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Twister Century REGISTER TODAY! 

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Are you ready to Twist again? 

 

 

Please join us on Sunday, September 25th for the annual Twister Century hosted by Potomac Pedalers!

 

Join us in Northern Maryland (and Pennsylvania if you're twisting with us) for a superb Fall Century event. Riders who choose to complete a half, metric, or full century will be treated to a rolling course, which starts from the Walkersville Fire Department Activity Hall and heads up to Memorial Park in Taneytown. From Memorial Park, cyclists can choose to Twist It Up, and either head back to Walkersville to complete a half century, take one of the loops heading north from the park to complete a metric century or 75 miles, or if you're feeling intrepid, do both extra loops for a full century! Feeling like you want to ramble and enjoy the scenery a bit more, including our region's covered bridges and quiet country roads? Start your day at Memorial Park and enjoy any combination of the loops for a 25 or 38 mile ride! 

 

Once you're done Twisting, join us for a post-ride party back at the Activity Hall in Walkersville. Food and refreshments will be provided, but we're counting on you to bring the stories of your adventure today.  

 

Registration for PPTC members is OPEN

Not a member and want to get in on early bird pricing? Sign up on our website today!

 

VOLUNTEERS! Want to help out? We're looking for people to assist with Walkersville Activity Center setup/party breakdown, the Memorial Park rest stop, SAG, storage, and shopping runs. Please indicate if you would like to ride on the day of the event, and we'll make it happen! If you or someone you know can help, please click on the link above. Thank you!

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Lewes Delaware Weekend October 14-16, 2022 Register now, click here!

The popular, all-inclusive Lewes, Delaware weekend returns in mid-October 2022. For over 30 years the Beacon Inn has welcomed Potomac Pedalers to this coastal town.  Join us as we cycle this bike-friendly state during the quiet off- peak autumn with ocean-moderated temperatures. Lewes is a small, picturesque, and historic town near Rehoboth Beach and was the first state to ratify the Constitution.  This weekend attracts returning Pedalers as well as nonmember cyclists from the surrounding area.  Attendance is limited to 75 people so sign up early to reserve your spot. Registration is online only via the PPTC website.  

Rides range in length from 10 to 65+ miles and are flat, although there are usually headwinds at the beach. Many rides visit nearby wildlife refuges, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and remote beaches. We also have rides that stay east of Route 1 and tour Lewes or travel to Rehoboth Beach via bike paths.  Depending on the ride you choose, some begin at the Beacon Inn and some have a remote start after a short drive to parking areas west of Route 1.

PPTC member price for the weekend is $300 for single occupancy and $235 per person for doubles ($470 double rate); non-members add $25 each. The prices are the same for non-cycling spouses or guests. If you are coming alone but would like to share a room, we can assign a roommate (double occupancy only). If you are interested in a triple room, please contact Cindy Marisch for pricing and availability. Hotel rooms have two double beds, or a queen bed, or a king bed. All have refrigerators. The Beacon Motel does not allow pets and is non-smoking.

Your hosts once again are Cindy Marisch and Bettina Myers. Cindy is responsible for registration and cue sheets.  If you have questions about your registration, please contact Cindy at csmarisch@gmail.com or 571-243-4576. Bettina is responsible for food catering.  If you are vegetarian, vegan, or have any other special dietary needs, please contact Bettina at least two weeks prior to the ride weekend at bettinaimyers@yahoo.com or 202-577-5278 so we can accommodate your needs accordingly.

For additional detailed event information, go to Calendar entry for the event.

Shenandoah Weekend 29-31 July, 2022

 

Shenandoah Weekend is back!!!

 

Were you bummed out that there is no Bike Virginia in 2022? Well, biking in Virginia still had great options, with the Shenandoah Weekend taking place July 29 through Sunday, July 31. 

 

Registration comes with:

• Friday night welcome party including pizza and beer (not unlimited) at Swover Creek Brewery; 

• Saturday catered BBQ picnic in Woodstock; 

• take-along snacks for the rides; 

• 3 days of riding, new friends to make, beautiful scenery and a very good time!

 

The 2022 rides started from a High School in Woodstock, rideable from several hotels. Route 11 chips and the Meems Bottom bridge, longtime favorite sites, were on some of the 2022 routes.




 





Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events







PPTC hosted the following annual events pre-COVID 19, and hopes to host these events again in the near future:


Virtual Back Yards Century.  In 2020, PPTC held a virtual two-week long virtual Back Yards Century Ride that included a scavenger hunt, group virtual rides, ride challenge, and a virtual social event.  

Back Roads Century.  The Back Roads Century is held in September in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Located just across the bridge from the Antietam Battlefield, cyclists enjoy historic sites and scenic routes.  The Back Roads Century offers 100, 64, 47 and 52, 25 and 29 mile rides as well as group social events.


Nokesville.  The annual Nokesville Picnic in the Park Ride is typically held in May. This ride is open to all members & their family & friends and is geared toward bringing cyclists of all skill levels together and to welcome new cyclists to PPTC!  This classic ride takes you through the rolling Virginia rural country-side and finishes with a picnic at a local park! It includes “casual” rides of 10 and 18 miles—targeted for new cyclists and for families and longer route options of 30, 42, and 53 miles.