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CANCELED-C * 26 * MD * Friday Lunch Ride * 9:45am * VMP
Friday, April 30, 2021, 9:45 AM until 2:00 PM
Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center
4425 Garrett Park Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
**CANCELED due to high wind gusts.**
~26 miles (vs ~23 last week & usual 30 last year). 9:45 Start from Veirs Mill Park. We will ride south on Beach to Broad Branch Rd in DC and then back north to Parkway Deli for an outside lunch at ~mile 18. 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.
*Although a few miles longer, this ride will not be as hilly as last week with ~380' of climb per Google Maps versus ~720’ last week. Ride will be C pace, averaging ~11-13 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.
• 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.
• Face masks must be worn at start, rest stops, etc.
• 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 @9:45.