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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019-04-23 12:15:00 2019-04-23 12:15:00 America/New_York Sunny Day Lunch Ride on Gerry Connolly CCT When day is sunny or mostly sunny and temperature at the start of the ride is more than 45 degrees and wind less 10 mph according to NWS: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.806&lon=-77.2967#.XHWJ14hKgdU you are very welcome. You can use the ride for helping you to absorb vitamin D, a growing problem in America.   Beginners, re-starters, emeritus, lower speeds biking enthusiasts and members and non-members of the club.  For CC and faster bicyclists I will have extra extensions. Two or more hours of cycling ride on flat fully paved part of CCT of 10 miles with possible up to 5-10 miles extension on the neighborhood streets. You can use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain bikes.  Wear a helmet, glows and brink a drink. Starting place:  Parking at Americana Park, 4133-4167 Accotink Pkwy, Annandale, VA 22003 (by Jim Micklewright Baseball Field), enter from Little River Turnpike at Pineridge Dr. Woody Lipinski * 571-309-2053  - Other Start Location VA
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-04-23 18:00:00 2019-04-23 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. We ride the neighborhood streets in North Springfield and/or on new paved flat 9 miles part of Cross Country Trail, if desired or requested. You can join small groups or peers with pace comfortable for you. Wakefield Park (WKP)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

C (MH) * 31 * MD * 10:00 AM * Wednesday Lunch Ride
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-04-24 10:00:00 2019-04-24 10:00:00 America/New_York Wednesday Lunch Ride An interesting some-what hilly 31 mile route (mostly roads, Matthew Henson Trail, and a few short connector bike trails) to  El Andariego [Mexican] Restaurant in Ashton (http://elandariegomexicanrestaurant.com/).  A few challenging hills will slow our average C pace for the whole ride to about 11 miles per hour (slower when uphill and faster when downhill or flat roads).  Riders that are significantly slower or faster than leader are welcome on the ride if you are willing and able to follow a written cue sheet.  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. Don't forget lock, helmet, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 10:00.  Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
2019-04-24 12:15:00 2019-04-24 12:15:00 America/New_York Sunshine Neighborhood Rides When day is sunny or mostly sunny and temperature at the start of the ride is more than 45 degrees and wind less 10 mph according to the  National Weather Service forecast at https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.806&lon=-77.2967#.XHWJ14hKgdU Ride for beginners, re-starters, emeritus, lower speeds biking enthusiasts and members and non-members of the club.  For faster and faster bicyclists, I will have extra extensions and hills. Take with your  partners who can walk 5K around the lake when we will bike.  Up two hours cycling ride loops that will have distance of 9-15 miles on flat or gently ups an small hills. You use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain or folding bikes.  Wear a helmet, glows and brink a drink. Use the ride for helping you to absorb vitamin D. Starting place: Lakesite Park, 5216 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032 - Other Start Location VA

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-04-25 10:00:00 2019-04-25 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)
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-04-25 18:00:00 2019-04-25 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. We ride the neighborhood streets in North Springfield and/or on new paved flat 9 miles part of Cross Country Trail, if desired or requested. You can join small groups or peers with pace comfortable for you. Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-04-25 18:00:00 2019-04-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Thursday Night Trainer This is generally a fast paced cooperative training ride through the Laytonsville area and Patuxent River valley. Same route as in previous years. The ride leader will make no attempt to keep the group together for the ride, so make sure you have a cue sheet and know where you are going. Ride leader will insist on single file riding until the top of Howard Chapel Rd. because of the traffic and narrow roads. No go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the far corner of the parking lot near the donation bins. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-04-25 18:30:00 2019-04-25 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Top of the Town Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this Potomac Pedalers’ ride explores some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Rock Creek Park. Join us each Thursday evening through September. Come for the ride and then join us afterwards at Angelico’s for pizza (or salad!), beer, and socializing.   Most routes go through neighborhoods with light traffic but all include short connections on roads with heavier traffic. Comfort with road riding is a must. The ride is typically no drop. Routes vary each week; check the day’s listing at https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers for the planned ride.   Where: City Bikes Tenleytown, 4810 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016   When: Each Thursday until the end of September.   Time: Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 pm to sign in and hear announcements. The group rolls promptly at 6:30 pm due to limited daylight. So seriously, show up at 6:15 and not 6:35. At 6:35 we are already riding.   Distance: Route of 10 to 20 miles, depending on available daylight. All routes include rolling and sometimes steep hills.    Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. The pace is 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills.    No go if raining or wet roads. If weather is if-y the day of, for an update go to https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers and find that day’s ride page.   Parking is available in the City Bikes parking lot.   The shop offers the use of their rest room and air pump to those participating in the ride.   HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.   Tenley Circle/City Bikes (TEN)

Friday, April 26, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-04-26 09:00:00 2019-04-26 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride The plan for 4/26: We'll be headed to Ledo Pizza on River Rd. It should be just under 30 miles for the round trip. 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
2019-04-26 10:00:00 2019-04-26 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride We'll be headed to Ledo's pizza on River Rd. It should be about 30 miles round trip. 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)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-04-27 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Note:  the various group rides generally start at different times so we are all more likely to end at around the same time. See below for starting times for the groups.  To minimize our collective footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download its GPX file onto your bike computer.  This awesome multi-class ride caters to every type of recreational bicyclist. All rides typically enjoy Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, with routes varying based on distance and speed of the group. The CC through A routes favor quiet roads in DC, Maryland and/or Virginia and generally return to Georgetown on Beach Drive with one to two rest stops along the way; the C group routes blend great trails with quiet residential streets, including, of course, Rock Creek Park. For this month's March ride, we have ride leaders offering these group rides: C/CC (10:30 Ride Start):  Tim Bouquet (27 miles) CC/B (10:00 Ride Start):  Monique Sears (34 miles) B/BB (9:00 Ride Start): Matt Birnbaum and Bill Schulz (50 miles) At ride's end, all are welcome and encouraged to stay around for a post-ride lunch at Mr. Smith’s pub across the street from the park, and where we can bring our bicycles inside!  And for those looking for pre-ride caffeine, there are a suite of options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. We also highly encourage folks to leave their vehicles at home.  The Rosslyn Metro Station is around a 1/2 mile away, and the Farragut North station is about a 1-mile trek.  For those needing to drive, you can probably find free parking on residential streets above Q Street or otherwise try www.spothero.com for discounts at the local parking lots. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:bURKE, VA
2019-04-27 09:30:00 2019-04-27 09:30:00 America/New_York Causal Farmers Market Ride Both members and non-members of the Potomac Pedalers club are welcome to join the socializing ride.  Use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain bikes. Beginners, re-starters, lower speeds enthusiasts welcome but for CC and higher riders always possible extra extensions and hills. Bring a helmet and drink. Rest-stops or turning points at Burke Lake Marina or Starbucks/Five Guys Shoppes of Lorton Valley, 8971-G Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079.  Occasionally with or without leader at Brickmakers Café 9751 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079 of at Occouqan Park for long distance riders. Before starting time, the farmers market is available at VRE station or after ride if return before 12:00 PM. The portable restroom at the start and end of the rides is available. Burke VRE Station (BVR)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019-04-30 12:15:00 2019-04-30 12:15:00 America/New_York Sunny Day Lunch Ride on Gerry Connolly CCT When day is sunny or mostly sunny and temperature at the start of the ride is more than 45 degrees and wind less 10 mph according to NWS: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.806&lon=-77.2967#.XHWJ14hKgdU you are very welcome. You can use the ride for helping you to absorb vitamin D, a growing problem in America.   Beginners, re-starters, emeritus, lower speeds biking enthusiasts and members and non-members of the club.  For CC and faster bicyclists I will have extra extensions. Two or more hours of cycling ride on flat fully paved part of CCT of 10 miles with possible up to 5-10 miles extension on the neighborhood streets. You can use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain bikes.  Wear a helmet, glows and brink a drink. Starting place:  Parking at Americana Park, 4133-4167 Accotink Pkwy, Annandale, VA 22003 (by Jim Micklewright Baseball Field), enter from Little River Turnpike at Pineridge Dr. Woody Lipinski * 571-309-2053  - Other Start Location VA
Location:Annandale, VA
2019-04-30 18:00:00 2019-04-30 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. We ride the neighborhood streets in North Springfield and/or on new paved flat 9 miles part of Cross Country Trail, if desired or requested. You can join small groups or peers with pace comfortable for you. Wakefield Park (WKP)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019-05-01 12:15:00 2019-05-01 12:15:00 America/New_York Sunshine Neighborhood Rides When day is sunny or mostly sunny and temperature at the start of the ride is more than 45 degrees and wind less 10 mph according to the  National Weather Service forecast at https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.806&lon=-77.2967#.XHWJ14hKgdU Ride for beginners, re-starters, emeritus, lower speeds biking enthusiasts and members and non-members of the club.  For faster and faster bicyclists, I will have extra extensions and hills. Take with your  partners who can walk 5K around the lake when we will bike.  Up two hours cycling ride loops that will have distance of 9-15 miles on flat or gently ups an small hills. You use any type of bike: road as well as hybrid or mountain or folding bikes.  Wear a helmet, glows and brink a drink. Use the ride for helping you to absorb vitamin D. Starting place: Lakesite Park, 5216 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032 - Other Start Location VA

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