Lewes Delaware Weekend April 28-30, 2023
The popular, all-inclusive Lewes, Delaware weekend returns to the Springtime. 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 spring blooming season. 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 will be 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.
Leesburg VA Spring Picnic, April 23, 2003
Kick off the Spring with a sunny morning launch of a day of riding and socializing, hosted by PPTC's Terre Simpson and Butch Counts, from the Fox Ridge Park Pavilion (2 blocks from familiar Loudoun County High School ride start) in Leesburg, VA. Let’s hope for that sunny day!
Rides: Rides are open to everyone and consist of 20-30-44-58 mile options, with leaders for all pace categories. All rides start at Fox Ridge Pavilion, with leaders rolling out from 10:00am-ish (see Calendar entry for final ride schedule details and route files). Ride leaders are still needed for a 34-mile (mostly) gravel route, and if you are able to volunteer to lead on this, please contact the event hosts.
Picnic: PPTC will provide pizza, salad, drinks, etc., and always welcomes potluck additions. Bathrooms will be open by 9:30am.
Fox Ridge Pavilion
525 Catoctin Circle SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Because the pavilion area is small, we suggest you bring a blanket/chair to sit on. Because of the small parking area, it is best to plan on parking at the Loudoun County High School two blocks from the Fox Ridge Park pavilion.
For questions, or if you would like to volunteer, contact Butch Counts at email@example.com, 703-447-5430 (c).
PPTC hosted the following annual events pre-COVID 19, and and is gradually getting these back on the calendar:
Shenandoah Weekend came back in 2022!!!
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 in July .
Registration came 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.
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.