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Introduction: OutRiders is a metro DC cycling group founded in 2013 for the LGBTQ community and their allies. Rides occur in DC, Virginia and Maryland and range from weekend rides of 25 to 60 miles to casual after-work bike rides. In addition to our own rides we also participate as a group in centuries and other regional cycling events.
OutRiders is a non-membership organization. There are no forms to sign, just opportunities to cycle and to make friends with those who share a common interest in cycling.
Participation is Easy: Simply click on the "Join Us" link. When you receive your welcome email, look through our ride calendar and pick a ride that interests you, click the RSVP link, and show up for the ride. Sign up for e-mail notification if you'd like to receive notification when rides are added.
Some Previous Rides:
Cycling Through Virginia Horse Country - This scenic and popular cycling route is only an hour's drive from DC, yet passes through quaint Virginia horse country villages and bucolic countryside. The 36-mile route is mostly rolling hills with a couple of longer climbs.
Arlington Evening Bike Ride - A summer-long series of casual after-work bike rides that use bike trails and bike-friendly residential streets in and around Arlington. Rides ranges in length from 13 to 20 miles with an optional post-ride social dinner at a local restaurant.
Indian Head 100 - Here's an opportunity to do a local century (100 mile ride) with a group of LBGTQ cyclists. Join a group of OutRiders for this century hosted by the Oxon Hill Bike Club. The event is well organized with great food, and it's a nice route, and not a far away. What's not to love!
W&OD Trail, Arlington to Herndon - The Washington & Old Dominion Rail-to-Trail is an ideal Sunday morning bike ride. The paved and mostly flat trail provides distance with less hills. The route from Arlington to Herndon and back is 40 miles roundtrip.
50 States Ride - Join OutRiders for WABA's annual 50 States (or 13 Colonies) Ride. This is one of the area's more legendary bike rides that takes riders on all of D.C.'s 50 state-named streets and avenues and is about 60 miles.
In the News: Washington Blade, June 7, 2013, New Cycling Club Debuts