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May, 2021

Sunday
2
Gunston Elementary School
9:30 AM
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4/27 - See new RWGPS file at end of description. Contact ride leader ahead of ride to provide an emergency contact. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please be sure to cancel online by 6pm the day before so someone from the wait list can take your place. In line with club recommendations, sign up for the ride will be limited to 10 people plus the ride leader. Anyone wanting to sign up after reaching capacity can contact the ride leader directly to be put on a wait list. 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 first entrance to school parking lot. Lunch afterwards at a nearby eatery. Call in the event of questionable weather. Check the web site 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/35837646. CUE SHEET LINK - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1COKXsvetqMBhjhHPJbYAq8z-TPi_hq1D/view?usp=sharing
Tuesday
4
Thursday
6
Glen Echo Park, from MacArthur take Oxford Rd, just across from small shop center, to lower parking
10:00 AM
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Starts out MacArthur then climbs up hills thru Avenel and Potomac, looping off main roads on quiet residential streets. Route varies each week, 900-1,000 ft climbing. Break at Potomac Village. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur, 1.5 mi from end. Social no drop ride.
Thursday
6
Tenleytown City Bikes, south parking lot
6:30 PM
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This Thursday evening social ride will head along residential streets northwest from the starting point through Westwood, to downtown Bethesda, down the Capital Crescent Trail to Palisades, then up through AU Park back to the start, for a total of 14 miles and 1000 feet of climbing. Meet by 6:15pm at the south parking lot of City Bikes on Wisconsin Ave., NW. GPS file route in the Potomac Pedalers route library for Tenleytown City Bikes #3 Kenwood Crescent: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29532319. Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there. Sign up for the ride is limited to 10, plus the ride leader. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please cancel online by 6pm the day before so your spot opens up if there are people on the wait list.
Friday
7
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*Registration required. ~26 miles. 9:45 Start from Winding Creek Park (WCP). We will ride north, zig-zag and loop around Olney to the Green Turtle for an outside lunch 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 10 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 @9:45.
Saturday
8
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CANCELLED THE RIDE, TOO WET. This is the longer version of the "classic" Dickerson My Way ride. Fully Vaccinated Riders only. Sorry, but that is my rule...for now. Since we will all be fully vaccinated, we should be OK outside with no masks Also, draft if you want to. CDC says we don‘t have to socially distance if we are all vaccinated. Joint ride with Carol & Tim, they will post separately. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055165
Saturday
8
Riley's Lock, MD
11:00 AM
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This is the longer version of the classic "Dickerson My Way" ride. Fully vaccinated riders only. Since all riders will be vaccinated we can dispense with the masks at the start and finish. Ride file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055165
Saturday
8
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Sorry, we are cancelling due to rain and wet roads. This is the longer version of the "classic" Dickerson My Way ride. There are lots of options to make it a little shorter if desired. We will be following current Montgomery County pandemic rules. Also, fully vaccinated riders only. Joint ride with Karen (B) & Tim (A); they will post separately so that people can sign up for each category of ride. RWGPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28055165 40 MILE ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34984409 .
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
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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
13
Glen Echo Park, from MacArthur take Oxford Rd, just across from small shop center, to lower parking
10:00 AM
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Starts out MacArthur then climbs up hills thru Avenel and Potomac, looping off main roads on quiet residential streets. Route varies each week, 900-1,000 ft climbing. Break at Potomac Village. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur, 1.5 mi from end. Social no drop ride.
Thursday
13
Tenleytown City Bikes Store, south parking lot
6:30 PM
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This Thursday evening social ride will head along residential streets north from the starting point out to South Kensington, around the Mormon Temple, then back along Beach Drive and Western Ave to the starting point for a total of 15 miles and 1000 feet of climbing. Meet by 6:15pm at the south parking lot of City Bikes on Wisconsin Ave., NW. GPS file route in the Potomac Pedalers route library for Tenleytown City Bikes #9 Castle Gate & Mormon Temple : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30002641?privacy_code=33vZpx76Hw8hDkkF. Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there. Sign up for the ride is limited to 10, plus the ride leader. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please cancel online by 6:30pm the day before so your spot opens up if there are people on the wait list.
Friday
14
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*Registration required. *~22 miles round trip. 9:45 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, and CCT to lunch (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 hills 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 10 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 *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 at our departure time of 9:45.
Saturday
15
Laytonsville, Maryland Adjacent to the Just Riding Along Bike Shop
10:00 AM
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Classic ride from Laytonsville up to Lisbon and back on familiar, low traffic roads. The topography is rolling hills and farmland in Montgomery and Howard counties. One rest stop in Lisbon (complete with a bathroom). Please: Vaccinated people only. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32848605
Saturday
15
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Starts from VRE Burke Centre first parking lot. Biking on trails and nice neighborhoods’ non-traffics streets in direction to Burke or Mercer Lakes. 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).
Saturday
15
Laytons Village Shopping Center
10:05 AM
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An oldie, but goodie for our return to leading rides (we got rained out last week). We do several loops up to a Lisbon rest stop. Plenty of chances to cut it short, if you want, but who would do that. Fully Vaccinated Riders only. Sorry, but that is my rule...for now. Since we will all be fully vaccinated, we should be OK outside with no masks Also, draft if you want to. CDC says we don‘t have to socially distance if we are all vaccinated. Joint ride with Carol & Tim, they will post separately. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32848605
Saturday
15
Laytons Village Shopping Center
10:10 AM
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An oldie, but goodie for our return to leading rides (we got rained out last week). We do several loops up to a Lisbon rest stop. Plenty of chances to cut it short, if you want, but who would do that. Fully vaccinated riders only. Sorry, but that is my rule...for now. Since we will all be fully vaccinated, we should be OK outside with no masks Also, draft if you want to. CDC says we don‘t have to socially distance if we are all vaccinated. Joint ride with Karen & Tim, they will post separately. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32848605
Sunday
16
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION. If you sign up, and later decide not to ride, please be sure to cancel online by 6pm the day before so someone from the wait list can take your place. In line with club recommendations, sign up for the ride will be limited to 10 people plus the ride leader. Anyone wanting to sign up after reaching capacity can contact the ride leader directly to be put on a wait list. 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 second entrance to the school parking lot. Lunch afterwards at a local eatery. Jeff Mankie [jsmankie@aol.com] [(571) 332-2130] GPS file for 27 mile route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30019289. CUE SHEET LINK - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZohD2kB-UqkY2jIKFAxQwSQJ6yCGAYi6/view?usp=sharing
Tuesday
18
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Near Seminary
Thursday
20
Glen Echo Park, from MacArthur take Oxford Rd, just across from small shop center, to lower parking
10:00 AM
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Starts out MacArthur then climbs up hills thru Avenel and Potomac, looping off main roads on quiet residential streets. Route varies each week, 900-1,000 ft climbing. Break at Potomac Village. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur, 1.5 mi from end. Social no drop ride.
Sunday
23
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The ride begins 1 block from the Dunkin Donuts on Main street in city of Fairfax, and turns around at the Starbucks at Old Keene Mill shopping center. Mostly freshly paved neighborhood streets of North Springfield and Annandale. In line with club recommendations, sign up for the ride will be limited to 10 people plus the ride leader. Anyone signing up afterwards will be on a wait list. Meet at corner of parking lot near Chosun Daily. Call in the event of questionable weather. Check the web site for cancellation information or call an hour before the ride start. Avrama Blackwell [301 503-5884] CUE SHEET LINK https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-EPtt-gdFe71TrT_xSkqkpJPJ8-jkUgf/view?usp=sharing
Thursday
27
Glen Echo Park, from MacArthur take Oxford Rd, just across from small shop center, to lower parking
10:00 AM
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Starts out MacArthur then climbs up hills thru Avenel and Potomac, looping off main roads on quiet residential streets. Route varies each week, 900-1,000 ft climbing. Break at Potomac Village. Optional lunch at deli on MacArthur, 1.5 mi from end. Social no drop ride.