Issued by The National Weather Service
Thu, Jul 3, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 389 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Medium Level : After Work
and No Work Tomorrow Ride
** The Georgetown Loop **
Approximately 17 miles at a faster pace.
Arrival @ 6:30pm
Rolling @ 6:45pm ~ sharp.
Gary Wolanske Cell/ Text =[masked]
Looking to get out of the office for some exercise? Join us for a midweek escape to Georgetown. This ride starts at the Shirlington Library where we will head up the Mt. Vernon trail towards Georgetown (see link below).
We will leave Shirlington and head down the Four Mile Run Trail and hook up to the Mt. Vernon Trail heading north. We will ride past (and maybe stop briefly) at Gravelly Point, proceed to the 14th St. bridge, head around Ohio st past the back side of the Lincoln Memorial. We will then proceed on the Rock Creek Trail until Water St. where we will be riding in the street. Head up 33rd st into Georgetown and then back down the Key Bridge and back to the Mt. Vernon Trail. Reconnecting with the Four Mile Run trail and back to Shirlington.
The Meeting Spot:
We will be meeting directly in front of the Shirlington Library.
4200 Campbell Ave Arlington VA 22206
Click HERE for a map to calculate your own directions.
The Ride after the Ride:
The "ride after the ride" will be at Guapos in Shirlington for those that are interested. If we are "too many" for Guapos, we can always try Samuel Beckett's.
Ride Level Chart:
A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.
Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).
Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).
Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)
Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.
The Fine Print:
An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).
Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.
Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.