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Monday, July 24, 2017

2017-07-24 09:30:00 2017-07-24 09:30:00 America/New_York The Usual Monday Ride From Glen Echo Moderately hilly ride through Potomac with a probable stop at a cafe near the end. Leaders regroup periodically with an average speed of 16 - 18. Cue sheets and a longer ride options are usually available only on holidays. No go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the lower portion of the lot off Oxford Rd farthest off MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo Park (GLE)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2017-07-25 10:00:00 2017-07-25 10:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Tuesday Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Friday route backwards. There are 2 rest stops but only vending machine food. You can take shortcuts for a shorter ride or add a couple of miles for a longer one. Park in Buddy Attick Park, not at Ivy Lane. Lunch afterward, alfresco, at Greenbelt Center with several food options. Buddy Attick Park (BUD)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-07-25 10:00:00 2017-07-25 10:00:00 America/New_York Mid-week Morning Belle Haven Come on out for this mid-week ride through pleasant neighborhoods, with just a short time on the bike path and a few slightly busier streets. The routes have a few good hills and converge at the rest stop and at the end. Group typically goes to lunch afterwards. If the weather looks doubtful, check the website for a cancellation notice. Meet at the second or north Belle Haven picnic parking lot.     Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:, VA
2017-07-25 17:15:00 2017-07-25 17:15:00 America/New_York Tuesday Night Tandems Tandem/B/BB * 20-25 * VA * 5:15PM * Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria Tuesday Night Tandems.  A weekly ride during daylight savings time using roads and trails of northern Virginia. Exact start location is 622 Fort Williams Parkway.  The core group in this ride consists of blind and visually impaired riders and the tandem captains who ride with them, but all riders (including other tandems and single bikes are welcome).  We are happy to assist those new to tandeming or thinking about starting including instruction and a loaner tandem for the night. Always call before showing up.   Mark Mulligan [crew396@aol.com] 703-697-0063 - Other Start Location VA
2017-07-25 17:30:00 2017-07-25 17:30:00 America/New_York Tour de France Party Join Potomac Pedalers and your cycling friends to celebrate the 2017 Tour de France! Mix and mingle with old and new cycling friends as we replay the Tour's most exciting stage. (Since the tour will be over we'll make our decision later, but so far it's stage 9.)  When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where: Rhodeside Grill              1826 Wilson Blvd.              Arlington, VA 22201 We’ll have appetizers and a cash bar. Rhodeside Grill is 2 blocks from the Courthouse Metro; there is a small parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. It's free to members and guests. We look forward to seeing you!  If you need additional information contact Nancy Avitabile. - Other Start Location VA
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-07-25 18:00:00 2017-07-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Annandale Evening Excursion Ride Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Bethesda, MD
2017-07-25 18:00:00 2017-07-25 18:00:00 America/New_York Cruising Down the Capital Crescent  Looking for a relaxed, social Tuesday ride?   If so, join us on a weekly ride from  Bethesda to Georgetown and back on the Capital Crescent Trail.  We go to dinner afterwards at a moderately priced Bethesda restaurant. The ride leaves at 6 PM one block down from the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues on the Capital Crescent Trail.  Bring quarters for parking garage because meter maids are out until 10 PM. No go if it's raining, pavement is wet or storms are seriously threatening.  Bike helmets are required. Capital Crescent Trail Head (CCT)
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-07-25 18:06:00 2017-07-25 18:06:00 America/New_York Annandale Evening Speedworks This is a multi-paced ride around the quiet residential streets of Annandale. The ride rolls out at 6:06, but please note that later riders should find it easy to intercept the ride en route, as the route is never farther than 3 miles from the park (!). There are rest rooms and water at the park. We park in the first lots on the left of the entry drive; the park is located off of Braddock Rd. immediately outside of the Beltway (I-495). Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-07-25 18:10:00 2017-07-25 18:10:00 America/New_York The Slurpee Ride Another year, another season of pain...just kidding. We really are a friendly and fun bunch of riders. So come out and join us. The Tuesday night gang has riders from All Classes and we welcome more anytime. Plus, we all go to 7-Eleven and get Slurpees afterward. We will be riding into Howard County via Riggs, Zion, and Howard Chapel roads and coming back via Hipsley Mill Rd. There will be multiple length options of the same basic route. No go if raining or wet roads. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Location:Rockville, MD
2017-07-26 18:15:00 2017-07-26 18:15:00 America/New_York Rockville Rambler The ride has some variety in the Rockville area, exploring the many neighborhoods on secondary streets and park trails and avoiding major roads. We'll try to maintain a cohesive group through a few hills and red lights common with trail and street riding. Riders meet in the parking lot across from the Regal Theatre (199 E Montgomery Ave - $4 parking after 5 - there is plenty of metered parking as well. Afterwards we usually grab dinner at one of the many eating options in Rockville Town Center. Try this ride and see what you've been missing. No go in rain or on wet roads. B: Russell Walker 301-758-4491 (Texts OK) CC: Robin Temin (robin.temin@verizon.net) 240-505-0294 (Texts OK) Rockville Regal Center (RRC)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Location:Glen Echo, MD
2017-07-27 10:00:00 2017-07-27 10:00:00 America/New_York Glen Echo Loops Come out and join us for this weekly ride. We start out flat MacArthur Blvd, but things get more challenging as we head up into Avenel and Potomac thru scenic neighborhoods on moderately hilly but low traffic streets. Rest stop at Potomac Village or elsewhere along MacArthur. This is a friendly no drop group ride. Miles and the route vary each week, 21-29 miles. Lunch at local places along MacArthur Blvd, close to the end of the ride. Glen Echo Park (GLE)
Location:Annandale, VA
2017-07-27 18:00:00 2017-07-27 18:00:00 America/New_York Annandale Evening Excursion Ride Wakefield Park (WKP)
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2017-07-27 18:10:00 2017-07-27 18:10:00 America/New_York The Thursday Night Trainer This is generally a fast paced cooperative training ride through the Laytonsville area and Patuxent River valley. Same route as in previous years. The ride leader will make no attempt to keep the group together for the ride, so make sure you have a cue sheet and know where you are going. Ride leader will insist on single file riding until the top of Howard Chapel Rd. because of the traffic and narrow roads. No go in rain or on wet roads. Please park in the far corner of the parking lot near the donation bins. Layton Village Shopping Center (LAV)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-07-27 18:30:00 2017-07-27 18:30:00 America/New_York Belle Haven Blast This long-running and sociable training ride has a bit of everything. A relatively flat first half gives way to nearly unrelenting hills in the second half.  The ride will focus on team building techniques with members riding together in pace lines. Riders will stop in case of mishaps or mechanicals. Ride leaders rotate in the pace line working to keep the team riding as a single unit and may establish or adjust speed limits for flat terrain. Rides will generally be broken into two groups, an A/AA and a B/BB, depending on turnout. The A/AA group will be limited to those who have demonstrated that they know the route and have the necessary fitness and group riding skills. The B/BB group will focus on developing fitness and group riding skills.  Both groups will ride together until the Fort Hunt Park entrance, then separate into two groups going into the park. If needed, each group will stop and regroup with its own members at the top of Rebecca Drive. We'll have a post-ride outing on the last Thursday of the month, so bring a change a clothes.  Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:Alexandria, VA
2017-07-27 18:30:00 2017-07-27 18:30:00 America/New_York CC (MH) * 18 * VA * Belle Haven (not so) Blast(y) This long-running and sociable training ride has a bit of everything. A relatively flat first half gives way to nearly unrelenting hills in the second half. The CC group attempts to stay together, though we do ride at a hard pace. We don’t do as many climbs as the B/BB/A groups, and that allows us to finish at approximately the same time. No go in rain.  Deb Reynolds    Cell: 301-346-1755   CC: Deb Reynolds [deb.cla.dr@gmail.com] [(301) 346-1755] Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)