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Thursday, September 19, 2019

BB/B * 20 * MD * 12:30 PM * Thursday Lunch ride RIDE CANCELED
- Other Start Location MD
Location:, MD
2019-09-19 12:30:00 2019-09-19 12:30:00 America/New_York Thursday Lunch ride Take a break in your work day and come join us for a 15-25 mile loop. The front runners keep a zesty pace but the ride leader always sweeps, so all are welcome. The ride leaves from the bike racks at the Marriott HQ on Fernwood. Parking at HQ can be tricky so if you're driving, best to park at one of the many shopping center lots and ride over.   Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for this ride. I send out the route every Wednesday.  - Other Start Location MD
Location:Laytonsville, MD
2019-09-19 17:45:00 2019-09-19 17:45:00 America/New_York 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
2019-09-19 18:00:00 2019-09-19 18:00:00 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 and a B/BB, depending on turnout. The A 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 of clothes.    Belle Haven Picnic Area (BEL)
Location:Washington, DC
2019-09-19 18:30:00 2019-09-19 18:30:00 America/New_York Tenley Top of the Town Leaving from City Bikes Tenleytown, this social Potomac Pedalers’ ride explores some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Rock Creek Park. Join us each Thursday evening through September. Come for the ride and then join us afterwards at Angelico’s for pizza (or salad!), beer, and socializing.   Most routes go through neighborhoods with light traffic but all include short connections on roads with heavier traffic. Comfort with road riding is a must. Routes vary each week; check the day’s listing at https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers for the planned ride.   Where: City Bikes Tenleytown, 4810 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016   When: Each Thursday until the end of September.   Time: Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 pm to sign in and hear announcements. The group rolls promptly at 6:30 pm due to limited daylight. So seriously, show up at 6:15 and not 6:35. At 6:35 we are already riding.   Distance: Route of 10 to 20 miles, depending on available daylight. All routes include rolling and sometimes steep hills.    Level: Most participants have done group rides in the past and have road bikes. Ride leaders maintain a pace of 12-16 miles per hour on flat ground and 8-12 miles per hour on hills (C/CC in Potomac Pedalers’ ride class table). For those at that pace, the ride is no-drop. Some riders go ahead of the ride leader at their own individual paces, which sometimes depend on the strength of their desire for beer and pizza. All riders who stay on the cue sheet route will be swept up by the ride leader who will head for Angelico’s for post ride group dinner.    No go if raining or wet roads. If weather is if-y the day of, for an update go to https://www.meetup.com/PotomacPedalers and find that day’s ride page.   Parking is available in the City Bikes parking lot.   The shop offers the use of their rest room and air pump to those participating in the ride.   HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.   Tenley Circle/City Bikes (TEN)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Location:Silver Spring, MD
2019-09-20 09:00:00 2019-09-20 09:00:00 America/New_York Leave from VMP & join Friday Lunch Ride 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)
C/D * 20/15 * VA * 9:30 AM * Fridays' Brunch Ride
South Run Recreation Center (SRR)
Location:Springfield, VA
2019-09-20 09:30:00 2019-09-20 09:30:00 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:Greenbelt, MD
2019-09-20 10:00:00 2019-09-20 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
2019-09-20 10:00:00 2019-09-20 10:00:00 America/New_York Friday Lunch Ride 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)
Location:Germantown, MD
2019-09-20 17:35:00 2019-09-20 17:35:00 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, September 21, 2019

Location:Rockville, MD
2019-09-21 08:00:00 2019-09-21 08:00:00 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:Sharpsburg, MD
2019-09-21 12:00:00 2019-09-21 12:00:00 America/New_York 2019 BRC Saturday Sugar Rides 2019 BRC SATURDAY SUGAR RIDES Make it a weekend to remember! Join us for one of two PPTC group rides (13 miles and 36 miles), featuring the local sites, including the Antietam National Battlefield and Nutter's Ice Cream. Did somebody say ice cream? Absolutely yes, and Nutter's ice cream is amazing. Craving even more sugar? Both rides stop at the Antietam Creek Vineyard (right inside the park). While there enjoy wine tasting and live bluegrass music. The vineyard will also feature a food truck if you wish to purchase something to eat. YOU STILL NEED TO REGISTER These are standard PPTC group rides: meaning all are welcome, and there is no charge. To best enjoy Antietam National Battlefield and the Antietam Creek Vineyard, we must cap registration at 200 riders. Please register here:  https://www.potomacpedalers.org/sign-saturday-rides-sept-21-2019 RIDE START/FINISH Address: 16609 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782 We start and finish at a commercial property on Route 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) located one mile from the Potomac River/C&O Canal Towpath. There are two parking lots. A small, paved lot near Shepherdstown Pike that can accommodate 8 vehicles and a large, unpaved lot next to the main building that can accommodate 40 vehicles. Signs will direct you. QUESTIONS Got questions? Want to register via email instead? Contact Stephen Krill (krilljrs@gmail.com). Sharpsburg MD (BRC Saturday Ride Start)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

AA/A/BB/B/CC/C/D (H) * 25/30/50/62 * WV * 7:00 AM * Back Roads Century
Shepherd University - Back Roads Century Start
Location:Shepherdstown, WV
2019-09-22 07:00:00 2019-09-22 07:00:00 America/New_York Back Roads Century The Back Roads Century returns for its fourth year to beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Located just across the bridge from the Antietam Battlefield, cyclists will enjoy historic sites and scenic routes.  You must register separately, on the century webpage to ride the century ride.  See link below. https://www.potomacpedalers.org/2019-back-roads-century Shepherd University - Back Roads Century Start

Monday, September 23, 2019

2019-09-23 09:30:00 2019-09-23 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 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)
Location:, MD
2019-09-23 17:00:00 2019-09-23 17:00:00 America/New_York Frederick's Monday EZ Weekly road ride from the 7th Street Starbucks in Frederick every Monday at 5pm.  30-50 miles depending on when the sun sets.  17-18 average pace with frequent use of pacelines, no big climbs, but the whole County is full of little hills.  No go in active rain. - Other Start Location MD

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Location:Greenbelt, MD
2019-09-24 10:00:00 2019-09-24 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)

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