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Colonial Beach III Ride


I would like to do the next remake of this ride. I a bit adjusted the route to avoid some GPS incorrections, which were made in the previous ride. It is not so long ride - just 150 miles and acceptable for intermediate riders. The chunks are not long enough: about 30-40 miles (1-1.5 hours of riding). No so twisty and hilly back roads. As I also found, mostly roads have low traffic and without traffic lights which is suitable for large group. I also optimized the route and we will avoid Frederickburg this time.

The meeting point is Food Mart, Leesburg which is convenient for VA riders and is suitable for the large group. I am planning to leave about 9:00-9:15AM. However, I will meet with MD riders on Shell, Darnestown about 8:00AM and we will follow thru River Rd and White Ferry to Leesburg. Let me know, if you wish to meet with me there and please do not be later. I also can meet somebody on White Ferry on both sides (8:30-8:40AM). I will check White Ferry before. It could be closed due high or low water. In this case we will ride thru Point of Rocks.

Note: the first chunk has about 3 miles gravel/unpaved road. It is wide enough and does not have traffic at all. Please consider your participation if you do not like/have skills to operate your bike on such roads.

All stopping points on the gasoline stations.

The lunch will be Dockside Restaurant. It is on the dockside. It could serve the lagre group and has a few shelters on beach side. The food and service quality is excellent for the reasonable price (much cheaper than on Solomon Islands). The view is wonderful.

After the lunch we will head north to Washington DC. I hope we will be around 4:00PM there.

 

 

 

 

The ride is weather permitted.

I limited the number of riders by 25, We will ride in moderate style - not fast at all. So it is ok for a large enough group.

Links and Extra Info

One more meeting point (MD riders): Shell, Darnestown

Stop I: Shell, 5059 Lee Highway Warrenton, VA

Stop II: Exxon, 1049 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA

Lunch: Dockside Restaurant1787 Castlewood Drive Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Final Stop: Exxon, 15797 Livingston Road Accokeek, MD

Route on Google

 

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  • Andrei

    I scheduled the new instantiation of this ride on June 15, 2014. The date is tentative of course.

    August 5, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Just wanted to thank Andrei and the rest of the group for a great of riding

    August 5, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Fun Ride

    August 5, 2013

  • Andrei

    The route is perfect and I am going to repeat it next season.

    August 5, 2013

  • Cliff B.

    Andrei, thanks for a great route. Fun day (except for lousy restaurant service). Weather was perfect. Nice group of people.

    August 5, 2013

  • Rhys

    Another great ride by Andrei! Perfect weather for riding!

    August 4, 2013

  • Bill P.

    Had a good time & enjoyed it. To bad lunch was such a timely event. Nice place, but much much too long for service.

    Andrei, looking forward to your next ride.

    August 4, 2013

  • Roman

    Another great ride with prefect weather. Thanks Andrei

    August 4, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    Andrei I enjoyed the return route, thanks. The food at the restaurant was terrific. I look forward to attending the full route next time.

    August 4, 2013

    • Andrei

      I am going to post the same ride next summer. You are very welcome. Just one suggestion: take off your GPS and buy the old one :)

      August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Andrei, an emergency came up.. Will see u on the next ride..

    August 4, 2013

  • Andrei

    it is intersection between Road 15 and Road 704

    August 4, 2013

  • Torri S.

    Sorry I can't make it today. Hope to ride with you soon.

    August 4, 2013

  • Andrei

    See everybody soon. You could call me[masked]

    August 4, 2013

  • Yves

    Something came up and I have to cancel on this ride. See you guys next time!

    August 4, 2013

  • Margaux

    Andrei, I'll meet you at the shell in Darnestown at 8am

    August 4, 2013

  • Carol D.

    Won't be able to make it.

    August 3, 2013

  • Mike J.

    Andrei -- I'm renting a bike this weekend, so I'm going to play it safe and detour around the gravel. I'll continue on 50 into Middleburg and then head south on 626 to meet up with the group just south of the 3 miles of gravel.

    August 3, 2013

    • Andrei

      No problem.

      August 3, 2013

  • Andrei

    Now the forecast is absolutely clear, the ride is planing on time.

    August 3, 2013

  • Andrei

    Now the "rain schedule" is shifted a bit later and "planned to finish" at 9:00AM. So, please check the status of the ride tomorrow morning. I will make the final update tomorrow at 7:00AM. Most possible the ride will be at time or shifted later 1-2 hours. I hope the weather will be cooperative with us and we will ride tomorrow anyway.

    "No ride without rain" - it is about this season.

    August 3, 2013

  • Andrei

    Now the forecast looks good. The showers is up to 6:00AM, so it is acceptable and I am not going to reschedule the ride for now.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    Andrei, waiting on your deceision

    August 2, 2013

  • Andrei

    It looks it could be AM showers this Sunday. The ride could be shifted later the same day or rescheduled.

    August 2, 2013

  • REY

    I was planning on going to this ride, but couldn't make it due to my knee, i just got home from the hospital and need to rest for a week before can ride my motorcycle, I wish you have a safe and nice ride and see you all next time.

    July 31, 2013

  • Rhys

    Andrei: I will meet you in Darnestown as well~

    July 31, 2013

  • Cliff B.

    Andrei, Torri and I will meet you at the Darnestown Shell at 8 am. See you then!

    July 31, 2013

  • Andrei

    The attendance list has been cleared.

    July 31, 2013

  • Andrei

    Guys, I was in the vacation and just came back to home. I will clean the attendance list tomorrow morning.

    July 30, 2013

  • Larry G.

    Heading south along the BRP to Florida. Enjoy the riding...

    July 30, 2013

  • Torri S.

    If the spot is open count me in.

    July 30, 2013

  • Bill P.

    I'll be meeting the group in Darnestown, at 08:00 which is really too early to show on my clock.

    I'll be there, if damn DC beltway doesn't nail me.

    Looking forward to this ride. Did it last year, & really enjoyed.

    Food is great!!

    July 28, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Al right Cynthia. I haven’t ridden with you yet this year.
    Are you bringing your dog?

    July 25, 2013

    • Cynthia K.

      No, the day will be too long for her. Plus, Marc she has not learned to ride her own bike yet. I bringing a friend

      July 26, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    i will be there

    July 25, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    Andrei, I am looking forward to this ride. See you soon

    July 24, 2013

  • Rhys

    Andrei: I took the open spot, so - I'm in!

    July 23, 2013

  • Pick

    Sorry Andrei, I'm not able to attend this ride now, maybe next one, Ride Safe!

    July 23, 2013

  • Torri S.

    If a spot opens please add me to the list.

    July 23, 2013

  • Daniel

    I'm good for that day

    July 22, 2013

  • Marc K.

    I still plan to ride. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still plan to attend

    July 22, 2013

  • Rhys

    Andrei: Would still like to go if a spot opens up.

    July 22, 2013

  • Roman

    Reconfirming

    July 22, 2013

  • Cliff B.

    Andrei, I'll still be coming. See you then.

    Cliff

    July 22, 2013

  • Margaux

    YES I WILL BE ATTENDING. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE ME FROM THE LIST!

    July 22, 2013

  • Mahi

    Reconfirming.... looking forward to this ride... will meet you at Shell, Darnestown.

    July 22, 2013

  • Andrei

    August 4 is still ok for me. So please re-confirm your attendance. The attendance list wil be cleared next Monday, July 29.

    July 22, 2013

  • Ethan "Anti-Freeze" V.

    The comments say this ride has been moved to Sunday July 28th but the listing still says Sunday August 4th so just curious which is the correct date for this ride?

    July 15, 2013

    • Andrei

      The correct date is August 4.

      July 15, 2013

  • Laura C.

    I'll be at the beach that week. Have a great ride!

    July 15, 2013

  • Marc K.

    Looking forward to the ride

    July 8, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Had a change of plans

    July 8, 2013

  • REY

    Im ready to go with you guys, see u soon

    July 4, 2013

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