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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

C * 30 * MD * 10:00 AM * Wednesday Lunch Ride (El Andariego)
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-06-26 10:00:00 2019-06-26 10:00:00 America/New_York Wednesday Lunch Ride (El Andariego) An interesting almost 15 mile route (mostly roads, some of Matthew Henson Trail, and a few short connector bike trails) to El Andariego (Mexican) restaurant (http://elandariegomexicanrestaurant.com/) in Ashton MD (~30 miles round trip). This is a social ride where we try to stick together. However, if you would to prefer to ride at your own pace, then please let me know and I will bring a printed cue sheet for you. 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)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-06-27 10:00:00 2019-06-27 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
2019-06-27 18:00:00 2019-06-27 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)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-06-27 18:10:00 2019-06-27 18:10:00 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
2019-06-27 18:30:00 2019-06-27 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Top of the Town Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this social 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. 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. Ride leaders maintain a pace of 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills (C/CC in Potomac Pedalers’ ride class table). For those at that pace, the ride is no-drop. Some riders go ahead of the ride leader at their own individual paces, which sometimes depend on the strength of their desire for beer and pizza. All riders who stay on the cue sheet route will be swept up by the ride leader who will head for Angelico’s for post ride group dinner.    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.   Park at the City Bikes parking lot just south (uphill) from the CityBikes store, at the building that used to be the Volvo dealer and now has CityBikes storage. Please don't park right next to the store.   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, June 28, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-06-28 09:00:00 2019-06-28 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride The plan for 6/28 is to ride to Bethesda for lunch. 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
2019-06-28 10:00:00 2019-06-28 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)
C/D * 20 * VA * 10:00 AM * Fridays' Lunch Ride
South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Springfield, VA
2019-06-28 10:00:00 2019-06-28 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)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-29 08:00:00 2019-06-29 08:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Predictions are for a hot and sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen for a really nice 40 (CC/B) or 50 (B/BB/A) mile ride with us! If you’ve done this ride before, you know we meet on time, and we go on time from the foot of Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. We head northwest along many of the usual roads, with the 50-miler rest stop at the Travilah Market and the 40-miler rest stop at the Cabin John Shopping Center. Then for both, it’s back along equally familiar roads to Rock Creek Park and Georgetown. This is mostly flat and shaded with some rolling hills (and not counting that short bit out of Rock Creek Park, including possibly Tilden toward the end. Let’s be honest.) To increase the chances that everyone arrives together at the end of the ride, the 50-mile BB/B group ride starts and the 40-mile B/CC group ride start the same time at 8:00, and the 27- mile CC/C group ride starts an hour later at 9:00 AM. Afterwards, many of us walk our bikes into Mr. Smith’s Pub on M St. just west of Wisconsin and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. Again, here are the staggered ride-start times:          50-mile BB/B group ride:  8 AM          40-mile B/CC group ride:  8:00 AM          27-mile CC/C group ride:  9:00 AM To minimize our carbon footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download a GPX file onto your bike computer. We will not distribute cue sheets at the start. We 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. If you arrive early and need a little pre-ride caffeine, there are many options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. and Bluestone Lane a half-block up from the ride start at 1066 Wisconsin Avenue. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]  Monique Sears [mrsearsklm@gmail.com] [(202) 256-5218]  Bill Schulz [schulzwmh@gmail.com] [(240) 678-9398]  Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com]  Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-06-29 09:00:00 2019-06-29 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Note: This is the same group ride as those starting at 8:00 and 8:30 except this one is for C/CC riders cycling a 27-mile route using a blend of trails and roads. This ride's later start increases the chances that everyone riding in one of the days' group rides arrive back at teh ride start at around the same time and so can then celebrate a post-ride meal together at Mr Smith's Pub, across the street from Georgetown Water Park, and where may of us walk our bikes inside and get lunch. And beer of course. Or just beer. Predictions are for a hot and sunny Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen for a really nice ride with us! If you’ve done this ride before, you know we meet on time & we go on time from the foot of Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. The 27 mile route starts on Capitol Crescent Trail and will meander in and around Rock Creek Park.  To minimize our carbon footprint, please print your selected cue sheet and/or download a GPX file onto your bike computer. We will not distribute cue sheets at the start. We 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. If you arrive early and need a little pre-ride caffeine, there are many options in the neighborhood, including the Blue Bottle Cafe around the corner at 1046 Potomac Street. If you have any questions, please get in touch. CC/C: Tim Bouquet [timothy.bouquet@gmail.com] BB/B: Matthew Birnbaum [noshbygosh@icloud.com] [(202) 895-0979]   Georgetown Water Park (GWP)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Location:, VA
2019-06-30 08:30:00 2019-06-30 08:30:00 America/New_York Coffee to Coffee IGNORE THE MAPPED RIDE START LOCATION!!!            Note early than usual start time This ride starts a block away from the Dunkin Donuts next to the Fairfax Square Commercial Center (9840 Main Street) at the intersection of Route 236 and Burke Station Road, and turns around at the Starbucks in Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.   Mostly gently rolling hills, and mostly shady roads of Annandale and Springfield.  A few steep (8% grade) but short hills. Note there is a slight change in the route since Aug 2017. Parking: After entering the Fairfax Square Commercial Center at the traffic light, turn right and drive to the end of the parking lot – to the corner near the Chosun Daily building.  We will meet there.   Call in the event of questionable weather.  Check the web site for cancelation information or call an hour before the ride start. - Other Start Location VA

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Location:Annandale, VA
2019-07-02 18:00:00 2019-07-02 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)

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2019-07-04 10:00:00 2019-07-04 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
2019-07-04 18:00:00 2019-07-04 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)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-07-04 18:10:00 2019-07-04 18:10:00 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)

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