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Lewes Weekend (Lewes, Delaware)

Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
 

Be sure to get an early jump on spring 2017 by joining Potomac Pedalers for a weekend at the beach.  Lewes is a small, picturesque, and historic town near Rehoboth Beach. This weekend is noted for its sociability and ease in meeting new people, so come alone or with a friend or spouse. This year we will limit attendance to 85 people, so sign up early – it has sold out the last two years. 

We will have rides ranging in length from 20 to 65+ miles, all flat (although we reluctantly admit sometimes there are headwinds at the beach). Many rides visit nearby wildlife refuges, a winery, and beaches.

Your hosts for the weekend will again be Lorraine McCall and Cindy Marish.

 

Spring Thaw at Cambridge, MD
Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
 

Once again, Potomac Pedalers will host and partner with Eastern Tandem Rally to show off the wonderful Eastern Shore cycling. Spring Thaw is a regional cycling event and attacts many people from the East Coast and Mid-West. Four days of riding: no hills, sparse traffic, wide shoulders. Perfect for getting back into cycling after a long winter.

Routes will lead to the water with spectacular scenery among world-class environmental ecosystems. The Saturday ride will include the Six Pillar Century (entry price will be included in the weekend price), which visits the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. (The Six Pillar Century also has shorter rides than 100 miles for those not up to the full distance.) We expect about one third single bikes and two-third tandems, but uni-cyclists are also welcome to join us.

 

Shenandoah Weekend (Mt. Jackson, Virginia)
Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
 

Dreaming of summer and a cool mountain breeze? Then mark your calendars for the Potomac Pedalers Shenandoah Valley Weekend. Based in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the event features plenty of hills for those inclined to climb, but also features rolling terrain for the rest of us. There are lots of different cue sheets to choose from.

We are staying at the Super 8 motel in Mt. Jackson, which is only a few hours from Washington, DC. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the outdoor pool.

 

 

Women's Bike Ride and Wine Tasting at Rockland's Farm (Poolesville, MD)
Saturday, June 24, 2017
 

Potomac Pedalers and Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) are once again co-sponsoring this friendly ride for women to raise money for their Women and Bicycles (W&B) Program. What better way to do this than to combine a great ride in the country with a wine tasting afterwards? We’ll start and end at Rockland’s Farm Winery and Market, where they offer delicious farm produce, fruits and veggies, pasture-raised meat, and award winning wine for sale. There are two ride options (a longer and a shorter route) that will cater to different riding styles. An optional pizza lunch is available afterwards.

Your $20 registration helps support the W&B program.

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Carlisle Weekend (Carlisle, PA)
Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
 

New in 2016! The Carlisle Weekend replaces the Allenberry weekend but remains in an idyllic location of rolling farms, where you will have choices of a number of mileage options, with big climbs or just the lovely rolling country-side. We will also be riding through Boiling Springs! 

We will be based out of a newly renovated Hotel, (Days Inn Carlisle South) with a wonderful pool where we can relax post rides. We will still have lovely parties in the evenings and we have a caterer for Friday night and a host for dinner for Saturday night.

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Back Roads Century (Shepherdstown, WV)
Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

The Back Roads Century is back for it's third year in scenic Shepherdstown, West Virginia! We've tweaked the routes based on rider feedback are offering five routes of varying difficulty and mileage ranging from 26 to 100 miles so cyclists of all levels can enjoy the beauty of riding through the Northern Shenandoah Valley - two new routes have been added for riders looking for shorter rides with less climbing. As you roll along you'll pass apple orchards and farms and, at times, follow the Potomac River. 

 
After the ride, plan to enjoy the "End of Ride Celebration," featuring mouthwatering food prepared by local restaurants and entertainment that will have you up on your feet even after riding for hours.
 
We have Saturday events, too, so plan to come early and stay overnight. Enjoy the numerous restaurants and unique shopping in Shepherdstown while you're here! So many things to do, make it a weekend with family and friends! 
 
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