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August, 2021

Sunday
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A fun little ride around the Ag Reserve that has a lot of potential short cuts after the rest stop in Dickerson. But who wants a short cut!? Anyway, fully vaccinated riders only, please. If you want a cue sheet please print your own.
Tim Guilford will lead the rabbits (A level) & Karen will be guarding our rear flanks. Please sign up if you plan to attend.
GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33041737
Sunday
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION. Old Colchester Road bridge over Pohick Creek is currently closed. See web site link for detour below. 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/36680315
CUE SHEET LINK -
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14mNaCJnzTSvFTDmMg3bRH4b_oJ-1oRgA/view?usp=sharing
Tuesday
3
Laytons Village Shopping Center
9:00 AM
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Although it does have several moderate hills, this route mostly goes through the rolling countryside with pleasant scenery.

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/30659106
Cue Sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2qi1pcvt6s1v0n/Laytonsville%2039%20miles.pdf?dl=0
Wednesday
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After a COVID hiatus the DTB is back!

This is NOT a show-and-go ride - please click on the ride to access links to the online liability waiver and emergency contact form! YOU NEED ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM (Google Form) ONCE FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES!

If you ride the DTB more than 3 times we request that you join Potomac Pedalers if you haven‘t already - thank you!
Thursday
5
Glen Echo Park, lower parking lot, turn on Oxford off MacArthur.
10:00 AM
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Ride goes out MacAuthur Blvd, up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping off main roads onto quiet residential streets, rest stop Potomac Village, optional lunch at Deli on MacArthur, 1.5mi from end. Social no drop ride with regrouping as needed. Route varies each week, cue sheets provided. Approx 1000 ft climbing.
Thursday
5
Tenleytown City Bikes - southern-most 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 southern-most 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 Improved: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30129250

Those so desiring afterwards can go several blocks from the ride finish to Pete’s Pizza and eat at the outside tables there.
Friday
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*Registration required.
~23 miles RT. 9:15 start from Winding Creek Park (~1.4 miles north of usual VMP start). We will ride north past Olney Ale House & have rest stop/lunch (hopefully outside) at Norby’s Cafe ~mile 18. After lunch, a little over 5 miles back to WCP. Ride will be mostly roads, with short sections on paved bike trails, e.g. GA Av Trail.
Ride will be a little hillier than some of the other Friday Lunch Rides. 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 the day before ride & participation is limited to first 15 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 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 for you.
*Don't forget face mask, lock, helmet & lunch money/CC. Please arrive in time to roll @9:15.
Wednesday
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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
Wednesday
11
Ride Starts in Parking Lot behind Dunkin Donuts
8:30 AM
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Greenbelt to Nationals Stadium following this route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35744203). Trails almost the whole way. Fully vaccinated riders only. All bikes are welcome but those with frames 2005 and older are particularly encouraged! Leaders plan to stop at Franklin's in Hyattsville for lunch, approximately 4 miles from the end of the ride.
Wednesday
11
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After a COVID hiatus the DTB is back!

This is NOT a show-and-go ride - please click on the ride to access links to the online liability waiver and emergency contact form! YOU NEED ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM (Google Form) ONCE FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES!

If you ride the DTB more than 3 times we request that you join Potomac Pedalers if you haven‘t already - thank you!
Thursday
12
Glen Echo Park, lower parking lot, turn on Oxford off MacArthur.
10:00 AM
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Ride goes out MacAuthur Blvd, up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping off main roads onto quiet residential streets, rest stop Potomac Village, optional lunch at Deli on MacArthur, 1.5mi from end. Social no drop ride with regrouping as needed. Route varies each week, cue sheets provided. Approx 1000 ft climbing.
Sunday
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EMAIL RIDE LEADER TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY CONTACT WHEN REGISTERING. SEE CUE SHEET LINK AT END OF DESCRIPTION. 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
Thursday
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Glen Echo Park, lower parking lot, turn on Oxford off MacArthur.
10:00 AM
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Ride goes out MacAuthur Blvd, up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping off main roads onto quiet residential streets, rest stop Potomac Village, optional lunch at Deli on MacArthur, 1.5mi from end. Social no drop ride with regrouping as needed. Route varies each week, cue sheets provided. Approx 1000 ft climbing.
Saturday
21
Buddy Attick Park (parking, water, restroom)
7:30 AM
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Meet at Buddy Attack Park (555 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt) and depart at 7:30 am (get up early, have a cup of coffee and get nice, cool start to your ride!). Full vaccinated riders only! Various route and speed choices from 25-76 miles. Leader will ride a B pace - no drop. Other routes self-guided. Depending on route, rest stops at McDonalds, Wildlife Visitors Center, Freeway Airport, South Bowie Community Center, Enterprise Golf Course/Newton White Mansion, PG Trap and Skeet. All routes are available via club RideWithGPS account which provides premium navigation features on your smart phone. No cue sheets distributed so please print one from the club account.
Wednesday
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After a COVID hiatus the DTB is back!

This is NOT a show-and-go ride - please click on the ride to access links to the online liability waiver and emergency contact form! YOU NEED ONLY FILL OUT THE FORM (Google Form) ONCE FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES!

If you ride the DTB more than 3 times we request that you join Potomac Pedalers if you haven‘t already - thank you!
Thursday
26
Glen Echo Park, lower parking lot, turn on Oxford off MacArthur.
10:00 AM
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Ride goes out MacAuthur Blvd, up hills into Potomac and Avenel, looping off main roads onto quiet residential streets, rest stop Potomac Village, optional lunch at Deli on MacArthur, 1.5mi from end. Social no drop ride with regrouping as needed. Route varies each week, cue sheets provided. Approx 1000 ft climbing.
Sunday
29
Walkersville Fire Department
7:00 AM
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Potomac Pedalers‘ Annual Century will be taking place in Northern Maryland this Fall! Join us on August 29th for a rambler ride, a half or metric century, or even a full century for the intrepid cyclists! The start location will be either the Walkersville Fire Hall or the Taneytown Memorial Park- depending on your choice of route- and will roll through the gorgeous countryside that the area has to offer. Take advantage of our looped routes for easy access to rest stops with indoor bathrooms and amazing volunteers to support you throughout your ride! After your ride, you are invited to join us at the Walkersville Fire Department Activity Hall for refreshments and debriefing of your epic day.