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Friday, October 18, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-10-18 10:00:00 2019-10-18 10:00:00 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, October 19, 2019

Location:Seneca, MD
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Dickerson, Pick your Distance Cruise the distance of your choice through the impending fall in the Ag Reserve.  The 40 and 50 GPS files are here; ride leaders and cue sheets will have some shortcuts.  After the ride you might want to stop by one of the farms to pick up some fantastic fall produce!  No one is going to be pushing the pace because we're saving ourselves for "harvesting corn" on Sunday.  Please print your own cue sheets; we will just bring a few.  Sign in online or at the ride start.  Riley's Lock (RIL)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Hills of DC - Beginners Rock Creek Hills Join me this Saturday (10/19/19) as I will lead a Beginners Edition of the Hills of DC ride. This weeks ride takes into the Northern hills in and around Rock Creek Park. We will end the ride at Fort Reno Park the highest elevation point in DC. After that, folks can either break off and go their own way or follow me back to the start location of the ride. The ride comes in around 30 miles at 2,000 feet or so of elevation. This ride is a friendly, fun, let's get that fitness kind of ride. It is a no drop ride and it is NOT a TRAINING ride or a RACE. The pace is hilly moderate 10-12 mph average for the ride as we will be riding through the city with a lot of stop and go riding. We re-group at the top of each hill and we support each other on the ride. All are welcome. Meet 9:00 AM at District Hardware and Bike shop located at 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 9:10 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start. We will stop along the way for water bathroom breaks. I strongly advise bringing your own riding eats as there is no plan to stop for eats, per se. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range. Also I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at the Velo Cafe located inside the shop should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Hardware and Bike. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Waterfront Metro station. Exit the station on 4th St SW and head south 1 block to M St SW. Make a right on M St SW and District Hardware and Bike is 3 blocks on the left. For directions to the District Hardware and Bike, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 659-8686, or use Google Maps. District Hardware and Bike (DHB)
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 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 on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information.   Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:Leesburg, VA
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Upper Loudoun Wanderer The weather should be good and the leaves should be starting to turn. Come join us for some scenic riding. There will be 3 choices of rides, with much overlap between them. Ride leader will lead from the back. Rest stops in Lovettsville and Round Hill. No rest rooms at the start but there is a Roy Rogers and a Safeway nearby. Please print out a copy of the cue sheet. Will cancel by 7:30 am if weather is bad. If there is interest, possible stop at Crooked Run Brewery afterwards. Loudoun County High School (LOU)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-10-19 10:00:00 2019-10-19 10:00:00 America/New_York The Many Hills near Laytonsville CUESHEETS: If you need a paper cuesheet, please print it prior to the ride.  I will only have a few cuesheets for those who forget or might not have access to a printer. THE RIDE – this is the same route used by the Thursday Night Trainer.  There are some hills on this ride.  I am not a hill climber on the best of days so I plan to ride somewhere in the range of 12-13.5 mph. 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)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location:Mount Airy, MD
2019-10-20 09:30:00 2019-10-20 09:30:00 America/New_York Harvesting Corn Last weekend we did a ride out of the Stillpoint Brewery where we noticed that it was time to harvest the corn.  So what's more appropriate than doing the Harvesting Corn ride created by Jeff Boarman after the scouting trip that he & I did for this ride and the brewery rides. BTW, I heard some mumblings that there were not enough hills on the brewery ride so Jeff added all that I missed.  The long range weather forecast looks good.  There may be restrooms down stairs on Main St but not sure.  If you come into town on MD-27 just north of I-70 and turn left on Main St, you will see McDonalds and other places on your right.  I'll be leading the shorter ride at a CC pace and Karen will do the longer route at B pace.  E-bike Carol will be chasing the fast group (LOL!).  Although the routes have a lot of ups and downs, there are no steep climbs. Mount Airy Municipal Lot (MTA)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-20 10:00:00 2019-10-20 10:00:00 America/New_York The Boundary Stones Border Ride Join me this Sunday (10/20/19) as I will lead a Urban Adventure ride as we will that will take us to the Southern and Western Boundary Stones as well as to the various boundary/border markers that note the borders of DC, Maryland and Virginia!  The ride comes in around 35 miles at 1,700 feet of elevation, and it will take us in a loop southwest loop through DC, MD and VA. We will ride on the Oxon Hill Farm, Potomac Yards, Four Mile Run, W&OD, Custis, Mt. Vernon and Rock Creek Trails. Meet 9:45 AM at District Hardware and Bike shop located at 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 10:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start. We will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range at around 12-14 mph range. Also, I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at the Velo Cafe located inside the shop should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is generally meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Hardware and Bike. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Waterfront Metro station. Exit the station on 4th St SW and head south 1 block to M St SW. Make a right on M St SW and District Hardware and Bike is 3 blocks on the left. For directions to the District Hardware and Bike, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 659-8686, or use Google Maps. District Hardware and Bike (DHB)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-10-22 10:00:00 2019-10-22 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:Annandale, VA
2019-10-22 16:45:00 2019-10-22 16:45:00 America/New_York Everyone Evening Rides Second start at 6:00 PM! (1) at 5:15 PM for cyclists who prefer only flat paths we are offering 7 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 neighborhood streets only up to 15 miles or with optional combination on CCT plus some neighborhood streets. (3) for advanced and speed up riders, 17 miles only on streets with a separated ad hoc leader. 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:       Wakefield Park (WKP)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-10-25 10:00:00 2019-10-25 10:00:00 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, October 26, 2019

Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-26 08:00:00 2019-10-26 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 & 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 (Tuckerman & Seven Locks). 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, our group rides for 40 miles (B/CC) and 50 miles (BB/B) start at the same time – 8:00.  The 27 mile ride (CC/C) starts at 10:00 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. 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
2019-10-26 08:00:00 2019-10-26 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 & 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 (Tuckerman & Seven Locks). 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, our BB/B group ride d 50 miles starts at 8:00 and our B/CC group ride of 40 miles starts at 8:15.  After the en d of the ride, 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. 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. Buses run regularly as well along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.  For those needing to drive, though, 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. Georgetown Water Park (GWP)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-26 09:00:00 2019-10-26 09:00:00 America/New_York Georgetown Tailgate Ride Note: This is the same group ride as those starting at 8:00 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 the 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 nice Saturday, so fill up your water bottles and lather on the sun screen for a fun 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)
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-10-26 09:00:00 2019-10-26 09:00:00 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 on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information.   Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)

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