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October, 2021

Friday
1
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*Registration required.
*~26 miles. 9:30 start from Veirs Mill Park. We will ride south on Beach to Broad Branch Rd in DC and then back north to Parkway Deli at ~mile 18 for lunch (hopefully outside). After lunch, a little over 7 miles back to VMP. Ride will be almost entirely on roads (some sections closed to cars), with only ~1 mile on paved Rock Creek Trail.
*Ride will be C pace, averaging ~12-14 mph overall, faster on flat roads & slower when hills; see the Ride Class Table (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495413&module_id=452207 ) for more info on ride classes and average speeds.
**Ride Rules:
• Participation is limited to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. According to the CDC, you're not considered fully vaccinated until it's been at least two weeks since your second dose of a two-dose series like Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine, or it's been two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson (aka Janssen).
• Registering for ride required at least by day before ride and participation is limited to first 12 people.
• Helmets are required.
• No earbuds or headphones.
• Road/Drop handlebars require end plugs or similar. (I don’t want to ever see a handlebar take a core sample out of anyone’s thigh).
• Also, see PPTC “RIDE GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19” at https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495413&module_id=448936
*Don't forget face mask, lock, helmet, & lunch money/CC. Please arrive in time to roll @9:30.
Saturday
2
Laytonsville Shopping Center
8:30 AM
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** Route revised 10/1 to avoid closure on Clarksburg Rd **
Leaving from Laytons Village Shopping Center 8:30AM. The route is on country roads south of Damascus, to just south of Mt. Airy, east to Poplar Springs, south through Daisy, returning via Howard Chapel, Zion and Riggs Rds., with some challenging climbs. 40 miles, nominally 2600 feet of climb. We won’t drop anybody who can maintain 12 mph.

**PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE** Per current club rules, active members only.

Dave Kitzmiller
ktzdh79@gmail.com

RidewithGPS map (public):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37640562

Edited cue sheet:
https://tinyurl.com/z6kj3ntv
(note RidewithGPS cuesheet omitted one important turn onto Prices Distillery Rd)
Saturday
2
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This is joint ride for classes B thru A. Karen will bring up the rear at the B level. Tim will be at or near the front with the BB & A's. Where ever you fit in, it should be a good day on the bike! Tim's email is Tim@guil4d.net.
Fully vaccinated riders only. If you want a cue sheet, please print your own. Also, sign up online if you plan to attend. The club requires this & we are trying to be "good" leaders.
GPS file" https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28074922

Please park in the first parking lot on your left, near the boat ramp. NOT the one we usually use at the back.
Sunday
3
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION OR TOP OF PAGE UNDER "WHERE". The Old Colchester Road bridge over Pohick Creek has reopened, and Furnace Road is newly paved! Moderately hilly to hilly. Here’s a challenging ride through the southeast Fairfax County suburbs with some rural roads. Take a spin and judge for yourself. Part of the latter half of the route goes past the old Lorton Penitentiary. Meet at the first entrance to the school parking lot. Lunch afterward at a nearby eatery. Call in the event of questionable weather. Check the website for cancellation information or call an hour before the ride start. For detailed directions, do an internet map search for Gunston Elementary School, Lorton, VA. Jeff Mankie [jsmankie@aol.com] [(571) 332-2130].
GPS file for 27-mile route -
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37679927
CUE SHEET LINK -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1COKXsvetqMBhjhHPJbYAq8z-TPi_hq1D/view
Monday
4
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the ends of any significant climbs. When there is interest, a longer option is often available (with a rest stop.)

Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride.

On holiday's a RidewithGPS file of a 30ish and 50ish mile route will be posted here.

Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Wednesday
6
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Although it does have several moderate hills, this route mostly goes through the countryside with pleasant scenery. Traffic is usually light along the route during the ride.

Fully vaccinated riders only, please! Make sure that you sign up if you plan to attend. Also, if you want a cue sheet, please print your own. See you there!

RWGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34402503
Cue Sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ezajh7r865zgpy/South%20Germantown%20Recreation%20Park%2042.pdf?dl=0

In case this ride is cancelled for rain or any other reason, it will be posted before 7:00 am on the day of riding.

(The address shows somewhere other than the Adventure Playground on Google Map. Please look at the RWGPS Route for the starting location.)
Thursday
7
Adventure Playground
8:30 AM
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Although it does have several moderate hills, this route mostly goes through the countryside with pleasant scenery. Traffic is usually light along the route during the ride.

Fully vaccinated riders only, please! Make sure that you sign up if you plan to attend. Also, if you want a cue sheet, please print your own. See you there!

RWGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34402503
Cue Sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ezajh7r865zgpy/South%20Germantown%20Recreation%20Park%2042.pdf?dl=0

In case this ride is cancelled for rain or any other reason, it will be posted before 7:00 am on the day of riding.

(The address shows somewhere other than the Adventure Playground on Google Map. Please look at the RWGPS Route for the starting location.)
Thursday
7
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A weekly ride from Northern VA for B/BB Riders.

Leaving at 10 a.m. from Amissville, #80 Park and Ride.

Rest Stop: Syria Market at mile 38

Route is "68OldRagViews" https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34401987

BB Ride Leader - David Thatcher
B Ride Leader - Terre Simpson
Thursday
7
Glen Echo Park- rear parking lot, turn off MacArthur onto Oxford Rd
10:00 AM
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Ride starts out on flat MacArthur Blvd path, then turns up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping on quiet residential shady streets, and returns via loops thru neighborhoods. Rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village. Routes vary each week. Approx 1,000 ft climbing. Social no drop ride with re grouping as needed. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur 1.5mi from end.
NOTE: this is a RECURRING ride each week. All riders must register. For new riders, Emergency contact info collected at ride start, to be added to a GLE Loops ride email list to mail out the ride link and cue sheet each week, since ride changes each week.
Friday
8
Beacon Motel
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Weekend ride in Lewes, DE for up to 85 attendees
Friday
8
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*Registration required.
~26 miles. 9:30 Start from Winding Creek Park (WCP). We will ride north, zig-zag and loop around Olney to the Green Turtle for lunch (hopefully outside) at ~mile 16. After lunch, about 10 miles back to WCP. Ride will be mostly on roads, with some paved trails (e.g., ICC, MHT).
*This ride will be moderately hilly with ~720' of climb per Google Maps. Ride will be C pace, averaging ~10-12 mph overall, faster on flat roads & slower when hills; see the Ride Class Table (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495413&module_id=452207 ) for more info on ride classes and average speeds.
**Ride Rules:
• Participation is limited to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. According to the CDC, you're not considered fully vaccinated until it's been at least two weeks since your second dose of a two-dose series like Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine, or it's been two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson (aka Janssen).
• Registering for ride required at least by day before ride and participation is limited to first 12 people.
• Helmets are required.
• No earbuds or headphones.
• Road/Drop handlebars require end plugs or similar. (I don’t want to ever see a handlebar take a core sample out of anyone’s thigh).
• Also, see PPTC “RIDE GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19” at https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=49
*This is a social ride where we try to stay within sight. However, if you prefer to ride at your own (faster or slower) pace, then please let me know & I will bring a printed cue sheet for you.
*Don't forget face mask, lock, helmet, & lunch money/CC. Please arrive in time to roll @9:30.
Saturday
9
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We do a loop down to River Rd, then back to Poolesville before heading to Peachtree & ultimately Dickerson for a rest stop. On the way back, we loop down toward the Ferry. Just in case the weather turns on us, there are lots of short cuts in the second half. But I'm hoping we don't need them.
Fully vaccinated riders only. Please sign up online, if you plan to attend. Also, if you want a cue sheet, please print your own.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33041737
Saturday
9
Poolesville High School
9:00 AM
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This route mostly goes through the rolling countryside with pleasant scenery. Traffic is usually light along the route during the ride. The first stop is at Dickerson Store at 15.6 miles and the second at Lewis Orchards at 28.9 miles. There are porta potties at both rest stops.

Fully vaccinated riders only, please! Make sure that you sign up if you plan to attend. Also, if you want a cue sheet, please print your own. See you there!

RWGPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37502694
Cue Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nBMOg4zJ-vJ3fSkGx_abMb7UE9ryfIqt/view?usp=sharing

In case this ride is cancelled for rain or any other reason, it will be posted before 7:30 am on the day of riding.
Sunday
10
Beacon Motel
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Weekend ride in Lewes, DE for up to 85 attendees
Monday
11
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the ends of any significant climbs. When there is interest, a longer option is often available (with a rest stop.)

Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride.

On Columbus Day, October 11, 2021 a RidewithGPS file of a 30ish and 50ish is available to PPTC members.

35 Mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14782156?privacy_code=ZcOCmYUhDi3AnALi
54 Mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20612355?privacy_code=72uCUCuQwvYX6S9O

Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Wednesday
13
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The PPTC Executive Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss current events, actions and concerns to support the activity of the club throughout the year.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please sign up! We will send you a link to attend. If you would like to bring something to the ExCom‘s attention during one of these meetings, please email office@potomacpedalers.org
Thursday
14
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A weekly ride from The Plains, Marshall or Warrenton for B/BB Riders. Please join us this week for a 63 mile B/BB ride from Northern Fauquier Community Park (NFCP) in Marshall. Leaving at 9:30 a.m. for a Marshall: Blue Mtn Loop (64)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36852319

BB Ride Leader - David Thatcher
B Ride Leader - Terre Simpson
Thursday
14
Glen Echo Park- rear parking lot, turn off MacArthur onto Oxford Rd
10:00 AM
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Ride starts out on flat MacArthur Blvd path, then turns up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping on quiet residential shady streets, and returns via loops thru neighborhoods. Rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village. Routes vary each week. Approx 1,000 ft climbing. Social no drop ride with re grouping as needed. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur 1.5mi from end.
NOTE: this is a RECURRING ride each week. All riders must register. For new riders, Emergency contact info collected at ride start, to be added to a GLE Loops ride email list to mail out the ride link and cue sheet each week, since ride changes each week.
Friday
15
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*Registration required.
*About 26 miles round trip. 9:30 start from Veirs Mill Park. We will ride west past Garrett Park and the old White Flint Mall to Bethesda Trolley Trail (BTT) and then ride south on BTT, residential roads, CCT to Fletchers Cove, and back north to lunch (hopefully outside) in Bethesda. After lunch, about 10 miles back to VMP on mostly roads and ~1 mile on Rock Creek Trail.
*Ride will be C pace, averaging ~10-12 mph overall, faster on flat roads & slower when uphill and/or paved trail; see the Ride Class Table (https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495413&module_id=452207 ) for more info on ride classes and average speeds.
**Ride Rules:
• Participation is limited to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. According to the CDC, you're not considered fully vaccinated until it's been at least two weeks since your second dose of a two-dose series like Pfizer's or Moderna's vaccine, or it's been two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson (aka Janssen).
• Registering for ride required at least by day before ride and participation is limited to first 12 people.
• Helmets are required.
• No earbuds or headphones.
• Road/Drop handlebars require end plugs or similar. (I don’t want to ever see a handlebar take a core sample out of anyone’s thigh.)
• Also, see PPTC “RIDE GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19” at https://www.potomacpedalers.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=495413&module_id=448936
*Social ride where we generally try to stay within sight. However, if you prefer to ride at your own (faster or slower) pace, then please let me know & I will bring a printed cue sheet for you.
*Don't forget face mask, lock, helmet, & lunch money/CC. Please arrive in time to roll at our departure time of 9:30.
Saturday
16
Laytons Village Shopping Center
9:00 AM
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We need to be off the road by noon, due to storms. I'll bring cue sheets for this shorter route.
Starting from Laytons Village Shopping Center, route running into Howard County through Florence and Daisy. There will be some challenging hills.

Route:
LAV_Daisy_Unity_26miles
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37787783

Dave Kitzmiller
ktzdh79@gmail.com
Saturday
16
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A fairly typical Poolesville loop with a 9:00 start to hopefully beat any predicted afternoon storms. Fully vaccinated riders only. If you want a cue sheet, please print your own. Also, sign up online if you plan to attend. If the weather looks bad, I will post a cancellation by 7:00 Sat morning.

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29097131

WE WILL CHECK RADAR AT DICKERSON & LIKELY SHORTCUT BACK TO BEAT THE RAIN.
Sunday
17
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We will start at Darnestown Local Park (14211 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20878) and meander out to Sugarloaf Mountain and back with a Rest Stop at Dickerson Store. Moderate hills, No drop. GPS route and cue sheet is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37756336
Sunday
17
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION, OR TOP OF PAGE UNDER "WHERE". This ride begins near the Gunston Road bike path, continuing through surrounding neighborhoods and Mason Neck State Park. The route is relatively flat with a couple not too long hills out and back. Start with an out and back at the start featuring an eastern view of Belmont Bay. Ride along Gunston Road on the bike path, through some of the neighborhoods, into Mason Neck State Park, and to Gunston Hall. Meet at the second entrance to the school parking lot. Lunch afterward at a local eatery. Jeff Mankie [jsmankie@aol.com] [(571) 332-2130]
GPS file for 27 mile route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30012739
CUE SHEET LINK - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZohD2kB-UqkY2jIKFAxQwSQJ6yCGAYi6/view?usp=sharing
Sunday
17
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This is a "relatively" flat ride with several tree-lined roads that hopefully will block the wind. Rest stop is not until mile 33.2 at the 7Eleven, on the right, so be prepared. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34618967

Vaccinated riders only and please REGISTER as it is the mechanism by which you electronically sign the liability waiver.
Monday
18
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the ends of any significant climbs. When there is interest, a longer option is often available (with a rest stop.)

Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride.

On holiday's a RidewithGPS file of a 30ish and 50ish mile route will be posted here.

Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Tuesday
19
Adventure Playground (Castle Park) Germantown
9:00 AM
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Leaving from Adventure Park Playground (Castle Park), Germantown, 9:00AM. The route runs south and west to Elmer School Road west of Poolesville, back north to Old Baltimore Road east of Barnesville. 39 miles, nominally 2200 feet of climb. One rest stop at 24 miles. We won’t drop anybody who can maintain 12 mph.

**PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE** Per current club rules, active members only.

Dave Kitzmiller
ktzdh79@gmail.com

RidewithGPS link (public):
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37804248

Edited/refined cue sheet:
https://tinyurl.com/3a6jcwzv
Thursday
21
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A weekly ride from The Plains, Marshall or Warrenton for B/BB Riders.

Please join us this week for a 52 mile B/BB ride from Northern Fauquier Community Park (NFCP) in Marshall.

Leaving at 10 a.m. for "Snickering to Middleburg from FNCP 52"

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37809150

BB Ride Leader - David Thatcher
B Ride Leader - Terre Simpson
Thursday
21
Glen Echo Park- rear parking lot, turn off MacArthur onto Oxford Rd
10:00 AM
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Ride starts out on flat MacArthur Blvd path, then turns up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping on quiet residential shady streets, and returns via loops thru neighborhoods. Rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village. Routes vary each week. Approx 1,000 ft climbing. Social no drop ride with re grouping as needed. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur 1.5mi from end.
NOTE: this is a RECURRING ride each week. All riders must register. For new riders, Emergency contact info collected at ride start, to be added to a GLE Loops ride email list to mail out the ride link and cue sheet each week, since ride changes each week.
Friday
22
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We'll start in Olney again and bike through the neighborhoods. I've designed the ride to take advantage of the Halloween decorations. We will be pausing and regrouping often so we won't leave anyone behind. Lunch will be in the Harris Teeter shopping center. We'll pick a place where we can eat outside.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Saturday
23
Thomas S Wootton High School
8:30 AM
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Leaving from Thomas S. Wootton High School 8:30AM. 44 miles, 2600' climbing per RidewithGPS. Rest stops at Poolesville (K2 Cafe) and Adventure Playground parking lot (Germantown). We'll drop no riders who can maintain 12.5 mph average pace.

**PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE** Per current club policy, active members only.

There might be multiple bike groups at Wootton HS. I'll be near my dark-frame bike stamped "Dave" on the down tube.

Dave Kitzmiller
ktzdh79@gmail.com

RidewithGPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37809378

Refined cue sheet, including rest stops and turn at
Barnesville Rd MD-117:
https://tinyurl.com/m9v6bums
Saturday
23
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This is a not *too* hilly ride with a rest stop in Taneytown. The high school does not have any "facilities", so plan on a pit stop at the Sheetz about half a mile before the school as needed. Vaccinated riders only; please be sure to register for the ride as it includes checking off on the liability waiver. Please print your own cue sheet if you go with paper.

RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4710124
Sunday
24
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A later start time, because it's getting colder in the morning. We head west almost to Mt Airy, before stopping at our fav Highs in Lisbon. Fully vaccinated riders only. If you want a cue sheet, please print your own. Also, sign up online if you plan to attend.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34538804
Monday
25
Glen Echo Park lower parking lot off of Oxford St
10:00 AM
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For Covid vaccinated riders, a weekly ride primarily through the rolling neighborhoods of Bethesda and Potomac. Usually, the exact route is at the whim of the ride leaders, so there are no cues and the distance varies. The group stops to regroup at all decision points and at the ends of any significant climbs. When there is interest, a longer option is often available (with a rest stop.)

Coffee shop and socializing near end of the ride.

On holiday's a RidewithGPS file of a 30ish and 50ish mile route will be posted here.

Ride Leaders: Warren Farb (wfarb@mac.com) and Cathy Wilson (cswilson@aol.com)
Thursday
28
Glen Echo Park- rear parking lot, turn off MacArthur onto Oxford Rd
10:00 AM
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Ride starts out on flat MacArthur Blvd path, then turns up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping on quiet residential shady streets, and returns via loops thru neighborhoods. Rest stop at Starbucks in Potomac Village. Routes vary each week. Approx 1,000 ft climbing. Social no drop ride with re grouping as needed. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur 1.5mi from end.
NOTE: this is a RECURRING ride each week. All riders must register. For new riders, Emergency contact info collected at ride start, to be added to a GLE Loops ride email list to mail out the ride link and cue sheet each week, since ride changes each week.