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Friday, October 18, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-10-18 09:00:00 2019-10-18 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride The plan for Friday 10/18 is to bike to Ledo Pizza on River Rd in Bethesda for lunch, 28 miles round trip. If you want to join the “Friday Lunch Ride” but want most of the miles before lunch (and/or find that an earlier more southern starting point is more convenient), then try this ride. We will start at Veirs Mill Park (VMP) at the North end of Beach Drive and ride up the Rock Creek Trail to Lake Needwood in time for a short break before joining Deborah’s “Friday Lunch Ride”. Please check here weekly for distance/destination info and any possible cancellations due to weather.  This ride will be the same length as the “Friday Lunch Ride” if lunch in Bethesda and could be a few miles longer if lunch in a more northern city, such as Olney or Rockville. Please remember to bring helmet, bike lock, and lunch money. Please arrive in time to be ready to roll at our departure time of 9:00. Feel free to use the “Sign Up For This Ride” button above, but at the start of the ride you will still be required to sign the waiver and provide emergency contact info. Veirs Mill Park Recreation Center (VMP)
Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-10-18 10:00:00 2019-10-18 10:00:00 America/New_York Bud Bike Friday Join us on this rolling ride with a few nice climbs for your trouble. We’ll do the Tuesday 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:Rockville , MD
2019-10-18 10:00:00 2019-10-18 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride We will be doing a 28 mile ride to Ledo's on River Rd this week. I'll be starting out at Lake Needwood in Derwood and biking to lunch in Bethesda, Rockville, Olney or points elsewhere. I’ll let you know by Thursday of each week where we are going, so check the weekly listing for more information. We try to keep the distance at 30 miles. If the ride will be hilly that week, we usually shorten the distance. Lake Needwood (NEE)
C/D * 20/15 * VA * 10:30 AM * Fridays' Brunch Ride RIDE CANCELED
South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Springfield, VA
2019-10-18 10:30:00 2019-10-18 10:30:00 America/New_York Fridays' Brunch Ride We will pedal in up-scale neighborhood streets and paved path through the woods adjacent to scenic Lake Mercer, viewing Burke Lake and Lake Mercer from the lake dams.   We will use bike trails of the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 123 only as a connection to the the wide quiet residential streets without any traffic. Usually turning point and rest stop at Starbucks Shoppes of Lorton Valley, 8971-G, Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079. Up two hours of recreational cycling with an optional socializing brunch inside the Huntsman Square Shopping Center Mall, 7509 Huntsman Blvd, West Springfield, VA 22153.  Welcome beginners, re-starters, members and non-members of the club. For this ride you can use all types of bicycles. The terrain is mostly flat with a few short ups. Bring a helmet and drink.    South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-10-18 16:45:00 2019-10-18 16:45:00 America/New_York Scenic Social Germantown Rec Park Friday Night ride This is the Friday night scenic social ride.  The rides run from end of March and go as long as daylight and start times allow (Sep/Oct).  Start times will vary to accommodate the changes in sunset times and to try and start as late as possible but allowing enough time to complete the ride before dusk. Please check the calendar for the latest start times. Ride is about 26 miles and we typically aim to complete in 90 minutes. Ride length is ~26miles with several regrouping points along the way. We usually wait at these points for others to catch up.  The ride does not go if there is precipitation (snow or rain) or if the roads are very slick due to recent precipitation.  Check this listing on any given Friday to see if the ride has been canceled. The ride starts at the Adventure Playground at South Germantown Recreational Park.  One of the reasons for the ride start location is the heated bathrooms available year 'round.  In addition, we will be riding on low traffic roads in the Montgomery Ag Reserve. Some of these roads are rough (Sugarland for example) so please make sure you have a spare tube along just in case.   South Germantown Rec. Park - Adventure Playground (SGRAP)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2019-10-19 08:30:00 2019-10-19 08:30:00 America/New_York Tour of Fort Valley and Shenandoah Valley aka Edinburg Gap & Beyond Use your long-distance legs for one more ride before it gets too cold. This is one of the most varied and wonderful routes in Northern Virginia. From Front Royal we head west to Fort Valley, the valley within the Shenandoah Valley, where the north end isn't much wider than a two-lane road. The valley opens up as we reach the first rest stop at mile 20, the Fort Valley Store. We continue south until turning west for the 2-mile climb up Edinburg Gap (mile 30) and the longer descent into Edinburg. It's then west to Columbia Furnace, for rest stop 2 at mile 41. Now its north on the rolling hills of Back Road and after a few turns, rest stop 3 at mile 67 in Middletown. The final dozen miles or so are mostly down hill or flat back into Front Royal. I'll be leading from behind at a B pace. Analog/Paper cue sheets will be available at the ride start. Ride start has restrooms. If 79 miles is too long for you, you're free to ride out-and-back into Fort Valley. If you have questions, call or email, but don't wait until the morning of the ride. Eastham Park (EAS)
Location:Seneca, MD
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Dickerson, Pick your Distance Cruise the distance of your choice through the impending fall in the Ag Reserve.  The 40 and 50 GPS files are here; ride leaders and cue sheets will have some shortcuts.  After the ride you might want to stop by one of the farms to pick up some fantastic fall produce!  No one is going to be pushing the pace because we're saving ourselves for "harvesting corn" on Sunday.  Please print your own cue sheets; we will just bring a few.  Sign in online or at the ride start.  Riley's Lock (RIL)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Hills of DC - Beginners Rock Creek Hills Join me this Saturday (10/19/19) as I will lead a Beginners Edition of the Hills of DC ride. This weeks ride takes into the Northern hills in and around Rock Creek Park. We will end the ride at Fort Reno Park the highest elevation point in DC. After that, folks can either break off and go their own way or follow me back to the start location of the ride. The ride comes in around 30 miles at 2,000 feet or so of elevation. This ride is a friendly, fun, let's get that fitness kind of ride. It is a no drop ride and it is NOT a TRAINING ride or a RACE. The pace is hilly moderate 10-12 mph average for the ride as we will be riding through the city with a lot of stop and go riding. We re-group at the top of each hill and we support each other on the ride. All are welcome. Meet 9:00 AM at District Hardware and Bike shop located at 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 9:10 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start. We will stop along the way for water bathroom breaks. I strongly advise bringing your own riding eats as there is no plan to stop for eats, per se. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range. Also I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at the Velo Cafe located inside the shop should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Hardware and Bike. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Waterfront Metro station. Exit the station on 4th St SW and head south 1 block to M St SW. Make a right on M St SW and District Hardware and Bike is 3 blocks on the left. For directions to the District Hardware and Bike, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 659-8686, or use Google Maps. District Hardware and Bike (DHB)
Location:Rockville, MD
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Rockville Wootton Ride In its 7th year, the Wootton ride is a regular fun group Saturday morning event, suitable for seasoned A/BB/B/CC riders. We will be mostly riding from Rockville to Germantown/Poolesville/Clarksburg with frequent variations to keep it interesting. Our typical ride length will range from 40 to 60 miles and will be moderately hilly (MH). Actual ride length and route for each week will be posted in advance. We make 1-3 rest stops depending on the length of the ride. The group generally divides into two 3 groups – (A/high BB – average 17-20 mph), (BB/B – average 16-17.5 mph), and (B/CC – average 13.5-15 mph). Our attempt will be to not drop anybody as long as you can ride with the respective groups average speed for the length of the ride. We are highly safety conscious, so you are expected to follow safe riding practices. Please consult the club website (www.potomacpedalers.org) or the ride Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockvillewoottonride/) to confirm the start time and download the cue sheet. The ride will leave promptly at the designated time.   Please sign up on this link so ride leaders have access to rider's emergency information.   Come join us and enjoy the ride. Please bring your own cue sheet. Thomas S. Wootton High School (TWHS)
Location:Leesburg, VA
2019-10-19 09:00:00 2019-10-19 09:00:00 America/New_York Upper Loudoun Wanderer The weather should be good and the leaves should be starting to turn. Come join us for some scenic riding. There will be 3 choices of rides, with much overlap between them. Ride leader will lead from the back. Rest stops in Lovettsville and Round Hill. No rest rooms at the start but there is a Roy Rogers and a Safeway nearby. Please print out a copy of the cue sheet. Will cancel by 7:30 am if weather is bad. If there is interest, possible stop at Crooked Run Brewery afterwards. Loudoun County High School (LOU)
2019-10-19 09:30:00 2019-10-19 09:30:00 America/New_York Tandem Tailgate Potluck (Joint CRABS / WABITS) Come all tandem riders and join us for the BBC/ WABITS End of Season Tandem Tailgate Potluck on Saturday, October 19th. Drop off your amazing potluck dish between 9:30 and 10:00 am. Rides will start at 10:00am. We will offer 3 rides a 22 mile/ 31 mile and 37mile loop. See attached RWGPS files. Looking forward to seeing everyone!  22 mile:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9621880 31 mile:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30788723 37 mile:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/8700882 - Other Start Location MD
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-10-19 10:00:00 2019-10-19 10:00:00 America/New_York The Many Hills near Laytonsville CUESHEETS: If you need a paper cuesheet, please print it prior to the ride.  I will only have a few cuesheets for those who forget or might not have access to a printer. THE RIDE – this is the same route used by the Thursday Night Trainer.  There are some hills on this ride.  I am not a hill climber on the best of days so I plan to ride somewhere in the range of 12-13.5 mph. 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)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location:Mount Airy, MD
2019-10-20 09:30:00 2019-10-20 09:30:00 America/New_York Harvesting Corn Last weekend we did a ride out of the Stillpoint Brewery where we noticed that it was time to harvest the corn.  So what's more appropriate than doing the Harvesting Corn ride created by Jeff Boarman after the scouting trip that he & I did for this ride and the brewery rides. BTW, I heard some mumblings that there were not enough hills on the brewery ride so Jeff added all that I missed.  The long range weather forecast looks good.  There may be restrooms down stairs on Main St but not sure.  If you come into town on MD-27 just north of I-70 and turn left on Main St, you will see McDonalds and other places on your right.  I'll be leading the shorter ride at a CC pace and Karen will do the longer route at B pace.  E-bike Carol will be chasing the fast group (LOL!).  Although the routes have a lot of ups and downs, there are no steep climbs. Mount Airy Municipal Lot (MTA)
Location:Lorton, VA
2019-10-20 09:30:00 2019-10-20 09:30:00 America/New_York Mason Neck Half Reverse This ride begins near the Gunston Road bike path, continuing through surrounding neighborhoods and Mason Neck State Park.  The route is 98% flat with several not too long hills out and back.  There is an option to ride an additional 5 miles at the start before the bike path.  It's an out and back from Gunston Road featuring an eastern view of Belmont Bay.  On this option there's a short, steep hill just before the turn around that can be avoided by waiting at the top.   A ride to Gunston Hall makes for 27.  Meet at second entrance to the school parking lot.  Lunch afterwards at a local eatery. Gunston Elementary School (GES)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-10-20 10:00:00 2019-10-20 10:00:00 America/New_York The Boundary Stones Border Ride Join me this Sunday (10/20/19) as I will lead a Urban Adventure ride as we will that will take us to the Southern and Western Boundary Stones as well as to the various boundary/border markers that note the borders of DC, Maryland and Virginia!  The ride comes in around 35 miles at 1,700 feet of elevation, and it will take us in a loop southwest loop through DC, MD and VA. We will ride on the Oxon Hill Farm, Potomac Yards, Four Mile Run, W&OD, Custis, Mt. Vernon and Rock Creek Trails. Meet 9:45 AM at District Hardware and Bike shop located at 730 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024. Wheels roll at 10:00 AM sharp. Water, restrooms, bike pumps at ride start. We will stop along the way for breaks and quick eats at a convenience store. However, I advise bringing your own riding eats. The ride should come in around the 3-4 hour range at around 12-14 mph range. Also, I may have some cue sheets for the ride, but best that you download them and print them out from the PDF file provided for this ride posting. Also, there will be after ride coffee and eats at the Velo Cafe located inside the shop should anyone wish to partake!  For those traveling to ride by vehicle, please take note parking is generally meter free on DC's streets on Sunday and there are various parking garages and lots within the immediate radius of District Hardware and Bike. You can also check out www.spothero.com for parking availability and discounts on nearby lots. And for those traveling by Metrorail, take the Green line and get off at the Waterfront Metro station. Exit the station on 4th St SW and head south 1 block to M St SW. Make a right on M St SW and District Hardware and Bike is 3 blocks on the left. For directions to the District Hardware and Bike, please feel free to call the shop at (202) 659-8686, or use Google Maps. District Hardware and Bike (DHB)

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