Let's go where the wind takes us!
Distance: 15-20 miles
Terrain: Flat, rolling hills, city streets
Surface: City streets and bike lanes
Pace: 10-12 mph
Approx pedaling time: 2 hours
Recommended Bicycle Type(s): Road, hybrid, mountain bike
Things to see: Various neighbourhoods of DC, maybe one or two university campuses, a park or lake maybe?
Traffic & hazards: YES. City streets mean traffic, so please be prepared to ride on roads with cars and take all precautions necessary. We will use bike lanes when available.
Route: Cue sheets (or general directions) will be provided.
Comments: This will be a no-drop ride, and we will try to stay in a group. This is intended to be a fun, social, casual ride, to get the legs moving and enjoy the nicer weather.
Arrive & Prep: 10:45 meet / 11:00 AM departure from Eastern Market Metro Station
Pre-Ride Briefing: 10:45 AM - please be there on time
Start Pedaling: 11:00 AM
If you are running late, please call or text the event hosts w/ your ETA!
What to Bring
Helmet - Mandatory!
Lights or reflectors if you have them - this is helpful on city streets
Liquids - at least one water bottle
Photo ID / Cell Phone / Money
Bicycle Emergency Kit - (mini tool, inner tube, CO2 or hand pump, etc.)
Bike lock - If you want to join us for lunch after the ride
Camera - It's always nice to have pictures to remind us of the fun we have!
After The Ride
Let's end our ride with lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby!
Other Things to Keep in Mind
Please review the group's No Show Policy.
If you change your RSVP to "not going" within 2 hours of the event start time, please call or text the event host.
If you RSVPed "yes" and you are unable to attend due to unexpected circumstances, please call or text the event host.
Please include your name in all text or voice messages so we know who you are.
No go if conditions are bad. This includes precipitation (rain, hail, sleet, snow, ice) or very high probability of precipitation, wet roads, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, excessive heat, earthquakes, locusts, or cats & dogs falling out of the sky.
Questions & Contact Info
Let's take a leisurely ride around the city, enjoying the near-spring weather and the sights and sounds of DC on the weekend. We will start from Eastern Market metro (by the trees in the grassy area) and pedal around the city for about two hours. This will be an easy pace, for those of us who have been indoors all winter!
As always, if you have any questions, you may email the organizer(s) for the event or post your question as a comment. The cell numbers for the event organizers will be emailed to you the day before the event.