Start Location VA
Location:Bethesda, MD
2019-07-16 18:00:00 2019-07-16 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising the Capital Crescent Trail Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-07-16 18:00:00 2019-07-16 18:00:00 America/New_York Everyone Evening Rides Ride Start Details: Wakefield Park (WKP), 8110 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003. From Braddock Road after you turn into Wakefield Park, take the 2nd left into the parking lot. Park restrooms are located at the end of the parking lot by the baseball field. Welcome beginners, re-starters, intermediate and advanced cyclists, members and non-members of the club. For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. The terrain is mostly flat with a few short ups or hills. All categories of cyclists can participate and enjoy biking in three major groups on different distance: (1) for cyclists who prefer only flat paths we are offering 9 miles paved Cross Country Trail parallel to Accotink Creek the finest wildlife corridors in Fairfax County  (2) for moderate riders with my leadership a route on CCT plus some neighborhood streets up to 15 miles (3) for advanced and speed up riders, 17 miles only on streets with a separated ad hoc leader.   Wakefield Park (WKP)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-07-17 18:00:00 2019-07-17 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway Did you know that you could ride in DC at rush hour and not be in the midst of cars? It's true! Come join us on this beautiful ride through the tree lined streets of NW and out to Potomac. The ride goes up and down many hills between Dupont Circle and Glen Echo, great for building up for the season's big event rides like Storming of Thunder Ridge or the Garrett County Gran Fondo (and it beats the pants off the repetition of laps at Hains Point). The return, as the daylight is fading, is a group roll along MacArthur Blvd, good for working on group riding skills. The faster A riders will do a proper rotating paceline, while slower A and BB groups will do something less technical. Something for everyone - the division between A and BB usually happens closer to the return leg, which most people (hopefully) know, though the cues are easy for said stretch. Plenty of short cuts along the way to finish by dark or make your evening date. NOTE: this is not a race training ride, but a group ride that occasionally has some faster elements. Race tactics, especially diving into corners, blindly leading fellow riders through intersections, crossing a double yellow line, attacking in a group paceline, etc., will not be tolerated. Anything that endangers the safety of the group can result in immediate and potentially permanent dismissal from the ride. If race training is what you want, please check out the Greenbelt race series. It's MANDATORY to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Too speedy for your tastes? There is a B group as well. Ride leaves from the stairs and "Speed Hump" sign at Mitchell Park, S St NW, between 22nd and 23rd Sts. There is street parking in the neighborhood, but please be mindful of zone regulations which are in effect until 8:30 PM and somewhat strictly enforced (there is limited free parking in front of the former Textile Museum and Wilson House). Leaders may alternate week to week, alternating according to availability. No go in steady rain or impending thunderstorms - late-breaking announcements on Pedalers Google Group and Potomac Pedalers website. Please email the ride organizer to be added to the DTB email list (used to distribute cues, GPS files, etc.). Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-07-17 18:00:00 2019-07-17 18:00:00 America/New_York Downtown Breakaway (B version) This is a slightly modified, shorter version of the “BB/A” route for riders who don’t keep up with the front pack. With little traffic at rush hour downtown, it’s a moderately paced ride through the hills of upper Northwest, stretching out toward Potomac as the daylight increases. Flat and fast along MacArthur for return to Mitchell Park. Please see the A/BB listing for map/GPS info. It's STRONGLY advised to bring front and rear lights for safety, as we can get caught in the dark if delayed by mechanicals or road conditions. Additionally, for safety reasons (and because it's the law in Maryland), no headphones will be allowed on any Downtown Breakaway rides. Ride leaders will ride at a by-the-books “B” pace with a regroup or two along the way for slower riders to catch up. See details about parking, etc. in the “BB”/”A” description. Organizer: Rudi Riet * [rudi@songfta.com] Mitchell Park (MIT)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-07-18 10:00:00 2019-07-18 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)

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